Best Belgian Waffle Maker – Top 5 Belgian Waffle Makers Reviewed
If you cannot spend your weekend without a waffle, then this article is for you. I am just like you too: weekends are fun because we get freshly baked waffles every weekend, and in fact, I won’t even get out of my bed until I get one myself! If you have never bought a Belgian waffle maker before, it may be hard to find the best Belgian waffle maker for yourself as there are too many varieties available. Also, if you thought that going for the most expensive Belgian waffle maker is the best bet, you could not be further from the truth! I have bought a few expensive Belgian waffle makers myself and not all of them lasted equally long. In this article I will talk about the five Belgian waffle makers I have personally tried and tested, in order to make it easy for you to choose the best among them.
a) Breville the Smart Waffle Pro 2 Slice Waffle Maker Review: If you want good looking, square-shaped, brownish Belgian style waffles then Breville the Smart Waffle Pro 2 Slice Waffle Maker is one of the best waffle makers you may want to invest in.
Pros: Once you have poured your batter on the grates, there is a timer (with a LCD screen display) which alerts you as soon as the waffles are finished. This way, you don’t have to stick your eyes on the waffle maker and you are free to move around in the kitchen, doing other tasks. If you are not happy with the first output, you can use the ‘a bit more’ button to bake the waffle a bit more until it it’s exactly according to your tastes! You can use up to twelve different degrees of waffles baking with this waffle maker. All the waffles you get are equally soft and properly sized. Using this waffle maker is easy because it comes with an instructions manual and if that is not enough for you, you also get four bonus recipes along with your purchase. You already know that the machine alerts you when it has completed baking your waffle, but do you know that it also alerts you even when you are preheating the iron? If you have poured an excess quantity of batter, you don’t need to worry as the waffle maker comes with a removable tray for the same. The manufacturer offers a warranty period of up to one year.
Cons: All is, of course, not well with the Breville the Smart Waffle Pro 2 Slice Waffle Maker. Firstly, it is very, very expensive, so it may not be suitable to every pocket. Secondly, if you are not careful enough you may end up scalding your fingers because at the time of baking the waffle, the sides as well as the tops of the iron become too hot!
b) All-Clad 2-Square Belgian Waffle Maker Review: If you want to do away with toppings such as syrup and butter, then the All-Clad 2-Square Belgian Waffle Maker is the one you are looking for! If waffles are a part of your daily diet then too I would suggest the All-Clad 2-Square Belgian Waffle Maker for you!
Pros: Truly speaking, given the kind of Belgian waffles made by this machine, you would run to gobble them even without any need for toppings. It is one of the easiest waffle makers available in the market. Once you have adjusted your settings, pour your batter on the grates and engage in other tasks until you hear the alert from the waffle maker which means that the waffles are finished! You consistently get crisp and soft waffles form this waffle maker without fail. The controls are so easy to use that even a kid can handle them. It offers you the option to cook waffles with up to seven different degrees. Just like the Breville the Smart Waffle Pro 2 Slice Waffle Maker, it also comes with a removable tray for removing excess batter, an alert sound system for alerting you when the iron is getting preheated, as well as an instruction manual. Where it differs from the Breville the Smart Waffle Pro 2 Slice Waffle Maker is that it comes with a warranty of two years, instead of one.
Cons: The similarities between the Breville the Smart Waffle Pro 2 Slice Waffle Maker and the All-Clad 2-Square Belgian Waffle Maker don’t end here. The All-Clad 2-Square Belgian Waffle Maker is also an expensive product, and you risk scalding your fingers if you are not cautious as the sides and tops of the iron become too hot at the time of baking. And here is the worse part: it does not come with free recipes (unlike the Breville the Smart Waffle Pro 2 Slice Waffle Maker)!
c) Bella Rotating Waffle Maker Review: If you are short on time and want a fast waffle maker then try this Belgian waffle maker for a change.
Pros: Of all the waffle makers I have tried, this must be the fastest one, as it manages to get a baked waffle into your hands in as little as two minutes (or sometimes three, at most). That does not mean that it compromises on the quality of the waffles. You would get the same quality of crisp, soft, brownish, evenly square-sized waffles as you do from the more expensive and slower Belgian waffle makers. It offers you up to nine different degrees of waffle making, alerts you both when the iron is preheated and also when the baking is complete, offers an optimal lock system for storage facility, offers a removable tray in case you have any excess batter left, as well as comes with easy and clear instructions. Where it tops both the All-Clad 2-Square Belgian Waffle Maker and the Breville the Smart Waffle Pro 2 Slice Waffle Maker is that it comes with nine free waffle recipes you can use, and that it is not as expensive as those two!
Cons: At times, the baked waffles are not very soft; however, this is just an occasional phenomenon. As with the other two waffle makers I reviewed above, you should exercise caution about touching the iron when the waffle is baking otherwise you may suffer burns!
d) Farberware 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker Review: If you don’t need Belgian waffles often then this is a very smart waffle maker you can use.
Pros: Even though it is a smart Belgian waffle maker, Farberware 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker is also extremely easy to use and clean. Why I Farberware 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker so much is that it offers you the option to measure your batter amount in advance so that you don’t have to go through the hassle of removing excess batter; but even if you do make mistakes in spite of this smart option, it also comes with a removable tray for removing excess batter. Another great thing about this waffle maker is that it does not take up much counter space. The waffles baked by this waffle maker are soft and brownish, you get folds for storage, as well as alerts when the baking is complete or when the iron is being preheated. To top it all, it comes with a 2-year warranty, two free recipes and an instructions manual.
Cons: However, with that said, Farberware 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker is not perfect. The baked waffles are not always consistent in quality; for example, sometimes you would get waffles that are crisp but at other times the waffles are not as crisp and way too thick. It does not offer you more than one degree of waffle making, and of course, like all the other waffle makers reviewed in this article so far, this waffle maker too gets excessively hot so you should not touch the iron while the waffles are baking!
e) KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle Maker Review: Perhaps the only waffle maker I know which enable you to make two waffles at the same time, KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle Maker is the Belgian waffle maker I currently use. I bought it a while ago from Amazon and although their product description does it mention it, it IS a Belgian waffle maker and a good one at that. I have not regretted my purchase ever since:
Pros: One of the good things about this waffle maker is that the iron remains hot long after you have turned the machine. Since it lets you bake two waffles at a time, you are able to make as many waffles as you want within a very short amount of time. Each waffle baked by the KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle Maker is big in size, crisp on the outside, as well as soft and tender on the inside. You can feed an entire party of guests with just four batters. You are also able to use as many different types of toppings you want. Timer is included to alert you when the waffle baking is complete.
Cons: If space is a problem in your kitchen then the KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle Maker is not for you as it needs a large amount of space (to give you an idea, the product looks like a tank). Also, it is a tad expensive.
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