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One Waffle At A Time No More

Nordic Ware 15040 Cast Aluminum Stovetop Belgium Waffle Iron

Waffle makers are a good way to make waffles. (Just try making a waffle without one!) Not only are they convenient and easy to use, they also do most of the work for you; just plug it in and pour in the batter. But what did they do in the time before power outlets?

Long before waffle makers plugged into the wall, people were making waffles with something like the NordicWare 15040 Cast Aluminum Stovetop Belgium Waffle Iron. The old-timey contraption is designed for use directly on the stovetop, allowing waffle eaters everywhere the opportunity to create delicious waffles without the need for electricity. (Or at least without plugging in an additional appliance.) Featuring a folding design that unhinges for easy storage, the old-fashioned waffle iron offers a fun, new (to us) take on the classic breakfast (or lunch, or dinner…) fare.

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August 14, 2012   No Comments

Nordic Ware Basting Cover

Nordic Ware Basting Cover

The delicate dance of melting cheese on top of a hamburger on the grill can sometimes get messy. Messy in a good way. Except when the cheese doesn’t melt all the way through turning instead into a semi-solid glob of yellow-orange not-so-goodness. One could leave the cheeseburger on for longer, but not without risking it becoming overdone. Ah, but there is a solution to get all that melty goodness without turning that burger into a hockey puck. Put a lid on it.

Since it is probably a good idea to use something that can stand up to the heat of an open flame, the all-metal construction of the Nordic Ware Basting Cover would do the trick. Or you can do it like they do down in the French Quarter of New Orleans and use a hub cap instead. But then again, considering the price of car parts in general, perhaps this would be a more economical way to melt the cheese — leaving lots of money leftover to replenish the hockey puck supply with the real thing.

April 26, 2012   No Comments

Inside-Out Waffles

Nordic Ware Egg Waffle Pan

Waffles are well known not only for being delicious, but also for having a distinctive shape. Every delicious pocket waits to be filled with syrup, powdered sugar or anything else eaters can come up with. But would it still be a waffle without the pockets? The Nordic Ware Egg Waffle Pan says yes. The uniquely-shaped pan creates inside-out waffles, better known as ‘egg-waffles’. Instead of drowning waffle-pockets in syrup, the idea is to roll it up–with or without a filling–and take it to go. Or better yet, tear apart the individual ‘eggs’ and share for a unique snack.

February 4, 2011   No Comments

More Edge From A Brownie Wedge

Brownie Wedge Pan by Nordic Ware

Square brownies are great and all, but they are so, well… square. So, you’re chomping happily along, and before you know it you reach the end of an edge. The problem? Too many corners. The answer? More edge, in the shape of a wedge.

Eliminating the spectre of all-corner brownies, the Brownie Wedge Pan by Nordic Ware, loses one of the four corners and makes it all edge. Sure, you could just cut a square brownie diagonally, but then that wouldn’t be a real brownie edge, and with brownies, it’s all about the edge. And with sixteen edge-heavy wedges per batch, the wedge pan has an edge over the competition.

May 27, 2010   No Comments

Popcorn On The Stovetop—And Not That Puffy Foil Bag You May Be Thinking Of

Nordic Ware Grill Popcorn Popper, Model 06100

Tired of microwave popcorn? Air-popped got you down? Store-bought pre-popped not an option? Don’t worry, there is another way. Step back in time, and do it the old-fashioned way: on the stovetop.

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April 14, 2010   No Comments

We all scream for ice cream cone cupcakes

NordicWare Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Pan

Kids and adults both will love this NordicWare Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Pan. That may look like an ice cream cone, but it is actually a cupcake. Of course, after your creation is cooled and iced, you could always top it with a scoop of actual ice cream for a fun and delicious treat.

This original pan is capable of baking six cone-shaped cakes at a time. Measuring 3-inches deep and 10.5-inches across, the pan will produce some good-sized cupcakes. Constructed of heavy cast-aluminum, it is also non-stick coated for easy cake removal and clean up.

Cupcakes never go out of style, and the recent trend surrounding these little treats shows no sign of slowing down. Take your cake to the next level, and show off your style with cupcakes made from this distinctive pan.

March 13, 2009   No Comments