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The Cuisinart Vertical Waffler Stands Up For Waffles

Cuisinart WAF-V100 Vertical Waffle Maker

Pouring waffle batter is no new thing. Pouring waffle batter into a “batter pour spout” is. That’s how the Cuisinart WAF-V100 Vertical Waffle Maker works. Just like a regular waffler, it produces one delicious round Belgian waffle. Unlike a traditional waffle maker, the batter pours in from the top.

The idea is to save space, but you still have to open up the clamshell shape to get the waffle out of course. The good news is it doesn’t have to fold flat to get to the waffle. (One side stands tall.) However, one reviewer on Amazon noted the latch placement and lack of on/off switch make using it somewhat awkward. Check out the video and reviews to see if the space-saving nature of this waffle machine works for you.

December 27, 2015   No Comments

Charlie Brown & Snoopy Waffle Maker

Peanuts Snoopy & Charlie Brown Character Waffle Maker

Peanuts characters are breaking out of their two-dimensional world! No, I am not talking about the fact that the upcoming CGI Peanuts movie is going to give the Snoopy and the gang depth perception. This is a kitchen blog, so I’m talking about the Peanuts Snoopy & Charlie Brown Character Waffle Maker. Specifically, big, fluffy waffles made to look like Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Snoopy’s Sopwith Camel, err, dog house.

The “Peanuts” movie doesn’t come out until next year, so meanwhile, kick back with some waffles. Don’t forget to share with the Little Red-Haired Girl.

November 20, 2014   No Comments

Lekue Silicone Waffle Baker Mold Is Not A Monster

Lekue Silicone Waffle Baker Mold

Behold the amazing half-waffle, half-not-waffle thing!

There are two sides to every story, and now, there are finally two sides to a waffle. For all of eternity, waffles were created by pouring batter into a waffle iron. The lid would close and out would come a perfectly formed waffle with pockets on either side. The mad scientists at Lékué see things differently.

The Lekue Silicone Waffle Baker Mold is a silicone mold that is used to bake waffles in the oven. Pour batter in and bake. The result is like something out of a half baked monster movie. Except there’s nothing half-baked about this waffle maker baker. Half waffles maybe, but not half-baked.

Even Frankenstein’s monster was misunderstood. Perhaps in time, people will come to accept these weird waffles that only have pockets on one side. Until that far off sci-fi future date, we will have to learn how to live in this brave, new world of one-sided waffles.

Or just flip the waffles over since pockets are only useful on one side anyway.

July 15, 2014   No Comments

Sea Waffles Waffle Maker

Sea Waffles Waffle Maker

What do you think of when you see a waffle? A dolphin? So smart you are! A crab? Who doesn’t think of crab when they think of waffles? A sea horse? Well, of course!

The Sea Waffles Waffle Maker understands. The little clamshell appliance serves up dolphin, crab and sea horse waffles quickly and easily with none of that fishy smell. Just pour in the batter and in moments the little fritters critters will be ready to eat. Because everybody knows syrup goes better with waffles than sea food.

January 13, 2014   2 Comments

Waffle Tongs?

Norpro Waffle Tongs

Now I appreciate me some waffle tongs as much as the next guy, but I’m not sure they justify a ten dollar price tag. Now granted, I’m sure these Norpro Waffle Tongs work better than say, a sledgehammer, would for lifting waffles out of the waffle iron, but chances are there is another gadget or tool hanging about the kitchen that will do the job just as well.

But then again, might as well one pick up just in case — perhaps if its waffle-picking up duties are over exaggerated, it could be used as a hair clip instead!

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December 4, 2012   1 Comment

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