10 Reasons To Buy A Waffle Maker

If you own a waffle maker and all you use it for is making waffles you are seriously missing out. They are such versatile machines, it is possible to cook every night’s meal just using a waffle maker. If you’ve never considered owning a waffle maker read on, you might find a few surprises.

Why Buy A Waffle Maker?

With all the many kitchen gadgets available nowadays is it really worth buying another? Well that depends on how much you enjoy waffles and how imaginative you can get in the kitchen. Carry on reading and we’re convinced you’ll be joining the many thousands of people buying, using and singing the praises of the waffle maker.

1. Easy To Clean

Most waffle makers feature an overspill channel. This ensures any excess batter will remain in the machine and cook just like the main body of the machine. When it’s time to clean, many stains can be removed using just a damp cloth, or dry kitchen paper towel. Many waffle makers have non-stick,removable grids that are dishwasher safe.

2. Simple To Operate

If you’re making waffles, just ladle in the batter, close the lid, select the timer etc and relax. Once the light comes on your waffles are ready.

3. Ultimate Fast Food

There are many waffle makers that can cook full sized waffles in 90 seconds. In theory that’s 40 waffles per hour! Express waffle making and easy to clean what’s not to like?

4. Nutritional Ingredients

When using a waffle maker, you are in complete control of all the ingredients. No need for chemical additives, just wholesome, healthy food. Like eggs, milk and butter.

5. Cheap Running Costs

Waffle Makers tend to have a power rating of around 1000-Watts or 1 kiloWatt. Depending on the cost of electricity charged by your supplier (on average 16 pence per hour) it will cost you 16 pence to run a waffle maker for 1 hour. However waffles don’t take an hour to cook, many take 90 seconds or 1 ½ minutes. Using the above figures as a guide, it is possible to make 20 waffles for 8 pence.

6. Consistency In Cooking

With preset controls and automatic shut down functions, your waffles will be the same time after time. 

7. Less Food Waste

You can make leftover mashed potato waffles, leftover chicken, potato and cheese waffles, the list is endless. No need to waste any leftovers just invent new ways to use them up.

8. Cheap To Buy

Entry level waffle makers will set you back around £25 but for £40 you can get a model that’s non-stick with adjustable temperature settings and indicator lights that let you know when the food is cooked to perfection.

9. Not Just For Breakfasts

Many people think of waffles as a breakfast treat, but they are also great as a desert, and depending on the ingredients you use, they can become a main meal too.

10.Not Just For Waffle Making

Waffle makers are of course great for making waffles, but they are so much more versatile than that. In a waffle maker you can make perfect:

  • Hash Browns
  • Omelettes
  • Frittatas
  • Toasties
  • Baked Apples
  • Pizzas
  • Rump Steak
  • And Much More

The only limitation is how far your imagination can  stretch. Plus don’t forget waffle makers are easy to clean too.

Looking After Your Waffle Maker (Giving It A Longer Life)

The number one fault we keep hearing about is rusting on the grid plates. 

  • To prevent your waffle maker succumbing to rust damage. Always be sure it has completely dried after washing, before storing away. Once it is as dry as you can see, place a couple of sheets of kitchen towel between the grids, then close the lid and store as normal. Any slight moisture that remained on the grids will be absorbed into the kitchen paper, preventing a reaction with the metal and reducing the chances of rust.
  • To prevent burned on batter, always spread some oil on the grid plates before using. 
  • If you do get some burnt on batter, simply pour on some cooking oil and leave to soak in for around 5 minutes. Then using a damp cloth or dry kitchen paper gently rub the oil and stain away.
  • Never use sharp metal forks, knives or any sharp kitchen utensil to lift the waffles from the grid.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What waffle maker manufacturer should I order?

There are many reputable manufacturers making waffle makers some of the more popular include: Aicook, Tower, VonShef, Breville, and many more.

Is it safe to shop for a waffle maker online?

It is safe to shop for a waffle maker online as long as you buy from a reputable retailer.

Can I buy a waffle maker on finance?

You can buy a waffle maker on finance with many retailers offering their own finance deals.

How long do waffle makers take to be delivered?

Amazon Prime, Argos, Currys, The Range, and many others offer next day delivery.

Are waffle makers worth buying?

Waffle makers are worth buying if you enjoy waffles, want them cooked fast, easily and with easy clean grills.

How long do I cook waffles in a waffle maker?

You Usually cook waffles for 2 to 3 minutes in a waffle maker.

How do you put batter in a waffle maker?

The easiest and safest way to put batter into a waffle maker is by using a ladle.

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