Waffle maker tips and tricks for restaurant-worthy waffles

Get creative with these 8 recipes for your waffle maker

If you love homemade waffle and chaffle dishes, a waffle maker is a must-have addition to your kitchen. These affordable small appliances are surprisingly versatile and great for preparing all sorts of breakfast, brunch, and even dinner dishes with ease. But how do you make restaurant-worthy waffles that are crispy and golden-brown on the outside and deliciously soft on the inside? We’ve got you covered with tips and tricks from our Test Kitchen, plus time-saving care and cleaning advice that will extend the life of your waffle maker for years to come.   

How to choose a waffle maker 

A waffle maker, or waffle iron, is a small kitchen appliance that consists of two metal hot plates that, when filled with batter and pressed together, create a golden-brown grid of crispy dough perfect for catching butter, syrup, and other toppings. The waffle maker you choose will depend on the type of waffle you want to make. For fluffy Belgian waffles, you’ll need a Flip Belgian waffle maker with plates that have deep pockets. If kitchen space is a concern, a Petite Waffle Maker will make delicious waffles in 2 minutes and is small enough to be easily stored in a kitchen drawer. To make sugar cones, taco waffles, and waffle bowls, the Proctor Silex®  

Waffle Cone and Bowl Maker will be a fun and versatile addition to your kitchen.  

Tips for cooking with a waffle maker 

A Use & Care Guide will be included with your Proctor Silex waffle maker so be sure to follow the directions. Here are a few universal tips to get started:   

*Consult the use and care guide for your waffle maker for additional information.  

Tips for serving and storing waffles 

cleaning a waffle maker

Tips for Cleaning Your Waffle Maker  

Recipes for your waffle maker 

Sure, waffle makers make great breakfast waffles, but these versatile little appliances are capable of so much more. From churro waffles to pizza waffles, our Test Kitchen recipe hacks will make the waffle maker your go-to kitchen gear for quick and easy brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert. 

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