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Old 01-15-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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Is a waffle maker worth it?

They seem like fun, but just one more thing to store. DS loves pancakes, so I thought making waffles might be fun. If you have one, what brand? Do you like it/use it often enough to make it worthwhile? TIA!
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Yes! There are so many fun things you can do besides making waffles. And I use my pancake recipe with an added cup of cake mix to make waffles in it. If you search pinterest you can get more ideas. You can pop open a can of pilsbury cinnamon rolls and cook them in a waffle maker too.

I can't remember what brand mine is... sorry
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Yes! There are so many fun things you can do besides making waffles. And I use my pancake recipe with an added cup of cake mix to make waffles in it. If you search pinterest you can get more ideas. You can pop open a can of pilsbury cinnamon rolls and cook them in a waffle maker too.

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We have done that - YUMMY! And easy, too. But it's difficult to sub in the more "natural" brands - they didn't work as well.
We have a Cuisinart waffle maker that the plates flip over to a solid surface (and it can lay open flat) so it can be a griddle, panini press, etc.
We got it to replace a broken Foreman grill and love, love, love it. We don't use it TERRIBLY often - maybe once/month - but in our teeny-tiny kitchen we have never once suggested getting rid of it to make space.
We like to make a gigantic batch of buttermilk waffles (eat some), freeze flat and then pop into freezer bags for homemade toaster waffles!
I would recommend getting a multi-tasker like ours, as it is very useful and doesn't take up any more space than a regular. Removeable, dishwasher-safe plates are a bonus.
Oh - should mention that ours makes 1 gigantic waffle that pulls apart into 4 at the seams - does that make sense? Totally fits in the toaster.
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They seem like fun, but just one more thing to store. DS loves pancakes, so I thought making waffles might be fun. If you have one, what brand? Do you like it/use it often enough to make it worthwhile? TIA!
Yes! I make big batches of waffles at a time and freeze them. Reheat (microwave, toaster oven) and you're good to go without the mess! You can put those pre made cinnamon rolls (like pillsbury) in them for an easy fun twist...waffle brownies, check out Pinterest! Not sure what brand we have-its from kohls and was $30 I think?
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Re: Is a waffle maker worth it?

I have one but last time I used it it stopped heating at the very end. Since then DS has been BEGGING for waffles and I haven't been able to give him any. I am afraid of my waffle iron.

So as long as you get a reliable one then I think it is completely worth it! I think I want to get a cast iron one that I use on my stove top next. Less to go wrong with.
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Re: Is a waffle maker worth it?

Yes, they're worth it! You need one of the ones that rotates, not the cheap-o one from Walmart.

This is what I'd get! I have this one (about ten years old) but the single version. I'd love to upgrade to this one to make two waffles at once!
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I hate ours... Too much cleaning, too much mess. We love pancakes here anyway
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I got a basic Cuisinart from CL for $10. It's worth it, but it is one more thing to store. But how else will you make delicious waffles, that are totally different from pancakes? If you wanta the waffles, you needa the waffle maker.
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Yes! My hubby makes a huge batch on weekends and we eat them thru the week!
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You can make hashbrowns in it. My kids stick sandwiches in it.


I got a Calphelon brand as a gift because we eat waffles so often.
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