About National Waffle Iron Day
How to chose the perfect Waffle Iron
Though they aren't expensive items, it's sensible to spend a few minutes thinking about what kind of Waffle iron you need - otherwise, it'll soon join the other unloved and unused kitchen utensils that live under the sink.
Type of Waffle Iron
What type of waffle do you want your waffle iron to make?
Belgian waffles – These are thicker than your typical waffles and usually come with deeper wells for you to fill it with syrup or butter.
Thin and crispy waffles – These waffles have a thinner texture to them and can usually be shaped into waffle cones or eaten as a waffle ice cream sandwich.
Bubble waffles – These aren't exactly waffles per se but have a bit of a cakey texture to them. They also puff up like bubbles and are a fun alternative to regular waffles.
Waffles with designs – These days Waffle Irons come in a variety of designs from animal-shaped to heart-shaped and more.
Number of Waffles
Next, consider how many waffles you will need to churn out. If you've got a larger family, for example, you may want to purchase a waffle iron that can make four waffles or so at a time. Though, even if you live alone, it might be a good idea to purchase a waffle iron that can make more waffles as they can be frozen. That way, all you've got to do is pop them in a toaster during those busy mornings and you're good to go. You may choose a smaller Waffle iron if space is at a premium.
Waffle irons shouldn't be difficult to clean. Most of them come with non-stick coatings that will prevent your waffle from sticking on the iron. Try not to purchase waffle irons that don't come with non-stick coatings as if it is a pain to clean, you'll do it the first few times, then lose the will to live.
Some waffle irons also allow you to remove certain parts of the waffle iron and place them in the dishwasher to speed up the cleaning process.
Whichever style you choose, make sure that you're only cleaning your waffle iron after it has cooled and to do so carefully.
Waffle irons vary in how quickly they heat up and make waffles. To determine what speed you'd need, you need to consider how often you'll be making waffles. If you'll be making waffles for a decent amount of people, you'd probably want something that can cook waffles at a relatively decent pace.
The last thing that you need to consider is whether or not the waffle iron comes with adjustable temperature control. Everyone likes their waffle done differently – some like it crispy and others like it softer. By having an adjustable dial on your waffle iron, you'll be able to customize and make waffles that suit your needs.