What's for breakfast? If it happens to be waffles, I'm in. There's nothing like the aroma of freshly baked waffles in the morning, topped with fruit, and honey or maple syrup, to get me off to a good start on the day. If you're a fan of waffles -- Belgian or otherwise -- and need a new waffle maker, read on.
For a no-fuss, no-muss way to make waffles for breakfast or a treat, this Hamilton Beach Belgian Waffle Maker ($26 and free shipping; was $33). Make your waffles with whole grain mix for a delicious, healthful breakfast meal for the whole family. The 4-section waffle maker features a non-stick grilling surface (clean it up with a damp sponge or paper towel), and preheat and ready to cook indicators. This lightweight, compact waffle maker may be stored horizontally or vertically. One year warranty on this maker.
Got a big family or lots of weekend guests on tap? This will serve you well -- the Cuisinart 6 Slice Traditional Waffle Maker ($90; was $108); stainless steel exterior for easy cleanup, your choice of 6 settings for waffle browning, non-stick griddles that clean up in a moment, and a ready light and audible beep to tell you it's time to eat. You get a three year (limited) warranty with this waffle maker. Nice.
For the waffle-making expert, the Waring Professional Belgian Waffle Maker ($69 and free shipping from Amazon; was $79). This waffle maker sports 1/2" deep pockets for thick waffles, and even baking on tops and bottoms courtesy of the rotary function. Stainless steel housing and drip tray, lockdown lid, and function LED's for power, ready to bake, and finished (along with an audible tone). One year (limited) warranty.