My boys love waffles. But they hate the frozen waffles sold in the freezer section of our local supermarket, saying they taste like cardboard. Knowing how important breakfast is in starting off a busy day, I broke down and bought a waffle iron. The little Cuisinart wafflemaker is that rare kitchen appliance that does what it states with exquisite simplicity.
It bakes perfect waffles. There are no extra features, no fancy bells and whistles here. Just a homely compact chubby waffler. When it's ready to cook, the green light pops on, when it's through cooking, a red light pops on. So easy, even a klutz like me can figure it out. The non-stick plates are highly effective in preventing your waffles from sticking or tearing. Though it makes one waffle at a time, cooking time is quick. It bakes one big round waffle, with perfect little pockets for butter and syrup to sink into. Whether you use a basic waffle recipe or go for yeast waffles, they come out golden brown and crisp, with nicely fluffed interiors.
This model has 5 settings to choose from, a limited 3 year warranty and a recipe book. The unit is small enough to store easily, or keep on your counter for quick snacks. Clean up involves a quick wipe with a damp cloth, once it has cooled down. At $29.95, this hard working little appliance will last through years of breakfasts.