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There are many different kinds of waffle irons available for purchase in stores. How do you know which one will be the perfect fit for you? This article will discuss some of the frequently asked questions regarding waffle irons.
What Kind of Waffle Iron Should I Buy?
The number one question people ask when purchasing a waffle iron is what kind of waffle iron should I buy? There are three different kinds of waffle irons. They are Belgian, traditional and waffled pancake irons. Belgian waffles irons create thick soft waffles, with deep pockets. These kinds of waffles are best served with toppings such as fresh fruit, syrup or whipped cream. A traditional waffle iron creates thin square shaped waffles. These waffles will look similar to ready made waffles that you can purchase at a store. A waffled pancake iron just like its name suggests will create a thin pancake with a waffled texture. These kinds of waffles are great for breakfast and with toppings such as syrup and cream.
What Features Should I Look for in a Waffle Iron?
The features that you should look for in a waffle iron will depend on your taste and the waffle recipes you plan on using. If you plan on creating waffles using non traditional ingredients such as cornmeal or sweet potato then you will want to make sure the waffle iron you purchase has temperature controls. This will ensure that your waffles will be well cooked regardless of the ingredients you use in your waffle recipe. If you have small children then you should consider getting an iron with cool handle touches and insulation. This will prevent kids from getting burned if they accidentally touch the iron when it is in operation. Other features that you should take into consideration include a timer, indicator lights and a nonstick grill surface. A timer can be handy when you need to time the amount a waffle is going to be cooked. An indicator indicates that the waffle iron is ready to use and will indicate when it is heating up. A nonstick grill surface will make removing the waffles easy when they are finished cooking. Other features to consider include a removable grill surface and a drip pan. A removable grill surface will make cleaning easier, and a drip pan will catch any leaking batter from spilling on a counter top.
What Size Waffle Iron Should I Get?
If you have a large family, when you should consider getting a larger waffle iron that can create several waffles at once. While if you live alone or with a partner a one or two serving waffle iron should be more than enough. Take into consideration how much waffles you consume, and how many other people will be consuming them to make a decision on the size of the waffle maker.
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