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Lovemusic33 Mon 30-Oct-17 09:33:28

Both dc's love going to these horrid expensive waffle and ice cream places so thought I would buy them a waffle maker for Christmas so I can eat waffles and ice cream on Christmas Day ,I'm going to do them a little hamper with different syrup and pancake mix but I have no idea what waffle maker to buy? Do I buy a plug in cheap one or a waffle iron (do they just go on the stove?). Can anyone recommend one that's not too expensive as this isn't their main present.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Mon 30-Oct-17 09:35:48

Having got through several I can tell you that you need the round sort that flips over - will link mine if I can find it.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Mon 30-Oct-17 09:38:08

This one

Lovemusic33 Mon 30-Oct-17 09:40:16

Thank you, I think that's the one I have added to my Amazon wish list smile looks perfect.

boooooooostoncalling Mon 30-Oct-17 09:54:48

What's the advantage of the flipping one? About to buy it smile

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Mon 30-Oct-17 09:58:26

It cooks more evenly and this one is a high enough wattage to make it crisp nicely.
Having enough power is the most important thing.

boooooooostoncalling Mon 30-Oct-17 10:27:21

TheCountessofFitzdotterel ordered. Could I ask for your best waffle recipe please? thanks cake

pinkblink Mon 30-Oct-17 10:31:37

My husband got me one pre kids and it made them too thin, thickness not consistency, so there wasn't really a nice squish middle bit 😖 putting more mix in just made a squashed out mess so I gave up on the dream

ArcheryAnnie Mon 30-Oct-17 10:34:01

I've got an older one which doesn't flip over, but it was quite expensive (present from lovely SIL!) so it makes great waffles.

Now I want waffles on xmas morning, too! And I can make it happen!

Germgirl Mon 30-Oct-17 10:38:05

I bought the Cuisinart one on Saturday smile we had lovely waffles yesterday, both sides cooked evenly even though it doesn't flip.
I bought it because you can buy plates which turn it into a deep fill sandwich maker which is something that I also wanted so I thought I'd get one machine & two sets of plates.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Mon 30-Oct-17 11:22:28

Boooooo, sorry, DH makes them so I don't know the recipe!

I used to have a multi-purpose one with different plates but it didn't really get hot enough to make decent waffles. A more expensive one probably would have been fine.

LaChatte Mon 30-Oct-17 11:25:39

I've got one with two sets of plates: one for waffles and one for toasted sandwiches, it's great. The waffles aren't massive though.

Lovemusic33 Mon 30-Oct-17 14:06:23

Thank you everyone, I bought the flip over one (just went crazy and did almost all my Christmas shopping on Amazon). My dd's will love it and will give them something to do Christmas morning as there won't be as many presents to open this year due to them asking for an expensive main present. I just need to get some nice sauces and syrups nearing Christmas and some nice ice cream.

Lovemusic33 Mon 30-Oct-17 14:08:17

I ordered a waffle mix to save the kids chucking ingredients around Christmas Day, hopefully the mix will be ok, after Christmas we can make them from scratch.

MessyBun247 Mon 30-Oct-17 14:10:22

Sorry to hijack but does anyone have a good waffle recipe??

Unicorn81 Mon 30-Oct-17 14:51:46

My chef friend recommended cuisinart, i have the one double this size and love it, had for over 10 years so will last

Unicorn81 Mon 30-Oct-17 14:54:29

Recipe above. Also google buttermilk waffles, they are amazing!
Also mine doesnt flip but never had any issues, evenly cooks ok both sides, just dont put too much batter on as will spill out

missyB1 Mon 30-Oct-17 15:07:14

I make waffles every Sunday morning for waffle mad ds. Here is my buttermilk recipe - makes 8 waffles

Plain flour 180g
Sugar 50g
Cornflour 28g
Baking powder 2 teaspoons
Salt 1/4 teaspoon
Bicarb of soda 1/2 teaspoon
Buttermilk 295 mls
Eggs 2
Butter 113g (melted)
Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon

1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl
2. Whisk together eggs, buttermilk, butter, and vanilla in a separate bowl.
3. Stir wet ingredients into dry until just combined.

villamariavintrapp Mon 30-Oct-17 15:16:30

Ooh I really want one too, saw a list of savoury type recipes for these, like frittata etc. Which I thought might be of no use whatsoever, but help me justify the cupboard space.. Right?!grin

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