Make Your Mornings Complete With a Waring Belgian Waffle Maker

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I dreamed about making Belgian waffles for years before actually cracking and buying a waffle maker. During that long time, I had to settle for diner breakfasts if I was actually going to get dressed and go out in the morning, or I would just whip up some pancakes.

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Not that pancakes aren’t delicious, but there’s just something special about waffles. The texture, the pockets that get filled with maple syrup or blackberry jam or whipped cream and fresh strawberries… And, of course, getting to use the iron, which is for whatever reason way more fun than flipping flapjacks in my mind.

I just kept telling myself that a waffle iron certainly wasn’t a necessity, and I should really put that money towards a new nonstick skillet instead.

Even though I had to go through some minor suffering while I waited, I’m glad I didn’t make the purchase right away. If I had, I wouldn’t have spent hours perusing the internet for one, and dreaming about the day when I’d be able to make golden Belgian waffles in my own kitchen.

Eventually, I stumbled across this Waring Pro Double Belgian Waffle Maker, and I am oh-so-glad I did.

Two at Once

If someone had to come up with a complaint about homemade Belgian waffles, it might be that you can only make one at a time, which leaves someone cooking for everyone else before they get to enjoy their own breakfast.

With this maker though, you can make two at once. So if you’re just cooking for you and your partner, you’ll both be ready to eat at the same time! And even if you’re cooking for more than two, breakfast will still be ready in half the time that it would with any other iron.

Waring Pro WMK600 Double Belgian-Waffle Maker available on Amazon

This was a revolutionary feature for me, because really, is there anything worse than watching someone slather on the butter and drizzle syrup while you’ve still got five minutes to wait before diving into your own?

Not to mention, I want to sit down with my family to enjoy the meal, especially since big brunches and breakfasts like this usually get pulled out on lazy weekend mornings.

Even though this meant that I was paying a bit more than I might normally for this small appliance, it was well worth the cost.

Rotating Function

A key piece to Belgian irons, as opposed to a standard square griddle, is the rotating function. By pouring the batter in the iron, locking the lid down, and then flipping it upside down, you ensure not only that the batter really does spread evenly, but that it cooks evenly, too.

You can only pour the batter in so evenly across the squares, but the ability to rotate ensures that the job gets done. This function also helps both sides to cook evenly.

This is even more crucial for the double maker because, after pouring the batter in the first iron and locking the lid down, you access the second iron by flipping the machine over. Then you just repeat the process, lock the lid again, and flip one more time.

Thick Waffles

This griddle features extra deep pockets, which means you can get some of the thickest waffles possible with home use appliances. Measuring in at 1 inch thick, just one will keep you plenty full for the day. It also means you’ve got extra room to get in all the fillings and toppings you could want!

Try getting creative here. We love poached fresh fruit, or even making savory breakfast waffles and topping them with fried eggs. You can even use them to make a hash by layering shredded potatoes or sweet potatoes, or serve them up for dessert topped with homemade ice cream.

Cornbread waffles as a base for chili or pulled pork have become a favorite dinner around our house, too! Leftover mashed potatoes make delicious savory waffles as well.

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Nonstick Interior

The interior of this appliance is nonstick, which means you can easily remove the waffles. Just make sure to season it, following the package instructions, before using it for the first time.

Reviewers say that after this initial seasoning, you shouldn’t need to use nonstick cooking spray before each use, and you likely won’t need to reseason it for quite some time. Gone are the days when the crispy exterior gets left behind in the iron!

Now you’ll have fewer burnt fingertips too, because these will slide right off. Another bonus with the nonstick is that it’s very easy to clean up. You should be able to just wipe it down with a washcloth and occasionally pick out any larger pieces that may have been left behind to keep it in order.

Easy to Use

Waring made sure that they made a product that would be incredibly easy to use, so anyone could enjoy this delicious breakfast at home. There are two indicator lights, and the machine beeps three times to let you know that it’s hot enough for batter to be poured in, or that they’re done. The indicator light will tell you the same, in case you don’t catch the beeps.

Some users complained that they’d like to see indicator arrows on the handle to tell you which direction to turn the unit, but just be careful not to turn it too aggressively, and this shouldn’t be a problem. There’s a simple on and off switch to get the appliance going.

Using the browning control knob, you can pick just how crispy or doughy you’d like your waffles to be. The knob is on the front of the base for easy access, and there are six heat settings to give you a wide range. This iron produces the stuff of your dreams: crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with a bit of variation available to suit your preferences.

Other Considerations

In case you’re wondering just how this iron manages to cook up two at once, it kicks out 1400 watts of power, which is a whole lot for any small appliance. With this kind of power, you can make several batches without any worry of overdoing it, and trust that it will get them nice and crispy.

The machine is constructed of stainless steel housing and a brushed die-cast base, which are some of the more durable construction materials available for appliances of this type. If you have any reservations about this purchase, it does come with a 1-year limited warranty, so there is some wiggle room if you need it.

Waring also sells this appliance in several other configurations. They make a version for a little less money that is only capable of making one waffle at a time (no fun IMHO), but this is where it gets interesting – they also make another model, the WMR300, that is equipped with a waffle griddle on one side and an omelet maker on the other.

A step up from its sibling, the Waring WMR300 prepares a Belgian waffle and omelet at the same time.

Be aware that the sides of the machine become very hot while cooking, so make sure little fingers stay away from trying to lift the lid, and that you don’t burn yourself either!

Although the machine is quite tall – which can make it difficult to store – the handle does fold, and there is built in cord storage to make solving this common dilemma a bit simpler.

Conclusion

The ability to cook two waffles at once, paired with the almost universally positive reviews on Amazon, made this purchase a no-brainer for me.

Most users say that it produces the perfect waffle: crisp on the outside, light on the inside, which is the most important quality in an iron. All this combined with the ease of use that’s found in the one knob and on and off switch, it’s the perfect appliance to get breakfast on the table.

I love it so much that I’ve even moved waffles beyond brunch, and they’re making regular appearances at the dinner table! If you’re going to get a maker, invest in the Waring Pro Double Belgian. It’s well worth a slightly higher price tag for this kind of quality, and the ability to get double the number of waffles on the table!

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About Chelsea Miller

Chelsea Miller, born and raised in Portland, Oregon, graduated from the University of Oregon where she discovered both her love of football and cooking great food. She's the founder of the food blog "A Duck's Oven" and began writing for Foodal in 2014.

16 thoughts on “Make Your Mornings Complete With a Waring Belgian Waffle Maker”

  1. I love waffles and have been tossing around the idea of purchasing another waffle iron for years now. I had a stationary waffle iron a few years back but the waffles just never came out right. They were either overcooked or undercooked, or they would get stuck when I opened the top and rip in half. This machine sounds like it makes waffles to perfection. I am definitely interested in purchasing this.

  2. I’ve seen these in hotel breakfast buffets, but as there was always a line I never used it. I like the idea of being able to cook an omelet at the same time as that saves time and mess.

    I do love waffles, so I would invest in a machine if it was easy to use and clean. I also like them crispy and well done, so if they machine can do that without me having to check, then that’s all the better!

  3. I have been looking at that waffle maker for a while now. I absolutely love waffles, I have made them at home but they aren’t the same thickness as the ones in restaurants. I love a good waffle on a Sunday morning but also love the lazy Sunday mornings since I am so busy during the week. Sunday is the only day I can actually sleep in a little. I will definitely look closer at this waffle maker. Thanks!

  4. I love my pancakes and i’ll have to make do with then until the day i buy the belgian waffle maker and just having my pancakes and waffles side by side, i’ll be too spoilt for choice..can’t wait for that day, and the presentation above is sure as ‘fire’ tempting!

  5. That’s a really nice waffle maker. We have one but it’s so out dated I never use it. We just buy frozen waffles. Which just aren’t as good by any means to making your on. I like the fact it has 6 heat settings. You can prefect your waffles to taste. I like mine more crisp, my husband prefers a softer waffle.

  6. I like to make mine nice and thick and crispywith whipped cream and fruit on top. Frozen ones are not the same as one you make yourself from scratch. Very nice waffle maker, I will be looking into getting one for my kitchen.

    • Thank you for that wonderful idea, ‘whipped cream and fruit on top’…sounds heavenly, currently am on the pancake page…{no waffle maker yet}…i use molasses and its yummy…so am trying to envision molasses on waffles, i bet it’d be an awesome treat 🙂

  7. I have thought of purchasing one of these but have always held off (too many gadgets cluttering up the cabinets as it is). After reading this it sounds like a good investment that we could definitively use in our household. I love waffles and it looks like you can make them a lot of different ways. I can’t wait to get one. No more frozen dull ones for my family!

  8. I’ve never had a Belgian waffle maker, and I didn’t realize at first that this unit makes two at a time, so that was a nice surprise. I usually make up a batch of waffles with my flat waffle maker, then freeze what I don’ t immediately use, so I can pull a few out at a time when they’re wanted. I think I might continue to do that with my other waffle maker, but this sounds as if it would be a real treat, as well as easy to use. I like your idea of making cornbread waffles and serving them with chili. I think that would be a big hit around here!

  9. Oh my lord, I have never wanted something as much as I wanted this waffle maker. Making two waffles at one time? That is great. I can not wait until I buy mine. I also have so many ideas of what I can put in the batter. I agree with the author that waffles are better than pancakes. I have been saying I want a waffle maker now I have found a great one because the ones that I have been looking at have not been this great.

  10. This waffle maker looks like a fantastic piece of equipment. Sadly, i just don’t have the space to store anything like that so I made do with my stove-top waffle pan, which looks pretty similar to the top part of the machine. I just pur the batter in, place on stove top and simply turn the pan over to cook the other side.

  11. Waffle irons are very versatile pieces of equipment. My favorite usage for the machine is to make…brownie waffles! Basically, you just mix up some kind of batter (I’ve found that brownies work best, but you could use cake if you wanted) and pour it into the waffle makers. Makes very fun dessert treats.

  12. Now that’s something I should have in my kitchen, even though I don’t eat waffles that much. I love having them with chocolate and honey, coupled with bananas. That mix goes well together, plus a waffle-maker is really versatile.

  13. I don’t that a specific Belgian waffle maker but I have the cuisnart grill that comes with a waffle maker attachment. My partner and I love making waffles for breakfast on the weekends. It’s something I look forward too all week. I find my cuisnart grill more useful then a waffle maker because I can grill so many things on it, not just waffles. With limited kitchen space my cuisnart grill is more space efficient instead and was less expansive them buying a panini press, grill and a waffle maker. I am able to use it all for different types of cooking and grilling.

  14. Oh my God! I want a Waring Pro WMK600 Double Belgian-Waffle Maker right now! It looks so fancy, smooth and sleek. It looks like a total time saver, and the results look delish! I like the WMR300 because it includes the omelets maker though. It’s like killing 2 birds with one stone. Both are amazing example of kitchen equipment but WMK600 is definitely the winner for me.

  15. It’s been a while since I’ve had some waffles like these. Seriously, it should be a mandatory right for every person to get some thick waffles every single morning, haha! For real thought, I need to find my old waffle maker from somewhere from the deep corners of my closet and get back to these treats! I tend to buy all these makers and literally forget that they even exist until I see a post on the internet or accidentally see them hanging around in my closet. Thanks for reminding me about the miracle of good waffles!

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