The 7 Best Belgian Waffle Makers Reviewed

It’s becoming increasing popular to have breakfast for dinner and waffles are a great-tasting choice to eat any time of day. If you’re going to have a waffle, why not go all out and have a thick, crispy Belgian waffle? Small appliance manufacturers have designed waffle makers to bring a little pizzazz to your table without creating any extra work.

Belgian waffle makers now have features like rotating grids and browning settings for consistent baking. Grids are deeper to make thicker, fluffier waffles. You no longer have to go out to a restaurant to enjoy a crisp waffle that is baked to perfection and mounded with your favorite toppings.

Best Belgian Waffle Makers

1. Conair WMK600 Belgian Waffle Maker

Make two round, perfectly baked, golden brown Belgian waffles at one time with this Belgian waffle maker by Conair. It has 1400 watts and extra deep 1” pockets for plump waffles every time. It has a rotary thermostat and a browning-control knob, so waffles won’t burn. The easy flip feature browns waffles evenly on both sides. Audible tones beep when the waffler maker is ready to use and when waffles are done baking.

2. Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker

This Presto Belgian waffle maker conveniently rotates 180 degrees for waffles that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It has extra thick grids and waffles will have a 7” diameter. It locks into a vertical position for easy storing. The digital timer counts down baking time and makes an audible tone when the waffle is done to perfection. The inner surface is made of an extra thick non-stick surface with four easy-to-cut sections.

3. Waring Pro WMK200 Belgian Waffle Maker

Waring makes this waffle maker that has an extra deep, 1” grid, which is one of the deepest grids for making restaurant-style waffles. Bake waffles evenly from top to bottom with the rotating grid pan. The rotary browning knob has 5 crust settings for perfect browning every time. There is no mess when cleaning this waffle maker. It has a non-stick affle grid and a drip tray.

4. Hamilton Beach 26030 Belgian Waffle Maker

Hamilton had convenience in mind when they designed this Belgian Waffle Maker with deep grids for making thick, fluffy waffles. Rotate waffles for even baking and enjoy them just 5-8 minutes later. Bake to your desired brownness with the adjustable browning control knob. The handles stay cool to the touch. Remove the grids and drip tray and drop them in the dishwasher for effortless clean up.

5. Krups F654 Belgian Waffle Maker

Krups makes this Belgian waffle maker that was inspired by professionals and designed for connoisseurs, yet it is easy enough for the everyday cook to use. It makes 4 high quality Belgian waffles in minutes. Grab the cool touch handles and easily remove waffles with the no-stick grids. Extra thick plates ensure waffles that are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. The waffle maker stands upright for easy storage.

6. Cuisinart WAF-150 Belgian Waffle Maker

This waffle maker by Cuisinart looks sleek and contemporary on the outside and bakes 1” deep Belgian waffles 4 at a time. The non-stick baking plates make cleaning up easy. This waffle maker has a nice storage feature—the electrical cord wraps under the base of the waffle maker and the unit stands on end for compact storage. A green indicator lights signals you when to stop and start baking.

7. Oster CKSTWFBF10MR-ECO DuraCeramic Flip Waffle Maker

Oster cleverly designed this Belgian waffle maker that is four times more durable than other waffle makers. It has a Dura Ceramic non-stick ceramic coating that won’t flake or peel. It cooks up to 20% faster, so it saves costs in time and energy. Like other waffle bakers it has an easy flip feature and adjustable temperature control to make light and fluffy or crispy waffles. The candy apple red color makes it a fun accessory for your kitchen counter.

Belgian Waffle Maker vs. Regular Waffle Maker

A waffle maker is more than just a waffle maker when it’s a Belgian waffle maker. Part of the difference lies in the machine itself, but the bigger difference really lies in the dough that you pour into the machine.

One of the first indicators of the differences between a regular waffle and a Belgian waffle is the thickness of the waffle. Belgian waffles will be noticeably thicker than standard waffles. The reason for that is that batters for standard and Belgian waffles are very different. They both contain many of the same ingredients including flour, oil, eggs, milk, and sugar. Where they differ is the leavening, or rising agent. Standard waffle recipes use baking powder to make waffles rise. Belgian waffle recipes use yeast. Belgian waffle batter is similar to bread dough. You can set it on the kitchen counter and it will hold its shape. Standard waffle batter is thinner, similar to cake batter.

Whether you choose one over the other is really personal preference.

Belgian waffles are a real treat for any meal. They are best when served fresh and piping hot, though they are easy enough to freeze and reheat later. Frozen waffles can be reheated in a conventional oven, microwave, toaster, or toaster oven and be almost as good the second time around.

Belgian waffles are traditionally topped with fresh fruit. Experiment with your favorite toppings including chocolate, cinnamon sugar, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, pecans, or walnuts. Fill them with Nutella, cream cheese, or do some experimenting with savory waffles. Finish them with a light dusting of confectioner’s sugar or mound the top with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle it with almond or chocolate shavings. There’s no need to get fancy, they’ll always be good with old fashioned maple syrup.

How To Make Belgian Waffles

Here is a great YouTube video showing how to make Belgian waffles:

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