For a delightful breakfast! Grab one of the best waffle makers you can buy. They make thick ones with fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside all the time. Anyone can enjoy the waffles without being a Belgian!
#4: Hamilton Beach Belgian Style Waffle Maker (26009)
This waffle maker produces thick and American-style ones. Its waffles are 1 inch thick and a square shape, with evenly browned and crispy on the outside while fluffy on the inside. It will never undercook or burn a waffle. This waffle maker is capable of making two square waffles at a time instead of four which means that it is not ideal for feeding a bunch of people in parties. It has two indicator lights sit on this machine, one red that indicates preheating and one green that tell you if the machine is ready for baking. In that case, it needs your attention or time setting to know if the waffle is ready. One indicator that the waffle is cooked is when it stops steaming. The only con to this is that the batter does not always fill the top plate evenly which leaves the waffles a little patchy on top.
#3: Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle Maker (WMR-CA)
This waffle maker makes only a single 6½-inch-diameter, ½-inch-thick round waffle, so again, this model is not ideal for crowd feeding. It has a slider for browning control with discrete five settings. Aside from an outstanding browning dial, the lid wiggles from side to side. It is consistent with making thin and crunchy delicious waffles. The cons to this waffle maker are tedious quality control because of bits of visible plastics from leaks in injection molding, it also suffers from an improper ventilation wherein the steam gathers on the handles making them painfully hot to touch, and the waffle is not perfect with its browner circle in the center of it.
#2: Chef’sChoice WafflePro Classic Belgian (840B)
This waffle maker has an alarm to alert you for preheating and if the waffle is ready so you won't need to check on the machines waffles at all. It features toggle switch that allows you to select either a “crisp exterior/moist interior” setting or an “evenly baked” setting. Unfortunately, it does not handle thin batter. It will work best with Bisquick batter, turning out perfectly cooked waffles every time, but with our favorite yeasted batter, it will produce flat, limp, and soggy waffles. Anyhow, it has special features to make your waffles the best ones!
#1: Krups GQ502D
This waffle maker made it to the top of our list for the best waffle makers you can buy with its lovely golden, crisp-on-the-outside, evenly browned waffles and a lot of features for your convenience at a very affordable price. It has numbered dial that gives you watchful control over waffle doneness, and a light combined with a loud beep that tells you when your waffles are ready. It allows you to turn the waffle maker off without unplugging it. It also creates four thick waffles per batch, so now, you can feed a crowd. Its nonstick plates are removable and waffle cleanly without the need for extra oiling that is why is it also easy to clean it up. The waffles it produces are 1 inch tall, 4½-inch square waffles at a time, and their thicker walls hold up better to syrup compared to thinner waffles of other models. Good news, waffle plates can be detached from the machine so you can run them through the dishwasher. It has two light indicators; one red indicates preheating and one green tells if the waffle is done.