There’s nothing quite like a waffle and they’re even better homemade and fresh off the griddle. If you’re looking for the best thin waffle maker, you’ve come to the right place. We took on the difficult task of researching some of the best waffle irons around. Then, we put together this waffle maker buying guide to help you find the best one for you. Before we get started, let’s look at some of the features to keep in mind.
Size: The figure we put here is the size of the whole cooking surface. This is always split into smaller sized waffles. Believe it or not, we even found one that makes them in the shape of hearts.
Voltage: These waffle makers are all 120 volts which is the typical amount that most home appliances use. It also just so happens to be the right amount to use in any standard American electric socket.
Non-stick: The best way to make sure your waffles come out in one delicious piece is to get one that has a non-stick coating. Bonus: they’re much easier to clean when you’re done. Just wipe away the crumbs.
Ready Light: There are a few kinds of ready lights. Some tell you when the temperature is right and it’s time to pour the batter, others tell you when your waffle is done. All make waffles easier to bake.
Levels: Some of these waffle makers let you choose the level of doneness. Say, 1 for light and 5 for dark golden brown. If yours doesn’t have one, you can still get what you want, you just have to watch more carefully.
Warranty: We love a good warranty. Most of these come with warranties that last from 1 to 3 years. One even has a lifetime warranty. It’s important to know what your warranty covers and, just as importantly, what it doesn’t.
Now that you know the main features to look for, let’s get into our waffle maker reviews. If you’re in a hurry, check out our top 2 picks first. Those are our top and budget picks and will give you a good idea of the range that you’ll find when shopping. Stick around until the end if you have the time. All of these products make a delicious waffle. Alright, are you ready? Let’s get right to our reviews.