Since this month’s challenge is to create a gluten-free pancake or waffle, I thought I would talk about the waffle maker. To my knowledge, there is no way to make waffles without a waffle maker, otherwise known as a waffle iron. For years I didn’t own one. In fact, I have owned my first and only waffle maker for less than two years. I will admit that while it is essential to making waffles, it is not essential to a kitchen. A waffle maker takes up valuable space, and if you have a small kitchen, you may not be willing to give up that space. We can live without waffles.
On the other hand, if you have room for a waffle iron, gluten-free waffles are incredibly easy to make. I was amazed that my first try at a gluten-free waffle recipe was a huge success. I find they are much easier to make than pancakes. For the challenge, I modified my current waffle recipe, and the new one will be posted Monday.
If you are thinking about purchasing a waffle maker, I wish I had lots of information to give you. I don’t, and I’m hoping that some of my readers will leave informative comments. I do know that there are regular, pretty thin waffles and the really fat Belgian waffles. I don’t think there are any makers that make both types, so you have to decide which you want. I also know that there are waffle makers that spin or flip over. In addition, you have to choose how many waffles you want it to make: one, two, or four, and whether you want round or square waffles. I have a Krups 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker, but there are lots of waffle makers to choose from. (Those are Amazon affiliate links. If you go to Amazon through one of the links and then buy something (anything), I will receive a small amount from the sale.)
I would love hear from those of you who have waffle makers. What are your opinions on:
- What brand you own
- What type of waffles it makes
- How many waffles it makes