I had been searching for a waffle iron for quite some time now. I had a Cuisinart one that didn’t hold up very well. My mom has this great vintage (heck, it’s probably an antique) waffle iron but it is big and bulky. Unfortunately, kitchen space is at an absolute premium in our small kitchen in the condo we are renting.
I saw the Nordicware Waffler and thought it would work well for my needs. It’s easy to store too. The best part about it? You put the pan right on the stove so you can control the heat. You just flip the pan over to cook the other side. It’s really simple to use and clean-up is pretty easy. (Well, in my case, Rob is on clean-up duties so let me say it’s super easy cleanup. ha ha). The hardest thing to figure out is the right amount of batter to use. I don’t fill the waffler as full so my waffles are rounded, not square. I find this prevents them from sticking, even if you spray the waffler with a little bit of oil before using.
What’s a waffle iron post without a picture of the actual waffles (before toppings). I’ve had good luck modifying and tweaking the recipe from Soy Not Oi. These waffles also got the non-vegan stamp of approval. My parents loved the waffles when they were here back in March. As for waffle toppings, I eat mine with Earth Balance and jam. Rob is the exact opposite and pours lots of maple syrup on his waffles. I like maple syrup and use it often, but I just don’t like it on top of waffles or pancakes. Go figure?
Ooooooh, and I have to mention that I have been also playing with another new kitchen appliance……I got a Vita-Mix. It’s fabulous and I will be doing a full post on it soon.
Hope you have a wonderful day 🙂