Cuisinart WAF-100 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker
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- Waffle maker bakes 4 square 1-inch-deep Belgian waffles at a time
- 5-setting browning control; nonstick baking plates for effortless food release
- Chrome-plated handle; stainless-steel top cover with embossed Cuisinart logo
- Handy indicator lights; locking lid; cord storage; recipe/instruction book included
- Measures 14 by 13-4/5 by 7 inches
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First the good. This waffle maker holds a lot of batter - nearly two cups. In one batch, I can make a pretty filling waffle for each member of my family. No more arguing over who gets the first batch. It is also very well built and has a great non-stick coating on the irons. I also like the audible alert telling you when it's done and the fact that the cord wraps around the base and the unit can be stored vertically.
Now for the bad. I have yet to get this to make evenly cooked waffles. It always produces a waffle with a dark over-cooked circle on the bottom with the corners and entire top side completely under-cooked. I resorted to cooking it half way, opening it, flipping the half cooked waffle over and closing the lid again. This helped, but resulted in a few burned fingertips. I would be very hesitant to recommend this model.
Finally, a tip: If you've never tried a true Belgian waffle made with yeast, do yourself a favor, search for a yeast-based waffle recipe and make some. They're not much harder to make and you'll never go back to baking powder ones again!
So we saw this newer model, smaller footprint Belgian stlye maker, and at a lower price to boot. Win-win! (or so we thought)
So far after 4 weekends worth of trying to make an actual light , fluffy *EDIBLE* Belgian waffle, we've yet to reach our goal. We have tried 4 different waffle batters, including today's "made from scratch" one directly from the included recipe book, tried different temps, etc, all with the same exact result - bricks. They are brown on the outside, half cooked on the inside with the consistency of the soles of shoes. I first tried temp 5, then down to 4, then down to 3, the nup to 3.5. It doesn't matter, this thing simply cannot produce an edible product. Unfortunately, we already threw away toe box, or it would be going back.
Today, I made a double-batch of my own recipe and the waffles turned out perfectly. I was happy that I made a double batch, because the iron is deep--even though it's not advertised as a belgian waffle iron (see uploaded pic, one waffle is as thick as two Eggo-brand waffles.) At a medium setting (just above "2"), I did not have any issues with the cooking of the waffles- they were cooked evenly and thoroughly, creating a crispy outer layer and a softer, fluffy center. I forgot to spray the cooking surfaces before I started, as recommended, but I had no issues with sticking at all. I had no spill over, either, but the machine takes so much batter at once that it's hard to over fill it. The machine is a huge upgrade over my previous machine.
I do not want to dismiss the other reports of sticking and uneven cooking. I suspect that a lot depends on the recipe (I use a baking powder-based recipe made from scratch) and that some recipes are more apt to get stuck. As for uneven cooking, I followed others' advice and used a mid to low setting and was patient. The machine cooked about as fast as the old Toastmaster, which had no temperature controls.
Overall, for the price, I am extremely happy with the waffle maker. I would certainly recommend it to a friend. Also, the name is funny. "WAF-100!!!" It sounds like a weapon on a military vehicle. Bonus.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i make waffles every other weekend.. they are huge.. didnt see belgian when i ordered.. good productPublished 5 months ago by Kimberly Martin
Best waffle maker period! Makes nice thick Belgium style waffles, hard to mess up... For someone that burns everything;-) good qualityPublished 5 months ago by Sher
Behold! The waffle maker of my dreams. This big boy arrived via post yesterday and I tried it out this morning. This machine completes me. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jess H
easy to use. Makes a noise when ready and when cooked. even heating so that all part are cooked the same.Published 10 months ago by cy
A waste of time. I've never had a decent waffle from this thing and the recipes they provide are awful.Published 14 months ago by M. S. Fenton
Nice waffle maker.
Pros ... Makes perfect waffles.
Cons ... Wish you could remove the grills for cleaning.
After more than 5 years is still a Sunday must for Belgian Waffles. Extremely pleased with the durability and service.Published 17 months ago by Dave Kren
Like another reviewer, I had seen mixed reviews and was tentative about the purchase of this appliance. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jonathan Wald
Works GREAT! Easy to use. Indicator comes on when waffle is cooked, perfectly. Simple Clean up. Have used it for more than six months and it still looks and works like new. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gerard J Krempasky