2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Broken handle problem is real,
I buy almost everything on Amazon although sometimes I will "inspect" a product at a local store to see first-hand why it is getting a high percentage of negative (or positive) reviews. That was the case with this Bella Rotating Waffle Maker. Reviews here and other places mentioned the handle that is prone to breaking. With a discount coupon and the appliance on sale at a local department store I could have bought one there for about $12. For that price I thought "how bad could it be, I can throw it away if it is junk".
I chose one, opened the box, and twisted the handle (as is proper for this product) and it cracked in half. I never even got to buy it for making waffles, it was unusable.
Even for the dirt cheap price I walked away (after alerting a store associate of the damaged product). When I find a waffle maker I like I will pay the extra bucks for it, AND purchase through trusty Amazon, to get something that will at least last a couple of years.
Unfortunately 1-star is being generous for the Bella Rotating Belgium Waffle Maker.