Waffles put pancakes to shame. Anyone with a frying pan can make a pancake. But a perfectly cooked waffle--crisp on the outside, soft and steaming on the inside, covered in those ingenious dimples that capture syrup and butter in tiny pockets? So why, you ask, are pancakes so much more common than their geometrically precise, architecturally sound cousins? Those dreadful devices are clumsy, they demand entirely too much shelf space, and cleaning them is a nightmare.
Love is in the air--and in your waffles. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today's newsroom and any business incentives. If you're hosting a breakfast--whether it's for a special occasion or your brunch club--you're going to want to do the whole shebang. But if you have a small kitchen with limited storage or counter space, then it might be tricky to find room for all the necessary tools to make a big brunch with all of the fixings.
You can depend on the Breville the No Mess Waffle for thin crispy waffle rounds, one after another, after another. The other great thing about this brushed stainless-steel waffler is that it has a moat around the waffle grid that catches any excess batter so there's never any runover on the counter or the machine itself making it truly no mess. It lights up and beeps when it's hot enough for baking and again when your waffle is ready, but we wish the beeps were louder--they would be easy to miss in a noisy kitchen. After breakfast, you can latch the grids together and store it on its side to have more room to prep for the next meal. If you love waffles, it's worth giving the large Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker some of your precious counter real estate.
If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY's newsroom and any business incentives. If you ask me, I think this should be a universally recognized holiday, as waffles are arguably one of the best breakfast foods out there. You've got your standard machines, as well as fancy high-end gadgets, specialty waffle makers, cute options for kids, and so much more. This waffle maker has a special place in my heart.
If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today's newsroom and any business incentives. Nothing is more delicious than a crunchy, crispy, tender waffle! But this is one item that you simply can't make without a special piece of equipment--a waffle maker! A good one will churn out perfect waffle after perfect waffle until the whole crew is served.