Best Waffle Makers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 27, 2019
If you adore crunchy baked waffles with a cup of tea, it's high time to choose one of the best waffle makers and enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning! Discover our selection of the best waffle makers and take your pick. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
WAFFLE SHAPE / SIZE
Waffles at a time
POWER
MATERIAL
HEATING SYSTEM
CONVENIENCES
Guarantee
 
PROS

This waffle maker is a bit more powerful than most other models. Hence, it delivers quicker results without compromising quality.

CONS

The power cord could be longer.

OUR VERDICT

The VonShef Rotating Iron has been thoroughly designed to meet all the demands of contemporary kitchens. It's stylish, functional, and easy to clean. With the power of 1200 Watts and 18-cm plate surface, it's a bit quicker and larger than similar products.

detailed parameters
WAFFLE SHAPE / SIZE

Round-shaped Belgian waffles

Waffles at a time

4

POWER

1200 W

MATERIAL

Non-stick cooking surface (non-removable)

18-cm diameter

HEATING SYSTEM

Flip design, Adjustable thermostat, Power and ready indicators

CONVENIENCES

Cool-touch handle, Removable drip tray, Non-slip feet

Guarantee

2 years (registration required)

PROS

You can tuck away the cord with the built-in base hooks for neat storage. Also, you can safely store the machine away in an upright position.

CONS

You'll need some time to find a perfect setting for your preferences.

OUR VERDICT

The Savisto Rotary Waffle iron has a vintage-inspired look that will add zest to any kitchen interior. With a steel-clad exterior, the unit looks ultimately chic and expensive. It's capable of baking tasty Classic Norwegian, Swedish, French, Dutch, or traditional Belgian style waffles.

detailed parameters
WAFFLE SHAPE / SIZE

Round-shaped Belgian waffles

Waffles at a time

4

POWER

1000 W

MATERIAL

Non-stick cooking surface (non-removable)

17.5-cm diameter
HEATING SYSTEM

Flip design, Adjustable thermostat, Power and ready indicators

CONVENIENCES

Cool-touch handle, Removable drip tray, Non-slip feet

Guarantee

2 years (registration required)

PROS

The VonShef waffle maker boasts automatic temperature control. So, you won't need to worry about setting the right temperature - pour in your batter and away you go.

CONS

The top part might become warm with prolonged use.

OUR VERDICT

This large VonShef waffle maker is an ideal option for big companies. It can deliver as many as 4 fluffy restaurant-style Belgian waffles with every batch. And owing to automatic temp control, both sweet and savoury snacks will turn out as delicious as you expect them to be.

detailed parameters
WAFFLE SHAPE / SIZE

Square Belgian waffles

Waffles at a time

4

POWER

1100 W

MATERIAL

Non-stick cooking surface (non-removable)

~22 x 22 cm size

HEATING SYSTEM

Power and ready indicators

CONVENIENCES

Cool-touch handle, Non-slip feet

Guarantee

2 years (registration required)

PROS

The Global Gourmet waffle maker is covered by a 1-year 100% satisfaction guarantee, meaning the manufacturer stands behind its products and is sure in their quality.

CONS

The plates are a bit tricky to clean.

OUR VERDICT

The Global Gourmet waffle making machine is a safe choice for beginners who highly desire to cook sweet treats. The appliance is moderately priced and simple to use. And if you understand that baking waffles isn't your second nature, you can return it.

detailed parameters
WAFFLE SHAPE / SIZE

Square Belgian waffles

Waffles at a time

2

POWER

1000 W

MATERIAL

Non-stick cooking surface (non-removable)

~22 x 11 cm size

HEATING SYSTEM

Power and ready indicators

CONVENIENCES

Cool-touch handle, Non-slip feet

Guarantee

1 year

PROS

The unit offers the cutting-edge 180-degree Flip feature. Hence, you'll be able to reverse or tilt the Egg Waffle Maker for even baking results.

CONS

The heat up process takes a while.

OUR VERDICT

By purchasing the StarBlue Waffle Maker, you'll get the ability to bake spherical egg-based waffles rather than standard Belgian waffles. This bubble-type of waffle can be eaten plain or filled with fruit flavours, ice cream, Nutella, syrops, chocolate, and many more toppings.

detailed parameters
WAFFLE SHAPE / SIZE

Hong Kong waffles

Waffles at a time

1

POWER

640 W

MATERIAL

Non-stick cooking surface (non-removable)

18-cm diameter

HEATING SYSTEM

Flip design, Power and ready indicators

CONVENIENCES

Cool-touch handle, Non-slip feet

Guarantee

60 days

VonShef Rotating Iron

By a Trustworthy Manufacturer

VonShef is a leading kitchen brand that focuses on adding value to everyday kitchen appliances with modern design flair and professional results. And the VonShef Waffle Maker with Rotating Iron is one of them. It has been thoroughly designed to meet all the demands of contemporary kitchens. It's stylish, functional, and easy to clean.

To begin with, the iron has a deep-set shape to deliver evenly-cooked waffles with a feathery consistency and crispiness on the outside. It can make an impressively thick waffle of 18-cm in diameter, which can be further split into four triangles.

To let you cook the waffles to your precise level of browning, the waffle iron is fitted with a variable temperature control dial. Hence, you can decide whether you want to heat your waffles slower for a lighter texture, or faster for more crunch.

Take note that the VonShef waffle maker doesn't inform you when the waffle is cooked. The light on the control panel only tells you when the appliance has reached the desired temperature.

Preparing waffles with this cooker is quite an easy task. You should simply turn on the machine, set the cooking temperature and pour your batter over the plates as soon as the ready light illuminates green.

As the name suggests, it's a rotary-type appliance, so you'll need to rotate it with the cool-touch handle yourself while your waffles are baking. This way, the batter will be evenly spread for better-tasting and better-looking results. And if you worry about leakage, you can have total peace of mind as the unit offers a very strong seal.

Actually, the whole cooking process is fairly easy, and the hardest part is probably deciding which topping to choose for your delicious waffles.

Review of VonShef Rotating Iron Non-Stick Plates Waffle Maker

Easy Cleanup

Although the VonChef rotating waffle maker is made with a non-stick surface, it's still recommended to brush over a little amount of butter. This way, your waffles will come out very easily once cooked. And all you need to do after cooking is wipe down the plates with a cloth or a soft-bristled brush. To prevent overspill from soiling your kitchen top, the unit is made with a drip tray.

Lastly, we would like to say that the VonChef round waffle maker has a very powerful heating element (1200 Watts), so it takes about 3-5 minutes to cook the waffles depending on your preferences. The result is always a bouncy, doughy Belgian waffle which is lightly caramelized on the outside. Just find a perfect batter recipe and away you go!

VonShef Rotating Iron Non-Stick Plates Waffle Maker in the use

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Savisto SV-KITC-Z253

Vintage-inspired Waffle Maker

Proudly produced in the USA, the Savisto Rotary Waffle iron has a vintage-inspired look that will add zest to any kitchen interior. With a steel-clad exterior, the unit looks ultimately chic and expensive. So, if you'd like to get a classy kitchen appliance that obviously looks more than its retail price, you should certainly consider this one.

Although it's a USA product, you get it with 240-volt support, meaning no additional adapters are required. The machine has a reasonably powerful 1000-Watt heating element and a flip design for swift and consistent results.

As far as the plates are concerned, they feature an authentic, retro Nordic circle shape. The iron can make from one to four pieces in a batch, meaning it's ideal for large family breakfasts. It's capable of baking tasty Classic Norwegian, Swedish, French, Dutch, or traditional Belgian style waffles that would be 17.5 cm in diameter. But despite the fact that waffles get very generous in size, the appliance itself isn't too big so it doesn't take much counter space and is easy to store away. It's also lightweight yet stable. Plus, it has rubber feet to prevent slipping.

Once the appliance cools down, you can wipe it clean with a damp cloth, and tuck away the cord with the built-in base hooks for neat storage. Also, you can safely store the machine away in an upright position. Perfect for kitchens that are limited in storage space.

Review of Savisto SV-KITC-Z253 Waffle Machine with Temperature Control

How to Use?

Overall, this waffle iron is easy to use and has many settings; and it’s not the case when you typically say easy and many settings in the same sentence. It has a simple temperature adjustment dial and light indicators.

To cook a delicious dessert, sprinkle the moulds with a little oil and turn the thermostat to your desired setting. For the best results, you'll need to wait a couple of minutes before filling the plates with batter. Then pour in your waffle mix, close the lid and rotate the iron 180° for the even spread of batter. The main trick here is to get the right amount in and then quickly turn the plates over. Too slow action or not enough mix may result in hollow waffles.

Within 6 minutes, your waffles will be ready. Thanks to the flippable rotation design, your sweet treats will be cooked evenly throughout and you won’t end up with overdone or undercooked sections.

In other words, if you'd like to get professional-quality waffles in the comfort of your own home, the Savisto Round Waffle Maker can help you with that. It's extremely well-built alongside it being practical, easy to store and good looking. Once you try the waffles from this vintage appliance, you won’t be able to resist them.

Savisto SV-KITC-Z253 Waffle Machine with Temperature Control in the use

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VonShef 13/307

For Large Families

The VonShef Waffle Maker is a great appliance for big companies that won't break the bank but will please all of you with delicious treats. Coming at half the price of other similar appliances, this nice-looking waffle maker can cook four separate waffles per one go, meaning you won't even need to cut your waffle into pieces after the baking process is complete.

The very first question that many customers aks is, "Four waffles are great, but does the appliance take lots of space"? Actually, it's just 27 x 29 x 11 cm, meaning it takes a reasonable amount of space and is suitable for small kitchens.

Most users admit that the VonShef Waffle Maker produces great waffles that are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. It can even work with part-wholemeal flour and deliver the same tasty results. Take note that the surface is non-stick so you can use it to bake pretty mcuh anything. Both sweet American waffles and savoury potato waffles get exceptionally well-cooked.

It's worth emphasising that it's not a super-deep waffle iron, so your waffles might not come out as extra thick as classic Belgian waffles. The squares are about 1-cm deep, so the waffle will get about 2-cm thick.

However, like with any other waffle maker or enclosed space, you need to be careful with how much mix you pour as it can overflow. If you use too much batter, it may spill out and cause a huge mess. Take note that this machine has no drip tray, so it's better to place it on a proof paper and throw that away at the end, until you figure out how much batter you need to fill it.

Speaking about the waffle maker itself, the non-stick plates are easy to clean from any crumbs and excess oil once the appliance cools down.

Review of VonShef 13/307 Large Quad Belgian Waffle Maker

Takes All the Guesswork from Cooking

If you cherish simplicity above all, you'll really appreciate this appliance that takes all the guesswork from cooking. It has no knobs to fiddle with or handles to spin the plates - just plug in and go. The point is that the VonShef waffle maker boasts automatic temperature control. That is to say, you won't need to worry about setting the right temperature - simply pour in your waffle batter and wait for the tasty results.

The instructions say the unit needs from 5 to 8 minutes (5 for quite soft waffles and 8 for dry waffles). During the baking process, you can check on your waffles and their doneness. The cool-touch handles will prevent your fingers from getting burned.

All things considered, this large waffle maker is an ideal option for big companies. It can deliver as many as 4 fluffy restaurant-style waffles with every batch. And both sweet and savoury snacks will turn out as delicious as you expect them to be.

VonShef 13/307 Large Quad Belgian Waffle Maker in the use

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Global Gourmet GG020

Looks like a Sandwich Maker

At a glance, you may think that the product on hand is a typical sandwich maker. But actually, the Global Gourmet GG020 is a reliable waffle making machine that is designed with waffle shaped plates and is capable of producing 2 traditional deep American waffles per one go. Each one is a 13-cm square.

It’s an electric stainless-steel iron with a non-stick coating, which makes incredible waffles. The waffles produced by this machine are quite thick yet they don't stick to the cooking plates and come away cleanly from the appliance. Having said this, if the waffle mixture oozes out, it can be tough to clean it off.

On the bright side, the unit is extremely straightforward to operate. It has no buttons - only two lights. The red one will tell you when the unit is heating and the green one will tell you when the plates have come up to the needed temperature. The lights will cycle on and off during cooking, thus informing the appliance is regulating the temperature. Generally, the plates heat up well and don't seem to have any cold/hot spots.

Once the batter is poured onto the hot irons and the lid closed, the waffles will be cooked in roughly 10 minutes max. It depends on how you like them - super fluffy or with a golden-brown crust.

However, if you'd like to get more control over baking, i.e., play with temperature and waffle recipes, you may be interested in the rounded option from the manufacturer.

Review of Global Gourmet GG020 Non-Stick Square Waffle Maker

Round Option

If you choose the Global Gourmet round waffle maker, you'll decide how you like your waffles. That's possible owing to the variable temperature control. And the heating element of 700-Watts always ensures evenly-baked waffles without burns.

When it comes to ergonomics, both options don't trail behind the competition. They are stable, have cool-touch handles, and boast cord-wrap for easy storage.

But what completely sells the Global Gourmet waffle makers is their 1-year 100% satisfaction guarantee, meaning the manufacturer stands behind its products and is sure in their quality.

All this makes the Global Gourmet waffle making machine a safe choice for beginners who are all about cooking sweet treats. The appliance is moderately priced and simple to use. And if you understand that baking waffles isn't your second nature, you can return it for free.

Global Gourmet GG020 Non-Stick Square Waffle Maker in the use

 

StarBlue SB-SW228EG

Small and Safe

Looking for something super light and compact? Then you may like the Hong Kong Egg Waffle Maker by StarBlue. It's able to make good-sized waffles without taking up loads of cupboard space.

First off, we would like to emphasise that the unit is supplied in a nice box and comes complete with detailed instructions. Also, it comes with a couple of basic recipes, but you can email and ask for a bonus recipe e-book that is much more informative.

Moving on to performance, we would like to say that this little beauty is made with non-stick coating plates that ensure easy waffle release and cleanups.

Although the unit isn't rotatable, it offers the cutting-edge 180-degree Flip feature. In other words, you'll be able to reverse or tilt the Egg Waffle Maker for more even baking results. The waffle mixture will fill the moulds fully, so you won't end up with half bubbles.

Moreover, the appliance will stay steady in any position, since it's made with non-slip feet on both sides. Hence, you can expect ultimate stability when you decide to reverse the cooker.

For extra safety, the unit is designed with the overheating protective system that guards it against being overheated and automatically shuts off the unit if something goes wrong.

As a cherry on top, the StarBlue company offer a 100% money-back guarantee for 2 months. Actually, you have nothing to lose.

Review of StarBlue SB-SW228EG Bubble Egg Waffle Maker

The Beauty of Bubble Waffles

Yet, the main perk of this mini machine is its ability to bake spherical egg-based waffles rather than standard Belgian waffles. It bakes perfect bubbles with a crispy crust and tender interior. Waffles of this type can be also called egg puffs, eggettes, or Hong Kong waffles as they are extremely popular in China.

Bubble waffles can be eaten plain or filled with fruit flavours, ice cream, Nutella, syrup, chocolate... all come amazingly well. Though, take note that they taste better when served hot.

All in all, by purchasing the StarBlue egg waffle maker, you'll let your culinary creativity go wild. You'll be able to experiment with various flavours and toppings for your liking. So, allow yourself a new sweet treat every day – you deserve that!

StarBlue SB-SW228EG Bubble Egg Waffle Maker in the use

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What is a Waffle Maker?

Fresh crispy waffles are one of the most loved tasty treats of people all across the globe. Belgian waffles, American waffles, Hong Kong waffles...they come in different varieties and tastes. Topped with syrups, jams, fruits, chocolate, or even with sautéed mushrooms and cheese, they are the super-yummy snacks for breakfast or brunch, lunch or dinner. Actually, there's nothing like a tower of crispy waffles piled high with different toppings for an indulgent meal.

Luckily, you do not have to spend so much time and effort on cooking them as you had before. No longer will you need to always keep your eyes on the stovetop - an electric waffle maker is a real game-changer. Just prepare the batter of your preference, pour it into the waffle maker, and kick back and relax. We have selected the best 5 waffle makers for you to choose the perfect appliance to cook tasty treats.

And serving waffles with a mug of coffee (or a glass of freshly squeezed juice for kids) is a good start of the day.

What Features to Compare

Waffle Type and Number of Waffles

When choosing a waffle maker, consider what types of waffles you’d like to bake. Different waffle makers bake a different number of waffles at a time, so make sure you’ve got the right appliance for your family needs. The majority of waffle makers are used to bake either Belgian or American waffles. This is where it all comes down to your own preferences. If you prefer thicker waffles with deeper pockets to hold more topping, you should definitely stick to the appliance that bakes Belgian waffles. American waffles will be thinner yet crispier and more browned. The shape and size of waffles differ but hardly affects the taste, so you’re basically free to choose whichever is more right with you. There are also waffle makers designed to bake animal-shaped waffles. If you’ve got a little one, you must know how difficult it can be to make your child have his/her breakfast in the morning. However, with a nicely shaped and browned piece of waffle on a plate, this problem will go away.

Heating System and Capacity

After you've decided on the desired shape and size of waffles, please, pay attention to the heating system (including indicators and signals) and capacity, which would help you bake fluffy, delicious waffles quickly. The main challenge of waffling is to have waffles evenly baked, crispy and nicely browned. This is primarily achieved by using rotating waffle makers. When the batter is spread and the lid is shut, the housing will rotate through 180 degrees, evenly distributing the heat throughout the internal cooking surface. The included thermostat will maintain the pre-set temperature while the option to adjust the heat will let you bake your waffle to the desired browning shade. These features are great for baking waffles of different crispiness and structure and please the taste buds of dear and near. Varied indicator lights and audio signals will let you know when it's time to add batter and when your waffle is ready so you will get a well-baked and crispy dainty. The higher the capacity of a waffle maker, the more people can enjoy delicious waffles in a short length of time.

Conveniences and Material

Please note each waffle maker's conveniences and material, it will help you choose an easy to use appliance. The service life of a waffle maker depends on the material of its housing and cooking surface, which you can easily wipe clean. A non-stick coating will help you detach the waffle easily and you can add another cup of batter almost at once. Some waffle maker models have removable dishwasher safe grids, making this appliance even more convenient to use and clean. Cool-touch handles will protect your fingers from burns. There are also waffle makers models that can be stored upright. If you've got a small kitchen, this option is the best for you.

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Publish Date: 2019-11-27 10:10:00