Make Tasty Waffles With The Best Waffle Makers of 2018 Jan 21, 2018 yumme Equipment 3 There are few things better than a freshly baked, warm, and fluffy traditional or Belgian waffle. However, a waffle is only as good as the machine that makes it. Which is why we’ve decided to review the top 5 best waffle makers on the market today, ensuring the waffles you make are worthy of your plate. Check Out The Best Waffle Iron of 2018 at Amazon Best Waffle Maker 2018 In summary, these are the best waffle makers of 2018: Cuisinart WAF-F20 Double Belgian Waffle Maker 26010 Hamilton Beach Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker Proctor-Silex 26070 Oster CKSTWFBF21 Rank#1#2#3#4#5 Cuisinart WAF-F20 Hamilton Beach 26010 Presto 03510 FlipSide Proctor-Silex 26070 Oster CKSTWFBF21 Dual grill:YesNoNoNoNo Temp control:Yes- 6 settingsYesNoNoYes Flippable:YesYesYesNoYes Preheat/ready alert:Light & audioLightLight (ready: audio)LightLight Removable drip tray:NoYesNoNoYes Upright storage:NoNoYesYesYes Dimensions:10.6 x 16.5 x 10.2 inches15.27 x 9.5 x 8.5 inches12 x 12 x 3 inches9 x 5.5 x 12 inches14.7 x 9.69 x 9.13 inches Weight:13 lbs4 lbs6 lbs3.3 lbs6.5 lbs Material:Stainless steelStainless steelStainless steelPlasticStainless steel Manufacture:ChinaChinaUSChinaChina Warranty:3 years1 year1 year1 year1 year Ratings Ease of use:5/54/54/54/54/5 Cleaning:5/55/54/54/54/5 Durability:5/55/55/54/54/5 #5 Oster CKSTWFBF21 When it comes to waffle makers, you generally get what you pay for and the Oster Belgian Waffle Maker is true to this statement. The design is nice and compact and the thick waffles that the device cooks are well rounded, taking less than two minutes. It is also incredibly easy to use; however, its lack of features and questionable long-term build quality mean that this is only a product suitable for those on a budget. #4 Proctor-Silex 26070 Like the Oster, the Proctor Durable Belgian Waffle Baker is small, compact, and easy to use. Taking 4-7 minutes per waffle means that this device could never be the best waffle maker out there, but it does produce decent results with waffles crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, though not quite as even as some will like. The fact that it is more affordable than the Oster gives it a higher placing; but once again, this is only really meant for the budget-minded casual waffle eater. #3 Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker The Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker is a step up from the Oster and Proctor, producing restaurant quality results thanks to its rotating feature. 7-inch waffles are cooked quickly and consistently. The digital timer helps you get closer to making the perfect waffle, but reviewers were also frustrated that it’s battery operated and there is no on/off switch. Were it not more expensive than the #2 waffle maker on the list, the Flipside could have easily placed higher. It is simple, it is easy to use, and it does what it is supposed to do, well. #2 26010 Hamilton Beach We are at the business end of our reviews now and the Hamilton Beach Flip Belgian Waffle Maker. Like the Presto, this little device knows exactly how to churn out the perfect waffle with hotel-quality results. The rotating feature ensures an even cook, with browning controls and indicator lights to make the job simple. It is also easy to clean thanks to it’s removable tray and stores away nicely. There is little to choose between this product and the one at #3 on our list, but since the Hamilton has removable cleaning tray and price is high on the list of consumer priorities, the more slightly affordable Hamilton Beach waffle maker gets the nod. #1 Cuisinart WAF-F20 Double Belgian Waffle Maker This is the best waffle maker on the market in 2018, and the new version of our previous top waffle maker the Waring Pro WMK600. The WAF-F20 is in a league of its own. Not only is it the only appliance on the list to make two deep waffles at a time, it does it with ease. A rotating function ensures even baking, and a rotary thermostat with 6-settings helps guarantee results to rival any waffle house. In fact, it is often used as a hotel waffle maker! In many waffle maker reviews, the Cuisinart waffle maker has earned the name ‘best Belgian waffle maker’ because of its ability to deliver and its compact design. It is made of brushed stainless steel and the waffle plates are made with a non-stick surface. On top of this, to make your waffle making the process a breeze, there’s a LED indicator for “ready to bake” and “ready to eat” notifications. And to ensure you can’t go wrong, this model has also added a three-beep indicator. That’s not mention that it’s easy to clean. Just make sure to only wipe it down with a soft material so as not to damage the non-stick surface. Some additional advantages of the Cuisinart WAF-F20: The 1400W device guarantees you the thickest high-quality Belgian waffles in town (but make sure to turn it off when not in use!) Quick cooking speed because of the double grid feature The cord fits inside the base of the unit for easy storage Add these features to a great design and Cuisinart’s exceptional build-quality, and you might well find yourself with a waffle addiction! (continued below…) How to pick the best Waffle maker The numerous waffle maker reviews out there might confuse a newbie who wants to own one for the first time. It takes a keen eye and some background info to get the best deal out of your purchase. Here are some of the factors to consider when buying a waffle maker: Controls By controlling the temperature of the device, you as a user can customize the browning level of your waffles. Also, different types of butter require different temperatures for excellent results. This implies that a machine with only one pre-set temperature would not be the best option. Is it easy to clean? Nobody wants to toil cleaning up their waffle maker after a well-deserved breakfast or snack. Manufacturers have discovered this and now most of the waffle irons in the market are made of “non-stick” surfaces which are far easier to clean paper towel and spray, and you’re ready to go! Cost You do not need to break the bank to own a decent waffle maker. Check that the price tag matches your immediate need. For instance, for commercial purposes you‘ll need a four-grid waffle maker that will cost you more than a single-grid one for domestic use. Most manufacturers also offer a warranty in case your machine gets faulty in the line of duty.