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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cast Iron waffle maker

This is a cast iron waffle maker. I don't have one, nor have I touched my electric waffle maker since it came out of the box.

It comes in 3 pieces: The top and bottom, and an outer ring to catch drippings. Clumsy as I am, I would want one of those!

Griswold and Wagner brand are no longer made, but can be found on Ebay, from $100 to $150.

There are cheaper ones currently being made, but none from a brand I trust, not pre-seasoned, and not including the outer ring.

Here's an interesting link on waffle history.

I'm torn; Should I risk getting a cheaper one that might not be good? Or buying a more expensive one, that I know is good, and not use it?

Maybe if I enjoy the cast iron cooked waffles, I might actually make them.

Update: I was able to get a good deal on a wagner waffle iron with a base. But I found that the base doesn't work well on an electric stove; it holds the iron above the burner.

Without the base, using it over the small burner, I won't have to worry if a little spills over.

1 comment:

  1. I've got one that I got at a church rummage sale for $4. It's not Griswold or Wagner but was made someplace in Illinois. Anyway, after some experimenting with burner heat, it works wonderfully. The waffles taste better on the cast iron than the teflon coated electric waffle iron.

    The waffle recipe has oil in it and nothing ever sticks if I let the waffles cook long enough.