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.