Our Favorite Waffle Makers

There’s no other breakfast food that’s as delightful as a perfectly crunch, fluffy on the inside waffle

Waffle with dollop of butter and syrup
So, are you ready to make waffles?Unsplash/Jodie Morgan

Not only are waffles great with butter and syrup, but they’re scrumptious topped with your favorite fruit, whipped cream, and a dash of cinnamon, too. But no matter how you like to eat them, you’ll need a good waffle maker if you want to satisfy that craving without a trip to your local diner. With so many waffle makers to choose from, how do you know which one will help you whip up perfect waffles for the whole family? We’ve put together a few of our favorite options that are sure to be a hit.

Dash Mini Maker: The Mini Waffle Maker Machine for Individual Waffles
Since it only weighs a pound, this light, compact model can be taken anywhere.Dash

This pint-sized waffle maker only weighs a pound, which means it’s perfect for small kitchens, dorm rooms, RVs, and small apartments. Plug it in and it’s ready to cook in minutes. Beyond making delicious single-serving waffles, it also does hash browns, biscuit pizzas, paninis, and more. Dual non-stick surfaces ensure you get even cooking, and it comes with a recipe book and recipe database access.

Presto Stuffler Stuffed Waffle Maker, Belgian, Style
This machine is meant for hiding your favorite toppings on the inside.Presto

Our hat’s off to the genius who thought of creating a griddle that can make stuffed waffles so effortlessly. This waffle maker can rotate 180 degrees so the batter spreads out evenly. Your only chore is coming up with the fruit, chocolate, or cheese you want stuffed inside. Waffles cook in minutes and maintain crispiness on the outside while still tender on the inside. Bring a taste of your favorite diner into the comforts of your own home.

Hamilton Beach Flip Belgian Waffle Maker with Non-stick Removable Plates
This option is designed to deliver a fluffy interior with a crispy texture on the outside.Hamilton Beach

This waffle maker also provides that flipping action to ensure you get thick, fluffy waffles and a crispy exterior. What makes it really stand out are the removable plates, making it easy to safely extract your waffles with no stick or scraping. Simply remove the grids once you’re done to make cleanup easy. It also features an adjustable browning control, which lets you go lighter or darker with your waffles so you get the golden glow you desire. The stainless-steel design is easy to wipe down after cooking, and its sleek, modern look ensures you can leave this waffle maker out on the countertop. The drip tray and easy-clean grids can be placed in the dishwasher to eliminate washing by hand.