CHEAP WAFFLE MAKER

Are you looking for a cheap waffle maker? We all love waffles, dripping with syrup and butter or berries and whipped cream. However you enjoy your waffles, they are just plain fun to make and eat. The problem is that we usually save these treats for breakfast outings, when we could just as easily whip them up in our own homes, whenever we want. You can even make it a Sunday morning tradition. The key is to get a good quality one that is easy to clean up and is reasonably priced.

Cheap waffle maker

So, what should you look for in an cheap waffle maker?

There are several high quality waffle makers on the market that do not cost a fortune. Here are some things to consider:

  • You want one with an indicator that tells you, when it is at the right heat and when your breakfast is done.
  • You want to make sure that the one that you buy is from a reputable company. Buying from a company like Cuisinart, Proctor or Black and Decker, is a good way to make sure that you have a solid warranty, behind the product.
  •  It should have good reviews. Today, finding product reviews is really very easy.
  •  Look for words like non stick and compact.
  •  It should be easy to store. Many are able to stand upright, so that they take up less counter space.
  •  It should be priced within your budget. Yummy waffles should not cost a fortune.
  •  It should be extremely easy to clean and have a nonstick pan. You do not want to spend all day, trying to clean it.

The question then is not whether to buy one but how to get a good quality one, at the best price. Fortunately, there are several good quality, inexpensive ones to choose from.

Here are three of the top brands, and their most reasonably priced models, reviewed:

The Cuisinart WMR CA Round Classic Waffle Maker is our top choice in the cheap waffle maker category. It has dual indicator lights, a round non stick plate with four quarters and you are able to stand it up for easier storage. 

Cuisinart WMR CA Round Classic Waffle Maker

Cuisinart WMR CA Round Classic Waffle Maker

We love their thermostat, which actually works properly and keeps you from burning your waffles. The plate gives consistent heat throughout, so that the entire waffle is cooked properly. Oh, and it is extremely easy to clean, which is always a plus. It also comes with an indicator that tells you when the maker is ready to be used and when your waffles are ready. This is a great quality product for the price.

Our next recommendation for a cheap waffle maker is the Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian Waffle Maker, Stainless Steel. If price is your main concern, then definitely consider this model. This model is easy to use, has a non stick grilling plate, an indicator to let you know when it is ready, and is small enough to store easily. This is a basic waffle maker. It does its job and it does it well.

Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian Waffle Maker

Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian Waffle Maker

 

Finally, there is the Black and Decker Flip Waffle Maker. We love the cool design. It is designed to make one oversized waffle at a time. It has a unique rotate and cook design and has the standard light to let you know when your waffles are ready. The handle is cool to the touch, which makes turning your waffles painless. We like that you can make about a dozen waffles, without having to reheat it. There are a few things that we do not love about it though. Firstly, that there is no heat adjustment. It is not really a problem, but it would have been nice. Secondly, there is no signal that the waffles are done. Finally, the grills do not come out for cleaning. This is a basic waffle maker. It does it’s job but we prefer the previous two.

Black and Decker Flip Waffle Maker

Black and Decker Flip Waffle Maker

Conclusion

Cheap waffle makers are not difficult to find. You just want to make sure that you look beyond, just the price, to ensure that you are getting quality. You want it to last you for a while and to be easy to use. You want to be able to roll out of bed in the morning, flip it on and be able to have yummy waffles, as soon as possible. You also want to be able to have it cleaned up quickly and easily, in case you want to bounce back into bed, for a few more winks.