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Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)

We set a price cap of about $100 and tested 13 irons, making batches of both a Belgian-style yeasted waffle batter and the batter for our everyday Cook's Illustrated Best Buttermilk Waffles in each machine.

What We Learned

Historians believe that the Belgian waffle was introduced to the United States by the Bel-Gem company at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. Producing waffles that are taller than conventional waffles and have deeper pockets, the European import became wildly popular. 

Today’s market is glutted with Belgian waffle makers, so we decided it was time we found the best one. We focuse...

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