I been wanting a waffle maker for a long time, but then I am pretty sure it will be tossed aside once I've used it a couple times. So why did I end up buying one? Well, the reason was simple, you see I am huge fan of The Amazing Race, and one of the episode was filmed in Belgium, where they were making these delicious looking Belgium waffles. After that episode and my weakness for food, I immediately told R "we need a waffle maker". Low and behold, here it is... (hopefully I will use it often :P)
The box contained the nice stainless steal waffle maker, a moveable tray to catch all the spills and a little measuring cup. Unlike some of the other cheaper ones, this was polished and heavy (good material).
The buttons on this thing was pretty simple: ON and OFF and a dial to control the temperature (browning). There were also 2 lights, the Power On and the Ready. Once you flick the switch to on, the waffle maker will heat up and beep and light up when it's ready.
Since the plates are non-stick, no oil spray is required, but I still did spray it once in a while. By doing so, it can keep your plates looking new and remain non-stick. Once you pour the mix in, just close the handle and turn it 180 degree to let it cook.
They included a little cup to measure the how much mix is needed per waffle, but it really depend on the mix. If it's thick, then you may need more and less if it's thin.
See this is a case where I put a little too much, and the waffle mixed spilled over. Once the steam subside, a beep sounds will let you know it's ready.yeast recipe, and it turned out perfect. In a nutshell, I love my new Cuisineart waffle machine, because it's just so easy to use and clean (wipe the plates with a paper towel and brush the crumbs away).
Just a tip, if you use a yeast recipe, you an prepare the night before, and just let it rise in the fridge.