If you make waffles for your family often and find yourself spending way too much time on them, you can get a waffle maker that makes at least two large waffles or four regular ones at the same time. You’ll find that breakfast or dessert is done in double quick time! Get the best double waffle maker you can and the waffles will be perfect and the unit will be easy to clean.
Of course, no waffle maker will be perfect if you don’t use the right recipes and technique to make them. One of the biggest mistakes that you can make is to use a cooking spray on the baking grids. These sprays tend to build up residue over time and cause batter to stick, making the waffles tough to remove. Only lightly wipe the surface with olive or canola oil.
The second mistake is when detergent or soap is used to clean the plates. This too causes the life of the cooking grids to deteriorate fast. You should only wipe the plates with a hot wet cloth once they have cooled down.
The final mistake is when cooks use too much baking powder in the batter. Reduce that and the waffles will come out cleanly.
There are two types of double waffle makers to choose from. One has two grids separated in the middle and the baking unit can be flipped over to fill each grid. This makes two large waffles at a time. The other type is a single but large fixed horizontal maker with 4 grids. Each grid will be regular sized. The former usually takes up less counter space than the latter and the top and bottom of each waffle will be evenly browned. We’ve selected 2-3 of the best of each kind for you to choose from below.
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If you want a waffle maker that can make more than just waffles, like say sandwiches or pancakes, you’ll need a unit that comes with removable grids that you can switch out easily. However, units with fixed plates tend to turn out better quality waffles.
Double Sided Flip-Style Waffle Makers
Taking up very little space in your kitchen but making two large waffles at once, this style of waffle maker not only speeds up your baking but also ensures that every waffle is evenly cooked through and is just as crisp on the top edge as it is on the bottom. This is because each side of the maker flips upside down after being filed and closed.
Conair Double Belgian Waffle Maker (WMK600)
If you’re looking to make quality waffles at a middle of the road price, the Conair Double Belgian Waffle Maker by Waring Pro is for you. It is the best-selling maker on the market and the WMK600 model is a lighter upgraded one.
The easy to use temperature dial lets you select the temp that best suits the kind of waffles you want to make. Two LED lights on the individual units let you know each side is cooking and 3 audible “beeps” let you know they are done.
This is a 1400 watt unit, so it makes waffles quickly. Weighing in at about 9 pounds, it is a sturdy unit as well. The non-stick surface is a Teflon (PTFE) derivative, and it works best if you use a bit of olive oil or canola oil with each waffle. That said, although it is a consumer model, it has the capabilities to hold up to commercial use, which means for home waffle making, it’s going to last a long time.
KitchenAid Waffle Baker with CeramaShield Nonstick Coating (KWB110OB)
If you want the best and price is no object, then look no further than the KitchenAid Waffle Baker. It will cost you nearly 6 times more than the least expensive waffle maker on this list, but if the best quality waffles are your goal, you’ve come to the right place.
At 1400 watts and the engineering designed into it, this is the fastest Double sided waffle maker here. Once warmed up, you literally pour in the batter, close the lid, rotate to the other side, pour in the batter, close the lid and rotate, and pull out a freshly baked waffle. Just about as fast as you can pour and rotate, you’ll have a ready waffle to serve.
The timer is digital, and you set the time by turning a dial and watching an LED screen count it down. It features an over-bake indicator, auto shut off and a ready light.
This is the heaviest unit here coming in at around 20 pounds. It is big and bulky, which means it will stay where it is planted on your counter. That’s a good thing.
Best of all, it uses a new, chemical free, non-stick surface. No PTFE or derivatives, and you don’t even need to use a cooking spray either.
So, if you are a waffle connoisseur and have deep pockets, you can’t do better than this.
BLACK+DECKER Double Flip Waffle Maker (WMD200B)
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, are OK with waiting a bit, but still want quality waffles, the Black & Decker Double Flip Waffle Maker will do you and your budget right.
This 1200 watt unit is not the fastest waffle maker here, but it is the least expensive unit of them all. What matters most is that for the price, this is the best bang for the buck unit available at any price range.
There are no bells and whistles here, just two LED lights. Red, when the unit is heating, and green when it’s ready. You’ll have to manually time it yourself, so a bit of trial and error is to be expected to make perfect waffles.
It’s lightweight at about 6 pounds, so it’s easy to move about and store in a cabinet. The PTFE non-stick surface will need a bit of cooking spray for optimum non-sticking. Best of all, it comes with a two year warranty, which is as good as any on this list.
If you are on a budget, want to see what double Belgian waffle makers are all about, or just know a good deal when you see one, this one can’t be beat.
Oster Double Flip Wafflemaker
Of course, from one of the foremost makers of kitchen appliances, you would have to expect that an Oster product would be one of the best. And true to form, the Oster Double Flip Waffle Maker is right there.
This is the second least expensive unit on this list, but it brings 1400 watts of power to the table. At about 7 pounds, it is lightweight and easy to move, and it is the most uniquely designed units here.
The temperature control dial, with little icons that show the color of the waffles from light brown to dark brown, lets you adjust the temperature right at your fingertips. There are warming and ready LED lights, and an LED that turns from red to green when your waffle is done.
It comes in an attractive red color that will stand out on virtually any counter top.
Always remember to use a cooking spray with this unit on the PTFE non-stick surface, but for the price, this is one of the best deals available.
One-sided 4-Piece Waffle Makers
The above three give you two large waffles by providing two cooking surfaces that cook both sides evenly. The following options give you 4 regular sized waffles on fixed horizontal grid plates. Though you can make more waffles at one time, you’ll need more counterspace, so choose wisely if you have a small kitchen. You also won’t get both sides of your waffles to be equally crispy or even as the grids do not flip, so be aware that the bottom can be crispier than the top. However, this may not be as big of a deal for you if quick cooking is more important.
Cuisinart 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker (WAF-150R)
Four 1 inch deep Belgian style waffles is what you’ll get with this 1200 watt Cuisinart 4-Slice waffle maker. Each waffle will be 4.5 inches square but you can also use it to make one large waffle that is 9 inches square. Some customers said that you probably won’t need to oil the plates.
The exterior is stainless steel, the baking grids are non-stick and you have two indicator lights. The green one illuminates once to tell you when you should pour the batter in and again when the waffles are cooked. The red lights up once you close the unit and the waffles cook. You can choose any one of five temperature settings.
The electric cord wraps around the base when the unit is not being used and its footprint measures 14.2″ l x 10.2″ w x 4.7″ h and weighs 10 lbs. You can get this in plain silver or in red with a 3 year limited warranty.
As noted above, you should not expect that the top of the waffles will come out as brown and crispy as the bottom, but that’s because the grids do not flip upside down.
Chef’s Choice Classic Pro 4-Square Waffle Maker (854)
If you don’t like Belgian style thick waffles and prefer thin crispy ones, the Chef’s Choice Classic Pro is the waffle maker you should get. In fact it goes one step further – you can choose one of two settings for texture. One setting is for fast bake, which gives you crisp on the outside, moist on the inside, just like Belgian style. The second setting is slow bake, which will give you all-round crunchiness. In addition, you can select your temperature setting to control browning. Floating hinges ensure even thickness of all 4 waffles.
Two indicator lights tell you when to pour in the batter, when it’s in the middle of cooking, and when the waffles are ready.
The pockets are not as deep as Belgian waffle makers, so they won’t hold as much in toppings. You will need to lightly oil the plates before each use.
This unit comes with only a one year limited warranty but there have been no complaints from Amazon customers of any problems with it.