What are your thoughts on the models of Belgian waffle makers that flip/rotate versus standard waffle makers that do not flip over?
Well, the flip/rotate waffle maker is top of the line right now imho. The rotation makes waffles more uniform with less voids and both waffle plates get covered with batter more evenly. So it's a nice feature to have, but in the end... we made lots of great tasting waffles without the rotating waffle maker :)
What if you live in a country where you can't get a waffle maker? Can you make them on the stove like pancakes?
You can make them like pancakes, but it's not quite the same. Maybe you can order waffle maker from amazon.com or ebay.com? They ship worldwide!
you have a computer and the internet but you cant find a store that sells waffle makers
if you really can't find a waffle maker try a jaffle maker. This will produce pretty good waffles minus the grid pattern.
Do you have to grease your waffle maker before adding the mixture?
@chocolate: well, it depends on the waffle maker and how much oil/butter is added to the waffle batter. Some bigger and older waffle makers need some grease to prevent waffles from sticking. New ones can bake waffles without extra greasing, but sometimes the waffles bake better if you do it.
can u make a waffle cone on a Belgium waffle maker cause i really don't want to go out and buy one at the store if i have a waffle maker it seems dumb
Old-style cast iron waffle makers do a really good job, last forever, and don't take up as much room at those big machine-ones. Plus you can cook on electric stoves, gas, or fire (take it camping with you!) And their non-stick abilities improve with time if you don't maltreat them. And the waffles that come out of them are somehow tastier than the ones I've had out of waffle making machines. I just wanted to get that info out there. You do have to do the timing yourself.
I just wanted to ask, how is it best to store both the batter in the fridge and the waffle once it's made?
Should the batter be in an airtight container?
As for the waffle already made, I read somewhere it's best after making it, to put it in a ziploc bag and freeze it. Then once you're ready to eat, just take it out and put it in the oven for a few minutes.
Would a microwave be just as good?
Considering using the oven for a few seconds uses more power than a 15-30 second nuke would.
From my experience, storing food in airtight container is always best - less oxidation and no worries about some other foods leaving their smell on your waffle batter.
When freezing waffles, I do the same as you said, ziploc bag and I try to squeeze all the air out. When I know I'll be putting waffles into freezer I usually don't bake them until the end, I leave them a bit softer. Then when I want to eat them I thaw them and the put the in my waffle maker for a while. I guess if they are completely done, microwave should do just fine.
I freeze waffles stacked with wax paper and use the toaster to defrost/heat them back up.
I always cook extra waffles and put them in ziplock bag in freezer. I then take them out and microwave until soft and then place in wide slot toaster until crisp. only takes a couple of minutes and they are almost as good as just out of waffle maker.
I would like to make Liege waffles just like they do in Belgium. What is the best waffle iron for this and where can I get it?
I don't think you can make waffle cones with Belgian waffle maker.
You can use a pizzelle iron , or a krumkake iron to make waffle cones. The Swedish have a tapered wooden dowel to help form the cone after baking. I have seen all these things for sale on eBay.
i ♥ waffles they are so warm and delicious
Why is it important to flip your waffles whiling cooking?
Is there a different Waffle maker for Liege Waffles. If so Where can I Find one.
Are waffles the only thing you can make in a waffle maker?