Product reviewed: Proctor Silex Belgian Waffle Maker
Every weekend, my kids look forward to a nice, family breakfast that usually includes waffles — not homemade, but frozen waffles. I always keep a stash of them in the freezer because I’ve always been too intimidated to make them myself. For some reason, the process seems complicated! When I received the Proctor Silex Belgian Waffle Maker, I felt this was my chance to step outside my comfort zone and give homemade waffles a try.
When I opened the box of the Belgian waffle maker, I was pleased to see it was the ideal size for my countertop. There was no assembly required, and it had sleek, nonstick plates that help make cleanup easy. The power and preheat lights, located on the top of the waffle maker, let you know when the waffle maker is on and when to add batter.
The Proctor Silex Belgian Waffle Maker is very easy to use. I plugged in the waffle maker to allow it to heat up while mixing batter. A green light comes on when the waffle maker is ready to be used. Be sure to mist the plates with cooking spray before adding batter. I recommend using about ⅔ cup of batter to get the perfect size waffle.
While the waffle is cooking, you will notice that the top of the appliance starts to rise slightly. This is completely normal; it means the waffle is rising and cooking properly. The process takes about five minutes, but I prefer a slightly crunchy waffle, so I let it cook for a seven to eight minutes. While a waffle is cooking, hot steam comes out from the sides, so make sure you do not stand too close. I like how this waffle maker seems to cut the waffle into four sections, which comes in handy when serving my kids. After using the maker, I allow it to cool and use a wet cloth to wipe it down.
I would definitely recommend the Proctor Silex Belgian Waffle Maker because it can easily be used during the week for a quick breakfast or for a fancy brunch with friends. Plus, you can make savory waffles with a few added veggies or regular waffles with a serving of fresh fruit!