Top 10 Best Waffle Makers – Make them fresh at home

Inspired by our trip to Brussels and the opportunity to sample real Belgian Waffles, we thought we could get some from the shops back in the UK only to find that they are no where near the taste and freshness of the waffles that we had.

We quickly set about looking for the best waffle makers and recipes.

Best Waffle Recipes from the Web

The Best Waffle Makers

Here is a quick list of electric waffle makers for home and commercial use.


Now for a closer look at each of these:

1. VonShef Quad Waffle Maker – Square Quad Waffles

For the price of a standard double waffle maker, the VonShef quad is great value, it is even cheaper than some of the double waffle makers on our list. But don’t let the price tag fool you, this is still a well built, sturdy, solid and heavy appliance. A word of warning, as with all waffle makers featured here, do not overfill the iron or it will be a messy affair or the lid might pop open. As it is a quad unit, it is also quite big so make sure you have the storage space for this. Depending on your recipes, you can enjoy your perfectly cooked waffle, all 4 of them in just over 4 minutes.

  • Power: 1200 Watt
  • Dimensions: Length: 30cm Width: 27cm Height: 12.7cm

2. Andrew James Double Waffle Maker – Square Double Waffle

This double Belgian Waffle Maker from Andrew James with its non-stick coated waffle iron and non-slip feet ensures that you get the best waffles each time. Remove your cooked waffle and clean the die cast aluminium plates easily, ready for a fresh batch if you are making more than 2. Apart from the recipe suggestions and instructions, a 1kg bag of Luxury Belgian Style Waffle Mix is also included to get your started. We like the stainless steel version, which looks rather stunning and professional.

  • Power: 700 Watts
  • Dimensions: 25.0L x 24.0W x 11.2H inches
  • Available in Red (Pantone 186C), Stainless Steel or Cream, although the Cream is out of stock.

3. JM Posner Belgian Waffle Maker – Round Single Waffle

Also comes with 1kg of Luxury Belgian Waffle Mix, this round Belgian Waffle Maker from JM Posner does the job. Its design may not be inspiring, but the unit is small and compact and makes 4 small quadrants that you can easily cut out from a single batch. If you have enough waffle to cover the bottom half of the plate without spilling, you are pretty much there. At the highest setting, it take around 5 minutes to cook to perfection. As with all the waffle makers featured here, the non-stick surface on the plates makes removing the cooked waffle and cleaning easy.

  • Power: 700 Watts
  • Also available is the double round waffle maker below

4. Trebs 99259 Waffle Maker – Round/Heart Single Waffle

The Trebs Waffle Maker bakes 5 delicious heart shaped waffles from every batch. It makes 5 sections instead of the typical 4. The round non-stick coated baking plate that creates heat shaped waffles is bound to be a conversation point and great for adding that festive fun to every occasion. You can also find Trebs Ice Cream Waffle Cone Makers for around the same price.

  • Power: 700 Watts
  • Dimensions: 18.5 x 18.5 x 27 cm ; 1.3 Kg

5. Severin 107847 Waffle Maker – Round/Heart Single Waffle

While not as established as VonShef or Andrew James, the Severin does look and works the part. Both the single and double versions make round waffles with 5 separate heart shaped sections. The Severins have a variable thermostat to control the temperature of the plate and two light indicators for power and ready to make brilliant waffles everytime. When putting them away, you can store them vertically with stands built-in.

  • Power: 700 Watts
  • Dimensions and Weight: 20.5 x 25.4 x 10.2 cm ; 1.6 Kg
  • A Severin Double Waffle Maker (1200 watt) version in black is also available.

6. JM Posner Double Waffle Maker – Round Double Waffle

Great for entertaining, this second JM Posner Waffle Maker makes 2 round waffles on its easy to clean, non-stick coated baking plates in minutes with power setting and light to indicate that the waffle is ready. Use the adjustable temperature controls to make two waffles the way you like it, whether it is light and fluffy or golden and crispy. As with its single waffle variant, this is still a compact waffle maker and comes supplied with a 1kg bag of Luxury Belgian Waffle Mix to get your started.

7. VonShef Double Waffle Maker – Round/Heart Double Waffles – DUAL WAFFLE MAKER

This is the second VonShef Waffle Maker on our list, instead of making 4 square waffle, this here makes two round waffles, each with its 5 separate sections giving you 10 pieces per batch of preparation. You can tear or cut each round waffle easily into its smaller pieces. It comes complete with a themostat control and pilot light that lets you take charge of the cooking temperature to make your waffle just the way you like it. Whether it is waffles for breakfast or snacks for the family, you can make them twice as fast baking 2 waffles at the same time, a great addition to the kitchen.

  • Power: 1100 – 1300 Watt
  • Dimensions: Length: 37cm Width: 27cm Height: 11.5cm

8. Krups Expert Waffle Maker FDK2 – Square Double Waffles

This professional looking Waffle Maker from Krups bakes two square waffles at the same time. With its simple 2 light indicator; one for power and the other, a green light that illuminates when optimal cooking temperature is reached and a simple one of switch, operating the waffle maker could not be easier. The spring loaded latch and cool to touch thermo insulated handle provides comfort and shafety when operating the unit. Extra feet and cable storage lets you stand the unit on its side with its cable safely tucked away when storing.

  • Dimensions: 15.5 x 29.5 x 31.6 cm

9. Gastroback Waffeleisen Professional Waffle Maker – Square Waffles – ROTATING

Sharing the top spot in terms of rating is the Professional Waffle Maker made in Germany. This professional grade waffle maker makes 1 waffle a minute with its powerful 1400 Watt plates. The rotating mechanism lets you turn the mould for optimum results. Together with the digital timer, audible beeper when ready and extra-crisp function, you can be assured of the perfect waffle every time one that is just as good as from a professional waffle maker.

  • Also available, an equally powerful 1400 Watt output non-rotating model is also available.

Commercial Waffle Maker

We have seen home use low volume waffle makers so far but what if you want to take it a step further like say run your own waffle stall or as an addition to your cafe, to serve freshly baked waffles. Check out this next waffle maker.

10. Waring WW180K Single Waffle Maker – Round Single Waffles – ROTATING, COMMERCIAL GRADE

Here is a commercial waffle maker for those who mean business. The single round waffle plate makes up to 25 waffles per hour. If you are looking to start a business you will be recouping your starting cost in a matter of days at the rate this baby churns out waffles. Finished in die-cast stainless steel with embedded heating elements for precise heating and together with the rotary feature, it provides for even baking and browning. The machine have a thermostat for temperature control, power switch and two light indicators; one for power and the other for ready. The machine makes an audible ‘Beep’ when the waffle is ready.

  • Power: 1200 W
  • Dimensions 235(H)x 260(W)x 508(D)mm
  • Also available: Waring WW200K Double Waffle Maker also with rotary mechanism with waffle plates on both sides (top and bottom).

The Waring WW200K Double Waffle Maker makes an impressive 50 waffles (200 portions) an hour.

In conclusion, the only way to enjoy fresh and warm waffles is not to take one out from the plastic bag and pop them in the toaster BUT to get a waffle iron and make it yourself at home.

Other Commercial Waffle Maker

Our Line-up

Here is a quick look at our line-up again. For the most up to date prices, please click on the links below:


Cuisinart 2-in-1 Sandwich and Waffle Maker

Cooks Professional Premium Waffle Maker

  • Rotary style waffle