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Mar 15, 2011- Cuisinart "Waffler"...

Last month we posted a FirstLook at Cuisinart's new waffle insert for their Griddler. Today, we report on our FirstUse efforts with what we are affectionately calling the "Waffler."

We have never made fresh waffles so we have no family recipe (secret or otherwise) on hand for the FirstUse test. We know that waffles made by any waffle iron is only as good as the recipe used to make the batter. We did a quick search on Google and got WAY more answers than was helpful. Then we remembered that, along with the instructions on how to use the waffle plates, there were a dozen waffle recipes as well. We thought "Basic Waffles" was a good FirstUse choice.

The ingredients list was simple (flour, sugar, eggs, milk, oil, baking soda, baking powder, and salt) and the steps were simple (beat eggs, mix in bowl). Getting the Waffler ready was literally a snap: remove the grilling plates, snap in the waffle plates, set the right dial to "Griddle", set the left temperature dial to 400º, wait unit the light turns green.

Once the temperature was reached, we laddled in enough batter to cover the plate, closed the cover, and let it cook for the prescribed four minutes. After four minutes, we lifted the cover and removed four perfectly formed waffles. The instructions did call for spraying the plates with a non stick cooking spray. We didn't use any in this FirstUse and clearly it was not needed.

Our first and second set of waffles came out great! They were crisp on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside. We are VERY impressed with the Waffler, both with how easy it was to use and how well the waffles came out. We will continue to try new recipes, perfect our waffle-making skills, and update readers with our experiences. If you have a family recipe that you are willing to share, drop us a note. We'll be happy to try it out on the Waffler. If it works out, we'll share it with everyone. [Permalink] - Cuisinart "Waffler" FirstUse


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