Stove Top Waffle Iron

Stove top waffle maker

When we hear the word ‘waffle iron’ we think of a kitchen appliance akin to the toasted sandwich maker, with four plates hinged together and a cool-touch handle to open it with. Yet wired devices don’t have to be the only solution, and indeed they weren’t from the invention of the waffle in the 14th century, right up until the first electric waffle maker was produced in 1911.

In the 1300s German and Dutch chefs, maids and mothers would make waffles using a device made of two plates hinged together and held with two wooden handles. This would be placed into a fire where both sides of the device would get hot and the batter inside would cook. Later on, when the stove oven was invented, chefs would use a similar device as a modern day stove top waffle maker. They would heat one plate from underneath, and then flip the stove top Belgian waffle iron over, so that the other side was also equally cooked.

Best Selling Stove Top Waffle Irons

Rome's #1100 Old Fashioned Waffle Iron, Cast Iron Rome's #1100 Old Fashioned Waffle Iron, Cast Iron
List Price: $22.99
Sale Price: $18.99
 
Rome's 1028 Chuckwagon Waffle Iron, Cast Iron Rome's 1028 Chuckwagon Waffle Iron, Cast Iron
List Price: $34.99
Sale Price: $22.99
 
NordicWare 15040 Cast Aluminum Stovetop Belgium Waffle Iron NordicWare 15040 Cast Aluminum Stovetop Belgium Waffle Iron
List Price: $78.00
Sale Price: $33.50
 
Nordic Ware Silver Dollar Waffle Griddle Nordic Ware Silver Dollar Waffle Griddle
List Price: $47.00
Sale Price: $17.95
 
Cucina Pro 524 Heat Diffuser Plate Cucina Pro 524 Heat Diffuser Plate
List Price: $24.31
Sale Price: $18.01
 
Toas-Tite 21.75-Inch Long Handled Pocket Sandwich Grill, X-Large Toas-Tite 21.75-Inch Long Handled Pocket Sandwich Grill, X-Large
List Price: $31.99
Sale Price: $20.00
 
Nordic Ware Danish Ebleskiver Pan Nordic Ware Danish Ebleskiver Pan
List Price: $39.50
Sale Price: $19.98
 
Sunbeam FPSBDML920 Donut Maker, Yellow Sunbeam FPSBDML920 Donut Maker, Yellow
List Price: $39.99
Sale Price: $24.95
 
Chef's Design 20-Inch Double Burner Reversible Grill/Griddle Chef's Design 20-Inch Double Burner Reversible Grill/Griddle
List Price: $71.60
Sale Price: $53.04
 
Nordic Ware Norwegian Krumkake Iron Nordic Ware Norwegian Krumkake Iron
List Price: $48.00
Sale Price: $46.99
 


Today most of us opt for a wired waffle iron that heats itself, but for those of us who prefer a more rustic approach to cooking, the stove top Belgian waffle maker can be even more practical. You see, this kind of old fashioned waffle iron can be stored very easily with your other frying pans, and even hung up above the stove if you have a sturdy hook. There are no electrical parts to a stove top waffle iron, so you can clean it in your washing up bowl or dishwasher, rather than having to wait for the electric waffle machine to cool down and be ready for wiping.

If you’re interested in authentic, old style stove top waffle irons then please don’t be put off by the amalgam of electric waffle machines on the market today. While your local appliance store may not sell them, there are plenty of stove top waffle makers available to buy online, and in a variety of designs and materials. From the cast iron stove top waffle iron to the non stick stainless steel Pizzelle mold, there is a still a great deal of choice in the more traditional way of making waffles.

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

nora September 9, 2010 at 6:48 pm

I need a square shaped iron sandwich maker

Leave a Comment