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Top Waffle Makers

A waffle maker brings a family together. Who can resist? The Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice awards recognize the top waffle makers on the market, based solely on the product reviews we collect and publish daily on Viewpoints. Our reviews are written by ordinary consumers, not professional testers. These blenders all meet Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice award eligibility and represent the top 13 percent of 75+ waffle makers reviewed on Viewpoints. Put a smile on someone’s face (and your own). Make a waffle.

Viewpoints recommends these two waffle makers as top choices:

Presto FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker 03510

Best Overall: Waffle Makers

Presto FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker 03510 ($50)

Rated 91 | 57+ reviews

Home-cooked waffles have never been easier than with the Presto FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker. It rotates 180° for even baking and stores in a vertical position to save counter space. “A great, affordable, space-saving” waffle maker, waffles are “easy and fun to make” with the Presto FlipSide, say reviewers.

“Don’t look any further! This has all you need! There is not one small detail about this waffle maker that I didn’t like … The waffles cook quickly and evenly, and the cleanup is absolutely a breeze.”Reekaaguas, Reviewer since 2013

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Oster Chrome Belgian Waffle Maker ($25)

Rated 87 | 42+ reviews

This affordable waffle maker is made with a nonstick plate and adjustable temperature control and a cool touch handle to ensure perfect waffles every time.  This waffle maker  is “fantastic for the price” and has nonstick coating so effective there’s “no need to apply oil or butter ever again.” For $25, we call it a steal.

“This waffle maker is really cheap and works great! Seriously, sometimes you get a bad quality item because you didn’t pay much for it, but that’s not the case here. It’s a reliable machine that you can use in the morning to make your waffles and it will be done in about 5 minutes.”comeatmebro, Reviewer since 2010

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More Top Waffle Makers

These seven waffle makers are award-winners too! They meet the tough criteria for a Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice award and are also highly recommended: 

Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker WMK300Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker WMK300 ($70)

This brushed stainless steel waffle maker has a rotating feature to ensure an evenly cooked waffle and a nonstick grid for easy cleaning. The browning control knob allows you to adjust the readiness of the waffle to your liking. It’s Viewpoints-rated at 91 with 36+ reviews.

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KitchenAid Pro Line Series Waffle BakerKitchenAid Pro Line Series Waffle Baker ($150)

This is not your ordinary waffle maker. The KitchenAid Waffle Baker has two separate plates, allowing you to cook two consistently baked waffles at the same time. It also features a preheat indicator and Viewpoints-rated at 90 with 33+ reviews.

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Oster Flip Belgian Waffle Maker 3874 Oster Flip Belgian Waffle Maker 3874 ($40)

This professional quality waffle maker distributes batter evenly with its flipping feature and ensures waffles are cooked perfectly and evenly. The device comes with a removable drip tray, cool touch handle and non-stick plates. Viewpoints-rated at 87 with 56+ reviews, this waffle maker is “easy to use” with “great results.”

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Top-Waffle-Makers-Proctor-SilexProctor Silex 26500 Morning Baker Waffle Iron ($27)

The Proctor Silex Morning Baker Waffle Iron is a basic, budget-friendly waffle maker that’s non-stick (“excellent”) and cooks evenly. The waffle grid is Belgian style and stores upright. Reviewers love the simplicity. It’s Viewpoints-rated at 87 with 54+ reviews and perfect for couples.

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Black & Decker WBM500 Belgian Waffle MakerBlack & Decker WBM500 Belgian Waffle Maker ($30)

This waffle maker is divided into four sections making sharing or customizing easy. The device is made with a nonstick grid for easy release and quick cleaning. The unit also easily stands upright for space-saving storage. Viewpoints-rated at 86 with 67+ reviews, it’s a “wonder appliance.”

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Black & Decker G48TD Grill and Waffle BakerBlack & Decker G48TD Grill and Waffle Baker ($60)

This unique waffle machine with 3-in-1 design is perfect for making a full breakfast meal. Begin by making waffles, then reverse the plates to reveal a griddle for preparing eggs, bacon or toast. The versatile device is Viewpoints-rated at 86 with 31+ reviews, this device “works wonderfully.”

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Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle Maker WMR-CACuisinart Round Classic Waffle Maker WMR-CA ($55)

This waffle maker has a five-setting browning control and regulating thermostat with indicator lights. The device is made with nonstick baking plates and brushed stainless steel outer casing. Viewpoints-rated at 85 with 86+ reviews, reviews say this device is “Expensive but works great.”

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Editor’s Note: Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice awards were given in October and November, 2013, and current product ratings may differ.