I purchased this as a Father's Day gift for my husband who loves to make waffles. He's an excellent chef! I don't want to rain on his parade....but the beeping of this machine is driving me totally nuts....especially when he's getting up to make such a lovely breakfast and I'm awoken to this annoying beeping. I get the machine beeps when it's at temperature, or if the waffles are cooked....but what's with all the beeps in between....hugely annoying. If anyone knows how to "de-beep" this waffle maker do tell!