Waffle irons get a bum rap from proponents of de-cluttering and home organization, but you know what? When I owned a working waffle iron, I used that sucker all the time.
I’ve really missed my waffle iron, but wanted to hold out for a model with removable plates that I could clean easily. Surprisingly rare!
So. I found one:
I think it may be the exact same model my mom had when I was growing up. The plates snap out, flip over, and then you can make awesome grilled cheese sandwiches that are all pressed flat. Since I grew up with pressed flat grilled cheese, this is how I believe grilled cheese is meant to be eaten. Even better was when you’d forget to flip the plates before heating the grill, and you’d have to make a grilled cheese on the waffle plates. Awesome.
This one also lays flat, giving you a perfect flat surface for, say, pancakes. A little minimal if you’re doing pancakes for a lot of people, but still probably better than trying to do them on the stove in a frying pan.
So, a little pricier than I thought a waffle iron would be, but it’s not just a waffle iron, so I guess that’s okay.
This weekend’s plan is to replicate the bacon waffle I got on my sole trip to Vegas. J says he’ll eat pretty much anything I cook, so he’s in.