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Waffle Iron

Anyone have a suggestion of where to buy a really nice European waffle iron (with a Swiss power cord) in Ticino? Or online? Thanks!
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Old 31.01.2011, 14:06
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I thought the creases were what made it a waffle! :)
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Old 31.01.2011, 14:19
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Re: Waffle Iron

I got mine in France (Carrefour), with EU chord that I plug into the little plug convertor (it's a few fr one), it was 20Euro, I think Moulinex. Fab.
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Old 31.01.2011, 14:36
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Re: Waffle Iron

Well, I can tell you what not to buy:

I have a Unold 3-in-1, a waffel maker, sandwich grill and regular grill in one. (From Manor.) Good price, and I thought it would be a handy little gadget. While it's great for panini/croque-monsieur type sandwiches, it's been a disapointment for waffles. It doesn't really get hot enough, the waffles come out rather limp, not crispy as I prefer.
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Old 31.01.2011, 14:44
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Well, I can tell you what not to buy:

I have a Unold 3-in-1, a waffel maker, sandwich grill and regular grill in one. (From Manor.) Good price, and I thought it would be a handy little gadget. While it's great for panini/croque-monsieur type sandwiches, it's been a disapointment for waffles. It doesn't really get hot enough, the waffles come out rather limp, not crispy as I prefer.
It's the amount of eggs one uses to make them crispy, I hate to lecture, hahaha...But it's true. I experimented, until I was sure, I like cooking from memory not from recipes. More eggs, more crispier. If the ratio make the dough too wet, it won't crisp. So, try cutting down on milk and add one more egg into the dough, and see if it works.

My dough is something like this:

1 and a half ish cup of flour
2teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1tb of dusting sugar
3eggs
4table spoons of butter
1 and a haf ish cup of milk (I cut down on the milk, too).

I add, depending on requests, lemon zest, orange zest, or cinnamon, or vanila sugar, or blue berries, raspberries, or gingerbread spice, rum flavor, etc.

And, I found pancake syrup, aaaah. I prefer the cheapo shoprite syrup to maple syrup.
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Old 31.01.2011, 14:54
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Re: Waffle Iron

Thanks, Music Chick!

Hmmm... Apple-cinnamon waffles for dinner tonight?



ETA for the OP:

IIRC, Manor had a pretty good selection of waffle makers. Worth browsing if you have one in your neighborhood.
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Well, I can tell you what not to buy:

I have a Unold 3-in-1, a waffel maker, sandwich grill and regular grill in one. (From Manor.) Good price, and I thought it would be a handy little gadget. While it's great for panini/croque-monsieur type sandwiches, it's been a disapointment for waffles. It doesn't really get hot enough, the waffles come out rather limp, not crispy as I prefer.
I have one of those three in on things I love mine. Well, I don't use it that much. But when I do it's great.

Mine is a hold on let me go look Philips I'm sure I bought it as Coop.

PS: Here is some essential Waffle reading http://www.waffleizer.com
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Re: Waffle Iron

Thank you Bridge99 for the thread, suddenly I am hit by a craving for waffles. I've tried the premade ones here but they're sweet () and tend to become "overly crisp" (read: burnt) when I toast them in the toaster.

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And, I found pancake syrup, aaaah. I prefer the cheapo shoprite syrup to maple syrup.
MusicChick, I tend to prefer "cheapy" syrup over good pure maple syrup also, my favorite always was Mrs.Butterworth's.

Here is a recipe that hopefully can come close to the taste I miss, maybe it will work for you also

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  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup butter
Preparation:
Using a heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat, heat maple syrup until 234 degrees Fahrenheit(soft ball stage on a candy thermometer).
Stir in butter.
Pour mixture into a deep bowl and beat with electric mixer until thick and creamy, about 4 minutes.
Keep stored in glass container in the refrigerator.
Spooned into decorative jelly jars, Maple Butter makes an excellent hostess gift.
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Anyone have a suggestion of where to buy a really nice European waffle iron (with a Swiss power cord) in Ticino? Or online? Thanks!
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Old 31.01.2011, 19:04
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I tend to prefer "cheapy" syrup over good pure maple syrup also
Why?

We do prefer the lower grades (B, C, D) as they have a stronger taste (due to being produced from sap with a lower sugar content), and also Vermont to Canadian.

Regarding your recipe, why mix in butter? We just butter the pancakes/waffles, then pour on the syrup.

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Old 31.01.2011, 19:25
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Why?

We do prefer the lower grades (B, C, D) as they have a stronger taste (due to being produced from sap with a lower sugar content), and also Vermont to Canadian.

Regarding your recipe, why mix in butter? We just butter the pancakes/waffles, then pour on the syrup.

Tom
So far as cheap vs higher grade, I'm not sure... the good stuff I got here was pretty runny while the cheapy stuff back in the US was nice and thick - also was tastier for dipping my bacon.


I butter my pancakes but was unable to really enjoy buttered waffles much as the nooks held "too much" butter, the solution was a maple-y + buttery syrup. Flavor of butter = good, texture of butter (if it doesn't melt into the waffle) = not so good... I can pour some warm syrup on waffles that have cooled a bit and still enjoy them, butter on cooled waffles isn't really my thing.

Then again, another "favorite" topping for waffles for me is some cream cheese and a tart jam like red currant or a lime marmalade.


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Re: Waffle Iron

Our supply comes via my sister in VT, either when she (or someone else) comes to visit, or when one of us goes there. My nephew knows that if he wants to come here and borrow one of my motorcycles, he'd better bring a gallon!

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If you look you will find the machines in Interdiscount, Coop, Media -Markt.

They are often sold as toasted sandwich makers, with exchangeable hot plates
http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...aker&x=13&y=16

Yesterday in Migros I saw some maple syrup, packed in Yoghurt style pots, with a green lid, near the yoghurts. Is it any good?

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Re: Waffle Iron

Tis kinda nice to be able to find Bisquick here.. finally
but nothing really beats a 1950s Betty Crocker waffle recipe with real maple syrup.....and that is difficult to find.

Gee these yummy threads can make a girl round just by reading 'em ah.. the willpower to resist is easily found though I don't know what I'd do if I had any of your scrumptious cooking around !
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