Product reviewed: Krups 4 Slice Belgian Waffle Maker GQ502D51
Waffles are a weekly ritual in my family, so I am slightly obsessed with finding the best waffle iron to do the job. How can I get the perfect brown color every time to suit my preference for golden brown versus my daughter’s desire for light brown? Is there a deep pocket depth to fill with syrup, jam or anything else I can dream up? Turns out, these are not easy things to find, which is why I was thrilled to be testing out the Krups Belgian waffle maker.
The waffle maker goes straight from the box to the counter with no issues. There are two non-stick plates that easily click into place and one dial that turns the waffle maker on and adjusts browning levels, making start-up a cinch. The dial allows for five adjustable browning levels, ranging from light tan to dark golden brown. Every level is spot on and allows for individual preferences. Knowing when the waffle maker is ready to bake is key, something that often is lacking in other brands. This waffle maker has red and green lights and an audible beep indicating when the waffle maker is on, when it’s ready to bake, and when the waffles are ready to eat. The final test is clean up, which often can be a challenge with some kitchen tools. However, the plates pop off easily, are dishwasher safe, and the non-stick coating makes clean-up effortless.
The Krups waffle maker has another characteristic that makes it invaluable in my kitchen — it is kid-proof. When using hot kitchen tools, there often is a concern that someone may get burned, especially when kids are around and possibly helping. This waffle maker has a safety latch keeping the top closed and the outside of the waffle maker does not feel hot to the touch. Both extremely helpful features when little hands are prowling around!
For all you waffle fans out there, here is my tried-and-true recipe. Swap out the yogurt for buttermilk or add a half cup of beet puree for some pink waffle fun — sure to please kids and adults alike! This family friendly waffle maker is a must buy!
Makes 8 full Belgian waffles in the Krups 4 Slice Belgian Waffle Maker
- 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup milk
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted (optional)
- Place dry ingredients together in a bowl and stir.
- Place wet ingredients in a bowl and whisk.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and combine well.
- Follow waffle maker directions, typically ¼ cup to ⅓ cup batter per waffle.