Looking for a new waffle maker? There are a lot of choices out there, but we break it down for you with this list of top-rated waffle makers for every budget and type.
I don’t just love a good waffle, I crave a good waffle. To be honest any type will hit the spot. Sweet, savory, cornmeal, sourdough, yeasted, instant, you name it. I don’t just use the iron for waffles either. Like most of us, I’ve tried waffle brownies, waffle cookies, and a whole other assortment of smashed-up, crisped-up delights.
With all of that waffling it’s important that I have a really sound, solid machine that can keep up with my family. There are so many out there though, it can be hard to decide which is the right choice for you.
And you know I know a good waffle maker since one of our TOP-RATED recipes here on All Things Mamma is our Homemade Waffle Recipe. ATM to the rescue on which waffle make you should try!
Top-Rated Waffle Makers
What you want in a waffle iron is that it’s well made, a value for the money, heats quickly, easy to clean, and has an automatic switch off feature. These top-rated waffle makers fit the bill.
Best Belgian Maker: Cuisinart Double Flip Belgian Waffle Maker
This beauty is $220. It has those well-needed heavy plates, is outrageously consistent and has an on-off switch, which is more unusual than you’d expect. Best of all, it makes two Belgian waffles, so you get double the fluffy waffle goodness in half the time.
Best Waffle Maker for Families: Krups Adjustable Temperature Waffle Maker with Removable Plates
This model is the go-to choice for The Big Brunch host Sohla El-Waylly. We love it because it’s easy to clean, heats quickly, and give you those thin and crisp waffles that are the stuff of dreams. But if you have a family, the biggest selling point for this one is that it makes 4 waffles so there’s less impatient waiting (and whining) for breakfast to be ready!
Best Budget Waffle Maker: Dash Mini Waffle Maker
How much is the Dash Mini Waffle Maker? $10. Yup. And yes, I did pick a few up at the grocery store on a whim. It comes in lots of colors—even leopard print!—and the littles like them so much. Get a box of the instant mix, put on aprons and let the kids go wild. (And if you love a good novelty waffle, check out the Dash Star Waffle Maker too.)
Best Reviewed Waffle Maker: Oster Belgian Waffle Maker in Stainless Steel Round
This is a solid choice for an $18.00 machine that makes one 8-inch waffle at a time. This one has incredibly positive reviews on Amazon too, which is a good thing. People love it and at under $20, this top-rated waffle maker is definitely worth the (small) investment, especially if you’re not the type to make waffles often.
Best Splurge-Worthy Waffle Maker: Breville Waffle Pro
Now, if you do make waffles all the time, it might be worth splurging on a higher-end model like the Breville Waffle Pro. It’s a powerhouse in the kitchen and a solid choice for the weekend waffle warrior, making 4 waffles at a time, with several levels of darkness and an option for manual timing.
Best Budget Flip Waffle Maker: Hamilton Beach 26030 Flip Belgian
Let’s also include the Hamilton Beach 26030 Flip Belgian machine with adjustable browning control. It’s a hearty tool and at $65 won’t break the bank. If you want a flip waffle maker and you don’t want to spend more than $100 to get one, this is the model for you.
Best Heart Waffle Maker: Chef’s Choice WafflePro
Chef’s Choice consistently ranks as a top-rated waffle maker—so much so that it’s hard to find its Belgian waffle maker on Amazon. But this heart waffle model is also a winner—not just because of the fun heart shape, but also because these waffles are a bit thinner than Belgian waffles, perfect for those who prefer their waffles on the crispy side.
The Bottom Line
Overall, you can spend a lot or a little on a top-rated waffle maker, and with so many choices out there, there is for sure something for everyone and every budget. Now go make some waffles!