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post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by newbymom05 View Post
That's the one I have and it's sitting unused in a drawer. It comes completely unseasoned, but even after seasoning it I have to heavily butter/oil it w/ each use, which leads to thin fried crispy waffle goodness. That's why it's in a drawer--I like soft fluffy waffles for breakfast. The waffles the cast iron makes remind me of something I might get at the State Fair. Seriously, the waffles it makes aren't like a waffle you may be used to eating, unless you're thinking "waffle cone".
Thanks for sharing this info... It is good to know. I must say, though, I have never met a waffle cone I didn't like!

I'm beginning to think that non-stick is the only way to get fluffy waffles - if that's what you're after. I think even the aluminum waffle makers of yesteryear were very thin, not fluffy or belgian. ? Not that I would use aluminum, either... just saying.

I don't think my dc would care if the waffles were flat or fluffy.... they're that desperate!

I think we should all petition lodge to make a preseasoned, cast iron, waffle maker... electric or stovetop, flat or fluffy - makes no difference/I'm not picky!
post #22 of 31
So funny that I clicked on this thread today. I have had the same cast iron waffle iron (link up-thread) for a few years. I seasoned it several times & never got an edible waffle from it until today! Apparently it is finally seasoned & I did reapply the CO with each waffle! I have a glass top electric stove as well, my concern was that when I flipped the iron over I had CO come out every time onto my burner. Now I have a stain on my brand new stove that I'm not sure how to remove??? Any advice? The waffles came out ok but were tough to me, reminded me of angel food cake that is hard to cut & eat. I did the egg yolks & whites separate as I've seen that technique recommended in many places, & didn't over beat the whites. so I don't know if I'll use it again any time soon? I'd love an electric Belgium waffle maker with cast iron plates!!! LODGE people are you reading this???
post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by newbymom05 View Post
Seriously, the waffles it makes aren't like a waffle you may be used to eating, unless you're thinking "waffle cone".
While mine are definitely thinner and crispier than belgian waffles, they are not hard like waffle cones! : I like the way they come out, though fluffy waffles are quite nice, too


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I'd love an electric Belgium waffle maker with cast iron plates!!! LODGE people are you reading this???
Me, too!!! Let's start a write in campaign! :
post #24 of 31
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While mine are definitely thinner and crispier than belgian waffles, they are not hard like waffle cones! : I like the way they come out, though fluffy waffles are quite nice, too
Waffle cone was the best I could come up w/, but you're right, they aren't like a waffle cone, they taste like they have 1000 more fat calories! Mmmmm, crispy fried goodness. I kept it just so I could use it for desserts.
post #25 of 31
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Now I have a stain on my brand new stove that I'm not sure how to remove??? Any advice?
Try Bar Keeper's Friend. It usually works very well on the cooktop!
post #26 of 31
I had an electric, Bosch waffle iron with cast iron, removable plates (that flipped over for grilled cheese/panini) that I got at a yard sale in the late 90's. Unfortunately, I passed it along before I knew better about non-stick when I got a fancy non-stick on for my wedding (which I'm not looking to replace too).

I'm pretty sure they don't make them anymore, but you never know what you'll find at a yard sale or thrift store!
post #27 of 31
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I had an electric, Bosch waffle iron with cast iron, removable plates (that flipped over for grilled cheese/panini) that I got at a yard sale in the late 90's. Unfortunately, I passed it along before I knew better about non-stick when I got a fancy non-stick on for my wedding (which I'm not looking to replace too).

I'm pretty sure they don't make them anymore, but you never know what you'll find at a yard sale or thrift store!
Thanks for this... good to know!
post #28 of 31

Hi...I have a very old Taylor Forbes made in Canada, cast iron waffle maker. It has wooden handles that sort of pulled off nail like projections. It has been in a box in the basement for years, as I had no idea it could be used on my electric stove. Mum used it inside the cover hole on her woodstove. It was rusty so I cleaned it with an sos pad and it is now lightly oiled with lard and is cooking upside down in the oven at 350 deg. I just finished seasoning a cast iron muffin tin. I used melted shortning to do that one...have no idea which is best??  I also have several cast iron frying pans.  I can't wait to try making waffles...so glad I found this site.

Desertstorm40 in N.B.

post #29 of 31

Hello...have a look at one exactly like mine. The link is below. I sure would love to know how old it is. I can't seem to find that information. Anyone have any info?

Desertstorm 40 in N.B.

 

 

http://etherwork.net/ejmtph/recipes/photopages/waffleiron.html
 

post #30 of 31
In another link on that page the owner says it is circa 1920's. it's on the page with the recipes.

Now I want waffles.
post #31 of 31

Using non stick for waffles occasionally will case no harm. I use cast iron for everything but waffles. 

 

Make your child and your husband happy. IT is really not a big deal and the only thing that is getting hurt right now is your husband's feeling.

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