Summary: Our older Cuisneart WAF-6 maker broke, so we needed to get a new one, since "Waffle Sundays" have become a tradition in our house. So we saw this newer model, smaller footprint Belgian stlye maker, and at a lower price to boot. Win-win! (or so we thought) So far after 4 weekends worth of trying to make an actual light , fluffy *EDIBLE* Belgian waffle, we've yet to reach our goal.
Summary: as with the other reviews here, i agree this waffle maker cooks EXTREMELY UNEVENLY. the middle cooks/browns, while the permiter is significantly less browned or cooked. EXTREMELY annoying--you can serve a waffle like this to anyone. Piece of crap.
Summary: I was SO excited to receive this waffle maker as a birthday present...to have to return it to the store was a serious buzz kill. I had two particular issues with this waffle maker that were insurmountable: first, the cooking was amazingly uneven. I would get a light golden-brown circle on the top and bottom of the waffle, but the edges never cooked; second, the heat differential between the settings of 3 and 4 is extreme.
Summary: I am so glad I purchased this waffle iron. It heats up super quick and you can make multiple batches of waffles in a snap. We like ours a bit less crunchy so I use the low setting & they are just perfect. The cleanup is easy too.
Summary: No need to spray beforehand--waffles didn't stick to the iron at all. I cooked a batch using my standard recipe from The New Joy of Cooking, and they came out golden, fluffy and delicious. A little crispier would be better, but maybe I'll try tweaking the recipe to fix that.
Cuisinart WAF-100 4-slice Belgian Waffle Maker - uneven cooking
B Hsu "honeybee", Amazon
9 April 2010
Summary: I was very disappointed with this waffle iron. I thought because it was a Cuisinart, and based on the reviews I had read, it would be a great waffle iron that was easy to use. It was easy to use, but the waffle cooked unevenly. There was a circle in the center of the finish waffle that was much darker than the rest of the waffle, which showed that the plates did not heat evenly.
Summary: This is the only good waffle Iron I have ever owned. It cooks very evenly and has a great light that lets you know when the waffles are done. The bottom hardly ever sticks and the top, if I spray it only ONCE per cooking day then there is pretty much never any sticking. You can make a double batch, wrap in plastic, and freeze and then have some great waffles in the toaster later but freshly made is alway king.
Summary: I have owned mine for about a year now. On the up side, it does generally make good waffles, evenly cooked (though the top not quite as much as the bottom). My biggest issues with this model are: 1) Messy. There is not much overflow so we either end up with a mess, or waffles that are not whole because we didn't put in enough batter (to avoid overflow).