Do your kids love waffles? Or maybe you love to start the day with crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside waffles with fruit, chocolate, and whipped cream on top. If this is you, but you’d like to stay away from many of these nonstick or teflon coated appliances, there are other options. Many people believe that teflon, once it starts to break down, can be hazardous to your health.
For more information on whether or not cooking with Teflon is hazardous your health, read these two articles.
If you’re family is begging you for waffles but you don’t want to take a chance on Teflon, there are other options! Although most waffle makers contain a Teflon (PTFE and PFOA) non-stick coating, there are now options such as cast iron or ceramic.
Today, we’re going to focus on ceramic coated waffle makers.
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), toxic fumes from the Teflon chemical released from pots and pans at high temperatures may kill pet birds and cause people to develop flu-like symptoms. Although this isn’t something that’s done easily, it only comes out at extremely high temperatures that are sustained for long periods of time, it’s not something I want my family to experience when I’m making waffles!
Luckily, in today’s day and age, it’s much easier to find alternatives. Let’s look at some of Easy Kitchen Appliances’ favorite ceramic waffle makers.
Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker with Ceramic Nonstick Finish
This Presto FlipSide is the number 1 best selling waffle iron on Amazon and with good reason. It features impeccable durability, ceramic plates, countdown timer, flip features, and best of all, 4.6 stars out of 5 on over 4,000 reviews on Amazon.
Read an in depth Easy Kitchen Appliances review of this Presto FlipSide Waffle Maker.
Oster CKSTWF1502-ECO DuraCeramic Belgian Waffle Maker
Oster manufactures a wide variety of waffle makers. We decided to go for DuraCeramic because it cooks waffles 20% faster while keeping it’s ceramic plates super easy to clean. It’s ceramic nonstick coating won’t flake or peel and will last four times longer than the average. It also features adjustable temperature control and indicator lights.
Chefman RJ03-4S-CM 4 Slice Ceramic Waffle Maker, Black
The waffle maker from Chefman has the eco friendly non-stick ceramic coating (PTFE and PFOA Free Non Stick Plates) and is capable of making four square shaped waffles at a time. The device comes with adjustable settings which let you control the cooking process and give you the precision you need to make the perfect waffle. It includes a recipe book and also includes access to ClubChefman.com for recipes, tutorials, connecting with other chefs, and more. It’s actually a pretty cool perk and not something usually seen with other kitchen appliance purchases.
George Foreman GRP4842MB Multi-Plate Evolve Grill, (Ceramic Grilling Plates, and Waffle Plates Included)
Literally cook anything that you want with this 3-in-1 George Foreman Evolve Grill. The Evolve Grill System offers a wide range of cooking options. Use the ceramic plates to make delicious waffles or even scrambled eggs or burgers. Its digital control panel clearly displays the cooking time and grill temperature, which ranges from 325-450, plus the 500 searing burst. The buttons are level with the grill exterior, making the surface easy to wipe clean. The premium grill plates are covered with a multilayer, nonstick ceramic coating that simplifies cleanup and reduces the need for excess oil and butter. The plates are PTFE- and PFOA-free in order to keep your family safe. Not only that, but the grill plates are completely removable and dishwasher-safe.
Read an in depth Easy Kitchen Appliances review of the George Foreman Evolve Grill.
Oster CKSTWFBF10MR-ECO DuraCeramic Flip Waffle Maker
The Oster DuraCeramic coating is a signature technology for Oster Waffle makers and brings remarkable benefits for its users. This difference between this Oster and the other one on this list is that this one has the flip feature. The flip features along with temperature control gives you an evenly cooked Belgian waffle every time. Best of all, the safe, natural ceramic coating is PFOA and PTFE free, so you can enjoy your food without any worries. It’s also easy to wipe clean and the appliance stores vertically for space saving storage.
Read an in depth Easy Kitchen Appliances review of the Oster DuraCeramic Flip Waffle Maker.
KitchenAid KWB110OB Waffle Baker with CeramaShield Nonstick Coating
If you’re looking to take your waffles to the next level, consider the KitchenAid Waffle Baker. It’s an elite waffle maker that bakes two Belgian waffles at a time on it’s ceramic nonstick plates. It has a preheat indicator, overbake indicator, digital timer, and automatic shutoff. This KitchenAid waffle baker is similar to other KitchenAid products in that it does its job excellently, but man does it come with a hefty price tag! It’s one of the most expensive waffle makers I’ve ever seen and honestly, because of that reason alone, I just can’t recommend it!
The ceramic waffle irons mentioned above aren’t just good ceramic waffle irons, they’re good waffle irons no matter what you’re looking for. You can’t go wrong with the choices above. If we had to rank the choices above, I think I would put them in the following order.
- George Foreman Evolve – because of it’s multi-functionality and durability
- Presto FlipSide – because of it’s number 1 status on Amazon
- Oster Duraceramic Flip – Oster is an incredible brand and the flip feature ensures even cooking
- Oster Duraceramic regular – nothing wrong with this, just prefer the flip one!
- Chefman – nothing wrong with it, just too many others to choose from
- KitchenAid – Sorry not sorry, it’s just too expensive!