Proctor-Silex 26070 Belgian Waffle Maker Review

Proctor-Silex 26070 Belgian Waffle Maker Review

When you think about Proctor-Silex, what comes to mind? Is it chewy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, delicious waffles topped with strawberries, whip cream, and nutella? Or is it clothes irons? It’s probably clothes irons.

Not anymore, though! Proctor-Silex takes that same excellence that they use in producing irons and other appliances to the kitchen.

They make a mean waffle maker!

Tested. Proven.®

That’s the Proctor-Silex motto. When they design an appliance, they don’t cut corners. They put hundreds of loaves of bread through a Proctor Silex designed toaster before it’s deemed worthy of production. They have a commitment of quality and do the extra work to earn the trust of their customers around the world.

Tested. Proven.® These may seem like two simple words, but these are words that Proctor Silex takes to seriously. It’s their promise to their customers. For generations these products have been bought and placed on countertops across the country, and every day they feel they earn the opportunity to stay there. From creation to production, their goal is to bring you reliable products at reasonable prices.

Proctor-Silex History

Proctor-Silex isn’t only concerned with producing quality laundry room appliances, they want to serve you in the kitchen, also! They make small electric household appliances to serve all your needs. Their portfolio includes blenders, slow cookers, kettles, coffeemakers, food processors, irons, mixers, toasters, ice cream makers, deep fryers, can openers, hot pots, roaster ovens, waffle makers, and much more!

They trace back their roots to the Philadelphia Textile Machinery Company founded in 1885, Proctor and Schwartz Electric Company was founded in 1920. The company made the first silent toaster, the first electric glass coffeemaker, the first cord-attached iron, the first toaster oven/broiler, the first adjustable automatic iron, plus many more.

In 1960, Proctor & Schwartz Electric Company merged with a manufacturer of irons and coffeemakers, the Silex Company, to offer consumers an even wider array of appliances. The new company was known as the Proctor-Silex Corporation.

In 1990, NACCO Industries, Inc. had the foresight to bring together two powerhouse appliance manufacturers – Hamilton Beach and Proctor-Silex to create the largest U.S. manufacturer of small kitchen appliances. Today, Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. sells over 33 million appliances every year!

What about the Procter-Silex waffle maker?

If you’re craving a sweet, mouthwatering Belgian waffle, the Proctor Silex Waffle Baker can give you that taste from the comfort of your own kitchen using any of the waffle mix that you prefer. With its nonstick design and a waffle grid that’s designed for one waffle, this easy kitchen appliance can make perfect sized to fill you up. Most waffles are done in approximately 5 to 8 minutes.

Because of rigorous testing during the design phase, Proctor Silex waffle makers are just so easy to use. You can make breakfast for the entire family in just a few minutes and you can use this waffle maker without messing up. This waffle iron heats up fast and has indicator lights to let you know when to use it to whip up delicious thin waffles or Belgian style waffles in just minutes.

Proctor Silex Waffle Makers are versatile and built to last, with a variety of different sizes and models to fit your family’s needs. These easy to use kitchen appliances and are compact for quick and painless storage. Also, the nonstick grilling surface offers quick and hassle-free cleanup.

Because of it’s compact size, the Proctor-Silex 26070 Belgian Waffle Baker allows us to have the best of both worlds: fresh, delicious waffles and plenty of usable counter space. It can be stored horizontally or vertically depending on what works best for you. It’s quick and easy to use, making delicious waffles with little time or fuss. The nonstick surface makes the waffles pop out easily and dramatically cuts down on cleaning time. There’s a preheat/ready indicator to let you know when you’re ready to add the batter. All in all it’s a compact, solid little machine that makes delicious waffles.

Pros:

  • Compact size: It’s only 3.3 pounds! Counter space is likely at a premium in your kitchen just like it is in mine. This appliance is so compact, you don’t even need to worry about putting it away.
  • Straight to the point use: This waffle iron is really easy to use. After you plug it in you wait for the ready light to change, add the batter, and wait a few minutes for some perfect, delicious waffles. Nothing fancy, just great food.
  • Nonstick surface: It’s a good idea to use some cooking spray before putting the batter in, but it’s not necessary if there’s some fat in the batter. By fat I mean butter, eggs, or something else. The waffles pop out easily and I’m left with a griddle that just needs a quick wipe-down.  This gives me more time to spend with my family (and eat more waffles).

Cons:

  • One at a Time: If you have a crowd to cook for this little waffle iron might not cut it. It only creates one waffle at a time, so it can be difficult to time things in a way that keeps everyone fed and happy. If you’re making a large breakfast including other things like toast or eggs, it may not make much of a difference. But if you’re only making waffles, it will take a while!
  • No “Ready” Chime: A feature I enjoyed on other waffle makers that this one lacks is some sort of indication of when the waffles are ready. It’s easy to get distracted and forget to keep track of how long a waffle has been cooking. It can be annoying to not have this, but it’s also easy to set an alarm on your phone or just keep an eye on the clock. It’s really not that big of a deal.
  • No Drip Tray: No drip tray can mean a lot to someone but nothing to someone else. For me, it can mean a lot! I tend to overfill waffle makers so when they start baking and the waffle batter expands, it overflows onto the counter, not good! Some waffle makers come with a drip tray, this one doesn’t.

What does Amazon say?

This appliance boasts over 1,600 reviews on Amazon along with a 4.3 out of 5 stars. That’s serious!

In Conclusion

This basic waffle maker can add a new level of enjoyment to your breakfast. It’s very easy to use, has a great non-stick surface, and consistently turns out delicious waffles.  I have no doubt that it will last for years. To be honest, it doesn’t look good! No one will compliment it and you may not even like to look at it on your kitchen counter. Despite it’s lack of fancy features or it’s inability to look cook, its durability and inexpensive price tag means that it can be a winner for you.

If you’re looking for healthy waffle batter recipes, check out these Paleo Waffle Recipes!

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