What would our life be without waffles, right? We don’t even want to try and imagine it, all those breakfast mornings with no waffles would be just sad.
However, it’s okay from time to time to change your waffle maker, and is there any better way to replace your old waffle maker than with a high-end Belgian Waffle Maker?
There are many quality yet affordable waffle makers which are as reliable as more expensive models but don’t think that purchasing a high-end Belgian waffle maker doesn’t make sense.
In fact, it’s a great investment that will provide a lot more than a regular Belgian waffle to any waffle lover.
Why Go for a High-End Waffle Maker?
If you’ve been using a regular waffle maker and you’re a big fan of waffle makers, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t upgrade your favorite kitchen appliance.
High-end Belgian waffle makers tend to improve the efficiency, can make a few waffles more at the same time, speed up the waiting time and offer a lot more features you can take advantage of.
Even though high-end waffle makers might seem a bit pricey at first, especially when we compare them to the initial & regular waffle maker models, but it’s a great investment that will last a lot longer than the regular waffle makers.
Also, everything they offer really increases the value and as we like to say it, they take the waffle making to the next level. We also believe that everyone is ready to step up their game and that’s why we’ve listed & reviewed these high-end waffle maker models down below.
Top 5 High-End Waffle Makers for your kitchen
1. Breville Round Belgian Waffle Maker
Breville is a leading brand in the world of waffle makers, and when it comes to high-end waffle makers – they provide a few great options that will match everyone’s needs.
On the outside, this waffle maker might look a bit bulky but it’s constructed very well that Breville has even added a wide wrap-around moat that is made to catch and cook overflows – how cool is that?
But a big benefit is a stainless steel housing and a die-cast aluminum cooking plates that don’t only improve the way you’ll make your waffles but also prolong the lifespan so you don’t have to think about the next waffle maker for years.
Have you ever had to deal with various requests when you were making the waffles? With this round Belgian waffle, you’ll get a darkness control dial that lets you choose between 7 settings. This way, you can match every single waffle to any color from light to dark.
What we like the most is Thermal Pro Even Heat technology, which isn’t visible, but you’ll definitely notice the results. It’s a technology which was used to thermally engineer this waffle maker in order to evenly distribute the heat throughout its construction.
Power and ready lights are very useful so you can know exactly when is the waffle maker ready and also when is your waffle done. And other than the power darkness knob, there are no buttons at all – which just simplifies the use and makes the use of this waffle maker very simple and straight forward.
Even someone without any prior experience will find their way. You can think of these waffle makers as an entry-level model with the ability and features of a high-end or even commercial waffle maker which is perfect for home use.
And considering the price, this round Breville Belgian waffle maker offers a lot and is an investment you won’t regret.
2. All-Clad Stainless Steel Classic Waffle Maker
You can think of the All-Clad Classic waffle maker as a Breville round waffle maker, yet in a more compact version.
It features a nice round compact design that looks as beautiful when you lift up the handle. This waffle maker features a 6.5 inches diameter that can make 1/2-inch thick waffles. If you’re anything like us and you like to pay attention to every single thing – you’ll love the official 4 easy-cut sections that this waffle maker offers.
What we found out to be pretty valuable and really stands out from other waffle makers is the steam-release system that All-Clad introduced in this model. Without bothering you with the details of the way such a system works, it’s important to know that your waffles will be crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
And just like the previous waffle maker model, you’ll get 7 browning levels to adjust your waffles to perfection. What we also liked is that the All-Clad Classic waffle maker doesn’t only feature a safety-ready indicator light but also has a sound to ensure foolproof baking.
If we’re looking at things that take high-end waffle makers to another level, it’s such simple things that matter a lot in the overall experience.
When it comes to the actual baking process, a nonstick cooking surface is made to provide an effortless release and quick & simple cleaning process afterward – so you don’t hours trying to clean your waffle maker only to give up.
Our thought is that you won’t only enjoy eating delicious waffles that will feel like they’re made using a commercial waffle maker – but you’ll enjoy the whole process of lifting up the waffle maker using a stainless steel handle to actually hearing the sound of a waffle maker that is ready.
And what’s even better yet is when you compare everything this waffle maker offers and consider the price, you come to the conclusion that it’s worth every single dollar.
3. Seeutek Commercial Waffle Maker
Seeutek offers one of the best commercial waffle makers the price it sells, and the interesting fact is that it’s even cheaper than some other high-end waffle makers which makes it very unique.
We like to think of Seeutek Commercial waffle maker as a waffle maker made for personal use with the ability of commercial waffle makers.
With that being said, you’ll absolutely love the fact that you get to make much more than just waffles with this model. You’ll be able to make anything from ice cream cones, and egg roll bowls, to waffles.
Now, this isn’t Belgian Waffle Maker – and it certainly doesn’t look as nice as the All-Clad or Breville, but it’s a highly durable appliance.
For a commercial waffle maker, it features a very compact design that is equipped with only one indicator light, a power button, and two knobs for temperature and timing adjustment.
Being equipped with a temperature selector and timing controller allows the users to accurately control the temperature and working time, which is, in fact, the best way to get the waffles you love.
If you’ve never had any experience with a commercial waffle maker, you shouldn’t be afraid since it’s very simple to use and get used to it – yet get extremely improved results. And once you handle the waffles, you can take full advantage of this commercial appliance and even make ice cream cones.
Worth mentioning are the safety improvements Seeutek which includes a detachable stainless steel handle that doesn’t only improve the storing capabilities but also reduces the risk of touching the waffle maker at working temperatures.
However, you’ll never need to worry about the heat since this waffle maker includes a uniform heat technology that ensures the heat is evenly distributed.
And since you’re getting commercial features and improvements, accessories that come included with Seeutek really make this appliance stand out. You’ll get a pair of gloves, an egg beater, a clamp, a conical roller, a brush, and even a wooden spatula. Could you ask anything more than that to get your baking process started?
4. All-Clad Waffle Maker
Even though the All-Clad waffle maker can seem a bit standard and minimalistic, or even simple, it offers a lot more than you could expect.
On the outside, if you like stainless steel, you’ll love the polished finish of this All-Clad waffle maker. And even though it’s compact, this waffle maker looks amazing, but the best follows when you open the waffle maker.
If you’re not looking for a traditional waffle maker, you’ll love the 4-square design as much as we did. It’s worth to mention that even though such cooking surface might be harder to clean but it’s coated with a non-stick coating which actually makes cleaning a breeze.
One of the unique yet a pretty much standard feature of high-end waffle makers are the steam-release system which is always implemented in the maker differently but serves the same purpose. You’ll always end up with crispy waffles on the outside and soft on the inside.
If you’re afraid of jumping into high-end waffle makers because you think you won’t be able to get used to them as easily as you would with entry-level waffle makers, you have nothing to worry about with this model.
In fact, this All-Clad waffle maker is probably one of the simplest and easiest waffle makers to use in both entry-level and high-end categories. All-Clad did a great job by making this waffle maker fully functional with the only use of a single knob.
Along with a single knob that allows you to adjust 7 browning levels (which is another useful feature high-end makers offer), you’ll see two indicator lights which are red and green that stand for power and are ready.
We really like how every high-end waffle maker comes with a ready indicator so you can always know when your waffle is ready, which at the same time cuts the risk of burning or overcooking your waffle.
While we’re talking about the ease of use, we should roll back to the non-stick cooking plates (surface) which offers waffles that are very easy to cut and since they’re extra deep, the crispiness of the waffles on the exterior really stands out.
No matter what is your favorite type of topping, you’ll love these waffles.
5. Breville Smart 4-Slice Waffle Maker
If you thought the Breville Belgian round waffle maker was bulky, wait until you see the Breville Smart 4-slice waffle maker.
Whether you’re familiar with Breville Kitchen Appliances or not, they introduced a Smart line to all of their products, which now includes waffle makers.
You can clearly recognize the Smart version of the Breville waffle maker by a large display placed in the middle of a slim construction of a waffle maker.
Even though there are two knobs you’ll need for power/menu and crust darkness control, there are also two buttons for a restart and an interesting button called “a bit more”.
The LCD display is in the middle as it will be your guide to set the waffle darkness color, choose between 4 pre-programmed settings for waffle types, a custom waffle, and even a timer.
Once you grab the stainless steel handle that can’t get hot at any time during the working process, and you open the waffle maker – you’ll most likely be amazed at the square design that offers you to make 4 waffles at the same time.
Around the waffle plates, you’ll notice a moat that goes around the waffle maker in order to collect and over spilling of your mixture for waffles, in order to cook it as well and prevent any mess from happening.
With the evenly distributed heat, you’ll always get the perfect waffles, never have to worry about overspilling, and even enjoy cleaning your waffle maker after you’re done.
If you are afraid that the LCD screen might complicate the use – you shouldn’t worry about such a thing. The LCD screen offers even more precision than ever before so you never have to guess anything ever again.
High-end kitchen appliances don’t need to be overly expensive, at least not when it comes down to waffle makers, and luckily for everyone, you can grab a great high-end model for a couple of bucks more than you’d usually spend on a low-entry waffle maker.
We’ve reviewed and listed 5 top rated Belgian waffle makers that are considered to be a high-end model made by some of the most known manufacturers.
No matter which one you go for, you won’t make a wrong decision – but we’d recommend you to pay attention to details such as waffle shape and a few other features/settings in order to get your waffles done just the way you like them.
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