Choosing a waffle iron can be a challenge. Square or round? Deep pockets in the waffle pattern or lots of smaller ones? Expensive iron or an economical model? Cooks 1…2…4 or more at time? The list goes on-and-on. And the sad reality is that most irons also don’t cook the waffle uniformly, so no matter what you choose, you’re taking a gamble.
I’ve owned a number of irons over the years — from a 35lbs. $1,000 Matt-Krampouz monster I imported from Belgium to cook my Liege waffles, to a 19th century stove/firetop antique I hand-refurbished with delicate diamond-tipped grinding bits, to a terrible Krups FDD912 that couldn’t even do lowly Bisquick justice.
The only [practical] one I can recommend is the Presto Flip-Side. If you want a nice, deep-pocketed round pumpkin waffle, there is no better choice. It not only cooks uniformly, but it has outstanding temperature stability. You can do waffle after waffle without waiting for it to reheat; they all cook in the exact same amount of time.
The only downside is that this iron has no temperature control, so it might not be suitable for all waffle varieties. But, hey, this is the Pumpkin Waffle Blog, so my only concern is making sure you have the finest iron for pumpkin waffles. Happy baking!