The first: "Gee, I should really dig out my waffle iron."
Yes, you really should. It's in the back of the cabinet next to the flour sifter. You're welcome.
Now, along the same lines, we need to address a very serious issue. Because the second thing I hear from a lot of people is this:
"Gee, I should really get a waffle iron."
Which ... sounds like you don't already have a waffle iron.
Which can't be true.
Because waffles are delicious.*
And you seem like a reasonable person.
Ergo, you would enjoy delicious things.
Fancy latin term, you would have a waffle iron.
I have gotten a lot of requests for recommendations on waffle iron.
Most of the recipes on this site were tested in a standard waffle iron, though some have also worked in Belgian-style models. Belgian vs. standard is a very personal decision, and, in seeking to remain above the fray, I recommend that you buy both. Ahem.
Check out my recommendations here.
Many people want to know what kind of waffle iron I have. That is now addressed in the FAQ. (I have a circa 1985 Kenmore, which I have nicknamed Sparky. In all likelihood, it will not survive this blog.)
Finally, as I make recommendations and pronouncements, I think it is important to remember my credentials here, which I will state plainly so as to remove any doubt:
I am some guy on the Internet.
I'm some guy off the Internet, too. But that's not important.
What's important is that I hope you like your new waffle iron.
*Not that this blog is about waffles, mind you.
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