Maximize Your Countertop Space With Cuisinart’s Vertical Waffle Maker

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Most waffle makers are small enough to find space for in your countertop. If you’ve got a pretty full kitchen, though, then you’ll appreciate any additional savings in space. That’s exactly what you’ll get with the Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker.

Instead of cooking plates laid out horizontally, this appliance positions them vertically, so only the base takes up any space on the counter. That way, you can have more space in the counter to fill up with other single-purpose kitchen appliances, whether you like double breakfast sandwiches, bread that double as spoons, or an endless supply of homemade noodles.

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Since you can’t pour batter directly to the cooking plate of the Cusinart Vertical Waffle Maker, it comes with a spout on top for filling up with your favorite mix of egg, flour, and milk. You can fill it up to make one big round waffle or just pour halfway if you want a light waffle snack instead, with the vertical design ensuring only the lower half is filled up. It will auto-detect when batter is poured and start cooking automatically, switching on the green light in front to alert you of the status. Once finished, it will beep and switch on the red light, at which point you can open the lid and retrieve your freshly-cooked waffle.

Features include dual nonstick cooking plates so no flipping required, five browning control settings, and integrated regulating thermostat to ensure even cooking every time. It measures 9 x 5.5 x 11.75 inches.

Available now, the Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker is priced at $71.99.

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2 Responses

  1. Ciara

    My first thought when seeing this was just about the same thought I had when I first saw a “sideways” washing machine (as I like to call them). I can’t help but picture all the potential leaks and problems. Now that I’ve done my research, I’m intrigued by the design. I think everyone can relate to wanting to save as much storage space as possible, and this is a space-saving option I never dreamed would be a reality.

    The price is a bit more than I would pay for a single waffle maker but I love the idea. I like that you pour your batter into the top of the maker and once pouring stops, the maker knows to begin cooking. It’s so cool that the maker beeps to let you know when your food is ready.

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  2. Thomas

    Sometimes designs can be flat-out silly, but the Cuisinart’s Vertical Waffle Maker is an ingenious design. The Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker simply takes the basic design of a modern waffle maker and adjusts it so it takes up less counter space. This is great not just for people with limited counter-space, but for people who want to keep their kitchen looking organized and not cluttered.

    How well does the spout work? It would be different to use the spout instead of pouring directly on the griddle surface.

    I am not q fan of the heating options. It gives you a dial with 5 settings, but I would prefer infinite settings where I can adjust anywhere within the range and not be limited to just 5 stock heating temperatures. What if setting 3 is to hot and setting 2 is too cold. See, an infinite heat adjustment is something that I would look for. Cusinart makes both entry-level crappy products as well as products that can last for many years. I have my doubts about this waffle maker because I want more heat control, but most people will be just fine with this one and there is no doubt that the Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker will last for many years if you take care of it.

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