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.
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.