The Best Waffle Maker Buying Guide 2017

Waffles are just too delicious to relegate to brunch. For the price of a few orders of restaurant waffles you can make your own at home and customize them any way you like. If you’re considering purchasing a waffle maker our guide is your one stop shop for everything you need to know during the buying process. From machines that churn out fluffy Belgian waffles for a crowd to flip-style and mini heart-shaped waffle makers there are a wide variety of models and special features to choose from. We surveyed the market, read the reviews, and tested highly rated models available on Amazon; evaluating how evenly and quickly they cooked as well as how easy they were to use, clean, and store. Our guide will help you choose the best waffle maker for you and includes our Top Waffle Maker Picks of 2017 as well as a summary of the features that matter most.

18 Quick Breakfast Ideas

These nutritious morning meals are quick to prepare. Enjoy them at home—or as you're sprinting out the door.

5 Vegetarian Egg Recipes

Serve these creative egg dishes for brunch, or whip them up for speedy weeknight dinners.

10 Leftover Turkey Recipes

These simple recipes are also great year-round―just sub rotisserie chicken for turkey.

6 Incredibly Satisfying Holiday Brunch Recipes

If you host anything between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, make it this pretty, please-all brunch, much of which you can take care of days before (good morning to you).

Sheet Pan Buttermilk Pancakes

Pancakes are a brunch favorite, but making them for a crowd is no easy feat. Even with a large skillet or griddle, it's almost impossible to serve everyone a warm short stack at once. Our solution? These easy sheet pan pancakes—essentially a giant, fluffy, buttery pancake that you'll cut into squares and serve warm to friends and family. To achieve the signature golden brown color, we brushed the pancake with melted butter after baking and popped it under the broiler for the finishing touch. Keep it classic with the basic recipe, or try one of our variations below. No matter your add-ins, be sure to serve with butter and maple syrup.

7 Crowd-Pleasing Breakfast Casseroles

These one-dish meals take the stress out of hosting.

Granola Bar Recipes to Fuel Busy Mornings

Though we’d love to spend every morning feasting on homemade pancakes and soft-scrambled eggs, the reality is that weekdays are usually just too hectic. And that often means resorting to processed store-bought breakfasts, from frozen French toast sticks to sugar-laden granola bars. The good news? There’s a delicious middle-ground that shouldn't be forgotten: homemade granola bars that will revolutionize your routine.

Everything Bagel Bombs With Scallion Cream Cheese

We turned the most popular bagel order into a bite-size snack you can munch on all morning. Though we made our own everything bagel seasoning (a simple mixture of sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, and poppy seeds), you can also buy a great pre-made blend at Trader Joe’s. But no need to buy the scallion cream cheese. Simply mix together plain cream cheese, scallions, salt, and black pepper, and voila! Homemade cream cheese in minutes. Don’t worry if some of the cream cheese begins to burst out of the bagel bombs as they bake. It just means it will get a crispy edge—even tastier.

4 Fun Breakfasts That Start With Oatmeal

These ideas go way beyond a plain-old bowl.