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Whether you’ve got kids to feed, an early morning sweet tooth, or a love for chicken and waffles—a waffle maker will make an awesome addition to your kitchen. Fresh waffles are in a different league than the frozen kind, and you shouldn’t have to leave home to have ‘em. The ingredients for homemade waffles are cheap, so making them at home will save you money. Plus, it’s super fun! Try adding blueberries, chocolate chips, or bananas to the batter. Go whole-wheat or gluten-free if that’s your style. Get weird and experiment. Your brunch parties will be the talk of the block once you pick up a waffle maker, so here are some of our favorites to help you with your search.

Moving choice that disassembles. Amazon

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The Secura is a rotating waffle maker with handles that stay cool while your waffles heat up. The rotating feature is satisfying to use and allows you to make perfect, evenly-cooked waffles. The electric cooking plates are nonstick and can be removed for quick and thorough cleaning. The body is stainless steel. This is an easy-to-use option, though it does require you to be intuitive regarding cooking time.

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This Cuisinart waffle maker rotates to evenly cook 1-inch-thick waffles. It has six browning settings, as well as LED lights that let you know when to add batter and when the waffles are finished. The plates are nonstick but are not removable. Still, cleaning it is a breeze. The body is stainless steel and has a 36 inch cord.

Great basic option. Amazon

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This nonstick waffle maker can make a classic Belgian waffle with deep crevices. It has an adjustable temperature dial should you want a darker finish on your sweet treat. The shell is made of durable stainless steel, so both the inside and outside are easy to clean. The Oster has a lengthy 27.5 inch power cord. No frills, but a solid minimalist option.

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