Best waffle irons

One important note: The recipes in my cookbook have been tested with all sorts of electric waffle irons — old ones, new ones, big ones, small ones.

If you're in the market for a new waffle iron, Wirecutter has done a lot of digging and I have some observations of my own.

Wirecutter recommends:

One notable feature: The Krups has removable plates for easier cleaning.

Also, if it's within your budget, the Breville Smart Waffle makers (in either two-waffle or four-waffle configurations) are solid and beautiful machines.

One last thought: Might I suggest accompanying the waffle iron with a book of awesome ways to use it?