Waffles put pancakes to shame. Anyone with a frying pan can make a pancake. But a perfectly cooked waffle—crisp on the outside, soft and steaming on the inside, covered in those ingenious dimples that capture syrup and butter in tiny pockets? A thing of beauty.
So why, you ask, are pancakes so much more common than their geometrically precise, architecturally sound cousins? Easy: the waffle iron. Those dreadful devices are clumsy, they demand entirely too much shelf space, and cleaning them is a nightmare.
Cuisinart, however, has come up with a neat idea: Turn…
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