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Babycakes Waffle Stick Maker Review

Babycakes Waffle Stick Maker Review

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Babycakes Waffle Stick Maker Review

Babycakes Waffle Stick Maker WM-15

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The Babycakes™ Waffle Stick Maker offers a different take on make-at-home waffles. Rather than large Belgium or traditional square style waffles, this little unit makes five sticks, which is rather innovative. By the end of the test, I was convinced that sticks are better - see why below.

Product Despcription

    Babycakes™ Waffle Stick Maker WM-15
  • Bake 5 waffle sticks in minutes
  • Nonstick coating
  • 760 Watts of power
  • Latching handle
  • Includes measuring cup to pour batter into maker and fork to remove waffle sticks
  • Power and ready lights
  • Recipes
  • Dimensions: 9” x 9” x 4.2” (L x D x H) closed; 9.8” x 5.7” x 10” (L x D x H) boxed
  • Learn more from the manufacturer
  • MSRP: $24.99

How the Waffle Stick Maker Performed

November 12, 2012
This is a fun and practical appliance for those who love waffles. Compact, it takes very little room on the counter or to store. It comes with practical accessories and the fork works very well to remove finished waffle sticks from the unit.

I tried several batches of waffle sticks using some of the wheat flour recipes included, with minor additives - cinnamon and vanilla. I also made some gluten-free batches. I did grease the waffle plates with oil before starting each recipe, which I tend do with any waffle maker, to make removal easier and clean-up quicker.

Waffles came out great – very nice texture, taste and color. In case you’re wondering, there was hardly any difference in taste between the gluten and gluten-free waffle sticks, everyone enjoyed them. It's best to cool waffle sticks on a cooling rack (as suggested) so they retain that little crisp on the outside, soft insides. The (wheat flour) waffle sticks took around 4 minutes, as expected; gluten free took longer, almost double the time, which is no surprise really, because of the flour blends.
Gluten Free Waffle Recipe

There’s a small measuring cup included with this unit and that works fine, but I ended up pouring batter mostly. For those new to waffle making, it might take a little practice to fill the waffle recesses without overfilling, which leads to messier looking waffles and overflow during the baking cycle. The idea is to fill enough so there will be no holes in the baked waffles. If you do get overflow, just wait till the waffles are done to wipe - this unit cleans up easily.

And if you’re wondering why one side turns out darker, you’ll find it evens out the faster you get with filling the plates, since the longer the lid is open, the browner the bottoms get, compared to the tops. This is typical of any waffle maker. And you should close the lid to preheat till ready light is on, before refilling with batter. This appliance cleans up easily – I prefer to wipe it while it’s still warm. It is non-stick, so care should be taken to not poke the waffle plates with the fork.

Why Sticks are Better:
  • Waffle sticks can be served/dipped in a glass (syrup in the bottom) – that makes it a hit with kids and a really nice presentation. We adults, enjoyed this too!
  • Sticks are great for portion control, sharing with small kids, or taste testing when there are numerous breakfast/brunch items on the table.
  • You can more easily dip them partially in melted chocolate, than large round or square waffles.
  • One batch of 5 sticks is a nice serving, just slightly less overall probably than two square waffles.
  • Ideal for singles or seniors.
  • Maybe inadequate on its own for a large family, but along with your regular waffle maker, will add variety.
  • Waffle sticks freeze well and you can rewarm in the toaster; something you cannot do with oversized waffles.

Overall Impression

I really can’t see how you could improve on such an easy-to-use and delightful little waffle stick maker. Great performance and good price. I highly recommend it. Babycakes makes a nice assortment of treat makers that generally get very good ratings.

This is an excellent appliance; I love it. It’s an economical breakfast or treat maker and a nice gift idea. I also tested the Babycakes Chocolatier - read review. It's a nice complement appliance for this Waffle Stick Maker.

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