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Dash Mini Maker – Waffle

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Device: Dash Mini Maker – Waffle.  Who doesn’t love waffles? And in the picture here, a square of eggs and Harvest Roast Vegetarian Sausages.

The Dream:  Wafffles, waffles, waffles, waffles.  With whipped cream, berries, syrup, bacon, and I just can’t stop.

The Hype:  Dash says…  “Craving blueberry waffles or potato pancakes? With the Dash Mini Waffle Maker, you can make single serve dishes in less than three minutes. The nonstick surface allows you to perfectly cook and brown whatever is it you make, and is a fun activity for both adults and kids! Unprocess your food with the recipe book that is included with purchase, and gain access to our database of thousands of recipes for free!

Hype Continued:

  • 350 Watts of Power
  • Non-stick cooking plates allow for easy cooking and cleanup
  • Fixed heating elements with indicator light that turns off when mini-maker has reached cooking temperature
  • Recipe book and access to our growing database of recipes included
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty

The Basic Recipe(which is quite basic, but good):

Classic Waffles

Cooking Time: 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter or vegetable oil

Instructions

1

In a medium bowl, sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

2

Whisk the egg, milk, and melted butter in a separate bowl.

3

Blend the liquid into the dry ingredients, minimizing whisking.

4

Grease the waffle maker with a touch of butter.

5

Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the mini waffle maker. Cook until golden brown.

6

Serve with a drizzle of syrup and berries.

Notes

I used a Keto Diet based mix from the store, and it worked well, though this recipe is much tastier.

More recipes coming below.

The Reality/Verdict:

There area few upsides here: First, it costs  less than $15, which makes it one of the cheapest items with a plug out there.  Next, it works, and it works well.  No fuss, no stick, just great waffles.  Finally, it is quite small and makes cute mini waffles, which work for breakfast, dessert, or even as the “bread” in sandwiches for lunch.

The downside is tied to the upsides, it only makes a tiny waffle.  You decide if that is an issue or not.  For me, it is not.

Be aware that you can make 2 or 3 for breakfast, then after breakfast, cook the rest of the batter and easily freeze the leftover waffles.  The machine costs less than 2 or 3 boxes of waffles from the freezer section, and YOU decide what you want the batter is made from.   Low carb? Sure, but the next day you want to include cinnamon in the dough?  Fine.  You aren’t stuck with whatever is available in the freezer case.  And your waffles will be free of all those chemicals that make waffles survive for a few months in a freezer.

Bottom line: I like it.  Affordable.  Great non-stick.  Small, so it’s easy to store and the waffles it makes are a reasonable size.  It works.

Cleanup:  Wipe with a paper towl.  Done.   30 seconds if you are fastidious.

Grade:  A +   It makes Mr. GizmoCuisine.com happy.  This one is a no-brainer.  Oh… and you want one in pink?  You go, girl… or boy.  It comes in six colors.

 

Competition:  Plenty of waffle irons out there.    This one is double the price, but still reasonably priced.

Dash also makes a grill and a griddle in a similar form:

Online Recipes and Hacks:

This gizmo can make: View All

Specialized Cookbooks:

25 things to do with Waffles!

Note:  We do get a small commission through links..well, someday maybe!  This does NOT impact our review, which will ALWAYS be honest. We really do like the Dash, and I bought it myself.

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