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10 Brilliant Ways to Use a Waffle Iron

10 useful waffle iron tips and tricks

This kitchen-counter appliance is not just for breakfast anymore.

You can do so much more than waffles and syrup! (Though we still recommend throwing in some batter for a delicious and classic breakfast every now and again.)

Here are some easy recipes that put a unique twist on your favourite breakfast appliance. The Salton Rotary Waffle Iron can be used in variety of ways, including preparing dishes from breakfast, lunch and dinner to snacks and even desserts!

Breakfast

 banana bread recipe in a waffle maker

 

Banana Bread: Bananas and waffles are two breakfast staples! Try combining them for the fluffiest, most delicious treat next time you’re serving up a weekend brunch.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 mashed (ripened) bananas
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Optional:

  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips
  • 1 Banana to top
  • Chocolate Sauce to top

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Preheat your waffle iron
  2. Whisk eggs, mashed bananas, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl
  3. Whisk flour, baking powder and soda, and salt in a separate bowl and stir into banana mixture
  4. Stir in chopped nuts, chocolate chips or other mix-ins as desired
  5. Add 1 cup portions to waffle iron and cook until golden, about 5 minutes
  6. Top with sliced banana and chocolate sauce and enjoy!

 

how to make french toast in a waffle maker

 

Stuffed French Toast: Another twist on a breakfast favourite — French Toast! This time stuffed with cream cheese and grilled to perfection on your waffle iron.

What you’ll need:

  • Sliced Bread
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Optional:

  • Powdered sugar to top

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Preheat waffle iron
  2. Stir cream cheese, maple syrup and cinnamon in a bowl
  3. Whisk eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla
  4. Spread cream cheese on one slice of bread and top with another to make a cream cheese sandwich TIP: Make sure to leave about 1/2 inch border around the cream cheese so it doesn’t spill out in the waffle maker
  5. Dip sandwich in egg mixture and cook in waffle iron until golden, about 5 minutes
  6. Top with powdered sugar and enjoy

 

Lunch

 

how to make a quesadilla in a waffle maker 

Quesadilla: This one’s pretty self-explanatory, but I bet you’ve never thought about cooking a quesadilla in your waffle iron before!

What you’ll need:

  • Tortillas
  • Shredded cheese

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Place one tortilla on a preheated waffle iron and top with 1 cup of shredded cheese
  2. Place another tortilla on top and cook until crisp and golden, about 4 minutes

TIP: If using large tortilla wraps rather than small, use a pair of silicone-covered tongs to carefully remove the excess tortilla from around the perimeter of the waffle iron. When the tortilla is softened because it is hot, this will be easy to do!

 

 

Apple Grilled Cheese: Similar to a quesadilla, but with bread. And it’s delicious!

What you’ll need:

  • Sliced bread
  • Shredded cheese
  • 1 Granny Smith apple

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Preheat waffle iron
  2. Butter two slices of bread
  3. Thinly slice 1/2 of the apple
  4. On the unbuttered side of one slice, place 1/2 cup of shredded cheese and two slices of apple 
  5. Top with other side of buttered bread, buttered side up 
  6. Place on waffle iron and grill until crispy and golden, about 4 minutes
  7. Serve with apple wedges and enjoy!

 

Dinner

 zucchini fritter recipe in a waffle maker

 

Zucchini Fritters: Healthy and delicious! Grilled in the waffle iron saves calories and makes it easy for the whole family to help prepare.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Preheat waffle iron
  2. Grate zucchini onto a few sheets of paper towel
  3. When finished, take a few more pieces off your roll and press on zucchini to remove excess liquid
  4. Place into a bowl and stir in shredded cheese, beaten egg and salt
  5. Stir in flour and baking powder
  6. Add 1 cup portions to waffle iron and cook until golden, about 8 minutes

 

pizza pockets in a waffle maker

 

Pizza Pockets: Say goodbye to frozen pizza! Now you can quickly make at-home versions of this kid-friendly meal in your waffle maker.

What you’ll need:

  • Pre-made (or homemade) pizza dough
  • Pre-made (or homemade) tomato sauce
  • Pepperoni (or your favourite pizza topping)
  • Shredded cheese

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Preheat waffle maker
  2. Spread pizza dough and separate into 100 g squares
  3. Roll into 6 inch rounds
  4. At the half way mark, top with 1 tbsp of pizza sauce, 1 tbsp shredded cheese, and 2 slices of pepperoni
  5. Fold over to form a half moon and press edges to seal
  6. Cook in waffle iron until golden, about 8 minutes

 

Snacks and Desserts

 how to make cheese crisps in a waffle maker

 

Cheese Crisps: We love cheese! And this simple recipe is totally customizable to your favourite kinds — don’t be afraid to mix it up.

What you’ll need:

  • Shredded Cheese

How you do it:

  1. Add 1/3 cup portions of shredded cheese to waffle iron
  2. Cook until crisp, about 3 minutes
  3. Remove immediately and let cool

 churro recipe in a waffle maker

 

Churros: This warm pastry hits the spot! Serve up with a mug of hot chocolate for sipping and dipping.

What you’ll need:

For dough:

  • 4 tbsp butter 
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup flour

For topping:

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp sugar

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Preheat waffle iron
  2. In a pot over heat, add butter, sugar, salt and water and bring to a simmer
  3. When the butter is melted, remove heat and add flour
  4. Add heat again after stirring in flour for 30 seconds
  5. Remove dough from pan and ball into 1/3 cup portions
  6. Add ball to centre of waffle iron and cook until golden, about 6 minutes
  7. When done, remove from iron and coat both sides with cinnamon sugar

 

cinnamon rolls in a waffle makerraspberry turnovers in a waffle maker

Cinnamon Buns and Raspberry Turnovers

On the Salton Rotary Waffle Iron, you can quickly make chilled store-bought pastries and other treats in a pinch. This a great way to quickly make crispy cinnamon buns or raspberry turnovers. To do this, we used chilled store-bought doughs and added four small rounds of cinnamon buns to the four quarters or one raspberry turnover to the centre of the waffle iron. Cook until golden, about 2 minutes! Top with icing that is included in the tin.

TIP: Make sure to let the turnovers cool for a few minutes before serving. The jelly inside gets very hot!

Interested yet? Purchase the Salton Rotary Waffle Iron here and share in the comments what foodie creations you’ll be making with your new favourite appliance.

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5 Life-Changing Dinnertime Appliances

… Because there’s nothing worse than stressing about dinner after a long at work.

 

Masha

Take the muscle work out of making mashed potatoes. With the Salton Masha you can have consistently smooth mashed potatoes, guacamole, baby food, and more with the press of a button! The patented ‘rotor-cone’ technology forces all the ingredients through the outer mesh, leaving no lumps in your food. When you done simply run it under the tap for a quick clean up. Mashing vegetables has never been so easy!

 

 

 

 

 

Compact Deep Fryer

Salton Compact Deep Fryer has a smaller footprint than the other deep fryers, but doesn’t compromise on performance! This Compact Deep Fryer is offered in the perfect small size but still delivers delicious, restaurant quality fried food. The adjustable temperature control and ready light indicates the optimum cooking temperature to ensure the perfect fry every time. With a 1.2L capacity, stainless steel construction and cool touch handles, this sleek deep fryer can handle all your frying needs from chicken to fish, donuts, fries, onion rings and more!

 

 

 

 

Pressure Cooker

The pressure cooker that does it all! This functional pressure cooker can: warm, brown, steam, slow cook and pressure cook. With its 5 litre capacity, it will save you up to 70% cooking time on a wide variety of meals. Even tenderizes lean beef while preserving flavours and nutrients. The heavy gauge cooking pot distributes heat uniformly and has a non-stick coating for easy clean-ups. Also comes with a ‘Stir & Serve’ spatula and measuring cup. Spend less time in the kitchen and let the Multi-Pot work its magic.

 

 

 

 

 

Party Grill

Gather up your friends and family for a mouth-watering raclette get together! Grill fish, chicken, sausage and vegetables on the top grill, while the cheeses and sides warm beneath in the 6 non-stick pans. Equipped with 6 spatulas to remove the food, this easy-to-use and easy-to-clean raclette will bring people together over delicious food.

 

 

 

 

 

Induction Cooktop

Cooking by way of induction is faster, safer, cleaner and more energy efficient than any other cooking technology. The cooktop is only activated once an induction ready pot or pan is placed on the surface and the cooktop surface remains cool creating the safest and most efficient cooking experience. Adjust the temperature using the precise control knob located at the front of the unit. Powered by 1800 watts and up to 3 hours of timed cooking this Induction Cooktop is perfect for everyday use. Check if your pots are induction compatible with the induction tester included.

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5 Lunch-Time Essential Appliances

LUNCH TIME-SAVING SOLUTIONS FOR QUICK AND EASY MEALS

 

 

 

Salton Rice Cooker

A simple lunch time solution is Salton’s 6 Cup Rice Cooker. This appliance can cook up to 6 cups of perfect rice and keep it warm until you are ready to serve. The non-stick bowl removes for easy cleaning and it comes with a convenient ‘stir and serve’ spatula and a glass lid to monitor the cooking process. Make the perfect amount of fluffy rice for lunch today!

 

 

 

 

Salton Sandwich Maker

This sandwich maker is perfect for a quick and nutritious lunch. Make a grilled cheese or a gourmet panini in this amazing 3-in-1 machine by simply switching out the interchangeable grill plates. This 3-in-1 Sandwich/Panini/Waffle Maker is easy-to-use, easy-to-store, easy-to-clean and ultra-portable, making it ideal for the home, office, or dorm! Lunch is now convenient and efficient, and the Salton Sandwich/Panini/Waffle Maker lets you be creative every day of the week.

 

 

 

 

Salton Multipot

Perfect for quick and easy meals! This Multi-Pot boils water, cooks mac and cheese, and will even heat all your soups, pasta and rice. This one machine is more versatile than your kettle and more convenient than your stove. Perfect for home, office or dorm, so you can have the lunch you desire wherever you are! Try something new everyday of the week and say goodbye to boring office lunches. Cook what you want, where you want it.

 

 

 

 

 

Salton Toaster

The classic, elegant style of the Salton Electric Toaster will enhance any countertop and lunch time meal. The extra wide slots can accommodate both thick and thin slices of bread and the electronic sensor ensures consistent browning every time. Equipped with the ability to defrost, reheat and toast, this toaster will cover all your toasting needs. Nothing says lunchtime tomato soup like a toasted piece of bread on the side – made only with the Salton Electric Toaster.

 

 

 

 

 

Salton Crepe Maker

Sick of your ham and swiss sandwich? Try this easy-to-use cordless Crepe Maker and turn a regular ole ham and swiss into a Parisian delight. Just dip the cooking surface in the batter and watch your recipe come to life. Go from a boring to gourmet with the easy to use Crepe Maker. Comes with a bonus batter dish and spatula so you’re ready to start creating right out of the box!

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5 Breakfast Appliances Everyone Needs

Easy breakfast ideas… Because no one likes to think in the morning.

 

 

Salton Bacon Master 

Nothing says breakfast like a crisp piece of bacon and Salton has changed the game by offering you the ultimate way to cook it! The Bacon Maker cooks up to 6 slices of bacon in minutes and drips away the fat for the perfect taste and crispiness. The removable drip tray and stainless steel cover are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Cooking bacon has never been this easy!

Shop the Bacon Master

 

 

 

Salton Mug Warmer

Sometimes mornings don’t always go as planned and your cup of joe is cold before you even have the chance to drink it. With this saucer-esque apparatus you can keep your drink at the right temperature for as long as needed. You can now do all your morning duties and come back to a nice, warm beverage. Mornings were made for hot coffee!

Shop the Mug Warmer

 

 

 

Salton Party Grill

Gather up your friends and family for a mouth-watering raclette breakfast station! Cook your eggs, pancakes and breakfast sausages on the top grill, while warming other dishes in the 8 non-stick, colour-coded pans. Equipped with 8 spatulas to remove the food, this easy-to-use and easy-to-clean raclette will get everyone up and out of bed. Bring your family together over delicious food, cooked to perfection!

Shop the Party Grill

 

 

Salton Harley Pasternak Power Blender

Start your morning off right with a healthy and delicious smoothie! Developed in partnership with Harley Pasternak, New York Times bestselling author, celebrity trainer and nutritionist to the Hollywood Stars, Salton has created the perfect blend of power and affordability.  Powered by a 1500W, 2HP motor that produces 30,000 rpms, and includes an 8 blade blending system that will blend, crush, emulsify, chop, puree, liquefy whole fruits and vegetables, ice, frozen fruits and nuts. Customize your breakfast blend!

Shop the Blender

 

 

Salton Single Serve Coffee Maker

Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee wherever you are without the hassle of getting the right measurements for just one cup! The beauty of this machine is that you can brew your favourite hot beverage without making a full pot to throw out later… And you can do it wherever you are – office, kitchen, dorm. Have a favourite mug you use every day? No need to worry, the Space Saving 1 Cup Coffee Maker fits a variety of mug sizes, customized for your experience. What’s a morning without the perfect cup of joe?

Shop the Coffee Maker

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Top Picks for Mother’s Day

We’re celebrating all mothers with a Salton Sale!

Get the perfect gift for mom and thank her in the best way possible. Here are our top picks:

Power Blender

This blender is the perfect blend of Power and Affordability and just what mom needs to kick start her morning routine. This appliance features an eight-blade blending system that will blend, crush, emulsify, chop, puree, liquefy whole fruits and vegetables, ice, frozen fruits and nuts. Start your morning off with a smoothie, prepare hummus for a snack and a hot soup for dinner all in one convenient device. No matter what you throw into to the 2L Vortex Jar, the Salton Harley Pasternak Power Blender will handle it easily. Includes Harley’s recipes to help you boost your healthy lifestyle

 

Get it on sale here!

 

Pressure Cooker

The pressure cooker that does it all — Only the best for mom! This functional pressure cooker can: warm, brown, steam, slow cook and pressure cook. With its 5 litre capacity, it will save your family up to 70% cooking time on a wide variety of meals. It can even tenderize lean meats while preserving flavours and nutrients so that you can prepare your family the healthiest of meals. The heavy gauge cooking pot distributes heat uniformly and has a non-stick coating for easy clean-ups and comes with a ‘Stir & Serve’ spatula and measuring cup. Spend less time in the kitchen and let the Multi-Pot work its magic!

 

Get it on sale here!

 

Masha

Let mom take the muscle work out of making mashed potatoes. With the Salton Masha you can have consistently smooth mashed potatoes, guacamole, baby food, and more with the press of a button! The patented ‘rotor-cone’ technology forces all the ingredients through the outer mesh, leaving no lumps in your food. When you done simply run it under the tap for a quick clean up. Mashing vegetables has never been so easy!

 

Get it on sale here!

 

 

Travel Coffee Maker

Have a busy, on-the-go kind of mom? Salton has you covered! This Single Serve Travel Coffee Maker can heat water for coffee, tea, hot chocolate and soups! The permanent nylon filter and filter basket are removable for easy cleaning and are perfect for your favourite ground coffee or soft pod. The sleek 14oz stainless steel travel mug comes with a bonus rubberized grip that fits most car holders. The open and close tab on the screw-on lid prevents spills while on the go. Whether at home, in the office, or on-the-go; this Single Server Travel Coffee maker is a must-have!

 

Get it on sale here!

 

Frozen Dessert Maker

Talk about a machine that can do it all! This 3-in-1 makes healthy desserts; it also slices and grates veggies etc. Turn frozen fruits into a delectable frozen treats in seconds. Then make a healthy salad by simply changing the cone. Now you can slice, shred, grate or grind vegetables, cheese, fruits, nuts and even shave ice. The compact design makes for easy storage and the removable parts are dishwasher safe. Liven up your kitchen with this fun and healthy appliance. Perfect for every mom!

 

Get it on sale here!