Make Pumpkin-Shaped Waffles, Paninis, and More With This $10 Mini Waffle-Maker

published Oct 5, 2019
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It’s decorative gourd season, and you don’t even have to like the taste of pumpkin to let the cute, round vegetable work its autumnal magic in your kitchen. One of the best-selling waffle irons on Amazon now has a bright orange version that makes mini pumpkin-shaped waffles. We challenge even the biggest of fall Grinches not to be charmed.

The mini waffle-maker has a nonstick cooking surface, weighs just over a pound, and comes with a recipe book and recipe database. Its listing suggests you use it not just for waffles but for paninis, hash browns, biscuit pizzas, and more. We’re imagining pumpkin-shaped eggs, pumpkin fritters, pumpkin smashed potatoes… Why not? It’s September, after all.

The same listing also includes a waffle-maker that makes heart-shaped waffles, and regular circular waffle-makers in a wide range of colors. The reviews for the device have devotional titles, like “I had no idea what a small waffle maker could do for my life. LOL.” and “I CAN’T STOP CRAMMING RANDOM STUFF INTO MY NEW TINY WAFFLE MAKER.”

“Definitely one of the best purchases I have made on amazon so far,” reads one review, which also offers perspective about the waffle-maker’s size. “Just as described, it is a mini waffle-maker. The ‘mini’ part is no joke, the whole thing is small enough to lift in one hand. If you are feeding breakfast to a whole family of five or more then this may not be for you. However, because of its size, it works quicker than a normal sized one so even though you can only make one small waffle at a time, each waffle should be done in about a minute or two… Personally, I love it, it’s what I wanted and more.”

The pumpkin version is currently on sale for $9.99, from $14.99.