5 Tips For How To Keep Waffles From Sticking

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Are your waffles sticking? Here are 5 tips to help keep you keep your waffles from sticking to your best waffle maker.

1. Add Oil Before Cooking

buttered waffle maker

Use a spray-on oil, not an aerosol nonstick cooking spray, to apply the oil before cooking your waffles. This will give you a nice even coating of oil without the residue that can burn on or discolor your waffle maker.

2. Let Things Cool Down

There’s no point in risking a burn to clean up your waffle maker once you’ve enjoyed your waffles. However, you don’t want to let batter congeal on the tool. Use a dry paper towel to knock off any crumbs and wipe away excess oil.​

3. Keep The Oil Under Control

If oil is pooling in the crevices, wrap the end of a chopstick in a paper towel, dip this tool in a bit of white vinegar, and run this through the grid.

4. Make Sure The Waffle Iron Is Completely Dry

Whether your waffle iron is cast iron or non-stick, you want to let it dry completely before storing it. Use plenty of paper towels to wipe down all the crevices and grooves, and let it air dry for a time.

5. Use A Recipe With Plenty Of Fat

Waffles are not the time to cook low-fat; if your waffle recipe doesn’t contain enough butter to release, the caramelization of the sugar in the recipe can weld the waffle iron shut and leave you with a huge mess to clean up.​

Written By Tara Williams

Tara is a food writer that has been editing and authoring articles for KitchenSanity since its founding. Her writing offers personal experience from experimentation with food and recipe creation. If you’re looking for simple tips, she will make your journey in the kitchen straightforward with a dash of fun.