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
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.