Waffles were a big deal at the little house on Ankeny Street; my mother had a large waffle baker that had a long black ‘fabric-type’ of cord with little gold threads running through it. She would make one very large waffle or 4 individual pieces could be torn apart and shared; butter, jam or maple syrup was passed around the table and we were convinced we were the luckiest kids on the street.

Most often waffles were reserved for weekend breakfasts but occasionally we’d also have them for dinner. Nothing fancy, waffles were whisked together using the recipe on the back of the Bisquick box; once mixed, the batter rested for about 15 minutes and then poured into that screaming hot waffle iron. 10 minutes later, steamy hot, golden brown waffles appeared.

The little house on Ankeny Street is but a distant memory but waffles are still a big deal in this house; my mother’s waffle baker long gone, I had been looking for a Belgian waffle baker that would produce light, yet crispy waffles and if possible, made more than one at a time. KitchenAid was kind enough to send me their Waffle Baker to use and I will say that this is one gorgeous countertop appliance. Seriously.

Some of the features include: waffles bake at a constant temperature and waffle browning is controlled with a baking timer, the non-stick plates wipe clean with a damp cloth or paper towel and it makes two 7-inch waffles at a time in less than 5 minutes. It is a dream. And if by chance you have leftover waffles, these freeze well and can be reheated in a toaster oven – making weekday waffles super easy!

Take a peek at a recent Sunday morning in our house:


KitchenAid has graciously offered to send one Smith Bites reader a Waffle Baker of their own; simply ‘like’ Smith Bites on Facebook and leave me a comment on your favorite waffle topping – that’s it and you’re entered! If you’d like extra entries you can:

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Entries will be accepted until Monday, August 27 at noon EDT. One winner will be selected and notified via email; winner will have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be chosen. Please make sure to leave your contact info on the comment form but do not leave in your actual comment for others to see.

Full Disclosure: KitchenAidUSA provided me with a Waffle Baker free of charge; however, all opinions are strictly my own.


  1. I subscribed to your YouTube channel.

  2. I follow Kitchen Aide on Twitter!

  3. I follow you on Twitter!

  4. I follow you on FB! My favorite topping is fresh strawberries!!

  5. I’m following you on twitter. Tweet, tweet. 🙂

  6. Like you on Facebook. And hm…favorite topping…I’m thinking apples with cinnamon would be my favorite!

  7. I’m following KitchenAid on Twitter

  8. I subscribed to Smith Bites on youtube. I’m boomette1

  9. I’m following Smith Bites on Twitter

  10. I already like Smith Bites on facebook. And my favorite topping is maple syrup with a dollop of whipped cream.

  11. I follow you on Teitter

  12. I follow Kitchenaid on Twitter

  13. Plain ole syrup for me!

  14. I love blueberry sauce and maple syrup

  15. Favourite waffle topping? butter, warm maple syrup, goat cheese and toasted pecans

  16. I subscribed to youtube channel.

  17. I follow KitchenAid on Twitter @icywit

  18. I liked Smith Bites on Facebook and my favorite waffle topping is just maple syrup.

  19. I also follow KitchenAid on twitter!

  20. I follow you on twitter!

  21. I follow Kitchen Aid on twitter.

  22. I follow you on twitter. 🙂

  23. I liked Smith Bites on FB and… I love fresh whipped cream and strawberries on waffles.

  24. I follow KA on Twitter as well! Thanks for the fun giveaway, newlyweds (are we still newlyweds? 8 months is still newlyweds right?!) need waffles!

  25. I follow you on Twitter of course!

  26. Oh these looks and sound amazing! I’m a simple girl…a dab of strawberry jam makes me happy!

  27. Following KitchenAid on Twitter as well.

  28. Subscribed to YouTube channel.

  29. Already following on Twitter!

  30. I’m kind of a waffle purist, a little butter and powdered sugar, but otherwise just really good New England maple syrup (grade B dark amber is best).

  31. You cannot go wrong with chocolate chip waffles! I’ve been craving waffles so bad recently- I haven’t had any since going gluten free 2 years ago since I don’t have a waffle baker.

    Liked on facebook and followed you and kitchenaid on twitter!

  32. I follow you on Twitter already as well:)!

  33. I follow KitchenAid on Twitter already!

  34. I love love love that video, it made me feel at home, warm, and wanting to be having breakfast with my Mama. It is perfect how certain things make you feel unexpected feelings. The crossword, pen, newspaper, lighting, all perfect. It was truly lovely, and I really like the song a lot. I cannot wait, I can have breakfast with my Mama in one month when I go visit her. Breakfast is our favorite. I send her my homemade scones every month so she can taste my creations. Anyhow:)… The berry compote you are making in the video, with butter, AND maple syrup would be on my waffle. Not joking, I would love it all. And that Kitchenaid looks pretty awesome, I hope to find it in my kitchen one day! I follow you on Facebook already:).

  35. You have me craving a pile of waffles now!

  36. I’m a fruit and whipped cream kind of girl, especially on big, fat, fluffy waffles!

  37. Following Kitchenaid!


  38. I like you on FB! I like blueberries or bananas and pecans IN waffles. Does that count? 🙂

  39. Such a beautiful video! Whenever I have waffles, I love some honey mixed into my maple syrup topped off with blueberries and a pinch of fleur de sel 🙂

  40. … favorite topping is real maple syrup but love adding homemade bacon bits to the batter

  41. My favorite waffle topping is “fresh!”. Yummy fresh peaches, bright yellow fresh bananas, juicy fresh blueberries, sweet red strawberries or raspberries…mmmmm…love, love, love nature’s fresh fruit on my hot, fluffy waffles!

  42. Strawberries with real Maple Syrup and vanilla bean ice cream (that counts as one topping, right?)

  43. Oops and my favorite topping is blueberries! And every other berry.

  44. Lastly, I follow Kitchen Aid on twitter! Can’t wait to make these waffles btw…when I have a waffle iron!

  45. I subscribe to you on youtube….this is making me feel like a stalker

  46. I follow you on twitter

  47. I like you on FB!