The Cuisinart brand has been a kitchen favorite for over a decade providing high-quality utensils, tools, and appliances. Among their top products are the appliances which often come with standard and special features as well as the company’s warranty. A favorite of college students and families, the Cuisinart WMR-CA Rounded Classical Waffle Maker has several different settings and features as outlined in this updated review for 2018.
Made of stainless steel, the Cuisinart WMR-CA Round Classic Waffle Maker is the perfect addition to those delicious and perfectly rounded waffles so popular at the breakfast table. The unit comes with five different settings that control the non-stick plates to cook waffles to the preferred quality. Not only for waffles, the unit has also been used to cook sandwiches and paninis.
5-Setting Controls-To create the ideal waffle for your taste, this unit comes with a fire-control setting for five different browning settings that range from light brown to a darker golden brown. The settings are easily adjustable by the sliding thumb knob.
Equipped with indicator lights, the waffle maker will alter users to when the waffle is finished according to the specified setting. There is also an indicator for when the unit is ready to use and when it is no longer hot.
As can be a frequent problem with other waffle makers, the lid on this product is weighted so that as the waffles rise, the lid will stay firmly in place. This also prevents excess heat from escaping the unit and saves energy while also increasing the efficiency of the cook time.
The unit is surprisingly lightweight yet it stays in place by the rubber feet on the bottom of the maker. Made of high-quality soft rubber, the feet ensure that the unit will not create marks on surface tops.
The waffle maker is covered with a stainless-steel plate both for quality and for a stylish look. The brushed steel gives the unit a more modern look.
Storage for the Cord
Unlike previous units, the cord on this unit can easily be wrapped and stored under the bottom of the unit removing the frustration of messy cords.
Because it is lightweight, the cord storage, and largely due to its design, the maker is easily ready for compact storage. The product weighs 3.9 pounds and has dimensions of 11 inches by 8.5 inches by 4 inches. Cuisinart has even installed a special latch on the lid so that it remains closed while the unit is stored away.
Both top and bottom plate are made of non-sticking material. This allows for the batter in each unit to be cooked into the waffle leaving no residue behind. The non-stick also ensures for an easier cleaning experience as users need only to take a paper towel or a dry cloth and wipe away any crumbs or oil that may have been left behind. If cleaned properly, the unit will maintain its non-sticking plates for the duration of the product’s lifetime.
Cuisinart offers a three-year warranty on all its products. The warranty covers all manufacturer defects from any portion of the unit and ensures buyers a complete refund or replacement of the unit.
User Manual and Extras
Each unit comes with a detailed instruction manual covering the basic use and describing every element of the unit as well as useful tips and hints for making the perfect waffle and suggestions of what toppings to use.
Each Cuisinart WMR-CA Round Classic Waffle Maker has been manufactured to make perfectly-rounded 7-inch waffles that are approximately 1/2-inch thick. Several consumers have reported problems with the unit’s non-sticking plates that have easily been fixed by changing the cleaning methods of the plates or by using a light oil aerosol spray such as Pam before each use.
Many users have found the unit used for making different types of flatbreads, paninis, sandwiches and have reported no problems with using different types of batter recipes as well. As consumers continue to use the unit, they find that it has been created to suit a variety of cooking styles as well especially with the five-setting function. Others have reported that the indicator lights and steel covers make it safe and family friendly even for use by younger children.
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