waffle iron


: a cooking utensil having two hinged metal parts that shut upon each other and impress surface projections on waffles that are being cooked

Examples of waffle iron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Allow the batter to sit for 5 to 10 minutes while the waffle iron preheats. Laura McLively, The Mercury News, 17 Apr. 2024 Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. Melissa Gray, Southern Living, 30 Mar. 2024 Over there is an old waffle iron that belonged to Cheryl’s grandmother. Dusty Parnell, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Cutest waffle iron in the galaxy Star Wars The Mandalorian Mini Waffle Maker $22 at The Home Depot $28 at Amazon Everything is cuter when mini, and that certainly applies to waffles. Bellamy Richardson, wsj.com, 8 Nov. 2023 All manner of appliances are celebrated here, including blenders, razors, hair dryers, coffee percolators and an impressive array of waffle irons. Edward M. Eveld, Kansas City Star, 25 Jan. 2024 Because one batch makes roughly 4 dozen cookies, the pair break out the pizzelle irons — akin to waffle irons — for large family gatherings: always at Christmas and Easter, and sometimes when bringing a dish to Thanksgiving or a New Year’s party. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2023 The home cooks in your life will be delighted to receive any of these gifts, including a Ninja Air Fryer, a set of nonstick All-Clad skillets, and this adorable mini waffle iron that will make mornings taste all the better. Amy Schulman, Peoplemag, 19 Nov. 2023 Everyone ends up at the store, where a rabid mob is ready to snatch all of those half-price deals and free waffle irons. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 17 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of waffle iron was in 1788

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“Waffle iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waffle%20iron. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

waffle iron

: a cooking utensil with two hinged metal parts that shut upon each other to make a grid-shaped pattern on a waffle being cooked

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