waffle iron


Definition of 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

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Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman designed the shoe’s sole using his wife’s waffle iron. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Nike track shoes used in 1972 Olympic trials sell for $50K," 15 Aug. 2019 According to Sotheby's, Bowerman was inspired by a waffle iron when coming up with the design for the shoe's sole. Jenna West, SI.com, "Nike 'Moon Shoe' Sells for $437,500 at Auction," 23 July 2019 Prepare in a waffle iron per manufacturer instructions. Ashley Rodriguez, Woman's Day, "A Make-Ahead Waffle Recipe That's Perfect for Mother's Day," 10 Apr. 2019 In an even, thin layer, spread half of the mixture into the prepared waffle iron and cook until golden brown and crispy. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, "Turn Your Leftover Stuffing into Waffles," 15 Nov. 2015 The old waffle iron is brown with rust and broken into pieces. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "How a Dirty Old Waffle Iron Became Nike's Holy Grail," 15 July 2016 Although waffle irons have existed since the 1300s, Swartwout added a shorter handle and clasp that would allow the waffle-maker to flip the iron without the danger of potential burns, and breakfast hasn’t been the same since. Molly Dodd, Fox News, "10 unique waffle recipes," 24 Aug. 2015 Avoid getting another waffle iron (again) and ask for a Black + Decker Air Fryer. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Do I Want for Christmas? Take This Quiz to Find Out the Answer," 30 Nov. 2018 To make the waffles: Preheat a waffle iron to the highest setting and preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Falafel Waffles With Armenian Cucumber Slaw," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of waffle iron

1788, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of waffle iron

: a device used to cook waffles

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Kids Definition of waffle iron

: a cooking utensil with two hinged metal parts that come together for making waffles

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