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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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 Grab the syrup because Monday Aug. 24 recognizes the patent of the waffle iron. Molly Dodd, Fox News, "10 unique waffle recipes," 24 Aug. 2015 Think potato latkes in a waffle iron and Hatch chile cream cheese. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, "Phil Rosenthal's L.A. food crawl: Six spots to try," 29 June 2018 Brush the hot waffle iron with oil or cooking spray and pour in the batter. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Falafel Waffles With Armenian Cucumber Slaw," 18 May 2018 In 1973, Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman found a way to make track spikes without the spikes by molding rubber in his wife's waffle iron, and the Nike Waffle Trainer was born. Jake Woolf, GQ, "These New Nike LeBron 15 Sneakers Are Inspired by Nike's First-Ever Sneaker," 31 Jan. 2018 Cook until dark golden brown and crisp, about 4-5 minutes, depending on the waffle iron. Maya Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, "A buttermilk waffle recipe that won’t let you down," 22 Feb. 2018 Bake in waffle iron for 50 to 60 seconds on medium setting. Fox News, "Chef Mark Bailey's Last-Minute Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner!," 14 Feb. 2018 One of Bowerman’s original waffle irons can even be found at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon today. Kate Keller, Smithsonian, "A Brief History of America’s Obsession With Sneakers," 18 May 2018

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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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