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

Examples of waffle iron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heat a panini press or the flat sides of a waffle iron. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Ease the chore of stay-at-home lunches with make-ahead treasures you can mine later," 26 Aug. 2020 Spoon heaping 1/2 cup batter onto waffle iron and cook until light golden brown, 5 to 6 min. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Rainbow Waffle-wiches," 26 June 2020 Ladle batter onto a hot waffle iron and cook until done. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Brownies, truffles and pasta: Healthful food swaps you will love," 11 June 2020 Fry the cheesy tortilla in a skillet or on a griddle, crisp one up in an air fryer, or press the quesadilla in a panini maker or waffle iron. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "No, You Shouldn't Try That Popular Toaster Quesadilla Hack from TikTok," 19 May 2020 To make the miniature waffles at home, squeeze just enough batter to cover a single square of a waffle iron with batter. Melissa Locker, Time, "Pancake and Waffle Cereal Are the Trendy New Breakfast Bites in the Social Media Spotlight," 5 May 2020 The waffle irons sit idle in his storeroom, the frozen sausage taking up space in a freezer. Anchorage Daily News, "Watching his Anchorage cafe crumble under the weight of the coronavirus crisis, one quiet day at a time," 7 Apr. 2020 Other preparations include a Hawaiian wedge salad, Japanese pancakes made in a waffle iron, spare ribs and a vegan falafel bao bun with mayonnaise. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "A Ramen Diner From a Master in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn," 25 Feb. 2020 Spray waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and add enough batter to fill waffle mold about two-thirds of the way to the edge. Elizabeth G. Dunn, WSJ, "From MSG Scare to MVP Status: How We Learned to Love Umami," 30 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of waffle iron

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Waffle iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waffle%20iron. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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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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