Bayers Belgian Waffle Maker Review and The Best Belgian Waffle Recipe

This is my first time being poisoned by someone over the internet to purchase something, and making a purchase within 24 hours. It started with seeing Mommy Celine T of DHM sharing her newly bought Bayers Belgian Waffle Maker that she has bought from Lazada at RM40.00. "Hey, this is a good deal!", I thought, "but how is the product performance? How does the waffle looks like, thick or thin?"

Being a skeptical and eager ME, i turned to Mr.Google for quick info. Read up few good reviews about it HERE and HERE, but none show me how does a cooked waffle from this maker looks like. And then came the answer I was looking for, in the comment thread at Mommy Celine T's post.

Mommy SookLu Y commented that she is using this maker. So I quickly bugged her with my questions. She was very helpful at replying them within minutes in which she shared her experiences and even photos of her waffles. Exactly what I wanted to know! Her thick-looking waffles then convinced me to go for it. Hence, just minute after thanking her, I placed my order at Lazada. The price has increased tho', I had mine at RM49.90. Not too bad, it is still a good deal, right!

And so, few days later, I received my new toy! Tadaa...!! My Bayers Belgian Waffle Maker WM-20.

Before I open the box, something caught my attention. It was the slogan on the box - "Perfect Waffles Every Time!" Oh, I can't wait to make my waffles. *excited*

Upon opening the box, I can smell the 'new gadget' odor already. It's the smell that makes you even more excited and jump in excitement. (You get what I meant, right?)

Lazada remained my favorite online shopping website because of its speedy delivery and as far as I know, Lazada is the only one that offers 'cash on delivery' (for certain items).

The Bayers WM-20 came with a 4-pages User Manual. If you are buying this maker, please do take your time to read the manual. It contained a lot of relevant and useful information, including a Classic Waffle recipe. I think this is the first time I read a manual from cover to cover.

Covered fully in white, Bayers WM-20 has a red indicator and a green indicator light. Red to indicate that the power in on, while green to indicate that the heating is on.

It can open up to slightly over 90° creating a slanting 'L' shape from side view.

I would say it is quite stable as it does not fall back when i move the waffle maker around.

As I explored further, I was very happy with this waffle maker. The hinges were quite sturdy, moving only somewhat less than 0.5cm (sideways).

The non-stick plates has higher grids pattern to form deep pockets for housing those yummy syrup, butter or toppings. Slurp!

The waffle plates are attached to the body so there is no need to disassemble the maker for cleaning. Just brush off any loose crumbs and wipe with damp cloth.

Supposedly the cool-touch handles were to stay cool throughout the baking. But it got too hot to handle right after the first preheating. I had to use an oven glove to open the lid. However it is not a big issue. Just got to be more careful.

There is no locking system between the top plate and bottom plate. I was quite worried about this at first but when I make my waffle, i found that there is no need to lock those plates together. It still makes perfect waffles!

Here's a view of the bottom part - clean and neat.

For first time using, as what the manual said, the waffle maker may emit a slight smoke or odor. This is normal but it may affect the flavor of the waffle. So I had my first set of waffle discarded.

If you are new to waffle maker, just like me, do remember to preheat the waffle maker first before pouring your batter to make your first waffle of the day. Spray some oil onto the plates and close the maker. Plug in the power and wait for the green indicator light to turn off. Then you may start making your waffles.

It is crucial to read the manual because it tells you step by step how to make Golden, Crispy Waffles using this model. I've followed every instructions and my waffle came out looking superb at first try!

It was crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Overall, I am very happy with my Bayers Belgian Waffle Maker WM-20.

(Recipe adapted from Bayers Belgian Waffle Maker's Manual)

Prep Time  : 15 mins
Cook Time : 6 mins
Total Time : 21 mins
Makes       : 2 belgian waffles

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, separated
1 Tbsp castor sugar
200ml milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
55g unsalted butter, melted

1. In a large mixing bowl, sift in all-purpose flour, cornstarch and baking powder. Add in salt and set aside.

2. In another medium bowl, whisk egg yolks, milk and vanilla extract till combined. Using a spatula, stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture until the dry ingredients are moistened. There should still be small lumps but it is all right. Stir in melted butter.

3. In a mixer bowl, whisk egg whites until soft peak. Gradually add in sugar and continue to beat until stiff peak. Fold in the egg whites to the previous batter until combined.

4. Pour batter onto the preheated greased waffle maker and bake for 3-6 minutes to your liking. (I've baked for 3 minutes using 2 scoops of batter)

5. Cool slightly on wire rack before serving to retain its crispiness.

● Do not over mix the batter or else it will turn hard when baked.

● Be generous with your batter. Put at least 2-3 heaping scoops of batter to make thick waffle.

Make this recipe? Don't forget to snap a photo of it and tag #msyummyliciousrecipe on social media! I would love to see them! Enjoy my recipe!

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