The Big Questions #4 ~ Cleaning the Waffle Maker
When you make waffles how do you clean your waffle maker? The reason I ask, is my mom and I were discussing this as I was struggling to make some decent waffles at her house.
No matter how much oil I put on it, the darn things stuck and crumbled into a sad waffley mess. Somehow the subject of cleaning came up. One of us scrubs the thing clean after each use so that it’s not a goopy, greasy mess. The other one does a cursory wipe down figuring that the leftover grease etc “seasons” the waffle maker much like one would with cookie sheets or stoneware.
Now I know based on my above comments, y’all are thinking my mom is the squeaky clean scrubber and I am not. After all it was my mom’s waffle maker that I was struggling with. So one would think that her waffle maker would be very clean, hence the sticky-factor. But not so much. My mom’s waffle maker is “seasoned,” yet I couldn’t make a decent waffle for the life of me. I think I ended up giving up and making pancakes instead.
My waffle maker is clean as the day I received it. I do use it often, but I clean it really well. I don’t want a greasy mess in my cupboards.
So how about you? Do you scrub yours clean or let it “season?” If you are a seasoner, how do you get your waffles to not stick?