Saturday, June 29, 2013

National Waffle Iron Day Update 2013

By Terry Orr

Waffle irons originated in Belgium during the 14th century. These early contraptions consisted of two metal plates hinged together. The plates were then attached to a long pole, which allowed the cook to hold the iron over an open fire. In 1869, a man named Cornelius Swarthout patented the first American waffle iron. This device was designed for cooking waffles over the burner of a wood or gas stove. Fifty years later, General Electric began producing the first electric waffle irons for everyday use. (Source:

Waffle Irons come in all sorts of sizes and shape – with many different patterns to satisfy most people – but I suspect we will see even more in the coming months and years ahead.

Here are a variety of Waffle Irons:

(Photos from Google) 

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