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Waffle maker - which gets the moisture out?

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Boatguy

Waffle maker - which gets the moisture out?

I have a great sourdough waffle recipe, I think the waffle maker is the problem.

When we bake bread it's critical to get the moisture out of the bread (though preserved in the oven for the crust - but that's a different thread...).  The problem with waffles is that they tend to become soggy within minutes of coming out of the waffle maker.

Is there a waffle maker designed to allow the moisture to escape while baking the waffle?

I guess the bottom line is - which is the best waffle maker and produces a waffle that stays crisp?

Thanks!

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WoodenSpoon

I don't think I have ever had a waffle that stayed crisp for long. 

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PaddyL

I used to put waffles into a low oven, straight on the rack, when they came out of the waffle maker.

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KMIAA

I have the Kitchen Aid  which you can do two waffles at once.  I always make a double batch, then freeze them in portions.  When we feel like waffles, take two out and heat in our convection oven, and comes out nice & crispy.  Have had this waffle iron for a few years now and still works perfectly.

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BKeith

I have one of those little flip models that I kept reading good reviews on, but have not been very happy with it.  After trying a half dozen different recipes, and different methods, I've finally learned to use a lot less batter, start on the outside using a ladle and spreading it thinly toward the center. I do get a few void areas in the waffle, but I get much lighter, crisper waffles.