Vintage Waffle Irons & Sandwich Grills

Electric Waffle bakers, Sandwich grills or “presses” as they were also known were very well accepted by consumers when they were introduced in the 1920s and “Combination” appliances that with removable, interchangeable plates, could perform as a waffle iron, sandwich grill or as a griddle when the top was fully open and flat, were very popular from the time they appeared in the mid-to-late 1930s.

Manufacturers competed to produce appliances that were both beautiful and functional. Some of those produced in the 1930s could be considered works of art. It was the height of the Art Deco style movement that continued well into the 1940s. Many of these appliances exhibit the “streamline” forms that reflected industrial design of everything from ships to locomotives. The 1939-40 World’s Fair represented the culmination of this period of design innovation that had begun almost twenty years earlier in the 1920s.

An excellent book about collecting these appliances is Antique Electric Waffle Irons 1900-1960 available from Amazon.


Westinghouse Waffle Iron – 1930s

This Westinghouse waffle iron was made in the 1930s.


Westinghouse Waffle Iron – 1940s

Here’s an interesting vintage appliance.
The Westinghouse “Flying Saucer” waffle iron.
Westinghouse didn’t call it the flying saucer but when it became a “collectible” it got that nickname. It’s actually pretty obvious.

This was patented in 1939 by Joseph Harms and went into production in 1940 – continued in 1941.  Westinghouse suspended manufacturing in 1942.  They resumed production of this model in 1946/49, however a newer and larger square model was introduced in late 1947 and this round model discontinued.  It has been popular with collectors (and people who wanted a sturdy, well-built waffle iron) since the 1960s.

This one is in its original box.


General Electric Sandwich Grill

This GE sandwich grill/griddle, Catalog No. 139G38 was sold in the 1930s. It had spouts at the back corners of both the top and bottom plates to allow for grease to be drained from the plates.



This is a Manning-Bowman waffle iron with the rounded oblong plates. It was obviously heavily used as the plates have developed a considerable “patina” similar to that seen on well-used cast iron skillets.
It has a smaller footprint than the Twin-O-Matic double waffle irons.
The same plate type was seen on the Combination Waffle/Sandwich Grill # 423 that was made in the early 1940s.


Fostoria Sandwich Grill & Waffle Baker


Standard Sandwich Grill & Waffle Baker

This Canadian made grill and waffler is quite heavy and very well made. Even the cord is made in Canada.


Knapp-Monarch Waffle Baker


Universal Sandwich Grill, Waffle Baker and Griddle


Manning-Bowman Sandwich Grill & Waffle Iron


SuperLectric Waffle Iron & Sandwich Grill with separate plates.
Manufactured by the Superior Electric Products Corp. Cape Giradeau, Mo.

“No 116A Automatic Combination Sandwich Toaster and Waffle Iron”

This is a very well made appliance. Heavy and with some interesting design elements that wouldn’t appear on similar appliances for decades.

The griddle plates have what looks like a small pouring lip at the center back of each plate that allows grease to drain into a small “grease cup” that hangs on the back of the bottom center back of the appliance.

The interior coils are arranged to allow even distribution of heat across the plates.

It has a metal “leg” that is hidden behind the front handle on the upper plate until the plate is laid flat to allow use as a griddle. The instructions are quite specific on how to use the appliance for “frying.”


SuperLectric Grill~Waffler, Green, with Non-Stick plates.

This appliance was made nearly 40 years after the previous one.




Reliance Waffle Iron & Sandwich Grill

This Reliance appliance is Canadian! It was manufactured by the J. K. MacLeod & Co. Ltd. of Toronto, Canada.
This is the Model 160, 1320 watts.
It is extremely heavy. The heaviest of any waffle iron I own. You can see from the photos that it saw a lot of use as a sandwich grill. It also exhibits some “streamline” design elements.
As with several of the others, it could be opened completely so the grill plates could be used as twin griddles. (Cuisinart did not originate the idea of the “Griddler” but were sixty-some years late to the party!)


GE small Non-Stick Waffle Iron & Sandwich Grill with Reversible Plates


General Electric “Family-Size” Waffle Iron/Sandwich Grill/Griddle No. 16G46T

This GE “non-stick” waffle iron is a big one. Very heavy and the chrome is in very good condition. The top has a starburst incised design that appeared on a few of GE’s appliances in the late ’60s and early ’70s.

It has reversible plates that allows its use as a sandwich grill as well as a waffle iron or with the top opened completely both top and bottom become a flat griddle. Note the handle is designed so it will support the top when in the flat position.

Here it is with its sister, the GE No. 26G46T

These two GE combination Waffle Iron/Sandwich Grill and Griddles look exactly alike. They have slightly different ID numbers. The one on the left is # 26G46T, with the sandwich grill open. The one on the right has the waffle grill open and is # 16G46T. Both the waffle side and the sandwich grill side have the Teflon coating.

The one on the left, # 26G46T has the Teflon coating only on the grill/griddle side.

I can’ figure out why this one, with a later model number, did not have the Teflon coating. It just doesn’t make sense to me.


General Electric Waffle Baker/Grill and Griddle G 48 T

This is GE’s last branded Waffle Baker/Grill and Griddle before its small appliance division was sold to Black & Decker in 1984. This same appliances is now sold under the B&D brand and is widely available as here on The B&D appliance is now made in China and weighs less than this one.


Munsey Waffle Iron, Sandwich Grill and Griddle

This small waffle iron/grill and griddle was made by Munsey Products in Little Rock, Arkansas. There were not many manufacturing companies in the southern U.S., so these are somewhat hard to find. It was made in the late ’60s or early ’70s.
It is quite small compared to the combination waffle irons made by GE, Sunbeam, Toastmaster, Son-Chief, Dominion and Westinghouse.

Here I show it with the griddle plate on top and the reversed side on the bottom showing the waffle grid.

Side view

Opens flat to use as a griddle.


111 Responses to Vintage Waffle Irons & Sandwich Grills

  1. Darienne says:

    Wonderful, Andie. Just loved the tour through the decades.

    • asenjigal says:

      I’m happy you enjoyed them, Darienne. I’ve certainly enjoyed collecting them. I have a few more but have to burrow into my storage place to retrieve them.

  2. Eric L says:

    Have a Munsey mw2 belgian waffler, got it from my mother and still use it. How old do you think it may be?

    • asenjigal says:

      The best information I can find is that the square single “Belgian Waffler” was manufactured from 1979 to 1991 and a larger model was manufactured and sold through Walmart from 1992 until the company ceased production of consumer kitchen electrics in 2001. After that they manufactured only commercial waffle irons for restaurants, and they also sell a commercial waffle mix.

  3. Larry McGrath says:

    We have a MW (Montgomery Ward) sandwich grill/waffle grill still in use during the summers at a home in Colorado. It has heavy rectangular reversable plates, a temperature indictor on the upper cover. There is no thermostat. It came from my parents, parobably in the late 1930s. Don’t know who made it. It has needed no servicing other that a couple of new power cords.

  4. mal says:

    I was given a Munsey commercial Belgian waffle maker model #DBW-88 recently. It came out of a local restaurant. It works but is quite dirty. What is the best way to clean the non removable grids? Also, do you have any idea what this machine is worth? Thanks.

    Best regards,


    • asenjigal says:

      I can’t tell you how much it is worth. The best way to clean the grids is with Carbon Off. Use the waterproof masking tape (the blue stuff) to protect the outside edges and spray it carefully (work outside if you can, or in a well ventilated area) follow the directions on the can. I wear rubber gloves and scrub it with a stiff brush, like a nail brush, to get as much of the baked-on crud off. It may take two or even three applications if the thing hasn’t been cleaned in years, Do NOT use a wire brush!
      After you have it cleaned, you will have to season the grids, brushing with oil and I have found that grape seed oil, which takes higher temps, is really good. You will have to waste some waffle batter because the first few won’t be that appetizing, but when the grids are well seasoned, you will have an appliance that will produce beautiful waffles.
      To clean the outside use a barely damp cloth dipped in DRY baking soda. This will take a bit more elbow grease but will not scratch the surface and will remove any brunt-on brown spots.

    • Big Top Waffles says:

      Hey Mal,
      I own a Food Truck specializing in Waffles, and use the DBW-88 and love it. I have been trying to find a second one so we can make more WPH (Waffles Per Hour) Email me if you would consider selling it?
      Thanks 😉
      [email protected]

  5. Karen says:

    Are any of these beautiful appliances for sale?

    • asenjigal says:

      Not at present. I enjoy owning them as a collection. However, I will probably have to eventually sell them but that is not yet on the horizon.

  6. Joan says:

    Really enjoyed the “down memory lane” with your vintage waffle irons…would love to be able to replace what I treasured for many years after marrying in 1950. Lost in the many moves, sad to say. Now, unfortunately, I can’t seem to locate what I loved and used. Am downsizing and looking to maximize all available space in a galley kitchen!

  7. Linda Kasica says:

    I have the green waffle iron, like brand new, instruction manual, even the foam piece to place in between the plates to protect them from scratch. BUT,,,,,,,,I misplaced the power cord. Do you know where I can purchase one for this model?

  8. TJ says:


    I am wondering if you can help me. I just picked up a Standard Sandwich Grill & Waffle Baker through Freecycle. The design on the lid is like a giant “V” (seems very “50’s-like design to me). It is hard to tell from the photo of the one you have, but I think it is different from yours.
    Would you have any idea what year or decade it is from?

    Also, if you happen to have a manual for it, I would be ever so grateful if you could email me a few crucial pages of it.

    Lastly… I see by your collection that the plates are supposed to be removable. I do see the little knobs on each side, but they appear to be practically welded in place! From the look of the flat plates, which appear pristine and never, ever used, I think the waffle plates have never been removed either. Any suggestions for getting it out? Or cleaning it otherwise? Why is it that sharp appliances are not to be used to scrape it, when it is (to all appearances) not non-stick-coated or anything? I should have searched for your site before I tried my first waffle making attempt tonight – I already scraped it somewhat with a fork when the batter stuck… 🙁

    Thanks for listening, and any help you can give me!!


    • asenjigal says:

      I don’t have an instruction book for a Standard appliance.

      The plates are removable on any appliance that is called a “grill and waffle baker”
      Sometimes the screws that hold them in place become stuck because of hardened grease. These can usually be loosened when the appliance is hot –
      unplug it and if the knobs are not metal, use pliers with care.

      Plain metal waffle grids have to be “seasoned” just as you would a cast iron skillet.
      It’s best to use food grade mineral oil (in the drug department of a supermarket where you find laxatives), remove the plates, brush with oil and put them in the oven at 300° F., for an hour.
      Let them cool, rinse and wipe with a dry towel and repeat – this make take three or four applications till you get a slightly brownish finish, the surface should look sort of glazed.

      Any scratches on the surface will cause sticking so don’t use forks or knives.

      After you have seasoned the grids and are ready to bake waffles, first heat it up and when it has reached the ready temperature (there should be a light that goes on when the iron is ready) spray the grid with PAM or another no-stick spray oil and immediately apply the waffle batter and close the top.

      The signal light should go off when the waffle is done. Don’t open it until then.

      Use a pair of tongs – the ones with the silicone tips are perfect for this – to grab the waffle.
      Your first few waffles may stick – you may have to waste some batter.
      Don’t scrape at it. Turn the iron off, unplug it and when it cools, soak the stuck waffle off.

      Standard Appliance Company changed the design on their waffle irons several times.

  9. Susan Lucas says:

    I just purchased a “HouseMaid” waffle iron, #190, 660 watts, made by Superior Electric Products Corp., of Cape Girardeau, Mo. It has teflon coated grids, and makes two side-by-side waffles at once.
    Can you shed any light on when it was manufactured?
    Thank you very much.

  10. Kim says:

    Good Afternoon,

    I have an old Kwikway Waffle Iron, 115v 300w, but do not see any of this brand on your site. I also can not find any information on the company, St. Louis, Mo. Do you know anything about the Kwikway Products Inc.?

    • asenjigal says:

      Kwikway products were made by Knapp Monarch, Superior and Dominion, during the mid to late 1930s. They originally sold for $1.95, often at drugs stores, five and dime stores, etc.
      Current values rage from $5.00 to $25.00 depending on condition.

  11. Russell says:

    Hi, I have a General Electric 139G38 combination waffle iron and sandwich press. It is like the one shown on this site, but includes the aluminum waffle grids. Where would I get a copy of an instruction manual for this? Wonder if someone could scan this and send it to me in a PDF file?? Sure would make things nice. Many thanks, RD

  12. JimR says:

    Very nice. My compliments.
    I have some of these old waffle irons and the biggest challenge is how to clean them.
    I will try some of your suggestions.

  13. EricB says:

    I just bought a SuperLectric 192T waffle Iron. It’s color is olive green and it is from the 1960’s. I can’t seem to find any information on it. There are two dials on which you can cook your waffles/sandwiches. One dial is L and the other is D. Does anyone know any information on what these two dials mean?

    • asenjigal says:

      The 192T model went into production in 1971 and the “T” refers to Teflon.
      It was manufactured by Superior Electric Company in Cape Girardeau, MO.
      Production of this model continued until 1980. There is one pictured above just below the SuperLectric from the 1930s.
      The L and D refers to Light and Dark so you can adjust how well done you want your waffles.

  14. Amanda Mitchell says:

    Hello, I’m so glad I found parties interested in vintage waffle irons. I have a Westinghouse Waffle Iron that I believe was manufactured in the late 1930’s; model number WF-34. Because of allergies to aluminum, teflon and other non-stick coatings, I really need to know what this iron is made from. Did Westinghouse generally use teflon as it became popular? Are you familiar with this iron or can you help lead me in the right direction to find answers to these questions?
    Thank you

    • asenjigal says:

      As Teflon was not incorporated into cookware until 1960, any waffle iron manufactured in the late 1930s, as was the WF-34, would not have a non-stick coating. Most early higher grade waffle grids were made of cast iron or a steel alloy. Some were made of aluminum but with the build up of the seasoning on the waffle grids, there is little possibility of direct exposure to the metal. Also, even the bare metal is inert unless one cooks a highly acid food in or on it.
      The Westinghouse waffle iron in my photo, nicknamed “the flying saucer” was patented in 1939 and manufactured in 1940-41 and again from 1946 to 1949. It has cast aluminum grids but the older one I have, the CBC-4 manufactured in the early 1930s, has cast iron grids.
      The newest “ceramic” type non-stick coatings are inert chemically and do not break down with normal cooking heat and are not affected by acids.

  15. BillB says:

    Happy to find your website. I have a Kenmore Art Deco waffle maker that was given
    to my wife by her grandmother in 1968. Works fine, but outside really is a mess and
    needs cleaning. Whats the best way to attack it?

    • asenjigal says:

      Before getting into the chemical cleaners and polishers, I generally spend some time (and elbow grease) working the outside over with dry baking soda.
      I use a soft towel, barely dampened, dip it in the dry baking soda and start rubbing. While the baking soda acts as an abrasive on the baked-on grease, it will not scratch the vintage chrome and won’t damage the bakelite and exterior soft parts, rubber and/or cloth-covered cords.
      For more aggressive cleaning I use the Maas polishes, both the liquid and paste (in a tube) which work well for me.
      I NEVER use any abrasive cleaners or scrubbers – even the plastic ones with scratch vintage chrome.
      There is no easy solution, to do a proper job takes time and effort but it is worth it in the end. I hope this helps.

  16. Ed Argent says:

    Hi Asenjigal,

    Thanks for taking the time to write this posting. Very informative. I just recently bought a vintage Dominion 1311-A waffle machine on ebay, because I can’t seem to find a well made traditional waffle iron maker, it seems like everybody is making Belgian style waffle irons these days. Anyways, it looked okay enough when I got it, but after using it once it kind of made a little ‘pop’ and then I could smell something burning (not a good sign) so I opened it up and took it apart, and inside the wiring was frayed and some parts were exposed which I guess is what caused the short when the exposed wire touched the metal housing, I’m fairly handy so I rewired the whole thing, and when I plugged it in it worked for about 30 minutes and then another ‘pop’. Oy. What now? I waited until it cooled down, and opened it again it seems one of the heating element was brittle and snapped this time. It seems to not be a big deal to replace the NiChrome coil, but I am unsure if it matters which NiChrome (60 or 80) and what size gauge, (it looks to be something between a 20-22) I have done some research but I could not find any answers one way or another. Would you be able to give me any kind of guidance? Thanks for any help you might be able to offer.


    PS – I might have caught the vintage waffle bug, much to my hubby’s chagrin. 🙂

    • asenjigal says:

      Toaster Central states they sell the high-temperature appliance wires that must be used inside waffle irons.
      Other than that, I don’t have much information. I’ve never attempted repairs such as this myself but I have taken the appliances apart and cleaned inside them.
      In one instance I bought two vintage Sunbeam waffle irons from the same eBay seller as the one that looked good on the outside had iffy innards while the one that had nasty looking chrome had been little used and the insides were in great condition, so I swapped them to have a working iron.
      Other than that, I have not done any repairs myself. There is a small appliance repair place (Speedy Appliance Service) in Woodland Hills, CA, that does exceptional work on small appliances and anything that needs internal work goes there.
      I’m never in any hurry so I don’t mind if it takes a long time to fix a vintage piece, but he has some bad reviews because some people are too impatient (in my opinion). He restored a 1930s HB malt machine to pristine condition for me some thirty years ago and it still works.

  17. Ed Argent says:

    Thanks! I will check on those leads.


  18. Melissa says:

    Great pictures. I especially enjoyed seeing the nonstick GE waffle baker/sandwich grill with rectangular plates. We had one growing up and I have been looking for a clean one that works, at a reasonable price, with no luck. Thanks for sharing the picture! A great trip down memory lane.

  19. Heather Ferguson says:

    Question… I bought a ” SuperLectric Grill~Waffler with Non-Stick plates” at a garage sale several years ago in working condition. Since then, I seemed to have misplaced its cord. Any suggestions as to where I might find a replacement?

    Appreciate it!!!

  20. Diane Hathaway says:

    Hi! I just purchased a 1930’s Westinghouse CBC-4 Waffle Iron, but it is in dire need of a good cleaning, both inside and out. Sounds like I should be able to clean the outside chrome with baking soda, but what should I use on the inside? Are the plates removable? Also, I am missing one of the feet and the “ball” handle. Would you know where I might find replacements (I have already checked with ToasterCentral)? Thanks so much!

  21. asenjigal says:

    Hi Diane,
    Most waffle iron grids are removable, the older ones fastened on with a couple of screws, the later modes with “clips” made of spring steel.
    These can be cleaned with oven cleaner if you can get them out of the iron. They do have to be “seasoned” after a thorough cleaning, just as you would season a cast iron pan.

    Several times I’ve bought waffle irons (and other vintage appliances) that arrived with broken feet or handles.
    I usually bought another with intact feet on eBay, usually inexpensive because they were not in good condition, and used that one to replace parts on the better one.
    That’s what appliance repair places do, (when you can find one) they keep a bunch of “junker” models on hand from which they salvage parts. As far as I know there are no commercial places that stock parts like these.
    There are some people on the forums dedicated to collecting these vintage things that do buy and keep “junker” appliances and when someone asks, offers parts.

  22. Sharon Warner says:

    Hi, love your web site! I recently bought a J C Penney Grill/Waffle Baker at a garage sale. It works perfectly but didn’t come with a manual. Do you know of any source that I could get one?

    • asenjigal says:

      If it has a “Penncrest” on the bottom it was made by McGraw prior to 1959.
      In the 1960s some of the Penney’s kitchen appliances were made by Westinghouse.
      During the 1970s and ’80s, they were mae by Presto in the U.S.
      I don’t have any information about the waffle bakers made after 1989.

      Instructions are pretty much the same for all waffle bakers/sandwich grills so I would look for a manual for a Sunbeam, GE or any other major U.S. brand and I have seen them fairly often on eBay, etc., sometimes with very inexpensive waffle irons.

      You might try checking at this site that has links to manufacturers appliance manuals and you might be able to find one that will work with your iron.
      Toaster Central also sometimes has facsimile manuals.

  23. ElsieB says:

    I found the following in an old family cookbook but cannot find out anything about it, such as when it was published. Are you familiar with this product from Manning Bowman?

    7″ x 4 1/16″ one-sheet folded
    “Instructions for the use of Manning-Bowman Waffle Iron”

    On the back “Circular No 292”

    Same title as the front
    directions on how to prepare it for use,
    how to use,
    special instructions,
    drawing of two people, one reading a newspaper while the other opens the round, pedestal-type iron to remove the waffle. The woman’s clothing looks like it’s from the early 1900s.

    Is there ever any call for this manual from someone who has this appliance but not the manual?

    on back two recipes
    Maryland Cream Waffles
    Cream Waffles
    invitation to write for booklet “From Breakfast to Midnight Bridge” with receipts to be used with the Manning-Bowman Appliances.

    • asenjigal says:

      There is a market for this type of manual as well as hang tags etc. You might contact Toaster Central and ask if he is interested. He does restore and sell vintage waffle irons so might have a use for it.

      I have the manuals for the Manning Bowman waffle irons in my collection.

      The first Manning Bowman waffle irons introduced in the early 1920s had legs. The second-generation round waffle irons with a pedestal base were patented in 1928 and were probably introduced the following year.

      M-B has an extensive entry (9 pages) in the book: Antique Electric Waffle Irons by William F. George.

  24. James Jensen says:

    I have an electric sandwhich grill (mfd by Super Electric Prod Corp, Cape Girardeau, MO) 110-120v AC or DC ,No. 105 amp 5.7. I do not have a cord for this unit. Where could I get a cord for my grill?

  25. Ed Zell says:


    Clearing our my 92 year old widowed Mom’s home and found a 1951 Lewis 3-Way Combination Muffinette, Waffle Baker, Sandwich Toaster and Two-Heat Grill. I believe Mom inherited this like new unit (cloth cord still wrapped as originally sold) from my great aunt as she made notes on all products she purchased including purchase date and supplier. Can you tell me more and give me an estimate of value? Thank you!

    • asenjigal says:

      Sorry Ed, I am not familiar with that appliance. Lewis is not listed in either of the waffle iron/sandwich grill books I have and the only “muffinette” I’ve seen is a small baker, sort of an early toaster oven – not the official name but what it was nicknamed. It’s the Knapp-Monarch biscuit oven.

  26. Dennis Harwood says:

    I have a 1940’s Manning-Bowman Art Deco twin waffle maker that I bought on ebay. It works and has a newer cord, but one ivory colored tray handle is broken and the grids are dark brown. I would like to know if parts are available to replace the handle. Also i bought this to use as the experiences with modern waffle makers are disappointing, they are expensive and with minimal use still tend to die (and are not repairable or worth the effort) in only a few years. My mother-in-law’s ancient waffle maker makes excellent waffles 70 years later and my mother-in-law’s only problem with it is it always spills excess batter. ( I know and you know, but she cannot seem to accept that she just needs to put in less).

    Further, this woman also has two Electric Roasters, one standing and one table top from her wedding shower that has never been opened and I was wondering if there are people who collect these.


    • asenjigal says:

      Congratulations on your find. You got the “Caddilac” of waffle irons. For the M-B waffle iron, I would look for another one on ebay – they show up from time to time – perhaps one offered as a decor item only (not working) and use it for parts. I’ve done that several times to get broken handles and feet for working appliances.
      Don’t use abrasives on the plates. I use a paste of baking soda and a toothbrush to get the worst of the stuff off. Then the irons have to be “seasoned” just as you would a cast iron pan. Be prepared to “waste” a batch of batter doing the seasoning.
      Do NOT use spray on non-stick stuff. Use a soft pastry brush and apply the oil while the iron is cool. The best oils I have found, with high smoke points grapeseed oil and safflower oil. You can use them in cooking, they are both neutral flavored. Adding oil to the batter helps too.

      There is a market for the roasters, people collect them but because of the size, there are fewer collectors than for smaller appliances.

      Jitterbuzz has this page on roasters – mostly Westinghouse.

      They do sell readily online – shipping is expensive. The ones with the cabinets are especially desirable.

      I use my roasters, one has been rewired but otherwise is entirely original. They were built to last.

  27. Olivia says:

    I am interested in purchasing a vintage waffle iron as we do not like using teflon. I am currently looking at the Manning Bowman Electric Dual/Twin Waffle Iron for sale, but I’m wondering if anyone knows if it’s cast iron or aluminum? I would prefer cast iron. Are they very hard to make waffles with? My cast iron pans are great as long as I keep them seasoned and hot…is this the same as a waffle iron?

    Thank you in advance!

    • asenjigal says:

      My Manning-Bowman waffle irons are cast aluminum – many manufacturers changed over in the 1930s because of less chance of rusting.

      The waffle grids have to be seasoned just as you would season cast iron. I don’t use the commercial sprays, I use grapeseed oil which has a higher smoke point than many oils – I brush it on with a silicone brush.

      I’m still using an old Sunbeam CG that I’ve owned for decades. No Teflon and the grids have developed a glassy-like patina which is virtually non-stick.

  28. Alan says:

    We recently came across a Standard Sandwich Grill & Waffle Baker. Its never been used but the power cord is missing. You seem to have a good knowledge of these so I thought I would check with you and see if you have any suggestions on where to look for a compatible power cord?

    • asenjigal says:

      Toaster Central Sells replacement cords for most American made small appliances.

      Be sure and measure the prongs to get the correct set. You might be able to find one on eBay for less money but you can’t always depend on the accuracy of the description – I have been “stung” in the past.

  29. Selita Stevenson says:

    I have a Westinghouse Cat. SG WB 521 waffle iron/griddle that I inherited from my mother. She thinks it may have been a wedding present, so she would have gotten it in 1957. Can you tell me what year it was made, and, did it have a Teflon coating, or, is it just “seasoning” that turned the iron plates (aluminum actually?) dark brown? My husband used a lot of elbow grease and a wire brush cleaning it and we’re wondering if he removed the Teflon on it, or it just needs to be re-seasoned now.

    • asenjigal says:

      That model was manufactured from 1947 to 1954 so was prior to the advent of Teflon on consumer appliances. I’m sure the brown stuff is seasoning and it does have to be re-seasoned before it will be easy to use.
      There is a “trick” to make it temporarily non-stick without using the commercial sprays (I avoid them). I mix 1/4 cup vegetable oil – I use grapeseed oil because it has a higher smoke point – 1/4 cup of Crisco – softened just enough so it can be easily mixed with the oil – and 1/4 cup of all purpose flour. Beat this with a mixer until completely blended. Store in fridge and soften it by setting the jar in very warm water and brush it thoroughly into the grids.
      I use this for complex Bundt pans and baking molds with a lot of intricate details – nothing else I have tried works as well.

      Otherwise it takes some time to season the grids – and I use Crisco. When I was a child (in the ’40s) lard was preferred.

  30. Scott says:

    Like Selita I also have a Westinghouse Cat. SG WB 521 waffle iron/griddle that I inherited from my father, it was my mothers and she passed away when I was a boy so I would like to keep it. The griddle stopped working last weekend and when I opened up the wiring compartment, the white wires are powdery. I took the wire nuts off and later realized there are three wires – two thick ones going to the top and bottom and the thinner one that I dont know where it goes. Do you know which the thin wire needs to be wired to – top or bottom?

  31. Jim Holden says:

    I have a waffle iron that belonged to my grandmother, and I’m hoping you can give me some information on it. Specifically, I’d like to know the approximate date of manufacture (I’m guessing the mid 30’s), and whether the grids are aluminum or cast iron. It is a low-profile model made by EV’RYDAY Electric Co. in Marion, Indiana. It is model number 111. We just used it this morning, and the waffles turned out great. My kids loved seeing something that old that still works. And the fact that it has been in the family for so long made it even more special.

    • asenjigal says:

      Your waffle iron was manufactured by Everhot, a subsidiary of McGraw Electric and produced waffle irons in the early ’50s.
      There is practically no information (only a footnote in the McGraw Electric section) but I would opine that the grids are cast aluminum as were most consumer products during this time frame.
      Only commercial appliances still used cast iron and had higher wattage (220) and greater heat – which is the reason it was practically impossible to get the same results at home as in a restaurant.

      This information is from Antique Waffle Irons 1900 – 1960 by William F. George – published in 2003.
      As far as I know it is the only book on the subject that is currently available.

      • Jim Holden says:

        Thanks so much for the information. I asked my mom about it and she thought it was older than the ’50s, but she honestly wasn’t sure, so I’m going to rely on what you told us. Thanks for your time, and for putting together this site in the first place – it’s a wonderful resource for all of us!

  32. Kevin Jauken says:

    Hey great to see all these wonderful old products. I have the exact same Munsey you have pictured, it’s not as nice as yours but i just finished baking a batch of waffles, it’s always worked very well.

  33. Alan Perry says:

    Hi. I recently had success in cleaning up an old GE waffle iron/griddle. A friend asked me if I could do the same with her Electrahot dual waffle iron. I do not see how to remove the grids if they are in fact removable and I was wondering if you could tell me what they were made of. The outside cleaned up very nicely using your baking soda suggestion. Thanks

    • asenjigal says:

      The dual Electrohot wafflers were made by Dominion before WWII – and if it is the one with wood handles, I think the grids can be removed by removing the screws that hold the handles on. It has been a while since I looked at one but I’m pretty sure that is how they were assembled.

      I can’t find a reference for the grids but they may have been cast aluminum. I have one of the ceramic top singles which definitely has aluminum grids.

      Recently I’ve had good results with the spray-on Dawn Power Dissolver – which has no abrasives to damage either aluminum or cast iron.

      • Alan Perry says:

        Thanks for the info. Giving me the name Dominion allowed me to find one very similar on Ebay – same etching on top, same wood handles but the one I have has a thermostat in the middle on top. I found that the thermostat pops out revealing the screw holding the top grid in. The grids are aluminum and are heavily blackened which has been chipping off into the waffles. Should I attempt to completely strip off the buildup and re season them?

        • asenjigal says:

          I would definitely strip off all the old carbonized “seasoning” but do not use oven cleaner, as you would on cast iron grids.
          I use the Dawn Power Dissolver but first I put the grids in a vessel, pour boiling water over them and soak them for a few minutes, lift them out onto a towel, spray the stuff on while they are still hot and allow the stuff to “work” for about an hour, then put them back in the container, pour more boiling water over them and brush vigorously with a stiff scrub brush – I use the ones painters use to knock oxidized paint off wood as the bristles are stiff enough to work well without scratching the aluminum. (Also they are half the price of the same things sold in the “kitchen” department. – I buy a lot of those brushes because I use them to clean garden tools, scrub tile (grout) and other tough cleaning chores).
          If one application doesn’t get all the gunk off, repeat the process.

          One of the “helpful hints” web sites recommends putting the grids in a self-cleaning oven and running the cleaning cycle. DO NOT DO THIS! I tried it once, with fairly thick aluminum waffle plates from a G.E. waffler and the plates WARPED so they would not fit onto the appliance. Fortunately, those are fairly easy to find so I was able to buy another which was beat up on the outside so I just took the plates from it and discarded the appliance (except for the feet, handles and cord – one never knows when something like this will come in handy!)

          I hope this helps.

          I season the waffle grids in the oven, brushing the grids with a high smoke point oil – rice bran oil is now my preferred oil – and I use it in baked goods, yeast breads, quick breads, etc., – Put the grids on a flat baking pan (to catch drips) brush the entire baking surface with the oil and put the grids into a cold oven and turn the heat up to 475°F. for 30 minutes, turn the heat off and allow to cool in the oven. I repeat this 4 to 6 times, until the surface has taken on a lightly browned color and the surface looks sort of like smooth plastic.
          Patience is what really counts and the results will last a long time.

  34. Andrea says:


    Great information – I now know a lot about cleaning my waffle iron! I’m wondering if you have any information about this model – Woodsonia LR 7490 115V-600W which says it was made in USA and sold at Woodward’s Canada.

    I’m curious if it is from the 40s as claimed and if the plates are aluminum.

    Thanks very much,

  35. asenjigal says:

    I can’t find Woodsonia in my waffle iron books. It may have been one of the appliances manufactured for the Woodward’s stores by one of the big companies. McGraw electric produced a lot of appliances for stores that put their own names on them (just as Sears/Kenmore, Montgomery Ward, etc., had appliances manufactured to their specifications with their own signage on them.)

    By the ’40s most waffle iron plates were cast aluminum. In fact a lot of manufacturers had switched to cast aluminum even in the ’20s.

  36. Irwin says:

    looking for a Everhot model 4 waf-fel baker originally manufactured by Swartzbaugh Mfg Co. that makes cavity waffles to be filled by food or ice cream.

    • asenjigal says:

      The production of these was quite limited – I think in the late ’30s but would have to look in my books. My waffle iron book is loaned out right now so I can’t check.
      I know Swartzbaugh was taken over by McGraw in the ’50s and only a few of the appliances were manufactured after that.
      I saw one about 15 years ago and was fascinated by the look of the finished “waffles.”
      The auction went past my price limit so someone else got it.

      • Irwin says:

        Is McGraw still in business?

        • asenjigal says:

          McGraw Electric is still in business but no longer manufacturers small appliances.
          They manufacture electrical equipment for the power industry.
          The Toastmaster division was sold off in 1980 to Magic Chef and reorganized, sold to Salton in ’99 and then to Spectrum. The only Toastmaster electrics made today are for commercial restaurant and manufactured under license by the Middleby Co.

  37. jim says:

    Hi — I recently aquired a Sunbeam CG-1 Waffle Baker and Grill. It is in really good condition. I just discovered how to remove the plates for cleaning. Can you tell me when it was made and the value? thanks, jim

  38. jim says:

    p.s. I forgot to ask….were there interchangeable flat plates made for this appliance, and how would I go about finding some. thank you, jim

    • asenjigal says:

      Production was begun in 1950 and continued for several years – it was considered near-commerical quality and was expensive then and still is used in good condition.

    • asenjigal says:

      Yes. There were flat grill plates for sandwiches or whatever.
      I bought a used one in rather beat-up condition but it included the grill plates that were barely used – the waffle grids were in bad shape. I got it cheap just to get the grill plates – I think it was on ebay but may have been on one of the Salvation Army sales sites.

  39. asenjigal says:

    I’m pretty sure I have it but it will take a bit of time to search for it.
    I will post it on this page when I find and scan it.

  40. dan crump says:

    i have a vintage Girmi sandwich 2200 grill found few site that told me it was from 50’s my question is the value of it? it does work well

    • asenjigal says:

      Sorry to take so long to answer. I am recovering from open heart surgery and this blog currently has low priority.

  41. Steve Covault says:

    Looking for information on an old dual waffle marker I have acquired. It is
    Knapp-Monarch catalog # 966, with an oval wooden base and handles. NO CORD.

    Any idea of vintage, value or where I could get a replacement cord?

    • asenjigal says:

      I’m away from home and don’t have full access to my blog but you can order cords via a link on the toaster page or one of the other appliance pages.

  42. Donna Lewis says:

    I am looking for the true value of an antique waffle iron that I own. One exactly like it is currently for sale on eBay. The listing states that it is an “Antique Dutch Pilgrim Cast Iron Starburst Sunflower Waffle Iron Pancake Griddle”. Like the one listed my waffle iron also has no identifying marks. Each side is cast in one continuous piece and the handle has tapered ends. It is 23 inches long and 8 1/2 inches wide and 1 and 1/8 inches thick. The difference on my iron is in the hinge. It has a simple hinge that incorporates a pin that joins the two pieces together. The piece is very sturdy and HEAVY. The price listed for the waffle iron on EBay currently is $429.99. I am wondering if this is the true value of the piece or wishful thinking. The seller is also asking $68.90 for additional shipping costs. I would appreciate any information that you could give me. It makes a great piece of exercise equipment but I am hoping to find it a happy home where the owner enjoys a great workout before breakfast!

    • asenjigal says:

      Frankly, I would suspect that the one offered on ebay is at best a reproduction or at worst, a downright fake.
      The edges of the “bottom” outside look much to clean and precise – old cast iron tends to develop small chips and more rounded edges. And the material itself just doesn’t look right to me.
      I could be mistaken but I have handled tons of extremely old cast iron, including waffle irons and the cooking surfaces are just too intricate for the stated age.
      Look at some real antique waffle irons, the grids are much larger because there was no way, without modern equipment, to produce that fine detail at the center. Even the old German ones did not have that fine a detail for a deep casting.

  43. Donna Lewis says:

    Thank you so much for taking your time to respond to my inquiry. I really appreciate it. Thank you also for looking at the example currently offered on eBay. If I am understanding you correctly the item that was listed as circa 1600-1700 would have been impossible to make during that time period due to the intricacy of the pattern and the limitations of that time period. I have the very same pattern in my waffle iron although my waffle iron definatly looks like it has been used quite a lot. Is it common for reproductions of waffle irons to be made and if so why? If they are made to be used it would seem that people would want something lighter and more convenient. Are reproductions perhaps most often made to trick antique buyers? I am wondering how easily these are created to make it worth the time and trouble to bamboozle a potential buyer making sure to create enough units to make it worth the fakers time and not too many to flood the niche market so that there would be an awareness and the gig would be up. It’s difficult to understand why anyone would think that this would be a profitable endeavor. If you have any knowledge or thoughts on this I would be so appreciative to hear it.

  44. Charles Pinckney says:

    I just read that in April you underwent open heart surgery! I just wanted to wish you a positive and speedy recovery. We all admire your dedication and commitment to this blog. Your priority though should be regaining your health so we very much understand that this wonderful blog you’ve created is and should be low on your priority list. Be well soon and thank you for all you have done. You are in our prayers.

    • asenjigal says:

      Surgery was actually March 3. I’m doing great, slowly getting back to my former activities.

      I have been spending a lot of time sorting through my collections and deciding what to sell on ebay. That takes a lot of time, as does wording the descriptions.

  45. Greg says:

    I have 25 to 30 waffle irons ranging from the 30’s to late 50’s and I am in California, are you or anyone you know interested? I see some of the ones I have on your site, If interested I can provide pictures.

    • asenjigal says:

      I’m slowly getting rid of my vintage appliances and don’t intend to add any.
      Sales are slow, nothing like before the recession but some items, which are fairly rare – in good condition – are selling but buyers are much pickier than 15 years ago.
      I have a fair number of followers so people can connect here. However I also post on Facebook when I put something interesting on ebay, usually with a photo and the item number or if something really unusual, a direct link.

    • Kraig Fallwell says:

      Hello I was trying to find some information on an electric waffle maker I have had in my family for almost 70 years. On the bottom of it says Everhot WAF-Fil BAKER
      Model NO.4 The Swartzbaugh Mfg. Co. Toledo Ohio USA 115 Volts 660 Watts

      It makes 4 “canoe shaped” waffles at a time. (rounded at the ends). I just would like to know if I could get an approximate date of manufacture. I think the patten was filed for on 15 February 1947
      Thanks in advance.

      • asenjigal says:

        The Waf-Fil Baker was patented and manufactured in the early to late 1930s.
        The waffle grids were shaped that way so as soon as they came off the iron and were still flexible, they would be pushed into a long, oval ice cream dish so they could be filled with ice cream – and one lady told me her mother filled them with savory things like chicken a-la king, and etc.
        Swartzbaugh was more famous for the portable electric cookers and electric roasters – in competition with Westinghouse and GE.
        I have one of the electric roasters from 1937, pristine, never used. Very Art Deco in design.
        During WWII Swartzbaugh manufactured stuff for the military and in the late ’40s had a series of labor problems and sold most of the patents to McGraw Electric who took over the plant but never re-issued this particular waffle iron. There are several others with the “Everhot” name, all McGraw Electric.

        If your waffle baker is in working condition, it is a nifty item to have and use. I was never able to talk the lady that had one into selling it to me.

  46. Luke says:

    Our grandfather (98 years old) has a 14 G 44 GE waffle maker and grill. Any idea when it would have been made? His wife has a list of gifts from their wedding (1937) that lists a waffle maker. I was just wondering if that model would have been in production at that time.

    • asenjigal says:

      The 14 G 44 was introduced in the mid 1950s and was in production for about 6 years until the Teflon coated grids were introduced in the early ’60s and the model # changed to 14 G 4-4T.
      Early ’50s it was 14 G 42.

  47. Teresa says:

    I was given a GE small Non-Stick Waffle Iron & Sandwich Grill with Reversible Plates and it appears that the non stick is coming off, do you think that it would be okay to use as is and just spray some oil on it when using

    • asenjigal says:

      Sorry to take so long to answer.
      I would use a wire brush – brass brush – and scrub the coating off then season it with vegetable oil spray.

      I use an uncoated waffle iron and with a few cycles empty with veg oil spray and then baking waffles using sprays between the first few batches, will develop a pretty good non-stick seasoning.
      You do have to use the veg spray at the beginning of each bake session but once seasoned properly, it should go on fine for years of use.

  48. Carrie says:

    Hello. I am really excited about my”new” coronet 9150 waffle iron and grill. I purchased it at an auction for $1 and it’s in mint condition in the original box worth original recipe book and tag. The only information I have found on this company is that it shut down in 1947. I’m curious if you could tell me more about my great score. Thank you! 49

    • asenjigal says:

      I can not find a model 9150 with the “Coronet” name. Only a Landers, Frary and Clark iron with the “Coronet” pattern on the top.

      Is there a manufacturer name on the bottom and any other information on the box, a address or city?

  49. Jennie says:

    Just found your blog.
    Hopefully your health is back to normal or as close as it can be. My hubby has some heart issues, not to the extent that yours was and he had a total hip and cataract surgery. Now he’s moving right along.

    We were just going thru his mother’s old pans and stuff and found a bag in a draw of old appliance cords. 4 or 5 we don’t know what they are for and one, that fit a round waffle maker we found in a corner of a cabinet Way—- in the back.

    All it has on the bottom is
    Electra Hot MFG
    Style 621
    And the wattage and volts.
    Nothing else.

    Worked pretty good til this morning..
    Plugged it in and heard a big pop with a spark.
    Turned it over and took off the bottom plate… I could see the coil wire was broke near where the end is rivited in.
    ( shhhh, hubby doesn’t know it popped. )

    I saw the Toastmaster site does not accept Any appliance to fix any more. Nor does their link under “parts” work. It doesn’t load or anything. So I don’t think they will be of any help.

    Would you happen to know of anyone I could send it to to get it fixed or where I could get the heating element wire from ??

    If not, do you know where I could get another one for parts ??
    Also most of the wiring inside it is cloth covered, should I attempt to rewire it or wait and see if someone can fix it for me?

    Also, the lever for the darkness of the waffle, looks like it slides along the heating element wire… Is this right? It looked as if the metal strip inside, didn’t touch the element when I had it at ” medium”, but when I put it on dark, that’s when I heard it pop.

    Do you have any other info on it ?

    Also, where can I find you on Facebook?

    Thanks for answering my questions.

    Wishing you good luck and good health in the coming year.

    • asenjigal says:

      Sorry to take so long to get back to you. I’ve been a bit busy so haven’t looked in for a few days.
      ElectraHot was a division of Dominion and there are a lot of waffle irons in their list.
      It will take me a bit to find the model you have.
      I will get back to you after I FIND and go through my books. I have been sorting my books and have stacks that need to be put away so I can get at my reference books.

  50. Chris says:

    Hello, I recently picked up a Sunbeam CG-1 that seems to be in pretty nice shape aside from the waffle plates being almost completely black with carbon. I read through all of the posts on this page and I noticed that your chosen process for cleaning such plates has changed over time (as things tend to do). I saw that you mentioned a product called Carbon-Off back in 2011 but more recently (2014) you recommended a process using boiling water to heat the plates then Dawn Power Dissolver as the cleaning agent. I’m wondering if the boiling water and Power Dissolver (which may be discontinued now) wouldn’t damage the black coated underside of the waffle plates. Did you completely abandon the use of Carbon-Off? If so, might I ask why?

    Also, I ran across your site when looking for information on a copper kettle that my 89 year old grandmother recently gave me. I remember it sitting on her hutch filled with spare change. It always had a tarnished appearance but I looked at the bottom of it when she gave it to me and it is a beautiful copper color like the ones on the background image of this site. I am wondering if it is possible to clean it up to look like the ones presented here without scratching or damaging it. It’s fairly small and has a woven “plastic?” strap covering the top portion of the handle. The word “Holland” is stamped on the bottom of the kettle. Is this kettle for use or simply display?

    Sorry about veering of in the kettle direction.

    Thanks for the interesting & informative site.

    • asenjigal says:

      I still use Carbon-Off for the really crusty burnt-on stuff and I don’t use it as much because my local source stopped carrying it so I have to order it online. I also sometimes give them a shot with oven cleaner and then put them through the dishwasher.
      I use the Dawn stuff (I order this online too) for greasy build up that has not become hard and brittle – more like sticky residue.

      Try cleaning a small area in a corner of the plate to see if it affects the “black coated underside” of the plate. The one I have, which has both the waffle grid and the griddle plates are not black on the underside. At the very end of the model production, there were some of these sold with reversible plates, the waffle grid on one side and the flat griddle plates or “sandwich press” plates on the other.

      You can clean any copper item with a copper cleaner and polish (I use Wright’s Copper Cream) and follow up with a premium polish (I prefer Maas, but Peek or Semichrome also work).
      Copper kettles made before the 1960 were intended for use. Often kettles have a lot of “scale” mineral deposits inside that have precipitated out of the water with years of use boiling it.
      A cup of vinegar in a quart or so of water, boiled for 20 minutes, should remove all of the scale.

  51. Chris says:

    Also, I forgot to ask about your seasoning process. I see that it was originally 300 degree oven for 1 hour (repeated 3-4 times to achieve proper “glazed finish”) and at last mention I see that is says place the oiled plates in a cold oven and set temp to 475 degrees for 30 minutes (repeat 4-6 times). Is the latter still your chosen method? I know not to use the self clean feature to clean the plates so I just wanted to be sure that the 475 degree temp would not cause warping.

    Thanks again.

    • asenjigal says:

      My seasoning methods vary from time to time, not because some are better or less so but because I like to try different things.
      If I am going to season the plates in the oven, instead of on the appliance, and I have lots of time – no need to use the appliance anytime soon, I use the 300 degree method allowing the plates to cool completely between coatings. This takes a lot of time.

      If I’m in a hurry, I use the higher temp method or season the plates on the appliance, coating it, heating it on high, allowing it to cool and repeating the process.
      I make a small batch of batter, keep it in the fridge and apply a small blob in the center and at each of the four corners to test the results.
      If it sticks, it’s much easier to remove the 5 blobs than a whole waffle.

  52. Jeff Z. says:

    Greetings- I have a Dominion Sandwich Queen, style 510, which was originally my grandmother’s. It is in fine condition and I have fond memories of Sunday morning waffles. I am rewiring it now so that my family can enjoy the same. Can you tell me when this model was manufactured?

  53. Kathleen says:

    I am trying to find information on a Dominion model 1251. Looks like a waffle maker and plates flip to a griddle. Two of the sections have a decorative design. I’ve read it could be a puzzle maker?

  54. Liberty says:

    Hi, I really enjoyed reading through the different waffle makers. My mom in law had a yellow Toastess waffle iron that makes 2 square waffles and it still works great. It’s supposed to be Canadian made.
    Can you let me know
    1) when these were made,
    2) how much it would be worth now
    3) where I can get the grill plates for it?

    Thank you!

    • asenjigal says:

      Sorry to take so long to answer. I missed seeing the post.

      Toastess waffle irons were manufactured in Montreal from 1949 thru 1954, using a patent they purchased from a 1930s Universal design.
      Several years later, in the late 1960s, another company produced an iron with the “Tostess” impression but only a few were made.

      The Toastess irons are valued from $10. to $40. depending on condition.
      I have no idea where to get grill plates. For other irons, I have purchased inexpensive items on ebay that had good plates but the appliances themselves were trash.

  55. Lynn Chatfield says:

    I have what my mother called a brown Bobbie maker. it’s like a waffle iron. it makes a triangle donut type treat. I want to have this iron restored. where can I get this done?

  56. Deanna Deaville says:

    I love your blog. I am looking to buy my Mom a replacement SuperLectric Waffle Iron & Sandwich Grill Superior Electric Products Corp. Cape Giradeau, Mo. No 116A Automatic Combination Sandwich Toaster and Waffle Iron. Do you know where I can purchase one? Thank you for your help.

  57. M. Graves says:

    I have a GE sandwich and waffle maker model # A7G44 T611 and wondered what year it was made and where I can find an operator’s manual for it?

  58. Bill Bower says:

    I have an old Standard (Toronto) Waffle Iron/Toaster. It sits on a wooden base. 115V 550W. Anyone have information on it. Tks

  59. Reed McGinn says:

    I recently bought a Westinghouse HW-40-1 waffle maker. It claims a non-stick surface. I also have four birds, so I don’t want to use it unless I know that the surface (or any other parts) are not made of teflon. Do you know?

    • asenjigal says:

      Sorry to take so long to reply.

      I’m afraid it is Teflon. I have a friend who has birds.
      She has appliances with Teflon surfaces.
      She got the burner covers for her gas stove top and places the waffle iron or the panini press on that flat surface and turns on the exhaust fan to draw off any fumes. The birds are not right in the kitchen but it is open plan and they are on the far side of the family room.
      She has cockatiels, canaries, a couple of parrots and a large macaw.

  60. Andy King says:

    My mother died last year and I have been going through the things she has accumulated over her life time. I found a ElectaHot Mfg. Co. Style 625 Double Waffle maker that is missing one of the actual waffle irons and was wondering where I might find a match?

  61. Michael Vincent says:


    My wife and I bought a Montgomery Ward waffle iron (model 86-2110 05DE 2110-B) at an antiques store. It looks like it was never used. The plates appear to be made of steel, but I could be wrong. (They feel too heavy to be aluminum, and they are not black like cast iron.)

    Can you provide us some instructions on how best to season the plates? Once they are seasoned, what type of oil would you recommend for cooking waffles in it? We don’t want to use PAM, and we’d like to know how people used these appliances in the era they were made (i.e. before PAM and Teflon).

    Also, can you tell us when this waffle maker was manufactured? Do you know if there is a copy of its instruction manual anywhere online?

    Your blog is a great resource. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge!

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