AICOOK | Waffle Maker 1600w, Smart Pro Belgian Waffle Iron

The waffle see it as a perfect dessert for the winter. When the days are cold and dull and we seek comfort in the warmth of the house and in the delights of home pastry. A cup of hot chocolate, a waffle flooded with whatever you like and then maybe even an encore escapes us. Because stopping at one is really hard. In summer, on the other hand, other delicacies are popular, but it's not like you can spend three or four months just eating ice cream. To tell the truth, it could go even longer, but sometimes it's better to vary and the waffles can delight us 365 days a year.  
The only problem with waffles is that we cannot prepare them only with a frying pan as happens, for example, with pancakes and crepes. To make waffles you need a special plate. If you are looking for one that is not only valid but is of an excellent level, today we see a very interesting one.

A great plate for waffle lovers

A waffle maker is impossible to make without a special plate. The dessert also known as waffle requires a mold that cooks the dough forming the characteristic grid shape. A shape that is also the reason why waffles are so good, because the grill is the ideal shape to accommodate all kinds of toppings and create spectacular desserts. 
The AICOOK waffle maker (ST5403T-GS) is the ideal model for those who are not just looking for a basic mold to cook waffles. It is a professional model for those who love waffles, make them often and aim for perfect results.  
  
AICOOK | Waffle Maker 1600w, Smart Pro Belgian Waffle Iron with LCD Display, 2-Slice, 5 Different Programs, 7 Browning Levels, Recipe Included, Silver
AICOOK | Waffle Maker 1600w, Smart Pro Belgian Waffle Iron
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The device is 1600W and looks very good, thanks to the careful design and the materials that make the plate very sturdy. The external part is almost entirely in stainless steel, has a beautiful line and will certainly not go unnoticed in the kitchen. Being a waffle iron, however, it does not have an exaggerated weight, so it remains manageable and easy to move whenever necessary. One thing that stands out is the presence of a display and various controls. In fact, many waffle plates do not even have a thermostat adjustment. They only have the On / Off button to heat up or turn off the plate.  
 AICOOK | Waffle Maker 1600w, Smart Pro Belgian Waffle Iron with LCD Display, 2-Slice, 5 Different Programs, 7 Browning Levels, Recipe Included, Silver
AICOOK | Waffle Maker 1600w, Smart Pro Belgian Waffle Iron
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In the case of the AICOOK model, on the other hand, we can set 5 different preset programs, 7 browning levels and modify the cooking time . Time is very important because the waffle is a preparation that requires compliance with the times, especially the minimum cooking times. Opening the plate too early to see the doneness could break or ruin the success of the waffle maker. The 5 different programs, on the other hand, are used to prepare different types of waffles (therefore different types of dough) or simply to vary the cooking time according to our tastes. The 7 browning levels allow you to make the outside of the waffle more or less crisp. Because there are those who prefer them soft inside and out, while those who love them soft but with an external crust. 

Our proof

The package includes the instruction booklet and a recipe book . I found the use of the plate intuitive and I could have used it even without reading the booklet. Its presence, however, is always welcome as it unravels any doubts on how to manage the various settings. The recipe book, on the other hand, is a very valuable help for those who have never prepared waffles. I tried to follow the "basic" recipe precisely and I must say that the result was more than satisfactory. The cookbook is in English only, but if this is a problem you can easily find many recipes by searching for them on the web. The instructions, on the other hand, are also translated into Italian, albeit in a less than perfect way. 
AICOOK | Waffle Maker 1600w, Smart Pro Belgian Waffle Iron with LCD Display, 2-Slice, 5 Different Programs, 7 Browning Levels, Recipe Included, Silver
AICOOK | Waffle Maker 1600w, Smart Pro Belgian Waffle Iron
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After trying various doughs and various programs, I must say that I am very satisfied with the operation of the plate. The cooking is perfect and all the various adjustments allow to obtain the waffle cooked in the ideal way for our tastes. Perhaps the highest level of browning is a bit over the top, but it's always a matter of taste and some might like a very cooked waffle. One important thing is to find the ideal amount of dough. It is important not to skimp, the plate is large and the same goes for the molds that cook two waffles at a time. Cooked waffles measure approximately 12.5cm side and 2.5cm high . At the same time, however, we must not exaggerate with the tax, otherwise it will come out and the result will be far from perfect. As with everything, however, the best way to learn is by trying. So it's just a matter of experience, after a few uses you will understand how to best manage everything.  
AICOOK | Waffle Maker 1600w, Smart Pro Belgian Waffle Iron with LCD Display, 2-Slice, 5 Different Programs, 7 Browning Levels, Recipe Included, Silver
AICOOK | Waffle Maker 1600w, Smart Pro Belgian Waffle Iron
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Among the negative points of the AICOOK waffle iron I put only one and it is the molds that cannot be detached. It is true that waffles usually do not get dirty, moreover the plate can only be used to cook waffles. So for cleaning almost always a wipe with a damp cloth and some detergent is enough. Despite this, I find this kind of appliances, regardless of the use for which they are designed, they should always give the possibility to detach the plates to facilitate cleaning. If you can put them in the dishwasher even better.

Final remarks

The AICOOK waffle maker is one of the best options for those who love these characteristic grid-shaped waffles. It is not a suitable device for everyone, mostly for the price. If you are looking for a plate to use a couple of times a year just to try to make your own waffles, you might as well get the entry level models. If, on the other hand, you love waffles and prepare them every day, you need a higher-end device . The AICOOK waffle iron could be for you, thanks to a device that works very well and with many adjustments to cook the waffles in a perfect way . Then it is a device that also has a beautiful design, although its view can never be as enhanced as that of two waffles just removed from the plate and ready to taste.