Thin Stroopwafels are a great variation on the modern day waffle. They can be enjoyed just the same as regular waffles, laced in maple syrup, sticky chocolate fudge sauce or piled high with pitted cherries, strawberries or blueberries.
Try your hand with the best thin waffle maker and watch the kids come rushing to the breakfast table. They will love them!
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Top 5 Best Stroopwafel Iron Reviews (Thin Waffle Maker Reviews)
VillaWare V3600-NS Prego Nonstick Pizzelle Baker
Making the best Stroopwafels is a doddle when you have the right equipment behind you. That is why I really love this VillaWare Pizzelle Baker Press as it has some really handy features that turn making thin waffles into a walk in the park.
Like most of the appliances on this list, the VillaWare Prego Pizzzelle Baker is an electric thin waffle maker that cooks 2 Italian pizzelles in about 30 seconds.
The device is simple and easy to use which ensures that even novice waffle makers can turn out a wonderful product to please your guests.
Their is an automatic thermostat which powers a ready light so you hardly have to think about what you are doing when using this machine.
You can create super consistent pizzelles each and every time with this VillaWare Baker
- Xylan non-stick waffle molds which allow for easy cleanup.
- Cooks 2 5 inch pizzelles every 30 seconds, however, you still need to account for loading time.
- There is a built in steam guard which helps prevent burns on your hands.
- Durable construction with chrome and black finishes
- The machine stands upright and includes a cord wrap that allows for convenient storage
Fancy getting things done twice as fast as usual? This Pizzelle maker will help you out with that endeavor as it contains a double cookie press. The press also has a great authentic fiori waffle design on the front for you to achieve that desired look.
Chef’sChoice Pizzelle Maker
Time is money nowadays and let’s face it, sometimes the best cookie ideas can be really time-consuming. But making Stroopwafels with this Chef’s Choice 834 Pizzelle Maker will help you to make thin waffles at record speed! This iron can make two Stroopwafels in less than 30 seconds, helping you to whip up a batch of pizzelles in next to no time.
Another solid choice for making your own pizzelles right at home quickly. Just like the other electric stroopwafel makers on this list, the Chef’sChoice as many of the same features with a popular name brand you can trust.
- Instant temperature recovery – this ensures you can produce a bunch of pizzelles quickly
- Quick-cooking – cooks two pizzelles in less than 30 seconds
- Versatile size – the cookie molds are just under 5 inches allowing you to make a variety of recipes
- Recipes – product comes with it’s own recipe book to get started
- Locking lid – this ensures uniform cooking a consistent pizzelles every time
Variety is the spice of life, and that is exactly what this pizzelle maker has to offer! Not only is it great at making pizzelles and Stroopwafels, but it can also be used to make krumkakes, waffle cones and even cannolis! There are so many tasty options that await you.
NP-924 Commercial Electric Holland Muffin Machine Stroopwafel Maker
This NP-924 is called a a commercial stroopwafel maker for a reason. It can giant pizzelles in its press, evenly distributing the heat on the dough as it does so. Do you have family or friends coming over and desperately need to be able to make a delicious treat, fast? Then this Stroopwafel Maker will help you to get the job done three times as fast as usual.
This pizzelle maker is a little different than the others on this list. It cooks at about twice the size and only does one stroopwafel at a time. However, you can use the larger pizzelle for bigger recipes or cut them down to size as needed.
It’s also made of stainless steel unlike most of the other machines that have a non-stock coating.
- Big size – 8 inch pizzelles
- Stainless steel non-stick cooking surface
- Easy operations and cleanup
- Energy efficient
Palmer Pizzelle Maker
A nice feature on this Palmer Pizzelle Maker Classic is the size of it. It measures 15 x 10.4 x 3.9 inches, giving you ample space to speedily prepare a batch of Stroopwafels, just in time for your family to arrive.
This is one of the most highly rated pizelle makers on this list.
It cooks quickly because of how much power it pulls, 800 watts to be exact and with cast iron aluminum plates, you can be sure your pizelles will come out perfectly each time.
It is also backed by a 5 year warranty!
- It is very easy to clean. Simply allow a tea cloth to soak up some warm soapy water and then squeeze to drain off most of the water. Stretch the tea cloth out and place in between the irons and close. Leave for a few minutes. When you come back to check up on it, the stuck on batter will have loosened and you will be able to wipe the pizzelle maker clean.
- Makes extra crispy pizzelles
- Manufactured in the US
- Makes two 4 inches cookies at a time
Palmer Electric Belgian Cookie Iron Thin
What I like about this waffle maker is that it has clearly been designed with thin waffles and Stroopwafels in mind. That is because the irons on this Palmer Electric cookie maker have been made with those authentic waffle ridges on both sides, meaning you can create original Stroopwafels that are so convincing, your family and friends will think that they have walked straight into a Dutch market town.
Just like the Palmer Pizzelle maker, this thin Belgian cookie maker is another solid choice, it just makes thinner cookies than the previous model.
There is something to be said for American made products that are backed by a 5 year warranty!
Since these cookies are thinner this model is better if you like extra crispy pizzelles.
- Makes crispy thin pizzelles
- Manufactured in the US in Pennsylvania
- Makes two 4 inches cookies at a time
- 5 year warranty
What is a Stroopwafel and where is it from?
So, with all of that said, you may be wondering what on earth a Stroopwafel actually is, don’t worry as I’ll tell you all you need to know about them and just how delicious they are.
Stroopwafels originated in the Netherlands and the name Stroopwafel is Dutch, meaning syrup waffle. Stroopwafels have been enjoyed in the Netherlands for centuries and they are ready to hit your plate with all of their caramel crunchy goodness.
Stroopwafels are made up of two crispy waffles that stick together thanks to a special caramel sauce. Some Stroopwafels are also made up of honey or other sticky sauces and fillings on the inside.
Stroopwafels are usually enjoyed at room temperature or slightly warm and accompanied by a hot tea or coffee, the perfect winter treat.
How to Make a Stroopwafel
Now if you are anything like me then all that chat about pizzelles has made you a little peckish… to say the least. Then let’s crack on with that all important Stroopwafel recipe!
To follow this recipe to perfection you will need a waffle maker that makes thin waffles, in order to achieve that special crunchy Stroopwafel flavor. Apron up and get ready! Let’s get cooking!
- ½ a cup of warm milk
- 1 pack of active dry yeast
- 4 cups of all purpose flour
- ¾ cup of Demerara sugar
- ½ a tsp of ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp of sea salt
- 2 medium-sized eggs
- 1 cup of unsalted butter
- 1 cup of Dutch molasses syrup
- 1 cup of Demerara sugar
- ¾ cup of unsalted butter
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- Place the warm milk and the pack of active dry yeast into a medium size bowl and mix until combined. Leave aside for 5 minutes.
- Using a large bowl, mix the Demerara sugar, ground cinnamon and sea salt together. Then add the butter, eggs and yeast mixture and mix until combined.
- Lightly flour your work surface and knead the mixture until it forms a ball. Set aside for 45 minutes.
- To make the filling, on a low heat in a small saucepan, warm up the molasses syrup, Demerara sugar, unsalted butter and ground cinnamon together until the butter and sugar have dissolved.
- Set aside and allow to cool.
- While you are waiting for the filling to cool, preheat the waffle iron to a medium heat, grease and then roll the dough into 16 small balls. Place the balls one by one into the waffle iron and press down to close it. Bake until golden (2 to 3 minutes).
- As soon as you remove the waffles from the iron, cut them in half and spread the filling mix on the inside and then sandwich them back together.
- Repeat these steps until you have baked and filled all of the balls.
Belgian ones are larger in size and much thicker compared to any regular waffles. Belgian waffles have deep grid patterns and are lighter in batter and fluffier waffle.
The flip-action handle is the key to cooking waffles evenly on both sides.
There are so many features on a thin waffle maker that will make cooking delicious Stroopwafels easier than ever before, but not all of the waffle makers that you see on the market come with those handy extras so make sure you look for a waffle iron that has the following features:
To make sure your Stroopwafels don’t stick and burn and also makes the clean-up easier at the end of cooking.
Choose a pizzelle maker that has more than one press so that you can make more tasty waffles faster.
Speed and temperature regulation
Make sure your pizzelle can heat up fast (a nice feature is when they advertise cooking between 30 seconds and 1 minute.
Cooking light indicators
Not an essential feature, but waffle makers that come with “ready” and “heat up” light indicators really take the stress out of cooking. They also mean you can be getting other bits done instead of standing around and waiting for waffles to cook.
Once you have chosen your pizzelle maker, follow the recipe mentioned above to make the best thin waffles. Don’t forget the toppings! Stroopwafels are even tastier when accompanied with vanilla ice cream, maple syrup and chopped banana or even drizzled with chocolate fudge sauce.
There’s a Stroopwafel topping out there, waiting for you whatever your taste. Treat yourself to a pizzelle maker and jazz up your breakfast this weekend.