1. The Chef'sChoice® Belgian WafflePro™ is expensive. What makes it so special?
The Belgian WafflePro
from Chef'sChoice costs more but it is worth it. Five (5) years of intensive research has led to the development of its unique baking system, the most powerful and sophisticated in the family of Chef'sChoice waffle makers. No other Belgian waffle maker on the home market today enables you to make deep-pocket "Belgian Lace™" restaurant style waffles just the way you like them in less than 120 seconds!
2. Restaurant waffles often look better than they taste. What about these?
Unlike restaurant waffles that are often heavy and tasteless, the M850 makes waffles that are a true taste sensation for the Belgian waffle aficionado - delicate, lacy and crunchy. Although waffles made on the Chef'sChoice Belgian WafflePro are restaurant size, the comparison stops there. The lacy texture and exquisite flavor of waffles made on the Model 850 are a totally new taste experience for the waffle lover.
3. What are some of the other unique features of the Belgian WafflePro?
The Belgian WafflePro has many unique features. It has the best non-stick surface available. You don't have to oil the plates…ever. An advanced venting system spreads the batter to the outer edges of the waffle plates so you get an even distribution of batter without the extra step of "flipping". It is the only waffle maker with an automated sleep mode that remembers your settings when reactivated and it remembers the bake time you set, even after it has been unplugged! For added convenience it has a beeper to alert you when your waffle is done.
4. Are there any other features that distinguish the M850 from other waffle makers?
With 1750 watts of power, the M850 is twice as fast as other Belgian waffle makers. It is also the most versatile. You independently choose the bake time, temperature and power settings for truly customized and perfect waffles every time.
5. Can I really bake waffles in less than 2 minutes?
Yes, on the "Crispy Exterior/Moist Interior" setting, a typical waffle will be ready in 120 seconds. We invite you to time it.
On the "Uniform Texture" setting, it will take about twice as long to bake a waffle since this setting is designed to bake the waffle at a lower temperature for a longer period of time.
6. Why is the Belgian WafflePro so fast?
The Belgian WafflePro waffle maker has 4 (quad) heating elements, two on top and two on bottom. Because these elements are embedded in the waffle plates, superior heat is transferred quickly and evenly. The 4 elements, together with special electronic controls, produce waffles with incredible taste, texture and aroma in less than 120 seconds.
7. What size are the waffles baked in the Belgian WafflePro?
The waffles are true restaurant size, 8 1/2" by 8 1/2", deep-pocket but with a better than restaurant flavor - delicious, lacy and crisp. One waffle yields 4 servings.
8. What is a QuadPlus™ Baking System?
Other waffle makers only have two heating elements (one on top and one on bottom). The Belgian WafflePro has 4 heating elements, giving you the ability to customize your waffles just the way you like and letting you bake waffle after waffle with minimal "reheat" time in between. These four heating elements along with advanced electric circuitry are what we call the QuadPlus heating system.
8. Why do I need a beeper in addition to the green ready light to tell me when the waffle is done?
The beeper on the Wafflepro allows you to do other things in the kitchen or adjoining rooms while the waffle is baking. You don't need to hover over the waffle maker. This feature is particularly handy in the morning when everyone is in a hurry and there are many tasks that need to be performed.
9. Is the Belgian WafflePro cumbersome to store?
Not at all! The sleek design of the M850 ensures space saving, convenient storage. The cord wraps neatly under the base and the waffle maker fits easily in most kitchen cabinets, unlike the "flip" style models.
10. How can I purchase the Belgian WafflePro?
The Belgian WafflePro is available from leading department, cookware and specialty stores as well as mail order and online catalogs. For specific retailers, please call customer service at 800-342-3255. If you prefer to order Chef'sChoice products online, please see our list of online retailers.