The round cooking plates are non-stick. There are five settings for browning from light to deep brown. There’s a red indicator light that comes on when the unit is heating up and a green light that comes on when the unit is ready to use as well as when the waffle is cooked. The lid is weighted so it shouldn’t rise when the waffle is cooking. An instruction manual with recipes is included. I’ll make a few waffles to test this unit.
Before the first use, wipe the plates down with a damp cloth. Now the batter is really the most important part of making the waffle. I found that it is best to use a thick batter. I have tried using a thin matter and maybe poured too much and it did leak out the sides. The right amount of batter is a bit less than ½ cup. You’ll figure out what the right amount is after a few tries because it really depends on your batter. Before you make a waffle, wipe the plates with a little bit of oil. I only do this before making the first waffle. Close the lid, turn the setting to 4 and plug in the unit. The red light will come on. We’ll wait for the green light which means the unit is hot. Open the lid, the handle is cool enough to hold. Pour your batter right in the center and cover. The light will be red and will turn green once the waffle is cooked. Don’t open the lid and check to see if it’s done because you’ll have a sticky mess. Wait for the green light and open the lid slowly. The unit makes waffles very quickly. Remove the waffle with a non-stick safe tool. Close the lid and wait