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Batter spill over

If and when I follow a recipe in the book, in particular pouring two cups of batter onto the lower grid, it spills over no matter how easily I close the cover. Even as little as a cup + a couple of ounces will spill.
What am I doing incorrectly?


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Re: batter spill over

Without knowing too many details...

Seems to me it may be a rising-too-quickly problem. Could be you are at altitude, or maybe this particular unit is getting hotter than normal. Try using a little less baking soda.

Conversely, perhaps it's a too-slippery-problem, if this is a Teflon coated unit maybe there is a little too much oil in the batter or you are being a little generous when oiling the waffle iron before putting in the batter.

Some thoughts for you.

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I lost the instructions for my sunbeam waffle maker, and I dont know how long Ihave to bake it.

Here is a direct link to the User's Manual for your appliance:

To view the Owner's Manual with Operating Instructions just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the information at the website indicated and the contents of the Owner's Manual.

You may need ADOBE READER installed on your computer to read PDF documents.
You can download this free at WWW.ADOBE.COM if necessary.
Click on the DOWNLOAD ADOBE READER button on right side of the ADOBE home page when you get there, then follow the onscreen instructions to install the software on your computer.

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Preparing Waffles

1. Close Waffle Maker and plug into outlet. Use only voltage specified on bottom of Waffle Maker. The Power light (Red) and Ready light (Green) will come on.
Caution: Touch Waffle Maker only by handles during use or directly after use. Take care not to touch hot surfaces.

2. The Waffle Maker is ready for initial use when the Ready (green) light goes out (approximately 2-4 minutes).

3. Open Waffle Maker, pour approximately 3/4 cup waffle batter onto grids. For best results, pour batter around outer edge of waffle maker. Close cover. It is very typical to have a small amount of batter run over grid and down Waffle Maker. However, if an excessive amount of batter runs over, use less batter.

4. Close the Waffle Maker by lowering the upper plate onto the lower plate and secure with the safety latch. Do not open cover while steam is escaping. Most waffles bake in approximately 2-4 minutes, depending on personal taste. Waffles are generally done when the Ready light (green) goes out and when steam no longer escapes from sides and front of Waffle Maker.

5. When waffles are done, remove with a fork or wooden tongs. Note: Be careful you do not scratch the non-stick cooking surface.

6. Close cover and wait for Ready light to go out before preparing another batch of waffles. The next waffle may be baked in less time because the plate will store heat.

I hope that was helpful to you, good luck and take care.


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You need 4 oz plain flour, 2 oz rolled oats, 2 oz whole-wheat flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 tablespoon salt,1 tbsp cinnamon, 3 eggs, 1 1/2 cup of milk, and some vegetable oil.

1. Put flours,oats, sugar, soda, salt and cinnamon into one bowl.
2. Put eggs, milk, and oil into another bowl and mix.
3. Pour the egg mix into the first bowl and mix again.
4. Put half cup of batter in the waffle iron and voila, your first waffle is here.


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I, too, was searching for that wonderful Belgian Waffle recipe and thought, no problem, I'll just look on-line. I couldn't believe it when Salton didn't have it posted on their site (if they did, I couldn't find it) and was taken to your requests for the recipe. So, I went the whole mile, or should I say traveled over mountains of files, and couldn't believe that my filing system still works after all of these years, the Salton Belgian Waffle Maker & Recipe Guide for Model No. WM-4 was right where it was supposed to be. (And my husband, and prior bosses I should add, have laughed at how I save and file everything. I'm glad I can share this with you all now...

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1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
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