I bought this waffle maker from a "reputable" company. i recieved it about a month later, and i plugged it in, and it arced and tripped the breaker pannel. so i unplugged it, reset the panel and tried again. thinking maybe it was a fluke. sure enough it wasnt. i plugged it in again and flipped the switch and poof. there it was again
after waiting about 5 minutes i popped the bottom cover off, and it looks like everything is connected right, (ie. green-green-ground, white-white, black-black) i even tried putting it in a surge strip, and now i have a useless powerstrip.
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Determine what type of cooking you'll be doing. If you're planning on preparing one waffle at a time, for example, then the smallest model of waffle iron will be the best fit for you. On the other hand, if you plan on frequent entertaining, or if you have a larger family, you'll probably want to choose a deluxe model. 2
Decide on the type of waffle maker that you'd like to own. There are a number of these available, ranging from simple differences---round versus square, for example. Some feature removable cooking elements that can be replaced with others, such as grilled sandwich attachments.
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Take the varying grades of quality available in waffle makers into account when choosing one. This point may seem obvious---choose the highest quality waffle iron, right? Not necessarily. If you plan to use your waffle maker on rare occasions, say, once every couple of months, then you won't need the highest quality available. Waffle making several times monthly, however, will warrant a sturdier model with thicker non-stick coating applications applied to the cooking elements. 4
Consider the cleanup aspects of each waffle iron that you're comparing. Some waffle irons feature removable cooking elements; this is a tremendous benefit when cleanup time comes around, as it is much easier to clean the grill elements separately than attached to the entire waffle iron. 5
Take brand into account when making a decision. Brands with a reputation for high quality are usually more expensive than lesser-known labels. However, this doesn't mean that an "unknown" brand can't produce a good product. When taking this aspect into consideration keep in mind the requirements that you need and purchase a waffle iron accordingly. Additionally, many celebrity chefs have endorsed cooking products---including waffle irons---which adds a little more cost to the product. Finding the company's non-endorsed model of waffle iron will mean the same quality at less cost.
The wire near the fuse is shorting out on the metal under the lower grill. Mine did that when I replaced the fuse and turned it on. If not under warranty, it is easier to replace it for $39.95 from Costco than the hassle of taking it apart and trying to replace the fuse, which involves the time to take it apart, buying a fuse and either the crimper and connectors or a soldering iron and high temp solder, since the regular solder melts shortly after it begins heating.
Hi, Unfortunately you have ruined a perfectly good waffle maker... The coating in there is a teflon coating that needs to be applied properly for it to work...if you try to use it in the condition it is in then the waffle will stick to the plate...
Best thing to do is to trash the old one and then buy a new one...
Never clean a waffle maker while it's still hot. Let it cool completely.
Never dunk your entire waffle maker in water.
Never use scouring pads, steel wool or abrasive cleansers.
Never use a knife or pointed object to clean your waffle maker(I've actually seen that advised on less reputable sites).
When it comes to cleaning a waffle maker, your first source of information should always be the owner's manual. There are many different kinds of waffle makers, so your buddy Mr Breakfast will gladly defer his expertise to the company that makes your waffle maker.
What I can speak about is my own favorite waffle iron. It's a modern electric waffle iron with non-stick and non-removable baking plates. That's the same kind you have? Oh good. It looks like you came to the right guy.
Cleaning the baking plates:
Remove any small puddles of oil with a dry paper towel.
Brush away any crumbs with a soft-bristled kitchen brush or old toothbrush.
Remove any batter stuck to the iron with a rubber spatula.
To remove really-stuck-on batter, douse the baked-on batter with cooking oil. Wait 5 minutes for the batter to soften. Dab the batter off with a paper towel or cloth.
To prevent staining and long-term oil build up, wipe down the baking plates with a damp cloth or paper towel.
Make sure the waffle iron is completely dry before storing.
To clean the exterior, wipe down the housing and handle with a damp cloth.
Keeping it clean:
There are a couple things to remember to make sure our kind of waffle maker stays clean.
Unless stated otherwise in the manufacturer's instructions, you should never coat the baking plates of a non-stick waffle iron with cooking spray. Over time that will give you a gummy build up that will turn your waffle maker to junk. Today, when a waffle maker makes the claim that it's non-stick, they really mean it. The only oil you need is the oil in the recipe. If your waffles are sticking, it's your batter that needs more oil, not your waffle maker.
Unless stated otherwise in the manufacturer's instructions, don't use soap to clean your baking plates. Soap can be the enemy of a non-stick surface. Oil - on the other hand - can be a great friend. It creates a thin layer that helps maintain the non-stick surface. Soap will completely obliterate that layer of friendly oil. Harsh soaps can deteriorate the manufacturer's non-stick surface over time.
Check the outlet that it was plugged into. If you used it in a kitchen it may have been plugged into a GFI outlet (Ground Fault Interrupter). If the safety device in the outlet failed, or there was more than one heating type appliance used on the outlet or a standard wall outlet. Then you may have simply triggered the circuit breaker that addresses this device. For example, If you had the coffee maker on, or the toaster, or the microwave oven on. Using an additional appliance would pop the breaker. Here are the possible solutions. TRY your waffle maker in another outlet. If it was plugged into a GFI wall outlet, then find the "reset button" on the outlet and push it. If it clicks, it means that it had tripped. NOW HERE IS AN IMPORTANT POINT TO FOLLOW. If you reset the GFI and plug in the Waffle Maker, then turn it on and the outlet pops off. there is a wiring defect in the waffle Iron. If you don't have a GFI and you plug the waffle iron into a standard outlet and turn it on and it trips the breaker, then same thing. A defect in the Waffle Iron. Now if you plug the waffle iron into a good circuit and it works again. Then it was a matter of the outlet being overloaded by too many small appliances. Very common problem. Not serious. Just reset the breaker. Or if it's a fuse, replace it. Hope this helps, Best, Mark
First thing I'd do is see what other units are on the same circuit breaker. The device draws 7.5 amps, and if you've got other electrical devices plugged into the same circuit, you could easily be overloading a 20 amp breaker. You may have at least a half-dozen other wall plugs hooked to that same circuit breaker.
If you jerked the plug out with force you could have broken a wire inside the power cord. If you are a fix-it person you might cut open the wire at the plug terminal and check for breaks in the cord. Hardware stores sell replacement plugs that a novice can change out. Most stores will advise you on the procedure.
no , wet control board , you will need it to dry out for a day first . place near a heater outlet or in the sunlight for a day or two ..... should be fine ...... please rate this answer i need it to "get my wings"