Anybody contemplating buying a home waffle maker is faced with a myriad of choice from many manufacturers, each with a great range of models. Which one to choose? The final choice of waffle maker machine is a very personal one and depends on your individual preference in both kitchen appliance design and approach to home baking. Initially, if you google the search term ‘Best Waffle Makers’, you will find many waffle maker review websites just like the one shown in this video:
Such video reviews, usually with an associated website, are available for just about every waffle maker machine on the market. They are undoubtedly very useful, giving pro’s and cons’ of each machine and often make recommendations on a 5 star system of allocating points for the good, and not so good, features of each. Such reviewers can be experts in the industry, or professional reviewers used to analyzing products in this way. Key features will be examined and discussed, with comments on costs, durability, ease of use etc. being highlighted. However it is sometimes difficult for such reviewers to leave aside their own inbuilt preferences and to remain totally objective in particular reviews. That said, this type of review is useful to obtain general information as well as facts and figures on any product that may have caught your eye.
Once you have browsed a number of these reviews, you will probably have a short list of likely machines that you might finally choose. At this point, it is worth turning to another type of review that is freely available for anyone with an internet connection. You should go the website of any large online retailer or hardware store such as Amazon.com. In turn, put the name of each waffle maker from you short list, into the search bar of the website. This will take you the product page of that specific machine. Certainly Amazon, but also most other online suppliers, will display written reviews from their customers that have previously bought that product. In Amazon’s case, a product can have several thousand customer reviews on show, both good and bad ones. Written in the customers own words, these reviews give a very good picture of how the machine has been received, for good or ill. It is sometimes surprizing how a well-established, high reputation manufacturer can occasionly produce a particular model that simply ‘bombs’ when in general use with the public.
Finally, having worked though the above pattern of reviews, you should be in a position to have narrowed your choice down to one or possibly two models that fit your perceived needs, have a good set of features and have been received well by previous purchasers. Before making that purchase, particularly if it is to be online, you should now do a hands-on review of your own. Go to a local supermarket or local hardware store that has the particular model for sale and check that it looks as good as its sales photo., that its size and weight are suitable for your portability and storage needs and that all the features work in the way you expected. You may also find that in discussion you may be offered at least as good a price, as the best one you have found on the internet. If not don’t worry, you now have all the information necessary to make a good purchase online without worrying whether the waffle maker machine, once received, will be as good as it seemed in the reviews.