Belgium is famous for its two special kinds of waffles, typically known as Brussels waffles and Liege waffles. The variety of toppings that decorate this European snack has turned it into a favorite breakfast, brunch, and dessert around the world. You can add an ice cream scoop, topped with berry compote or fresh fruits, drizzled with chocolate or caramel, and dusted with icing sugar for a complete indulgence. Brussels waffles are rectangular and have perfect, straight edges. They are deep-pocketed with a crispy waffled layer. On the other hand, Liege waffles are whipped up in a thick dough-like batter that is gently mixed with pearl sugar; the clumped sugar crystals do not dissolve but simply caramelize on the Liege waffle iron. These waffles do not hold a fixed shape and have more rounded or irregular edges. Here are some of the best Liege waffle irons to help you cook authentic waffle pockets that will take you on a stroll across Belgium’s cafés.
110V Belgian Liege Waffle Maker Machine
This Liege waffle iron houses four molds in its stainless-steel exterior. It has a simple switch control with an adjustable thermostat and timer. The grids are coated with nonstick Teflon for cooking Liege-style waffles to perfection through automatic temperature controls. The yeast-raised dough is used in every classic recipe for a thicker, chewy result that stands out from other waffles. Whatever combination of brown sugar, yeast, all-purpose flour, vanilla extract, butter, and eggs you use, incorporating Belgian pearl sugar at the end works like magic. You can preheat the waffle maker and pour in the dough-batter for cooking. The pearl sugar is what gives the Liege waffles a signature caramelized crisp that holds your favorite toppings without getting soggy.
Equipex (GED20-KIT) – 40 Waffle/Hr Liege Waffle Baker w/ Mix
This Liege waffle baker delivers up to 40 waffle pockets per hour, a profitable investment to streamline café and food truck menus. It has two separate cast-iron grids in the same appliance, each with its own temperature controls. With these independent units, you can bake sweet and savory batches side by side to impress your audience. The stainless-steel base contains a removable drip tray that acts as a moat for catching any overflows. Its control panel has simple knobs with indicator lights to alert you of the cooking status. Equipex Liege waffle iron is a heavy-duty appliance with ideal rising space for each pocket, subjected to optimum heat that makes perfect golden-brown waffles. The quick preheating and recovery times efficiently handle batches without unnecessary delays.
Turnable 220v Electric 4-Slice Belgian Liege Waffles Maker
This commercial Liege waffle iron has an adjustable thermostat to regulate heat levels across its nonstick grids. Instead of the perpendicular “flip-open” designs, this appliance opens and closes at 180° like a book. It has an industrial style that ensures durability and can be used in cafés, tea shops, and even homes. Both plastic handles remain cool to the touch. You will have consistently caramelized Liege waffles with a crisp outer layer and a chewy interior that tastes even better with a range of toppings. You can set your required temperature from the knobs and let the waffle iron cook delicious entrees, desserts, and takeaway snacks.
Krampouz WECDBAAT Waffle Baker
This waffle maker retracts and folds at 180° and is equipped with thermostatic control to deliver professional-quality caramelization of pearl sugar. The nonstick iron grids can be detached for easy cleaning in the dishwasher. The overall improved design allows Liege waffle dough to spread evenly for consistent results between each batch. Maintenance and transfers are enhanced through an ergonomic, compact structure for a minimal footprint. You can lift and lower the top plate using cool-touch handles. The waffle maker provides a simple way to start your mornings with freshly-cooked Liege waffles, or treat yourself to indulgent snacks with a scoop of ice cream and generous Nutella.
Generic Commercial Use Nonstick 110v 220v Electric 4-slice 180° Opening 3.5″ Belgian Liege Waffle Maker
The Belgian Liege waffle iron is another horizontal design that flips open at 180°. Its nonstick cooking grids are enclosed by a stainless-steel housing to accommodate 4 small pockets of Liege waffles. All 4 molds have an octagonal shape to guide the dough as it rises. The appliance features a time alert and temperature control and is designed for various commercial applications such as cafes, confectionery street vendors, and restaurants. The package includes a batter dispenser, serving tong, and spatula to speed up transitions between each stage. You will have perfectly stacked mini Liege waffles for quick servings with chocolate mousse and marshmallows. You can always get creative and add your choice of fillings to make the waffles taste even richer.