Whether you’re looking for a sweet or savory breakfast option (or any meal option honestly), you can look to waffles for comfort. Originated in France and Belgium, this delicious delicacy can be found in almost every corner of the world now.
Just because it’s a dish that is typically found in restaurants or breakfast buffets, doesn’t mean it’s hard to make at home. The great thing about waffles is that you can have them homemade with all your favorite toppings with relative ease.
When we’re looking to make waffles at home, we have to first consider the 2 key components, the batter, and waffle maker. Though we will only be discussing the topic of waffle makers in this article, fret not as there are a ton of recipes for the batter available on the internet.
In this article, we will first be going over the types of waffle makers available, followed by some key considerations when buying waffle makers, our top recommendations, and lastly some frequently asked questions.
Types of Waffle Makers
When it comes to waffle makers, there is no shortage of variations. In this section of the article, we will briefly go through all of them. If you do wish to gain more insight into this, you are free to search them up.
Classic Round Waffle Maker
These waffle makers will produce round-shaped waffles. These are typically preferred over the square variety as they resemble the ready-made waffles found in most grocery stores.
Belgian Waffle Maker
When you hear Belgian waffles, you’ll often think of thick square waffles that have a crisp outer layer with a fluffy center. This is exactly when this type of waffle maker is for.
Square Waffle Maker
Similar to the Belgian variation, the waffles made with this style of a waffle maker are squarish in shape but lack the same thickness associated with the Belgian option.
Novelty Waffle Makers
Novelty waffle makers are the ones that come in non-traditional shapes. These could range from heart-shaped waffles makers to star-shaped waffle makers. This type of waffle maker could be considered traditional in other parts of the world but in general, they are still considered novelty waffle makers.
Flip Waffle Maker
As the name implies, this waffle maker can flip. This waffle maker was invented to spread the batter across the grill evenly.
Ceramic Waffle Maker
This refers to the material that acts as the conductor for the heating element. Ceramic waffle makers typically have a Teflon non-stick coating to prevent the batter from sticking to the appliance
Stove Top Waffle Maker ( Electric waffle maker)
This waffle maker is exactly as the name implies, it is a waffle maker that makes waffles on the stovetop.
What to look for in a waffle maker?
Now that we’ve seen all the different types of waffle makers, we will be going over some key considerations when buying a waffle maker.
What do we mean by capacity? We simply mean the number of waffles the waffle maker can dish out in a single cook phase. For most, getting a waffle maker that can produce 1 or 2 waffles is sufficient, but you should know that there are waffle makers out there that can produce up to 8 waffles in a single cook phase.
Waffle Style & Shape
As we discussed in the previous section, waffle makers come in all shapes and sizes. As such, you should buy a waffle maker that will suit your particular style.
The grill surface refers to the contact point between the waffle maker and the waffle batter. You should look for a waffle maker that has a non-stick surface, like ceramic or something coated with Teflon. This will make cleaning up and cooking a more enjoyable experience.
Bells & Whistles
No, not literally bells and whistles, but maybe? When looking at extra features, most modern waffle makers are full of them! You could look for waffle makers that come with digital timers, lights and display indicators, and flip ability.
Our Top Recommendations For Waffle Makers Malaysia 
Now that the boring bit is done, we can start looking at some waffle makers available in the Malaysian market. Keep in mind that the products found on this list can easily be found on Lazada or Shopee and the products are in no particular order. We have included items from all price ranges, from as low as RM30 to as high as RM 1500.
1. PerySmith 3 in 1 Waffle Maker BWM360
The first product on this list of the best waffle makers (Malaysia) is this waffle maker here from PerySmith. The brand PerySmith is not new to the Malaysian home appliance scene. Garnering over 1200 ratings on Lazada alone, averaging around 4.9 out of 5 stars. Seeing these incredible ratings made this product a must on this list.
The PerySmith 3 in 1 Waffle Maker WM360 comes in at about 1.3kg and has dimensions of 42 x 8.5 x 14cm (L x H x W). When first looking at this product, you’ll notice the buckle design of it. This paired with the non-skid rubber feet ensure easy storage and safe operation.
This waffle maker from PerySmith comes with 3 kinds of bakeware, waffle bakeware, sandwich bakeware, and omelet bakeware. With all these attachments, this product is a sure choice when it comes to versatility. This waffle maker can produce up to 2 waffles per cook phase, perfect for small families or even a single individual.
When it came to cleaning, our team found it extremely easy as the detachable bakeware from PerySmith is made from non-stick material. Being detachable was also a bonus as it made cleaning the edges and cracks of the waffle maker easy to reach. If you’re concerned about the materials used to make the waffle maker, you’ll be glad to hear that PerySmith has made their waffle maker from PFOA & PTFE free materials.
Overall this product from PerySmith has proved itself a valuable and reliable option. The only remark we have is the lack of color options. The manufacturer of the product has also included a 2-year warranty which should put your mind to rest when it comes to the longevity of the product. The waffles we made with this waffle maker were perfectly cooked through and had crisp outer edges.
2. Gadgetbin Mini Electric Waffle Maker
This waffle maker from Gadgetbin is the second entry on this list of best waffle makers in Malaysia. When looking for waffle makers in the Malaysian market, we stumbled upon this waffle maker. At the time of writing this article, this product costs less than RM30. As such, we just could not resist purchasing and testing it out.
Unlike the previous entry on this list, this waffle maker from Gadgetbin does not feature any fancy designs or handles for portability and ease of storage. The design of it is relatively simple. Though some might say the giant light indicator on the top of the waffle maker is a questionable design feature, we would say that it makes the product easier to use.
This waffle maker is only able to produce a single waffle per cook phase and is perfect for small families. The manufacturer has stated on Lazada that this product is extremely simple to use. It is so simple in fact that you could let your children experience cooking and eating their waffles. Though we do not recommend having children around heating elements, this is a nice feature offered by the manufacturer.
The surface of the waffle plates is made from a non-stick material and is sadly not removable. This could make cleaning any burnt bits of waffle a hassle if they do get stuck in the small spaces of the waffle maker. On the bright side, the non-stick feature still allows for easy cleaning for the plate itself.
When we first got our hands on this waffle maker, we were caught off guard by the size of it. This waffle maker is extremely small, even for a single output waffle maker. But with a price point that low, there had to be some compromise. This small portable waffle maker perfect for making small waffles for your children and yourself.
3. Sandemy 5 in 1 Waffle Maker
The third entry on our list is this product from Sandemy. Though we were unable to find the official website for this product, we were curious about it as it had so many positive reviews. It has about 600 reviews on Lazada with an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
The only negative comments we could find were irrelevant as the buyer bought the plates without the waffle maker and was upset. As such we would advise you to ensure you are purchasing the correct items before checking out.
This product from Sandemy comes in a variety of colors, red, green, and pink. The design of the waffle maker case itself is rather simple with a unique knob timer. This product can produce a single waffle with each cooking phase and has dimensions of 26 x 11 x 15cm (L x H x W). The lid itself can be buckled shut for easy storage and the waffle maker itself also comes with a handle for portability.
When it comes to the interior of the waffle maker, this waffle maker comes with 5 options of bakeware which are waffles, eggettes, octopus, miniature donuts, and sandwiches. This provides even more versatility compared to the waffle maker from PerySmith. The knob timer might take some time to get used to but it is a welcome feature nonetheless. When the timer of the knob runs out, there will be an audible ding.
Cleaning the waffle maker is rather easy as well. The removable plates make it easy to clean every nook and cranny of the device. The non-stick surface is always a nice addition to have as it prevents the batter from sticking and burning on the waffle maker.
Testing of this product was great overall, we just had to get used to set the knob timer. If you do have any questions about this product, feel free to message them on Lazada as they are extremely responsive.
4. Trio Waffle Maker TWM-85
This flip waffle maker from Trio is the fourth entry on our list of best waffle makers in the Malaysian market. This waffle maker has received many positive reviews from both Lazada and Shopee. With over 1000 ratings on Shopee averaging 4.8 out of 5 stars and over 250 ratings on Lazada with similar stars, This product is a must-have on this list of waffle makers.
Being the first flip waffle maker on this list, it has a modern heavy-duty look to it. The twist knob at the top of the waffle maker controls the timer function and has light indicators on both sides of it. This waffle maker can output a single waffle per cook phase, each of about 1 inch in thickness.
When it comes to extra features, we have to mention the rotating ability as it is one of the key attributes of this product. This feature allows the waffle maker to output consistent waffles, perfect for avoiding unevenly cooked waffles. The browning control function included with this waffle maker also makes for better and crisper-looking waffles. The cleaning of this waffle maker is rather easy despite it not having removable plates. This is because it comes with a drip tray that can help capture any loose batter from the cooking process.
From our testing, we realized that this flip waffle maker was able to deliver extremely crisp waffles. This surprised us as the waffles were crisp all over, not just the edges. Though we are not sure if this was due to the flip function, we can’t deny its results.
5. Russell Taylors Belgian Waffle Maker WM-25
Russell Taylors is a brand well known for its kitchen appliances in Malaysia. As such, we have included this waffle maker from their range of small appliances. This product from Russell Taylors can be found on Lazada and Shoppee. It has received close to 2000 ratings and an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from Lazada customers.
The product itself is made from stainless steel. This ensures that the product is durable enough to withstand most cooking mishaps. Furthermore, the waffle maker features a twist-timer knob. This intuitive knob is easy to operate. This timer paired with the light indicators ensures you get the perfect waffle every time.
Furthermore, this single output waffle maker is easy to clean as it features non-stick cast iron plates. The only downside is that the plates are not removable and could pose some difficulty when it comes to cleaning.
6. SONIFER Waffle Maker SF-6043
The next waffle maker on our list is this device from SONIFER. The SONIFER Waffle Maker SF-6043 is featured heavily on Shopee with over 1900 units sold. The overall rating on Shopee is resoundingly positive with over 900 ratings and an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
The company SONIFER is a rather new appliance manufacturer, being established in 2012. Despite this, they have been able to produce top-tier appliances like this waffle maker. The outer shell of the product is made from materials that are cool to the touch. This provides a layer of safety to the user. The interior of the device is made from a non-stick heat-conducting cooking surface.
The manufacturer has claimed that the appliance has a heating time of approximately 4 minutes and we have tested this to be true for most temperatures. The indicators on the top of the appliance are also rather easy to figure out as it is just a red and green indicator.
Though this appliance does not feature a lot of extra features, its minimalistic design and reliability make it a must-have if you are looking for a waffle maker on a budget. Our testing of this product went smoothly and there does not seem to be any obvious flaws with the design of the product.
7. LAF Electric Waffle Maker Machine
The seventh entry on this list of the best waffle makers in the Malaysian market is this product from LAF Appliance. This product features a higher price point when compared to most other waffle makers on this list. But we have decided to include it as it was too good to pass on.
The waffle maker itself is about 5kg in weight and has dimensions of 35 x 25 x 26cm (L x W x H). This product is designed with durability in mind. It features a stainless steel outer shell and a reinforced bracket at the hinge. With these 2 features alone, this product has already topped the previous products on this list in terms of durability.
Furthermore, this product also features a timer, a temperature control switch, and a heat indicator. The handle of this waffle maker is spiral as it helps prevent slippage when using it. When it comes to making waffles, this product is sure to deliver as it comes with a ceramic base layered with a non-stick Teflon layer.
Not only are these the best materials for waffle making, but they also give the waffle maker a long service life. Speaking of the heating plates, the plates on this device can reach temperatures of about 300 degrees celsius. The flip feature of this waffle maker makes cooking waffles enjoyable and less frustrating given that it can distribute the waffle batter evenly throughout the heating plate. This ensures you will get a crisp waffle with a fluffy center.
Though this product is pricier than most other products on this list, the extra features and durability it brings could be an option if you are looking for a product with long service life. We found that this waffle maker is extremely easy to use despite looking a bit intimidating. The only concern we have is the lack of safety precautions when dealing with a heating element that could reach upwards of 300 degrees celsius.
8. Breville Smart Waffle Maker
The last product on this list is this waffle maker from Breville. Breville is a brand well known for its durable and reliable products with most of their appliances being able to last for many years. For this reason, we have chosen to include the Breville Smart Waffle Maker in this list of the best waffle makers in the Malaysian market.
This waffle-making appliance from Breville has dimensions of 39.3 x 31.8 x 14.7cm (L x W x H) which makes it one of the larger products on this list. The casing of the waffle maker is made from stainless steel and features cast aluminum cooking plates. It can output up to 4 waffles per cooking phase.
When it comes to the cooking experience, Breville has thought of it all. This product features 4 different batter settings ( Belgian, Classic, Chocolate, and Buttermilk). This eliminates the hassles of guessing the temperature needed for each type of waffle. Furthermore, if you want to make thicker Belgian-style waffles or just thicker waffles, the manufacturer has included deep cooking plates.
With this waffle maker, you are also given the freedom to customize the heat setting you want with the custom function. Did we forget to mention? A smart waffle maker such as this can automatically calculate the amount of time needed for whatever style of cooking you want. You will know when the waffle maker has begun cooking when you see the LCD display changes to orange.
If uneven cooking is your concern, this waffle maker comes with Breville’s Thermal Pro Even-Heat system that can ensure even cooking throughout the waffle. The browning function on the waffle maker has 12 levels of brownness depending on your taste. The manufacturer has also taken into account real-world feedback and has added buttons that allow you to add a bit more browning without having to restart. All of these functions can be controlled via knobs located on the front of the appliance. The LED display that accompanies the knobs makes the waffle maker easy to use.
Lastly, when it comes to cleaning, the manufacturer has taken spillage into account as well! They have made the cast aluminum plate with excess trays to accommodate the extra batter. This will help keep the batter off your countertop and the cleaning process to a minimum.
With this product being so feature-heavy, the compromise is the price. This product has the highest price point among all the other products on this list. But, as we have mentioned before, Breville products tend to last a long time and could be a worthwhile investment if you have some extra money to spare.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I clean my waffle maker?
After cooking with the waffle maker, allow it to cool before using a non-abrasive brush to remove all the excess batter. If that doesn’t work, you can try adding some water into all-purpose flour to form a paste, grease the plate as usual and cook the paste to remove all the burnt bits.
If your cooking session did not produce a lot of mess, you can simply wipe the waffle maker once it has cooled. You mustn’t soak or fully submerge the waffle maker in water as this could damage the electrical circuits of the product.
Can I use my waffle maker for other things?
When it comes to the waffle maker, you should not feel limited to just making waffles. You can always experiment with different ingredients to produce stunning dishes. Here are some possible ideas: brownies, hashbrowns, panini sandwiches, etc.
Are flip waffle makers better?
There is no clear answer to this question. But from our testing, we realized that most of the cheaper waffle makers that do not feature a flip function tend to produce fewer crisp waffles. Take this with a grain of salt as there are loads of other products not included in this list that could produce crisp fluffy waffles without a flip function.
Do I need to purchase an expensive waffle maker?
Well, this is a question of budget. There is no doubt that most high-end waffle makers have a higher price tag. But this is also because they add many extra features that you might not find necessary for making the best waffles. You can honestly get away with some of the options with a lower price point if you do not intend on spending a lot of money on a kitchen appliance.
Purchasing a Waffle Maker from Lazada
Some of you might be a little skeptical on buying appliances online from platforms such as Lazada, but you actually have little to nothing to worry about. Often times, you will get even higher rebates if you shop online.
If you worry about counterfeit products, you can always click on the reviews section to look at what previous customers think about the product before making your decision. Established online shopping platforms like Lazada also has excellent customer service in case you have any enquiries.