If you love the idea of owning a flip Belgian waffle maker but also want something stylish and modern looking for your kitchen, then you are looking in the right direction with the Oster DuraCeramic Flip Waffle Maker. Coming in a little over $30, this waffle maker is available in candy apple red, stainless steel or black. The outside color of these waffle makers completely compliment the white ceramic plates.
But can it make amazing waffles? That's the real question here, right? Well, let's find out! Watch our short video review to see all the ins and outs of the Oster DuraCeramic waffle maker then read our in depth review!
Looks are Everything
As I already mentioned, this is one nice looking waffle maker. It's the kind of appliance you don't mind having on your counter all the time because it is just so nice to look at! The waffle maker I tested was the candy apple red which looked great with the unique white ceramic grill.
Speaking of the ceramic plates, the Oster DuraCeramic material is free of PTFE and PFOA, two chemicals that are in many non-stick coatings and are currently being researched for cancer causing properties (check out an article on PFOA here). This automatically makes me like this waffle maker even better! However, don't fret! The ceramic waffle iron plates on the Oster machine are still non-stick and easy to wipe clean. Apparently the ceramic will also cook the waffles 20 percent faster than a regular non-stick waffle maker.
An easy to use temperature knob on top of the waffle maker and a indicator light on the top and bottom will be helpful in making perfectly cooked waffles. A nice removable drip tray ensures easy clean up and a collapsible handle will make this waffle maker easy to store (but why would you?!? Leave it out on your counter to admire it's design and to make waffles every morning!).
I plugged the waffle maker in and it turned on immediately. Within 3-4 minutes, the waffle iron had heated to my setting of medium. There were no written instructions as to how much waffle batter to use so I simply estimated at 3/4 cup. A quick pour of our amazing waffle batter and I closed the waffle maker and flipped it over to evenly distribute the batter.
When closing the waffle iron, I did notice that I really had to push down on the handle to snap the waffle iron shut. While you will notice right away if the waffle iron is still open (you won't even be able to flip it if it is open), it did take a little extra effort to push it shut.
When I flipped the waffle iron over, the bottom indicator light was still on and didn't turn off for about 30 seconds. After the initial confusion (isn't that light suppose to go right off??), the light turned back on after 5 minutes and my waffles were done.
I opened the waffle maker to reveal some beautiful waffles! Perfectly golden brown, fluffy looking and they smelled delicious too. The waffles easily lifted off of the ceramic plates (which apparently also will never flake or peel like some non-stick materials) and the waffle maker looked nice and clean.
Pros of the Oster DuraCeramic Flip Waffle Maker
- Great aesthetic design
- The ceramic plates have less chemicals in them than traditional non-stick materials
- The indicator light helped tell me when the waffles were done
- The non-stick plates worked great and there was no mess
- The waffle maker felt durable
- The Belgian waffles were cooked perfectly in the first try (and every subsequent try!)
Cons to the Oster DuraCeramic Waffle Maker
- The handle was a little tough to snap shut
- The indicator light was a little delayed but worked in the end
So should I buy the Oster?
Yes! This waffle maker made some of the best looking and tasting waffles I have ever made. The ceramic plates worked great and apparently are better for your health than traditional non-stick coatings. Clean up was almost non-existent after I made my waffles and the price for this waffle iron just can't be beat! If you haven't watched our video yet to see the Oster DuraCeramic Flip Belgian Waffle maker in action, check it out here on my YouTube Channel!