Best Commercial Waffle Cone Maker
The most popular type of waffle cone maker is the one made by Chef Boyardee. They are available in various flavors such as chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla bean fudge brownie, strawberry shortcake and many others. These cones come with different toppings like sprinkles or jelly beans.
There are several types of waffles available in these machines including French toast, pancakes and even omelets!
Chef Boyardee waffle makers have been around since 1953. Their machines are manufactured by the same company that makes their famous ice cream sundaes. You can get your hands on them at any grocery store, drugstore or supermarket.
The waffle cone maker comes in two sizes: 1/2″ and 3/4″. The size of the cone depends upon how much syrup you want to use. A small amount will make a medium sized waffle. If you need to make a large waffle, then you’ll need to buy a larger size.
The Chef Boyardee waffle cone maker is very easy to operate and requires no special tools. All it takes is some patience and the right ingredients. To make your own ice cream cones, all you need are eggs, sugar, butter and milk.
First you mix the ingredients together and then you pour them into the machine. Depending upon how much batter you use, this is a great activity for kids!
The Chef Boyardee waffle cone maker has a non-stick coating, so cleaning is easy. It requires no sandpapering or other abrasive cleaners, just wipe it down with a wet cloth or sponge. The unit comes with a one year limited warranty.
The manufacturer states that any item that is malfunctioning or broken due to a failure during normal use will be repaired or replaced at no charge.
The machine is made from high quality plastic and metal. The mixing arm, however, is made from hard plastic and could break if dropped on a hard surface such as tile or wood floor. Really any impact on the arm could damage it so kids should always be supervised by an adult.
If you are making ice cream cones for a party or other get together, it is best to make the waffles ahead of time and store them in an airtight container. The waffle cone stays crispier when it’s fresh out of the machine. You can also put the batter into a ziplock bag and snip off one corner to make a piping bag.
This will allow you to drizzle different flavors onto the ice cream such as chocolate or strawberry.
When you are ready to make the cone, plug in the machine and turn it on. Pour the batter into the opening at the top of the machine. For a regular size cone, use the half cup.
The machine will start to mix the batter and warm it up. Once it’s done, it will signal with a couple beeps and the arm will lift up. At this point you should open the arm to release the waffle. If the arm does not lift up after a couple of minutes, unplug the machine and wait a few minutes before trying again. If it still does not work, you can call the manufacturer at 1-800-858-6372.
Another great feature is that this machine can double as a pancake maker! All you have to do is use the pancake batter recipe that is included. This recipe is very basic and doesn’t require any special ingredients.
The price of the Chef Boyardee waffle cone maker varies depending on where you buy it from. The smaller unit can be found at Target, Kmart and Sears for around $20. The larger model sells for around $30 and can be found at Bed Bath and Beyond.
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