Hi guys, I just got a gorgeous new waffle iron, the KitchenAid Waffle Baker.
I have a lot of leftover pancake mix (Pamela's Pancake and Baking mix http://www.amazon.com/Pamelas-Ultimat...) so I used this mix for my first few batches of waffles. I realize that pancake mix and waffle mix are different, but the directions on the pancake mix do call for 1 additional egg for Belgian waffles so I did just that.
The problem is that when I open the waffle maker, the waffles invariably break apart, half stuck on the top of the iron, and half stuck on the bottom. When I try pulling off the pieces with a plastic fork, the pieces do stick a little, but for the most part are able to come off clean. I don't think a sticky iron is the issue, but I did think about spraying on some Pam to make it stick less. However, the instruction manual specifically says NOT to do this. Rather, it calls for more fat to the mix, so I even added an additional TBSP of oil to the mix, but got the same result.
I really want to like this waffle iron, and it did get great reviews. Furthermore, when I get the waffle pieces off the iron, they taste great! I suspect the problem is the batter, which is kind of watery. Is this just an inappropriate batter? The best Belgian waffle I've ever had was from a restaurant, and I saw the use a very thick batter.Thanks
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