So I've been looking for a traditional cast iron waffle iron for a while now, but didn't really feel like paying huge amounts for used griswold/wagner irons on you know where. The only real options I had were the Rome iron on Amazon (and its clones) or the Skeppshult. I preferred on that wasn't made in China, so that made the choice easier.
Made in Sweden
Heart-shaped waffles (fun, nice for romantic desserts)
Closed hinge (won't separate into 2 pieces)
Hanging loop on handles
Pricey (I paid almost 90 Euros for mine, plus another 30-ish for shipping)
Bad QC?? Mine came with the handles slanted quite noticeably to one side, which makes flipping it a bit tougher than normal
Narrow handles, not easy to flip considering the weight and I would most definitely expect better for such a pricey item.
Very obvious hot spot hear the hinge (the waffle iron makes 5 heart shapes arranged in a circle, the heart nearest the hinge is always burnt when the others are perfectly cooked), this hot spot is more severe than I have experienced with any other cast iron cookware (all the rest of my pieces are Lodge, Staub and Le Creuset).
I'm not sure if I can recommend this given the very high price and glaring faults. It does make nice waffles, but I'm very disappointed by the apparent lack of basic quality control in what is supposed to be a high quality, expensive, traditional hand-made piece.
Now if I'm wrong and the handle is supposed to be at an angle, then I apologise profusely, and the only downsides would be the narrowness of the handles, the price, and the hot spot.