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Review of the Disney Classic Mickey Waffle Maker

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Simon enjoys making Mickey Mouse-shaped waffles with his grandson.

The finished waffles, fresh out of the waffle maker

The finished waffles, fresh out of the waffle maker

There is nothing better than having quality time with your grandson and creating something together. Anything that either involves getting dirty, playing games or watching a movie will do.

And what more could my grandson ask for than a product that combines two of his favorite things: waffles and Disney? The Disney Classic Mickey Waffle Maker makes delicious waffles in the shape of his favorite Disney character, Mickey Mouse. It is easy to use and clean, and it makes the perfect waffle every time.

As he helps stir the batter waiting for the waffle maker to heat up, you can feel his excitement at the prospect of producing a waffle. As he finally sits in front of the Mickey waffle, he contemplates for a while, not wanting to spoil the perfectly shaped delicacy. Finally he succumbs to temptation and dives in.

This waffle maker is therefore ideal for creating a fun and exciting family activity.

Overall Review

To be succinct, the Disney Classic Mickey Waffle Maker is excellent. It’s easy to use and clean, and it generally produces great waffles every time. For more detailed information please read on.

Product Quality

The first thing you notice is the quality of the waffle maker. It has a brushed stainless steel finish, a laser-etched logo, and a nonstick coating. It feels solid and you know just from the weight and the way it’s constructed that it will last for a long time. As you open and close the lid you know that it will not break easily, even with the most heavy-handed child using it. (Note, even though a child can use the waffle maker, an adult should always be present to supervise.)

Ease of Use

While you have to be a little cautious when using it as it will get hot, the waffle maker is well designed and makes cooking waffles very easy. Even the worst cooks can manage to create the perfect Mickey waffle every time. As the waffle maker has a nonstick coating it doesn’t require any butter or oil; thus it’s very hard to burn the waffle, unless you leave it cooking for a long time!

Instructions

  1. Plug the waffle maker in.
  2. Wait for the red light to go out.
  3. Pour in waffle batter and close lid.
  4. Wait for the red light to go out again.
  5. Voila! Your waffle is ready.

Ease of Cleaning

With the lack of oil and the great non-stick surface it is very easy to clean. It’s a little tougher when you burn a waffle, but overall you shouldn’t have a problem keeping it in tip-top condition.

Usually all that is required is for the surfaces to be wiped with a damp cloth or damp paper towel. Burned on residue can normally be removed with harder scrubbing, or in the worst case scenario with a ‘rough’ sponge—be careful not to scratch the non-stick surface though.

The brushed stainless steel generally doesn’t get dirty as the cooking is done below the cover. However, should it get stained or dirty it can also be cleaned with a damp cloth, or in extreme cases some stainless steel cleaner can be used.

How Big Are the Waffles?

The waffles that are produced are seven inches wide and are in the shape of Mickey. I find that two waffles are sufficient for a hungry three-year-old.

Chef's Tips

  • Don’t overfill it. Make sure that you fill the ears and face almost level, but don’t fill all the way to the bottom of the face – leave about a centimeter gap at the lower end of the face – when the lid is pushed down, any excess batter will move downwards thus if you have overfilled it, you will get residue batter spilling out of the mold. You will still get good waffles, but you will have to trim them to get the Mickey shape.
  • Don’t use butter or oil. Because the waffle maker has an excellent non-stick surface, you don’t have to use any oil or butter – the waffle will not stick to the surface unless you leave it cooking too long.
  • Caution, it gets hot! The waffle maker will be hot when cooking is finished so use a fork or knife to lift out the waffle – be careful not to scratch the surface.
  • Too little batter? Don’t worry if you don’t put enough batter into the waffle maker. The resulting waffle will be thinner and more ‘done’ than a regular waffle, but it won’t burn and will still taste good!
  • My grandson's recommendation. He insists that the ears must be consumed first!

Waffle-Eating Tips

  • You must eat the Mickey's ears first—these instructions come directly from my grandson
  • Top with jelly, cream, chocolate syrup, fruit etc.
  • Eat as soon as they come out of the waffle maker.

Waffle Recipe

You can use any shop bought waffle mix and as long as you follow the instructions on the label you should get the perfect waffle every time. If you want to make your own batter, use the recipe below.

Yield: 4 to 6 waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cups milk (leave standing for 10 minutes to warm up before using)
  • 1/6 cup butter, melted in microwave
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Beat eggs together.
  2. Stir in milk, butter and vanilla.
  3. Blend flour, salt, baking powder and sugar into milk slowly.

Bonus: Mickey Mouse Crossword!

Right-click on the crossword below and select Print Picture. Use the clues below to solve the crossword, then click on the second snapshot to view the solution.

Across

1. Which city in France has a Disneyland?

5. Who is Mickey Mouse’s girlfriend?

6. What was Mickey Mouse’s dog called?

8. _______ Hearts is a video game featuring Mickey Mouse.

9. Where was the first Disney theme park located?

10. ____ Disney created Mickey Mouse

Down

2. Who is Mickey Mouse’s sister?

3. What was the first feature film Mickey Mouse appeared in?

4. Brittany _________ appeared in The Mickey Mouse Club.

5. What was the original name of Mickey Mouse?

7. What animal is Mickey’s friend Donald?

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.