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Rob Di Stasio:
I picked up a Wagner Waffle iron at an auction. It's similar to the round #7 on page 252 of the red book, but mines an 8 and the pat. date is FEB 22 1910.

The base is very high, 4in. What kind of heat source was this made for?


Thanks, Rob

Steve_Stephens:
Hi Recoil,
High frames are made for gas and gasoline stoves while low frames are for wood/coal ranges.  Either frame will work on current and older gas or most electric stoves but I find the high frame easier to turn over the irons as you don't have to pick them up so high.
Steve

Rob Di Stasio:
I can use this on an electric stove? Remarkable. Does it work as well on an electric?


Thanks, Rob

Steve_Stephens:
Rob,
I have been using my Griswold high frame waffle iron on my electric stove (with regular coil elements) since 1968 with fantastic results.  Heat iron on both sides so they are both just BEGINNING to smoke.  Pour batter into the hotter side and flip irons.  Let cook until done about 60-90 sec. or whatever works.  You will probably have trouble at first getting the irons seasoned so the waffles don't stick but keep at it.  Just don't get the irons too hot or you will burn off the seasoning and have to start over again.  Try initial use with PAM.  I put oil in the batter so, once the irons are properly seasoned, no more oiling of the pans is required.  If you need any more info or help just ask.
Steve

Rob Di Stasio:
Thanks for the help. I was going to give them a lye bath as I usually like to start out with clean pieces and develope my own seasoning. But this iron is seasoned and has a nice black coating, not too heavy or disgusting. Perhaps i'll just give it a hot water scrub and try it.


Thanks, Rob

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