Does your waffle maker work on induction ranges?
We are please to share that The Great American Waffle Iron does work on many induction ranges. We have sold many waffle irons to customers with induction ranges that have reported great results. However, we have had reports from owners of Bosch induction ranges that it does not work directly. You may have success using an induction adapter. Appalachian Cast Iron does not have access to a Bosch unit to test. The waffle maker is suspended by the base about 1/2 inch above the cook surface if you would like to test your induction range prior to purchase.
The shiny spots on the waffle iron are where we grind the gates marks from the raw castings. We also perform minor “touch up” work to remove casting flash. These are normal markings.
Each batch of iron poured at the foundry is tested via spectral analysis to ensure that there is no lead or other harmful metals in the pour.
Our shipping times vary with our workflow. We are unable to promise same day shipping, (although it is a delight to see an order come in as we are packing.) Typically shipping will occur within 3 days to 2 weeks. It really depends on the overall workflow of the shop.
We treat each piece with 100% grapeseed oil. It is then baked for several hours. This produces a bronze color as a base coat to your seasoning. It will darken with time and exposure to high heat as you use it. The seasoning is not a “Non-Stick” coating. It is used to prevent corrosion. Seasoning comes and goes with use. You may need to occasionally apply a thin layer of oil to the outside of your waffle maker, then wipe it off as best you can, prior to cooking to refresh your seasoning. Then the inside will stay seasoned as you use it.
We produce a traditional waffle iron. We do not use any form on non-stick coatings like PTFE or Teflon. Traditional waffles contain a portion of cooking oil. Traditional waffle irons have a bit of oil applied to the cook surface, at least for the initial waffle. We recommend using an aerosol cooking spray because it provides very good atomization and an even LIGHT coat. If you are using a traditional waffle recipe with a portion of oil, you likely will not need to spray after every waffle.
We have not tested the waffle iron with a no-fat recipe and no cooking spray. It was not designed to be used that way. If you find a methodology that consistently produces excellent results, please share with us. We would like to share that with others that have similar concerns.
During the grinding / finishing phase, we test every set of paddles with a single, known good base. We test again when we are packing your waffle paddles with your base. If the fit is not “Just right,” we touch up the ball joint with a 100 grit diamond wheel and test again. Once satisfied, we put a drop of oil on the area and complete the packing process. The metal is extremely smooth where we polished the ball joint face and is not prone to rust. When you cook, a little bit of cooking spray will drip into that area and it will naturally season as you make waffles.
We are thankful to say that every part of our waffle maker, and all of our cookware, is 100% made in the USA, of US origin materials.