What a pleasant surprise!
I'd never eaten home-made waffles before I purchased this unit. I've had the frozen kind,and was never very impressed. My wife loves home-made Belgian waffles, and I like to please her, so I searched for a waffle maker that I thoiught I could trust. The KRUPS waffle maker had the combination of price, features, simplicity, and reputation I was looking for, so I took a chance on it.
It took a little practice to make a good waffle with this unit - the included instruction/recipe book is nice, but it doesn't give you any idea of how much to put into the plates before you close it up. We went back and forth between a little dollap in the center to WAY overfilling the plate before we finally figured it out. Once I got that far, it cooked the waffles very evenly no matter how much I under-or-over filled, so we never had the problem of raw middle and burned exterior - everything was evenly cooked throughout.
I really like the vertical storage. Great space-saver. Overall, this waffle maker really lives up to the KRUPS reputation. I'd recommend this unit any time.
I recommend this product.