I also got out my "free" old waffle iron that a lady gave me with the old cloth cord which I would like to rewire if possible but it's in good shape for now.
It even has a lever on it that you can set from light to dark. It's well seasoned and I spray it with butter flavored baking spray and I'm "good to go"!
I have a favorite pancake mix that I use for pancakes and it said you could use it for waffles too.
It's their blueberry mix and it makes delicious blueberry pancakes!
And of course, you must have maple syrup!
well, after eating here's my "expert analysis"............ I live alone and in order to make it worthwhile to heat the oven and cook up that bacon I cooked more than I usually would using a pan. Now, that's alright as I will reheat this week (in a pan...microwave makes it soggy) or I could turn on my oven again but probably not for a few slices. I'll use it for blt's but for me, personally, I will cook my bacon in the pan unless I have company. This is how many restaurants cook their bacon now because they go through a lot of it and I sure could have used this method when my children were growing up and I had a houseful but for little old me, not a very efficient method. Also, although I drained it on paper towels, it seemed there wasn't as much bacon fat left in the cookie sheets as when I fry it up in a pan which means that more of the fat is staying on the bacon and I sure do not need any more FAT! LOL! And I tended to eat more because I made more.
I told you I love my pancake mix but for waffles it really didn't work well at all. I know they looked good but they tasted like they were the frozen waffles. They were tough and I couldn't get them to brown or get crispy. A friend of mine suggested I try Krusteaz mix as she has good luck with that and even uses it for Belgian style but she also has one of those newer professional waffle makers too. I have made waffles before in my waffle maker that were very good now if I could just remember how I did it? The moral of the story is that just because it makes great pancakes that does not ensure good waffles! But I ate it all regardless! I was hungry!