Pizzelle Irons | Waffle Iron & Cone Maker Reviews

Pizzelle IronThe pizzelle originated in the Abruzzo region of Italy, a destination known for its wheat and pasta products, grapes, and olives. The word “pizzelle” actually means “little pizza,” and is even pronounced the same way (with a ts inflection on the zz’s).

Today’s pizzelle remains true to tradition — a thin, crispy wafer cookie made with eggs, sugar, flour, and often anise, giving it a slight hint of licorice flavor. Other variations of pizzelles can be made with more palatable vanilla or chocolate flavors.

There are several kitchen appliances dedicated solely to perfecting the art of a perfect pizzelle. Most are electric. Some are modernized and boast automatic, non-stick features, while others take a bit more time using a traditional cast-iron approach. A lot of modern waffle irons have interchangeable plates that will allow chefs to make pizzelle cookies as well. Popular models you’ll see in your search include Chef’s Choice, Cuisinart, Palmer, and CucinaPro.

For instance, one of our preferred models — Cuisinart WM-PZ2 — advertises 60-second cooking with non-stick plates and adjustable browning. The CucinaPro targets chefs who want smaller pizzelles and cones with its non-stick Piccolo 220-03 model, and the traditional Palmer Pizzelle Maker is made from cast aluminum plates that, due to the lack of non-stick Teflon coating, must be pre-seasoned before use.

Home cooks who make their own ice cream often shop for a pizzelle machine, too, since it can be used to make waffle cones. By wrapping a hot, soft pizzelle around a conical mold, the cookie hardens into an ice cream cone. Many pizzelle makers also come with round dowels, so that the pizzelles can be formed around them to make cannoli. Also, some chefs prefer pizzelles that are lighter and fluffier instead of brittle and crisp. To do this, try using cake flour instead of all-purpose flour.

See all of our Pizzelle Maker reviews below

Chef’s Choice Pizzelle Iron Pro

Belgian Cookie Lukken Maker, Express Bake 835

Chef’s Choice Pizzelle Iron Pro | Belgian Cookie Lukken Maker, Express Bake 835

Pizzelle cookies are a fun treat to make, especially when you have an easy-to-use electric appliance that will make them in less than a minute. Such is the promise of the Chef's Choice Pizzelle Pro, and considering the rave reviews it has received from cooks nationwide, the Pizzelle Pro ...





Palmer Pizzelle Iron Maker

Cast Aluminum Electric Traditional Italian Cookie Wafer

Palmer Pizzelle Iron Maker | Cast Aluminum Electric Traditional Italian Cookie Wafer

There's more than one way to make a pizzelle. Some cooks prefer the easy way, i.e. pouring batter into a non-stick electric appliance and waiting a few seconds until it's ready to eat. And some cooks prefer traditional, tried-and-true methods of using cast iron or cast aluminum appliances that produce ...





Cuisinart Pizzelle Iron

Press Grill w/ Brushed Stainless Nonstick Surface

Cuisinart Pizzelle Iron | Press Grill w/ Brushed Stainless Nonstick Surface

Ever wonder how those beautifully imprinted, wafer thin cookies were made? It's easier than you think. So get ready to wow your friends.

All you need to do is scoop a spoonful of batter (recipe booklet included) onto each round nonstick surface, close and latch the lid, and in only ...





Nordic Ware Mini Scone Pan

Bakery Pastry Cast Aluminum 16

Nordic Ware Mini Scone Pan | Bakery Pastry Cast Aluminum 16

NordicWare, the Minnesota company that was the first to bring you the bundt pan, brings out another product in their cookware line for baking up some popular Euro-goodies, just like you get at the local coffeeshop.

This pan takes any uncertainty out of the scone shaping process. Cast from heavy aluminum ...





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