Waffles are a favorite breakfast item in households and restaurants around the country. Any restaurant with waffles on the menu will need a special waffle maker, or waffle iron, to handle the fast paced demands placed on all commercial kitchens. You will need to decide the type of waffle you will want to make and how many you will make in an hour.
Traditional or American waffles are either round or square in overall shape and have several small square impressions. As an alternative to the square indents, there are also round or cone-shaped patterns available. Belgian waffles are also an option for those that want the thicker product that originated in Brussels. There are even custom iron patterns available for those that want to add their own signature to a timeless favorite.
Whichever type of waffle you want to make, it is important to determine how many you will be making an hour. Waffles, like any other food, have specific cook time (usually about four minutes per waffle), and you will need a baker that can keep up with customer demand.