If you want to be the good Valentine you know your partner expects, you might want to start planning your romantic day now. Here's an idea for a Valentine's Day gift that will make that morning (or the morning after — heh) one to remember: A mini waffle maker that cranks out heart-shaped waffles! It's the only way to do breakfast in bed, and it's just $10.
The Dash Mini Waffle Maker, a No. 1 bestseller on Amazon, reportedly brings both waffles to the table and "smiles to faces of your family." Serve them with sliced strawberries and whipped cream for a decadent treat, or stick to the traditional — warm maple syrup and a glass of OJ. Either way, this breakfast to remember is easier than it looks. Just plug in the waffle maker and a blue indicator light on top will tell you when it's ready. Little 4-inch heart waffles cook up in a minute's time and won't stick to the pan!
This gadget takes care of you, too, with safety features such as an extended handle and nonslip feet. Speaking of feet, this little gizmo has a small footprint that's excellent for tight spaces. It comes with a recipe book and a one-year warranty.
Now's the perfect moment to pick up this delightful waffle maker. Still not convinced? Listen to what these smitten shoppers had to say.
"Bought this to make my hubby chicken and waffles for Valentines Day!" raved a five-star reviewer. "Love it so much! Use it on the regular!"
Another fan added: "The heart-shaped waffles never fail to make me smile. When you’re making a lot, you can get in a sort of rhythm led by the blue light. I’ve used it to make waffles that I freeze and reheat in my toaster oven ... Definitely recommend this, especially if you have a small kitchen or limited storage."
Indeed, storage is no problem: "OMG! This fits inside a regular kitchen drawer so that works perfectly!" an impressed buyer writes. "We're thrilled with this purchase. Come Valentine's, Mother's Day or any day, these heart-shaped waffles will make anyone have a better day."
But you don't have to stop at waffles: Take a look at the included recipes and use this gadget to make heart-shaped hash browns, waffle falafels and sandwiches galore.
Many reviewers even share their own personal recipes. One swears by vegan, gluten-free waffles. And another fan got "cute, very satisfying results" making chaffles: "Only two eggs and one cup of shredded cheese made six mini hearts."
There's just so much to love about this little waffle maker. Another shopper gushed: "Awesome little waffle maker! I love this little thing! It is so adorable — everything from the red color to the tiny little heart-shaped waffles ... Heats and cleans as easily as my larger Belgian waffle maker ... You could even make peanut butter and jam waffle sandwiches, or ice cream waffle sandwiches ... the list is endless."
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.