Who doesn’t love waffles?
They’re perfect for a weekend breakfast, birthday treat, or an indulgent dessert topped with chocolate and strawberries.
While store-bought waffles can be great for convenience, they don’t come near to home-made ones. Nothing quite beats the smell of freshly cooked waffles filling your home.
Homemade waffles are made in a waffle maker to achieve that classic Belgian criss-cross pattern.
Oster makes some of the most popular waffle makers on the market today. Check out these Oster Duraceramic waffle maker reviews to find out why!
Oster DuraCeramic Waffle Maker Reviews
Oster’s DuraCeramic line of waffle makers has a non-stick coating that is easy to clean and remove waffles from, but its crowning glory is that it lasts up to 8x longer than standard nonstick coatings.
The ceramic coating is a favorite among the health-conscious, as these waffle makers are PTFE- and PFOA-free, and won't flake or peel over time.
While you might spend more money initially, you’ll save money in the long run thanks to the 30% faster cooking time of this waffle maker, saving you both time and energy.
Oster offers a classic DuraCeramic waffle maker, a titanium-infused version with a vertical orientation, and a flip version, and, while the classic waffle maker is easier to use and comes with a cheaper price tag, the flip operation on the flip waffle maker allows you to cook your waffles more evenly and achieve better results.
Both the flip and non-flip versions have a dial for adjusting the temperature, so you can achieve your desired waffle texture, whether you prefer them light and fluffy, or dark and crispy.
Oster’s DuraCeramic range is sleek, modern, and user-friendly. The classic version has polished chrome housing for an elegant design and measures 5.8 x 8.8 x 11.1 inches so it’s compact enough for your kitchen countertop.
The titanium-infused version measures 10.7 x 5 x 11.8 inches. It has a distinctive vertical orientation with a spout on top into which you pour the batter. It comes with its own measuring cup so that you can pour the proper amount of batter. The space-saving vertical design creates less countertop clutter and permits easier storage.
The flip version is slightly bigger, but it folds vertically for easy storage and comes in a striking “candy-apple red” color.
Superior DuraCeramic Coating
So, what’s the big deal about this DuraCeramic coating, we hear you ask?
Well, while most waffle makers have a non-stick coating to prevent your batter from sticking, this DuraCeramic alternative does this too, but is far more durable, and doesn’t scratch, flake or peel as cheaper versions do, meaning it lasts up to 8 x longer than standard non-stick coatings.
The Duraceramic finish also cooks your waffles up to 30% faster, making it more convenient and energy-efficient - perfect for a quick and delicious breakfast on busy mornings. This will be particularly appreciated if you're trying to feed some hungry kids.
Safe to Use
You can also rest-assure the DuraCeramic coating is completely safe to use, and ceramic waffle makers are generally a healthier choice as ceramic is naturally free of toxic metals and chemicals such as PTFE and PFOA.
Oster’s DuraCeramic waffle makers all feature an adjustable temperature control dial to allow you to set your cooking temperature to your desired level so you can achieve your perfect waffle, whether you like them light and soft or crunchy and golden-brown.
Flip waffle makers are designed to cook the waffle more evenly and thoroughly and enable you to achieve that classic Belgian waffle - crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
That said, don’t be fooled by how easy the “flip” motion looks in adverts - it does take some practice.
The Oster Duraceramic flip waffle maker has a light indicator to let you know when you need to flip the waffle machine, however, at first it can be tricky to get the action right, and you may experience a bit of spillage.
We’d also like to point out that the lid doesn’t always lock tightly, which is why it’s important to do the flip in one smooth, swift action.
If you’re after something easier, the non-flip version may be a better alternative for you.
The non-stick coating of the Duraceramic range means these waffle makers are super easy to clean, so you won’t be scrubbing away trying to remove crusted pieces of waffle.
Because of this they also keep their new-appearance for far longer than similar products on the market. The drip tray is also easily removed for quick and easy cleaning.
Make great-tasting waffles in 3-5 minutes, and with the flip version, flip your waffle maker half-way through to ensure your waffles are evenly cooked and heated on either side.
The DuraCeramic finish of these waffle makers means heat is distributed more quickly and evenly, so your waffles are cooked 30% faster than your average waffle maker, making it great for families who are always on the go.
The DuraCeramic range caters to a range of budgets.
With the flip version, you’re paying for a product that will produce evenly cooked, authentic, Belgian-style waffles, and you’re also getting that DuraCeramic coating, which means the waffle maker is resistant to scratching and flaking, is easier to clean, cooks your waffles faster and overall lasts 8 x longer than other waffle makers.
On the other hand, Oster’s non-flip DuraCeramic waffle maker is a fraction of the price and still offers all of the DuraCeramic benefits, such as shorter cooking time, easy cleaning, and energy efficiency, so you should ask yourself how important the flip feature is to you.
Another thing we love about waffle makers, particularly the Oster Duraceramic range, is that you can get incredibly creative and make all sorts of sweet and savory “waffles” that are great for a lunchtime snack or fun evening meal.
Oster has a range of unique recipes on hand, such as a waffle pizza, omelet, carrot cake, and even waffle falafel.
If you’re worried that you don’t eat waffles frequently enough to justify purchasing a waffle maker, it’s worth considering the potential meals or treats you can cook up with one; plus the speed at which it cooks the waffles is an added advantage and makes it great for quick and easy weekday meals.
You’ll be waffle-ing all of your favorite foods before long!
What We Like About the Oster DuraCeramic Range
- The Duraceramic coating is safe and non-stick, cooks your waffles faster, and lasts up to 8 x longer
- “Flip” design allows you to achieve classic, Belgian-style waffles with a simple hand motion
- The non-flip waffle maker is easy to use and affordable
- Removable drip tray for easy cleaning
- The flip waffle maker flips vertically so it can be easily stored away
- The DuraCeramic range is energy efficient and will cook your waffles 30% faster
- Temperature control for cooking your waffles just the way you like them
- You can cook more than just waffles - including omelets, burgers, and even pizza!
- Range of budget options
What We Dislike About the Oster DuraCeramic Range
- The price is a little higher than we’d like for the flip version, as the cheaper version also has DuraCeramic coating. However, the reviews speak for themselves, and the energy efficiency and durability of both waffle makers will save you money in the long run.
- The flip motion takes some practice, and you may experience some spillage at first.
- Only a 1-year limited warranty, which you’d hope would be longer.
The Oster DuraCeramic range produces fast, delicious waffles with effortless ease. The flip version of this waffle maker can be folded vertically and stored away easily, though the flip motion can be a little tricky to get the hang of.
The DuraCeramic coating has numerous benefits: not only is it non-stick, so it’s easy to clean, but it will also cook your waffles 30% faster than average, saving you time and energy.
In terms of durability, the DuraCeramic coating won’t scratch and peel like cheaper products tend to - and that’s regardless of whether you use it for special occasions or your daily breakfast. The temperature control is also a great feature of this range as it means you choose to make your waffles as soft or as crispy as you like.
The DuraCeramic coating sets these waffle makers apart from Oster’s competitors, plus, the hope is that it’ll save you money in the long run, as cheaper waffle makers tend to work well for a couple of months and then break, whereas the Oster DuraCeramic waffle maker range claims to last up to 8 x longer.
If you plan on making waffles regularly or have a family to cater for, we think the Oster DuraCeramic flip waffle maker is definitely worth the money.
If you’re an occasional waffle-maker or simply don’t have the budget, it’s worth checking out the Oster Titanium Infused DuraCeramic waffle maker instead - this still gives you the benefit of the DuraCeramic coating, without the flip motion, and is a fraction of the price.
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