5 Creative Ways to Use Your Waffle Iron

Dust off your waffle iron and try these genius hacks.

5 Creative Ways to Use Your Waffle Iron

Like the panini press, the waffle iron tends to be one of the most under-utilized small appliances in the typical American kitchen. But not anymore — it's time to reclaim the waffle maker and give your hardworking stovetop a break. Stock up on an oil mister or cooking spray and give these clever recipe ideas a try.

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Make Brownies

Make Brownies

Don't have an oven? Satisfy your sweet craving by baking your brownies in a waffle iron instead. You can prepare brownie mix from the box or whip up a homemade batch from scratch. Once the rich batter is ready and your waffle iron is completely preheated, brush each side of the iron with a light coating of butter and scoop the batter until it fills three-fourths of the iron. Cook for about 4-6 minutes or until the brownie waffle is slightly crispy along the edges and fully cooked through.

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3 Dos & Don'ts for Microwaving Popcorn

Microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

Microwave popcorn is one of the best snacks! But sometimes it's difficult to get that perfect bowl. So microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

DON'T USE THE POPCORN BUTTON

As tempting and easy as it may be, don't fall for the "Popcorn" button on your microwave. Not all microwaves are made the same, so they won't cook your bag the same way either. And there's no sensor to determine when the bag is ready, so it'll just keep cooking your popcorn until the set amount of time finishes.

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