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StarBlue waffle maker

StarBlue Double Waffle Bowl Maker review

Love making waffles for dessert or breakfast? Invest in a machine to make life a whole lot easier. Read our expert review of this gadget by StarBlue

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
Pros: Unusual shape, fun waffles, speedy
Cons: Takes a bit of practice to put in the right amount, needs to be opened carefully

StarBlue Double Waffle Bowl Maker summary

This waffle maker really offers something different. Rather than standard rectangular or square waffles, it produces two-at-a-time waffles that are a cross between a cone and a bowl. The advantage of this is that you can fill it with everything from ice cream to strawberries and cream, making it a dessert maker rather than just a waffle maker.

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Available from Amazon (£33.99)

First impressions

The StarBlue is an unusual-looking machine – it’s white in colour and with rounded edges, compared to the rectangular shapes of others we tested. The power cord is a good length.

Again, unlike most of the machines, there is only one light – it goes on when you switch the power on and off when it’s ready to heat up. Some people might find this easier than with two lights.

The StarBlue machine is heavier than most, with a heavy lid too. It has an unusual closure, which needs to be pushed up to open. You need to open it carefully to avoid touching another part of the machine, which does get hot during cooking, so it’s probably one that should be left to the adults.

How is the StarBlue waffle maker to use?

Instructions are reasonably comprehensive, though we’d have liked to have been given an indication of how much batter to pour in.

This is, to be fair, stated in the five recipes, which include classic, wholegrain, and an intriguing-sounding cornmeal, cheese and chilli one. Here, it’s suggested that you use a quarter of a cup, but English measurements would have been useful.

We over-filled this on first use but at least it enabled us to check how easy it was to clean. It turned out to a lot less tricky than we feared – a damp cloth did an effective job. Plates are fixed so you can’t wash them in the sink or dishwasher.

One big advantage of this machine is its speed. It heats up in two and a quarter minutes.

StarBlue waffle bowls filled with fruit and cream in a kitchen

How were the finished waffles?

Instructions said the waffles would take three to five minutes to cook and we found them good to go after three or four. They were easy to remove from the machine and the shape give them a wow factor, though to be fair, this could be because we’d cooked and consumed dozens of regular-shaped waffles over the previous few days. They were evenly cooked, thin and crisp, with a satisfyingly soft inside.

Available from Amazon (£33.99)

StarBlue double waffle bowl maker specifications:

Multifunctional: No
Removable plates: no
Size: 25 x 20 x 14.5 cm
Weight: 2.5kg
Indicator lights: One
Dishwasher safe parts: No
Wattage: 1200

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This review was last updated in January 2021. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability, please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@immediate.co.uk.