If you're in the market for a waffle iron, there are several worthy candidates available, including the reasonably-priced VillaWare Uno Classic Round Waffler (*Est. $45) and the professional-grade KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle Baker (*Est. $200), both ConsumerSearch Best Reviewed picks.
But as our research shows, there are a few models worth avoiding, too. The Sensio Bella Cucina Rotating Waffle Maker (*Est. $40) is panned at Target.com and Amazon.com, where users report multiple problems, including poor cooking performance, broken handles and failed heating elements. Another low-priced Belgian waffle maker, the Black & Decker WBM500 (*Est. $30), is the subject of numerous complaints at Amazon.com, where users say that the hinge breaks during use and crevices in the unit are impossible to clean (and if you've ever owned a waffle iron, you know how important easy cleanup is). Other Black & Decker waffle makers, like the Black & Decker G48TD Grill and Waffle Baker (*Est. $50), receive mostly positive reviews -- it's another ConsumerSearch Best Reviewed pick.
Once you're purchased a waffle iron, it's time to get busy making waffles. About.com is a great place to start; there, you'll find some great tips on how to make light, fluffy waffles, as well as links to waffle recipes and a video how-to guide at their baking/desserts channel. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)