Chef’s Choice M840 WafflePro Express Waffle Maker, Traditional Five of Hearts Review

by Lisa Whistler

My husband and two daughters will eat waffles any time of the day, so we go through waffle makers pretty quickly.  When it came time to get a new one I decided to go with the Chef’s Choice M840 WafflPro Express Waffle Maker.  I won’t lie: part of the reason why I chose it was its cute heart shaped waffles.  My daughters love filling them up with fruit and whipped cream to make adorable desserts.

The waffle maker itself is great too.  It has a quad baking system that lets me choose exactly the texture and color I want.  I can pick between deep-bake mode and the crisp exterior/moist interior setting to make whatever kind of waffle I feel like that day. It comes with a floating top plate to help make sure that the waffles cook evenly.  There’s a “waffle ready” beeper and temperature indicating LED lights that keep me informed of exactly when my waffles are ready. There are even some added bonuses like cord storage and recipe cards to help me get the most out of the device. This waffle maker creates delicious waffles in a cute shape – what more could you want?

Pros:

  • Quad Baking System: The quad baking system really gives me control over what kind of waffles I end up with.  I can flip the switch to “deep bake mode” for waffles that have an even texture all the way through.  If I want waffles that are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, all I have to do is flip the switch back.  The crispy/moist setting bakes quite quickly, so it’s easy to whip up enough to keep my family happy in no time at all.

  • Heart Shape Waffles: Probably not the most important point for most cooks, but my daughters absolutely loved the heart shaped waffles that came out of this maker.  They’re the perfect size and are easy to cut.  The pockets are a little bit shallow but still have enough room to add some syrup and butter.  Mmmmm!

  • Built-in Timer: I hate having to peek in and try to guess when my waffles are done.  The WafflePro comes with a built in chime that goes off once the waffles are ready to eat.  The chime doesn’t seem to go on forever like one on another waffle maker I had, but is just the right thing to let you know when your waffles are done.

  • Non-Stick Griddle: As much as I love waffles, sometimes the cleanup is enough to make me not want to make them.  I haven’t had much of a cleaning problem with this model, though.  The non-stick surface makes the waffles come out easily and cleanly – no post breakfast scrubbing required!

Cons:

  • Plates Do Not Detach: The grilling plates do not detach from the body of the waffle maker.  This can make cleaning a little frustrating if a little batter gets in the wrong place.  However, the waffles come off the griddle so cleanly that very little scrubbing is required, so I’ve never had much of a problem with it.

  • Waffles Are a Little Thin: If you’re looking for big, fluffy Belgian waffles, you won’t find them here.  The waffles this maker makes are quite thin.  This isn’t a bit problem, though, especially because thin waffles cook up so much faster.  I can put the batter in and 90 second later end up with a waffle.  Easy!

This is a sturdy little waffle maker that creates some really cute waffles.  I love that I can decide how well done the waffles turn out being, and having that chime to let me know when they’re done makes life  a lot easier.  It’s easy to clean, easy to store, and consistently turns out great tasting waffles.  I’m looking forward to using it to keep my family fed for many more breakfasts (and lunches and dinners!).

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Chef’s Choice M840 WafflePro Express Waffle Maker, Traditional Five of Hearts