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Old MacDonald's waffle iron

The VillaWare V2001F UNO Farmyard Waffler cooks four farmyard-themed waffles at a time.

Brian Krepshaw
Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.
Brian Krepshaw
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This morning I was hungry for waffles. Not pancakes, but waffles. Sometimes I keep a box of Eggos in the freezer, but those aren't really waffle-waffles. Eggos, at least to my taste buds, are more of a buttery blueberry cookie than they are a waffle, so popping a couple of those in the toaster ain't gonna do the trick. The craving is for waffles and waffles only. Unfortunately, I only have a cheap waffle iron that produces less than stellar results. It is in this frame of mind that I go window-shopping for waffle irons.

This VillaWare V2001F UNO Farmyard Waffler makes four waffles at a time in traditional animal shapes. Wait. What? Ok, so maybe having a "friendly cow, a chicken, a pig, and a classic farmhouse" as breakfast-mates isn't so traditional, but chances are if you got kids, they will love it. Just don't let them get away with nominating one shape as the "good" shape, sibling rivalry being what it is and all.

The waffle iron comes with seven different temperature settings and two browning options. The fun shapes cook in about three minutes and a timer beeps when they are done. The resulting waffles are about 3.5 inches each. The waffle iron stores vertically and the unit itself measures 11.5 inches by 7.75 inches by 3 inches while weighing in at 9 pounds.