Waffle-irons

Cooking in a fireplace requires careful attention, reviving traditional methods such as roasting and grilling. A variety of tools and cookware were used historically, including waffle irons designed for hearth cooking. These waffle irons are typically crafted from wrought iron and feature intricately decorated interiors that imprint designs onto the waffles. You can explore our collection of antique waffle irons here. Read also: Antique kitchen utensils for cooking in the fireplace.

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18th c Waffle Iron made of Wrought iron
$157.54
18th c Waffle Iron made of Wrought iron
$220.55
Antique Waffle Iron made of Wrought iron
$67.51
Antique Waffle Iron made of Wrought iron
$166.54
Antique Waffle Iron made of Wrought iron
$139.53
Antique Waffle Iron made of Wrought iron
$157.54
Antique Waffle Iron made of Wrought iron
$220.55
Antique Waffle Iron made of Wrought iron
$157.54
Antique Waffle Iron made of Wrought iron
$157.54
Vintage Waffle Iron made of Wrought iron
$157.54
Antique Waffle Iron made of 15,16
$76.52
Antique Waffle Iron made of Wrought iron
$85.52
Antique Waffle Iron made of Wrought iron
$76.52

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Cooking with an antique waffle iron and a trivet

All our antique waffle irons can be used for hearth cooking. They typically have long handles for safe usage. In the hearth, the waffle iron rests on a trivet, which is a stand made from wrought iron designed to hold the iron above the hot coals. Managing the fire effectively is crucial to ensure there are enough hot coals for cooking. When baking, the coals are moved forward, directly under the trivet. The heat intensity can be adjusted by varying the amount of hot coals. For recipes and batter preparations, check online resources. Learn more about trivets here.

Origin of the waffle irons

Most of the waffle irons we offer originate from France and occasionally the Netherlands. They are primarily crafted from wrought iron and date back to the 19th century.

Appreciating the craftsmanship

Each antique waffle iron is hand-forged, making them unique pieces with distinct patterns. Their durability and historical value not only make them functional but also a sustainable choice for modern-day use.

Considering the length of the waffle iron handles

Our waffle irons feature long handles, making them suitable for safe use in larger fireplaces. The length of the handle is important for maintaining a safe distance from the fire. Our selection of waffle irons can be filtered by length, width, and depth to find the perfect fit for your hearth.

The decorative function of an antique waffle iron

An antique waffle iron serves more than just a functional purpose; it also adds a decorative touch. Whether displayed in a non-cooking hearth or used as a rustic kitchen accent, these waffle irons enhance any setting. Their wrought iron construction and traditional designs make them particularly appealing. For more decorating ideas, including how to style an unused hearth, read this article.