Are you tired of reading the countless reviews of pizzelle makers trying to sort out which pizzelle maker you should buy? I was.

That’s why I compiled the best pizzelle makers depending on what you are looking for.

Here are some of the best Pizzelle Makers:

Best Traditional Pizzelle Maker

This one you put right over the stove or open flame, the way pizzelles are made in Italy.

Best Non Stick Villaware pizzelle maker

– This is non stick and Italian Pizzelle Maker You can buy it from Amazon Here (this is non stick)

American Made Non Stick Cuisinart pizzelle maker

- This one makes 2 mini pizzelles. Here’s a link with the cheapest price

Chef’s Choice Pizzelle Baker

– This is also American madeHere’s the best price I could find. It makes 3 mini pizzelles. It is another top pizzelle maker and the reviews indicate that it’s one of the best.

The Villaware Italian Pizzelle Maker is also called the Presto pizzelle baker — B3600 Presto Pizzelle Baker — you can buy it here

Cucina Pro (or the CucinaPro) Pizzelle Maker

This is one of the more economically priced makers. This makes 4 pizzelles with 2 different designs. It’s a larger pizzelle baker and is electric.

Toastmaster pizzelle maker

- Buy from Amazon here

Best for large Pizzelles – The Palmer Pizzelle Iron

is popular and can be bought on amazon through this link. It makes large pizzelles (2 of them) with a different design on each side.

Salton Pizelle Maker

— You can buy the salton pizelle maker from Amazon through this link

Italian Pizzelle Maker and Pizzelle Maker Recipes

Since you’re visiting this site I’m assuming that you know what a pizzelle is and why you buy pizzelle makers that are Italian. But it occurred to me that you may not know about Pizzelles, including where they come from or the best recipes for them.

First, Pizzelle is pronounced like “pizza” when the “zz” makes a ts sound. They are Italian waffle cookies usually made from oil or butter with sugar, eggs, and flour. All very basic ingredients. Some people put flavoring in their pizzella cookies that might include vanilla or lemon. They are typically served crisp but can also be soft and chewy depending on what you put in it.

Here are some interesting facts from Wikipedia about Pizzelles:
Pizzelle were originally made in the Abruzzo region of south-central Italy. The name comes from the Italian word for “round” and “flat” (pizze); this is also the meaning of the word pizza. Many other cultures have developed a pizzelle-type cookie as part of their culture (for example, the Norwegian Krumkake). It is known to be one of the oldest cookies, and is believed to have developed from the ancient Roman crustulum.[1] Pizzelle are known as ferratelle in the Lazio region of Italy. In Molise they may be called ferratelle, cancelle, or pizzelle.[1]

The cookie dough or batter is put into a pizzelle iron, which resembles a waffle iron. The pizzelle iron is held by hand over a hot burner on the stovetop, although some models are electric and require no stove. Typically, the iron stamps a snowflake pattern onto both sides of the thin golden-brown cookie, which has a crisp texture once it is cooled. There are also several brands of ready-made pizzelle available in stores.

Here are some of the best pizzelle maker recipes:

Soft Pizzelles

10 eggs
1 cup sugar
2-3 cups flour
7 oz. by weight melted and strained fat
1 envelope yeast
Grated rind of a lemon

The key to using your Italian Pizzelle Maker is to heat it up before each use. If you don’t pre heat the waffle iron for 5-10 minutes the pizzelle may stick. Make sure you let the pizzelle iron cool before putting it away in storage.

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Pizzelle Iron

July 7, 2009

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Pizzelle Iron for Stove top

If you are looking for a traditional Italian Pizzelle iron I would buy one like this one. These are non electric and should be used over a gas stove. This is the true traditional way to make pizzelles (not with a electric pizzelle iron). This one is called the SCI Scandicrafts Stovetop Pizzelle Iron and if you are looking for the correct traditional way to make pizzelles it’s the one to own.

Pizzelle Irons are remarkably similar to (American) waffle irons. Just like you can buy a brand new warring pro electric waffle iron or an antique griswald cast iron waffle iron so too can you buy an electric pizzelle iron or an old cast iron pizzelle iron.

To use a pizzelle iron you heat up the pizzelle maker for 5-10 minutes. You should put some butter across the iron to prevent sticking with the batter.

Next, put the pizzelle iron over the stove top burner. Gas is preferred to electric as a pizzelle waffle iron won’t heat up properly on a electric stove. (If you have an electric stove I highly recommend that you buy an electric pizzelle iron like this one.)

The iron then stamps a design on the cookie or waffle and quickly the pizzelle will be cooked. Remove from heat and let cool and magically you’ll have a pizzelle. If you want, while the pizzelle is still warm you can roll it into an ice cream cone shape or you can roll it into a cannoli shape. Cannoli shells can be filled with ricotta and sugar mixture or hazelnut cream like nutella. (If you don’t want to roll the pizzel into a cannoli shape you can sandwich the filling between two pizzelle cookies and waffles. With mini pizzelles this tastes amazing and looks just like a cookie.

Here are some of the best Pizzelle Irons:
Traditional Pizzelle Iron — This one you put right over the stove or open flame.
Villaware pizzelle maker – Buy it from Amazon Here (this is non stick)

Cuisinart pizzelle maker – Buy from Amazon now
Chef’s Choice Pizzelle Baker – Buy from Amazon Here
Presto pizzelle baker — B3600 Presto Pizzelle Baker — you can buy it here
Cucina Pro (or the CucinaPro) Pizzelle Maker — Buy from Amazon Here
Toastmaster pizzelle maker – Buy from Amazon here
The Palmer Pizzelle Iron is popular and can be bought on amazon through this link
Vitantonio pizzelle maker
Salton Pizelle Maker — You can buy from Amazon through this link

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Villaware Pizzelle Maker: a Nonstick Waffle Baker

When I first discovered how to make pizzelle, I knew I’d have to buy a pizzelle maker (since it’s pretty hard to bake these waffles without a special pizzelle iron).  

One thing I did was to read a bunch of pizzelle maker reviews.  I was looking for a pizzelle iron that was nonstick.  The Villaware Pizzelle maker–you can see it here — is made with Xylan non-stick grids.

Another important piece of it was that it baked more than one pizzelle at once. (The villaware maker bakes 2 at once.)
How quickly can you make your favorite pizzelle waffles and pizzelle cookies with this machine? Pretty fast. Every 30 seconds to be exact.

The Villaware Pizzelle maker imprints a traditional pattern — the fiori pattern (just like in Italy) on every waffle cookie you make.

This pizzelle waffle iron also has an automatic thermostat with a ready light to tell you when the machine is ready to start making pizzelles.

A steam guard is another feature of this iron so it protects your hands from getting burned.

Lastly, this Villaware Baker machine comes with an instruction booklet with recipes.

It Measures approximately 15 by 12 by 4 inches and comes with a 1-year warranty.

This pizzelle waffle iron is one of the best pizzelle makers I’ve ever come across. Of all the Pizzelle maker reviews I’ve ready the reviews on Amazon were the best. It’s a 5 star machine that’s durable and makes thousands of cookies, time after time without breaking.

This electric pizzelle maker plugs in to your regular kitchen outlet. Hopefully you have space on your kitchen counter for it.

Lastly, did I mention that this is essentially a mini pizzelle maker? Because they are only 2.5 inches in diameter they are mini cookies and mini waffles that come out of this iron.

Honestly, the Villaware pizzelle maker is, I think, the BEST Pizzelle maker you can buy.

Let me know what questions you have about this machine. If you want to know where to buy a pizzelle maker, this place has a good price — it costs less than $50.