I really like the Cuisinart Belgian Waffle Maker. The waffles are thick and fluffy. You can set the waffles from light to dark. The waffles are ready in minutes with a beeper going off. Does not take long to prepare for a family.
It is solidly made so the lid is not flimsy. The irons do not come out so there is no hassle with the top iron falling on the bottom iron. Any batter left on the irons comes off easily. It takes a couple of times to get used to it, but it is worth it. I found you need to put oil on the irons before adding the batter to stop sticking.