Since we were married (26 years ago), I have owned two waffle makers, both Belgian style. Unless they are for dessert, I dislike Belgian waffles -- too high of a middle to edge ratio. I like a nice crisp waffle and when my Belgian waffle died a few months ago I looked for a waffle iron that produced a flat waffle, but could not find one I was willing to splurge on. A couple weeks ago I finally found one -- this variety (which I got for quite a bit less at Amazon). We have enjoyed waffles most every Sunday morning since it arrived, and my children are delighted.