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Pizzelle makers: Which one to buy in 2020!

28 Jan 2020
Pizzelle makers: Which one to buy in 2020!

If you are from an Italian background, chances are that your Nonna (grandmother) used to make or you have tried Pizzelle (also known as Ferratelle, Cancellate and Nevole), a waffle-like biscuit from the Italian regions of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. Pizzelle are most commonly flavoured with aniseed, vanilla or lemon zest and cooked by placing batter between two hot iron plates, almost like a waffle-style iron (known as ‘lu ferre’ in Italian).

 

 

 

 

Are you looking to maintain Nonna’s tradition or start a new one? You don’t need to have Nonna by your side to make the perfect Pizzelle every time. You just need two things including:

 

1. The most amazing Pizzelle (Ferratelle) recipe – Italian Spoon have it covered
2. A Pizzelle maker – Once again, we have done the hard work for you.

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Here is our guide to the top Pizzelle makers in 2020. Which one will you buy?

 

1. CucinaPro Non-Stick Electric Pizzelle Maker

 

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CucinaPro is not only affordable but one of the best Pizzelle makers on the market.

Pros

✔ Makes two thin, 12cm round Pizzelle which is slightly larger than other brands and, in our opinion, is the perfect size
✔ CucinaPro makes crispy and delicious Pizzelle that look authentic with two beautiful, snowflake patterns
✔ Only takes 30 seconds to cook however you won’t need to time it like in the old days as this iron has an indicator light that turns from yellow to green with an audible click once perfectly cooked
✔ Features a steam guard to protects your hands from burning accidents
✔ Extra thick baking plates for even heat distribution
✔ Non-stick plates allowing the Pizzelle to be easily removed from the plates without breaking. It also means you need to use less non-stick cooking sprays and is easy to clean

Cons

❌ Makes 2 Pizzelle at a time however given that they are larger, this makes up for it
❌ No functionality to adjust temperature

2. Cuisinart WM-PZ2 Pizzelle Press

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* Cuisinart WM-PZ2 Pizzelle Press is not available from Amazon Australia however can be shipped to Australia – click ‘Buy from Amazon US and Europe’.

 

Cuisinart simplifies the art of cooking and the Pizzelle maker is no exception.

Pros

✔ Pizzelle press is very compact
✔ Makes two thin, 10cm round snowflake-patterned Pizzelle in 60 seconds
✔ Great temperature control with five heat settings to cook Pizzelle just how you like them – light, golden brown or somewhere in between
✔ Features a ready-to-bake and ready-to-eat indicator light for consistency and saves you from timing
✔ Plates are non-stick allowing the Pizzelle to be easily removed from the plates without breaking. It also means you need to use less non-stick cooking sprays
✔ Makes a thin Pizzelle so you could roll Pizzelle while warm around a cone, allow to cool, then fill with your favourite topping
✔ Comes with a measuring cup for the perfect quantity of Pizzelle mixture

Cons

❌ Can be hot to the touch
❌ Makes two Pizzelle at a time

3. Chef’s Choice Toscano Non-stick Pizzelle Maker

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Chef’s Choice Toscano Non-stick Pizzelle Maker is great value.

Pros

✔ Makes two thin, 10cm Pizzelle in less than 30 seconds
✔ Non-stick cooking plates and consistent, evenly distributed heat
✔ Instant temperature recovery (Pizzelle maker is always ready to bake)
✔ Locking latch is ideal for uniform thickness and consistent cooking
✔ Indicator lights to let you know when the Pizzelle are cooked

Cons

❌ Weak plastic lock latch
❌ No functionality to adjust temperature

4. Palmer 1000T Electric Pizzelle Iron Non-Stick

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Palmer have been making some of the best Pizzelle makers for over 30 years. An authentic Pizzelle iron that reminds me most of my grandmother’s traditional iron.

Pros

✔ An electric, Pizzelle maker with even heat distribution and even cooking
✔ Makes two 10cm round Pizzelle every couple of seconds, cutting back the cooking time
✔ Simply place 1 tablespoon of Pizzelle mixture on the centre and the cookies come out crispy and evenly cooked

Cons

❌ More expensive iron which cooks two Pizzelle
❌ No lights or beep for this iron – you must time the cooking of Pizzelle just like Nonna makes them
❌ The plates stick more than the other irons, meaning they may be harder to clean which may corrected with use of non-stick cooking sprays for each batch
❌ No functionality to adjust temperature
❌ Requires about 10 minutes to heat up

5. Piccolo Pizzelle Baker by Cucina Pro – 100% Non-Stick

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Piccolo Pizzelle Baker by Cucina Pro is great value for money and makes the cutest little Pizzelle.

Pros

✔ Makes four mini, 8cm Pizzelle at a time with 2 beautiful patterns
✔ Cooking plates are non-stick, meaning you need to use less non-stick cooking sprays
✔ Ideal for entertaining as it makes more Pizzelle and fast
✔ Features a steam guard to protect your hands from burning accidents
✔ The plates are non-stick allowing the Pizzelle to be easily removed from the plates without breaking. It also means you need to use less non-stick cooking sprays

Cons

❌ Uneven heat distribution and therefore uneven cooking of Pizzelle
❌ No functionality to adjust temperature

Verdict

Whether you are searching for a modern Pizzelle maker with temperature control and non-stick plates or a traditional Pizzelle maker, just like Nonna has, there is the perfect Pizzelle maker for every budget and everyone’s taste! I know I make my Nonna proud when she taste’s Italian Spoon’s Pizzelle and now you can make them too!
Happy Cooking X

Vanessa Bottaro

Founder and Owner at Italian Spoon
The only thing better than being in beautiful Italy is cooking and writing about Italian food!

I live in Melbourne, Australia with my husband Simone and two children. They are my first love! Italian Spoon brings my second love for cooking Italian food and blogging to life and I am loving it!
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