Anyone ever use one of the old-style cast iron models?
How old is “old”? Mine is circa 1850. The nibs are card suits (hearts, diamonds, etc.).
That’s certainly old! I just wondered about any CI, non-electric, waffle iron. I have an aversion to more plug-in gadgets.
If you are asking because you have one, or are getting one, I think other peoples’ experiences are irrelevant. What kind of stove you have, and how hot/accurate the burners are, will make a huge difference, as will the recipe, how well your iron is seasoned, and how thick it is. You should be prepared to make a number of test batches before you achieve your Goldilocks waffle. Take notes. You may think you’ll remember, but when you forget, you’ll wish you had written things down!
Mine is a late 1800 or early 1900 Wagner waffle iron. Use it on a gas stove and after it is hot it takes approx 5 to 6 min to make a waffle.
Saturday morning waffle’s
Dang, you made me hungry. Waffles tomorrow!