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Old 02-29-2016, 04:16 PM
Jeffrey R. Jeffrey R. is offline
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Default Restored Waffle Irons with Photos Show & Tell

I am starting this thread for all the waffle irons out there that we need to rescue, and also to the ones that have been. They truly are a piece of art, and a lot of work to restore. I know that we all have seen some very unique waffle irons. If you would add only cleaned, and or seasoned so we all can see the waffle designs. If you are not sure if the base that you have is the original one for your paddles, please note that. Looking for original as we can do. Not a lot of info on some of the early pieces, but they are still in the market place. Please add any info.
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Here are 2 of mine. Griswold, The New American #8 P/N # 976, and 977 with the low base.
I have 2 different irons, but are being cleaned.





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Old 02-29-2016, 04:18 PM
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Next is a Wagner #8





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Old 02-29-2016, 10:09 PM
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They look good!
Did you paint the bases?
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Old 03-01-2016, 06:28 AM
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They look good!
Did you paint the bases?
Yes, I did. I do not have the name of the paint, but it was high heat. Next time I am near the shop where I purchased it I will get the name.
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:19 AM
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Sorry, my base is only seasoned.. This is the only complete waffle iron I own. I have another set of Griswold No.8 wire handle paddles I just dropped in the lye over the weekend, now I just need a base. I rarely see waffle irons for sale in the wild. The two that I have I picked up at the same thrift store. Have seen a few at antique stores for huge prices, and never at flea markets.

Was a pain to clean? Yes! Am I happy I did it? Yes! Would I do it again? Yes! How often will I use it? Probably never, I'm a pancake man!









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Old 03-02-2016, 07:58 AM
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Your WI looks nice, is that the red hot sun in CA? The next WI base I do will be just seasoned.
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Old 03-02-2016, 08:44 AM
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Great job all of you. They look great. I just season my bases also and they work fine, especially when a little batter drips on them. We use ours a couple times a month. My son request "100 year old waffles" for breakfast.

I picked up a Gris WI set with a high base last month for $19. After 3 weeks in the e tank, and 1 round of seasoning I decided that the paddles were too far gone, but the base was great. I use the base now with my main set and it is so much more convenient on the gas stove.
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:30 AM
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:01 AM
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Your WI looks nice, is that the red hot sun in CA? The next WI base I do will be just seasoned.
I seasoned mine. A quick wipe and a spray when finished keeps her beautiful
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Old 03-05-2016, 10:30 PM
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Here is the Wagner I finished last week. I have a Slant Griswold 7 in lye now and 2 old ones to go.
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