The waffle baker may emit a slight odor or smoke the first time it is
used. This is a normal result of the manufacturing process. The odor
or smoke is harmless and will dissipate quickly, but it may flavor the
first waffle prepared on each side of the baker. For the best results, it
is recommended that these initial waffles be discarded.
Steam will be produced during every baking cycle and condensation
may form on the baker lids. This is normal.
If the baking timer display remains dark and the waffle
baker fails to heat:
Make sure the waffle baker is plugged into a grounded 3
prong outlet. If it is, unplug the waffle baker, then plug it
back into the same outlet again. If the baking timer display
remains unlit, check the fuse or circuit breaker on the
electrical circuit the waffle baker is connected to and make
certain the circuit is closed.
If your waffles are thin or uneven, with gaps and spaces:
Always rotate the baking unit after filling a waffle plate with
batter. This coats both the upper and lower waffle plates
with batter and ensures the finest consistency.
If your waffles are too light or dark:
Increase the baking time if your waffles are too light;
decrease the time if your waffles are too dark. The baking
time will be affected by many factors, including recipe
ingredients, batter temperature, and ambient humidity.
If the problem cannot be fixed with the steps above, see the
KitchenAid Warranty and Service section on page 35.*
* Do not return the Waffle Baker to the retailer – they do not provide service.