Originally Posted by vive le beau jeu !
If you weren't blinded by your chronical chattanoogardism and your hate for sea cucumbers, you would admit that traditional waffle irons are attached to tongs with wooden handles and are held over an open flame, or set on a stove. Most modern waffle irons are self-contained tabletop electrical appliances, heated by an electric heating element controlled by an internal thermostat. Professional waffle makers are usually made of cast-iron whereas domestic models are made of teflon instead. Many have a light that goes off when the iron is at the set temperature. Most modern waffle irons - particularly teflon and cast aluminum ones - are coated with a non-stick coating to prevent the waffles from sticking to them. Cast-iron waffle makers are usually not coated and require seasoning instead.
Waffles irons, when unproperly used, can inflict severe injuries to imaginjury-prone tennis players.
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