Review: Vintage Sears Griddle and Waffle Iron

A long time ago I was at an estate sale and came across this appliance shoved in the back of a bottom kitchen cabinet.

Waffle Iron IllustrationEven though I wasn’t sure if this combination Sears brand griddle/waffle iron worked, I had to buy it to test it out. It was a whole $2.

Variable Temperature ControlLet’s just say it works exceptionally well. We use this little guy at least once a week for pancakes. There’s a variable temperature control, but we usually keep it turned all the way up. The entire unit heats extremely evenly, but doesn’t get very hot so you need to have some patience. Do you see that small dent in the lower right corner? Yes, I dropped it off our countertop on to our tile floor. Nothing broke, no tiles chipped, and it keeps on grilling.

Grill PlatesThe grill plates remove for easy washing and are covered in some sort of a Teflon coating that isn’t going anywhere. I was reading reviews of a Cuisinart Griddler and several reviews mentioned the coating just flaking off. This stuff doesn’t have a scratch.

Cord CaseThe best part? The deluxe cord case. The cashier at the tag sale started to throw this orange juice can away and I had to convince her I really wanted it. It’s just too perfect. Bottom line: if you run across one of these models I’d say go for it. We’re really happy with it and that illustration makes me smile every time I go to wash it.

Update: Snag reader Tracy mentioned her griddle just like this one having an overheated cord and melting the countertop, so please keep an eye on your vintage appliances!

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  1. Tracy
    Posted February 25, 2014 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    I inherited one exactly like that except it was green from my parents wedding. It worked like a champ until one day the cord got so hot that it melted/burned all over the counter. Not awesome. Not sure if you can replace cords on items like this but please be careful with this one!

    • Angela
      Posted February 26, 2014 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

      Eek! I would be so mad if that happened. So far we’ve been using it for two years and nothing (knock on wood) has happened. You are right: vintage appliances should be watched carefully!

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