Pizzelle are light and crisp cookies that show off intricate designs. Before small appliances, they were made in a single-cookie iron held over the fire. Thankfully, you can now use a pizzelle maker to streamline the timing and temperature of the cooking process. We've gathered a collection of the best pizzelle makers to make your next celebration a hit.
Cuisinart WM-PZ10 Pizzelle Press
This model will tell you when it's ready to cook, and when pizzelle are ready to eat, which is useful if you're trying to get the next batch of cookie dough ready. You can also use the 5-setting browning control to adjust the cook time on the non-stick plates for a softer or crispier cookie. A measuring scoop and rolling dowel for waffle cones are also included in the box.
Chef'sChoice PizzellePro Toscano
Having a specialized appliance for each task can start to crowd your kitchen. That's why this model stores upright, which will save countertop and cabinet space. It also uses two features to help you make perfect pizzelle in 30 seconds: a locking latch on the non-stick plates and consistent temperature recovery.
CucinaPro Polished Electric Pizzelle Baker Press
Perfect pizzelle are possible with this easy press designed to create 5-inch cookies. The thick, non-stick surface of each press plate ensures that the pizzelle batter is evenly baked and that each cookie perfectly represents the artful designs. This machine was built to produce delicious cookies, but also to care for your hands with a heat-maintaining steam guard.
Palmer Pizzelle Maker Classic
This pizzelle maker is sure to remind you of cookie days with Nonna. The heavy cast aluminum plates are incredibly durable and have no chemical coating. Once you heat it up, you'll be able to make 5" cookies, two at a time. The plastic handle keeps hands away from the hot plates when in use.
CucinaPro Pizzelle Maker
A locking handle ensures that each pizzelle will be the same thickness, helping these thin and lightweight cookies stay stacked. Nonstick plates mean you won't break these delicate cookies when removing them from the heat. As a bonus, the 5" cookies can easily be used for waffle cones.
Precise cooking is key when your cookies are this thin. That's why we think the Cuisinart WM-PZ10 Pizzelle Press is the best choice for most people. The cooking indicator lights save you from guessing when the plates are ready for the dough, and when your cookies are finished. Using the 5-setting browning control makes sure that your cookies are the consistency you want them to be, every time.
Another great pick is the CucinaPro Polished Electric Pizzelle Baker Press. This sleek design creates 5-inch cookies, two at a time. The press is designed with thick, nonstick plates so cookies are evenly baked. It's also built with a steam guard to keep you baking hands safe.