Waring Pro® Belgian Waffle Maker
- Manufacturer: Waring
- Model: WMK200
- Material: Stainless steel, aluminum
- Care: Hand wipe clean
- Use: Season waffle grids prior to first use by brushing with cooking oil. Wipe off excess oil with a paper towel or pastry brush
- Dimensions: 11" x 19½" x 9½"
- Warranty: 1-year limited warranty
- Made in China
- Deep, ½-inch nonstick waffle grids for baking thick, tender waffles
- Rotary function for even cooking
- Selector dial allows you to fine tune results
- Sound indicator signals when waffle has finished cooking
Waring’s roots date back to 1936 when an inventor named Fred Osius approached Fred Waring, a popular entertainer of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, with his latest invention. Osius was seeking support for a new mixer that would “revolutionize people’s eating habits.” Waring was intrigued with the concept and agreed to back the new product, even when the prototype failed to work the first time.
Six months and $25,000 later, the prototype still didn’t work. However, Waring’s background as a mechanical engineer kept him enthusiastic and ultimately he helped perfect the final product. With his support, the engineering and production problems were solved in time to introduce the new “Miracle Mixer” (as it was then called) at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago in 1937. The Waring Blendor® name was adopted shortly thereafter and in 1938, the product was officially renamed the Waring Blender.
World War II temporarily halted blender production, but in 1946 Waring’s sales took off again as consumer demand grew. Product innovations continued with the introduction of color-coordinated blenders with solid-state controls and attachments that crushed ice and ground coffee.
In the 1950s, new uses for the blender were constantly emerging, including applications in research laboratories. In fact, Dr. Jonas Salk used a Waring blender with an aseptic dispersal container attachment to develop his lifesaving polio vaccine.
During the late 60s and 70s design and engineering breakthroughs by Waring led to the creation of a more versatile, efficient blender that was widely affordable. In 1977 Waring purchased a 72,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania.
Over the years, Waring continually expanded its product line and kicked off the new millennium with a host of new products. Today, the company offers a wide range of professional-quality home appliances that includes blenders, food slicers, meat grinders, wine chillers, waffle makers and more.
Looking ahead, Waring plans to continue its legacy by offering products that reflect the company’s well-respected heritage while incorporating innovations in design and technology.