I heart waffles! I recently purchased what I thought was to be the best of the best of waffle makers - the All-Clad Belgian Waffle Maker. I have to say I have yet to make a successful belgian waffle in this thing. I have tried numerous recipes, cooking spray/not, butter on the iron, more batter, less batter, I mean everything to get that perfect crispy on the outside fluffy on the inside waffle .... but nothing works. I even called my local Williams Sonoma store to see if maybe I got a faulty one - they said they would replace it, but I keep trying thinking it's got to be me ... right?! Read the reviews of these babies online - fabulous, everyone loves 'em. What on earth could I be doing wrong?