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Round Cast Iron Waffle Iron

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Over the years, we've had plenty of requests for a cast iron waffle iron that makes old-fashioned waffles the way Grandma and Mom used to - right on the stovetop. We finally found one that lives up to our expectations, and we're sure it will exceed yours.
  • Make delectable, crispy-edged, round waffles on your own stove and crown them with butter and syrup or fruit
  • Use on home grill or barbeque or over campfire
  • Strong, durable cast iron will last forever
  • Recipes and seasoning instructions included
  • Makes 6-1/2"OD waffles
  • 6-3/4"OD, 4 lb
  • China

Need to re-season your cast-iron cookware?
Lightly coat inside and outside with only liquid vegetable oil. Make sure to get all the corners. (Do not use butter, margarine or solid vegetable oil such as Crisco).


Customer Reviews of Round Cast Iron Waffle Iron
Product Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0(45 reviews)
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- 12/24/2013
said: Nathan
"I must admit I fully expected a waffle iron for less than $20 would be money wasted. After washing the new iron and removing a few casting imperfections which looked like they might snag a waffle I seasoned it very well. I turned both small elements on my electric stove to just below medium and placed a half of the iron on each element. When each half had heated thoroughly, after lightly oiling both halves with a silicone brush, I poured about 1/3 of a cup of batter onto the lower half and quickly placed the top onto it. I allowed the the waffle to cook about two minutes, flipped the whole iron, and allowed it to cook about another minute. When I opened the iron to remove the waffle it only required a very minimum of coaxing to remove. When I removed the top to retrieve the waffle I placed it back onto the other element which I kept on while I cooked all of the waffles. This keeps the top hot while the waffle is removed and more batter added. I'm impressed. I love this original non-stick cookware. Additional note: The second element on which the top is placed while batter is added to the lower half should be kept a little hotter than the one which the bottom is on. This helps brown both sides evenly. "
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- 5/3/2012
said: Sheri Clemons
"This is a great Waffle iron. Easy to use and clean. Makes great waffles."
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- 2/14/2012
said: Crystal Landers
"I absolutely love this waffle Iron. I use it at home all of the time."
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- 1/24/2012
said: Robin
"I love my Waffle Iron. He is just the right size for what my family likes. I cook on a wood stove and couldnt have gotten a better deal."
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- 1/11/2012
said: Rhwavon
"My goal this year is to learn how to cook using cast iron. I am really having fun making waffles for my family. Thank you for a selling a wonderful product and great customer service."
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- 1/2/2012
said: Randall SC Keizer
"Best waffles I have ever made. I used electric versions for years. This is the best. Tip though when using on a range heat up pan put batter in let sit for a few seconds then turn over for 2 ~ 3 minutes. Perfectly fluffy waffles every time. I use an old Amish recipe for pancakes but double the butter :o)... Best Ever!!! Great job Lehman's finding this item."
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- 12/18/2011
said: Gary Diamond
"Great item. Makes great tasting waffles. Get yours today before the sale ends."
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- 10/17/2011
said: Tango
"Tried tis waffle iron out yesterday, after seasoning it (as instructed). Had to trash the first waffle. Must heat both sides of the iron (duh), which I did by turning it over before adding batter, and halfway through cooking. Second and subsequent waffles were great. Looking forward to the next camping trip now"
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- 9/30/2011
said: SueAnn
"I love this waffle iron! I have a high BTU gas stove, and this works terrific on it. Seasoning it was not easy, but after about the 10th waffle, they now come out perfect. I seasoned it on top of the stove each time I had to wash it of all the sticky bits of the failed waffles, which dries it perfectly for storing. I can now make virtually fat free waffles because my waffle iron is black with seasoning. It took me a while to get the cooking right, and I found that heating the two pieces on seperate burners, oiling with a silicone brush a few minutes before pouring in the mix, closing it tight and cooking on one side 3 minutes, 3 minutes on the other works perfectly. Yummm!"
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- 9/24/2011
said: Dee Anderson
"I love this waffle iron. I seasoned it in the oven along with my other cast iron fry pans that needed re-seasoning. It works wonderfully and no sticking and waffles brown so nicely. Grandkids love these waffles! Thanks"
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- 9/23/2011
said: Terri Sue Borden
"We have loved this little iron. We did not have the problem other's had in getting it ready. I bought this because we have 12 birds in our household and teflon is toxic to birds. My husband loves waffles and was missing them after we gave away all of our teflon after the mysterious deaths of several birds. I couldn't ask for a better product."
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- 9/1/2011
said: DJ
"I purchased this cast iron waffle iron for emergency use when electricity was out. I use it all the time now; stove top, on top of the wood stove and camping. I pre-seasoned it before it's first use and waffles slide right out. They are nice and crisp and the pan is heavy duty. A great buy."
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- 8/12/2011
said: Annie
"I LOVE this iron. I bought it so that I could stop wasting money on frozen waffles, and it has proven a good investment. I seasoned it as the instructions said, and it works PERFECTLY! I use a spray of cooking spray before each waffle, and it comes right out. Plus, I can make them whole wheat like I like them. I make some batter and keep it in the fridge so we can have waffles whenever we want. GREAT PURCHASE!!!! Couldn't be happier with it."
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- 6/24/2011
said: George
"great, well built, cooks good, cooks even. works like a non stick after it was seasoned."
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- 4/24/2011
said: Jamie
"We ordered this item about two months ago, and we love it! Slim enough to fit in the cabinet with the other pans, easy to use, and super easy to clean once seasoned. Two months in, and the pieces are nearly black with regular use. I did season immediately upon receipt, but also have continued to spray a little cooking spray each time to help the process along. I preheat both sides, and keep two (gas stove) burners going, so that both sides stay hot even when opened. I've recommended this pan to all my family and friends."
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- 1/13/2011
said: Dan
"Been looking for a cast iron waffle iron for some time now. This one is great. As with all cast iron, getting it cleaned the 1st time and seasoned smoked the house up pretty good. I would recommend doing this outside. Also a canola oil spray is a must! Since I've been using the spray, the waffles fall right out. I recommend this to anyone who knows how to cook on cast iron."
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- 11/20/2010
said: Rosemary
"Just dust the pan with Pam before pouring in the waffle mix, and the waffles will fall right out when done."
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- 11/10/2010
said: Carol Wallace
"This waffle iron is perfect for the two of us. I didn't want to spend money on an electric one so this was perfect. Also, it arrived the day after I ordered it. Great service!"
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- 10/27/2010
said: Ellen Drehmann
"I have been really enjoying the waffle iron. I followed the instructions on seasoning the waffle iron, and it has worked as well as a non stick.So far I have cooked the Belgian waffle recipe that with the seasoning instructions and it comes out great."
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- 10/20/2010
said: William Schuller
"This is a very excellant waffle iron. I love it."
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- 10/5/2010
said: amy
"A few hints for using the Cast Iron Waffle Iron. 1. Make sure you season your Cast Iron Waffle Iron. 2. Use a recipe that has canola oil, rather than butter. (Butter can cause the waffles to stick.) 3. Spray the waffle iron with a cooking spray before using. 4. Heat the waffle iron thoroughly before adding the batter."
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- 3/3/2010
said: Mark
"This little fellow is great. Doesn't stick. Easy to turn over to keep both sides even. Wish it was about 2" bigger in diameter, but I have no beef with it's performance."
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- 2/18/2010
said: Greg
"I love my waffle iron. Just like the one my parents used when I was a child on weekends on the ranch.I have used mine on the woodstove and over a campfire and works like a charm."
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- 1/15/2010
said: Allison
"The best waffle iron I have had. My mother spent a lot of money on an electric iron and now wants one like ours. Cooks quickly so even with the smaller size I can keep up with the family."
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- 1/18/2012
said: Caitlin
"When I first got this pan, I washed it in hot & soapy water in order to get the wax coating off. Then I wiped it with oil & seasoned it in my oven. It made my house smell terrible, and when I took it out after it had cooled, there were drips off cooled wax mixed with burnt oil hanging from the pan. Obviously, not all the wax came off when I washed it. So, I washed it again, and then wiped it with vegetable shortening & seasoned it again in my barbeque outside. The second time did the trick & the pan was beautifully seasoned. Every time I use the iron, it just gets better! The waffles come out nice and fluffy & I haven't had any problems with sticking, or spill over the edges. I love this waffle iron!"
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- 12/5/2011
said: solarbaby
"I just wanted to offer a suggestion to those of you new to waffle irons. I learned this from my hubby and it works great no matter your waffle iron. Heat your waffle iron with waxed paper between the waffler plates, wax side out. The wax is food safe and helps keep the waffles from sticking."
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- 9/22/2011
said: bill
"haven't used it yet, i am in the process of seasoning, i do the process more than once, i do it 3 or 4 times, i find this works well for me, i love it, thank you"
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- 1/23/2011
said: Scott
"The only complaints I have about this product is that it isn't bigger, and that the handle gets wicked hot when in use. Other than that, I've been delighted with this. It does need to be seasoned big time before use, and I recommend wedging it sideways in your oven rack with foil underneath to catch the wax before seasoning. Also, you really gotta douse it with oil when you season it, enough that it will run off when you tip it. Then spray it with Pam when you use it. I haven't had a waffle stick yet. One more recommendation: follow the waffle recipes closely, otherwise your waffles will be kinda leathery. Following the recipe, the waffles were excellent."
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- 11/16/2010
said: Christina
"I got this to give as an Xmas gift to my parents. I am tempted to keep it for myself. I have read some of the reviews stating that they were unable to get it to season properly.. I will season it and use it once to make sure it works like it should with no sticking before sending it as a gift. The great thing about cast iron: it will still look new after testing it out and I'm sure my parents will appreciate it being seasoned before they use it."
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- 10/27/2010
said: Stephanie
"We love this waffle iron! So fun to flip it over on the stove or over the campfire. One hint -- don't use a baking spray. Most baking spray has a water in it and overtime it will damage the cast iron. I have a spray bottle I purchased at a kitchen store that I've filled with regular canola oil. Still easy to spray, but won't gunk up the cast iron."
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- 9/10/2010
said: Susan
"I bought this because it doesn't have teflon, and you can use it nearly anywhere. I've used mine once. I'm a little awkward with it, but I think that it needs to be flipped after about 2 1/2 minutes and cooked about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes more on the other side. I am going to try this in my toaster oven. Rusts easily, keep oiled"
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- 3/2/2010
said: kathie
"I love my new wood stove waffle iron,buuuuuuuuuut just wish the handle were a bit longer for better gripping power. Thanks !!!"
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- 10/3/2009
said: Jill
"Works great on my stove top and wood cookstove. Easy to clean, sticks only when my batter's wrong. Only complaint is it's small for making any number of waffles, so I'm getting another one to help out."
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- 8/25/2013
said: Shelly
" MADE IN CHINA! Chinese cast iron is inferior to American,which must be why I have been unable to get this seasoned properly. I ALWAYS waste 2+ waffles before this little bugger will work well. I also wish it had better handles and were easier to manipulate.It can be a real pain to use.It doesn't sit flat on my wood cook stove(Bakers Choice-LOVE IT!)due to the shape of the handles. As others have said having 2 burners going on a gas stove helps keep both plates hot. I wish I had a different model but this was the only one available here. "
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- 1/11/2012
said: Rachel
"This is an average product but I think it will eventually be better once it is seasoned and food doesn't want to stick so much."
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- 5/26/2011
said: Packard Family
"Like so many others on here, getting started with this was a bit rough. I really wish the handles were longer for use on a gas stove...which makes me hesitate to try it over a camp fire. You have to learn to lift it up & apart a bit before bending in open...other than that fairly easy to use. Not thrilled with it but not too disappointed. One less gadget to plug in & sit on the counter!"
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- 12/31/2010
said: Sheryl
"A great alternative if you are trying to avoid teflon, but making waffles with this iron without sticking is proving to be challenging. Too bad it didn't come already seasoned."
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- 9/27/2011
said: Andrew
"OK, I stopped trying to perfectly season this cast iron waffle iron and got on with some cooking after reading the tips and reviews here. I have made two batches of waffles now after using Crisco for seasoning and PAM just prior to putting the batter on the iron. I have made two batches of waffles on two consecutive days and both days the waffles were fine with no sticking. I am doing this on a gas stove and agree with other reviewers....the handles are very very awkward. ONE TIP if using a GAS STOVE....turn off flame before turning the iron over or attempting to move the iron by the handles. DO NOT TOUCH THE HANDLES WITHOUT very good protection for your hands. IT DOES TAKE TWO HANDS to Maneuver this gadget on the stove, so have something for both of your hands. I agree with other reviewers....a little disappointed that this iron is made in China even though the distributor is here in USA on the instructions that come with it. I agree with another reviewer also, 2& 1/2 minutes per side seems about right. At least 4-5 minutes of cooking per waffle. I agree with other reviewers as well that this is a good alternative to frozen waffles made in a toaster. These are so much better. I rated the iron down because of the great difficulty I had seasoning it and after seasoning it was rusted when I went to use it. I have bought LODGE brand CAST IRON cookware at Lehmans and had no where the challenge I have had with this waffle iron. I also agree with another reviewer here.....save your money up and buy the square rectangular waffle iron WITH HANDLES made in the USA that Lehmans offers at $50. Its more expensive, but, more user friendly than this cheap version."
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- 11/5/2010
said: Betty
"I bought this because I do not want to use teflon. And I have a lot of cast iron, and have never had a problem before. I'm sure waffle iron will be wonderful some day but have not been able to get the wax coating off yet. I have scrubbed it to get wax off..i have baked it to melt the wax off per instructions..have scrubbed & baked 3 times and wax is still there, i have just about worn out the scrub brush. before this problem, was thinking of getting a 2nd waffle iron like another reviewer said. But now will not be doing that unless these could be sold pre-seasoned. Any chance of that? Was really looking forward to sourdough waffles!"
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- 9/22/2011
said: Andrew
"Well, I still do not have it seasoned. The first attempt failed. I believe I found the reason. The instructions that came with it say it can be seasoned with vegetable oil which I did. Lehman's TIPS says NOT to use vegetable but to use Crisco which disagrees with the instructions that came from the manufacturer. This iron really gets hot and those people who have raved about it, I would like to know what kind of hand protection or oven mitt they use to manipulate the iron. The handles are extremely hot and one needs a really really heavy duty asbestos lined fire man's glove to prevent from burning your hand in opening and closing the iron."
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- 9/17/2011
said: Andrew
"SEASONING THIS IRON IS A REAL CHORE I have not made a waffle yet with this waffle iron. I am still trying to get the waffle iron seasoned before its first use. Do not expect to receive this waffle iron and use it immediately. The seasoning process, for me, is turning out to be quite a chore. The iron comes with a booklet from the manufacturer with instructions for seasoning. The manufacturer explains in this booklet that the waffle iron has been coated/sprayed with paraffin wax at the factory. This is to prevent the iron from rusting while it is traveling through the distribution channels to its final home with the end user. The manufacturer recommends that the waffle iron be put in an oven on the rack to burn off the paraffin. They advise to put a sheet of aluminum foil underneath to catch the wax drippings. You may not think there is wax on this iron when you receive it, but, after a few minutes in the oven, you will begin to smell a burning candle type smell and this aroma will fill the house as the paraffin vaporizes in the oven. The next step after this is to cool the iron just by letting it stand at room temperature, then washing it in soapy water. You are not done yet! The next step is then to coat the iron with vegetable oil or lard and heat it in a 350 degree oven for an hour which I did. Then, let it cool again. Well, after this step, crud appeared over portions of my iron, not very appetizing. I tried to wash this jelly like crud off the iron in the sink with soapy dish water and a rag and then into the dishwasher and no luck removing this gel like substance from the iron. My guess is that it might be a combination of vegetable oil and paraffin?? So, I went to the hardware store and got a wire brush to try to remove this deposit on the iron. I will post again if and when I ever get it clean enough to eat off of. :-( i have other cast iron cookware of the LODGE brand and I have not had this much trouble seasoning it as I have had with this."
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- 9/9/2011
said: Nancy
"I was disappointed that this item was made in China. I didn't expect that from Lehman's. I followed the directions for seasoning, and used a cooking spray, but the waffles stuck each time I tried to use it. I also had a big problem trying to get all of the wax off. I love cast iron cookware, but not this!"
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- 2/11/2011
said: Lee Brackney
"MADE IN CHINA! I was not happy with that, but thought I would give it a try. I have cooked with cast iron for decades, and love it, but even after seasoning the waffles stick like crazy - I'm only sorry it would cost as much to send the heavy iron back as I paid for it, otherwise I would have returned it; instead I threw it away. This is the only think I have ever bought from Lehman's that I thought was terrible. Don't waste your money!"
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- 11/7/2010
said: Jerry
"So far, this just makes a good trivet. I guess I need more practice but all I have done in two tries, after seasoning it, is scrape waffle from both sides."
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- 10/29/2010
said: Anonymous User
"Tried the waffle maker, found it to be very inferior to the square stove-top waffle iron that you also carry (which is made in the USA). That one is more expensive, but once again you get what you pay for. I quickly sent this one back after trying it one time :("
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