In order to get the best pizzelle maker there are a number of things that you need to consider. One of the main factors is that you will need to decide if you want a cast aluminum finish or a non stick finish. Each has its own pros and cons. With the cast aluminum finish no scratch marks come on the plates. This makes it easier to clean the plates and you will not have to worry about any marks coming on your pizzelles due to the scratches.
If you opt for a non stick finish then you will be able to get the pizzelles off the plates very easily. However non stick plates are difficult to clean because the scratches come on it very easily. You will have to be extremely careful about which kind of plates you choose depending on the number of pizzelles you intend on making. Another thing that you need to consider is getting a pizzelle maker that has multiple plates and different designs on each plate.
This will help you make more pizzelles faster and it will also help you to make your pizzelles look better due to the designs on the plates. You should also pick a pizzelle maker that even heats throughout the plates. If you have three or four plates then the last thing you would want is for the pizzelles to cook unevenly towards the end or even in the center. This will make your pizzelle uninteresting. One of the main things that you should definitely look for in a pizzelle maker is how easy it is to put the dough on and how easy it is to get the pizzelles off. The pizzelle maker should have a timer or an indicator telling you when to take them off.