Commercial waffle makers

About our Commercial waffle makers

Purchase outright 

Supplied by one or more of hundreds of dealers nationwide that we partner with. We can help you find the equipment you need, finance it, and ensure it’s promptly delivered to your door.


Mostly ex-rental equipment we’ve sourced from businesses we know and trust. It’s been fully refurbished and is backed by a three-month warranty. Read more


Includes runout and used equipment supplied by our equipment-dealer partners; ex-demo equipment previously used in a dealer’s demonstration kitchen; and scratch-and-dent equipment that’s sustained minor cosmetic damage.


Choosing the right commercial waffle machine can be tricky. And what if your business quickly outgrows the equipment, or changes direction and needs different equipment?

Rent–Try–Buy solves this problem by allowing you to try the equipment before deciding whether to buy it. The manageable weekly rental payments also help your business maintain a positive cash flow.

May suit you if you’re… 

  • A new or established business
  • After $1,000 or more of equipment funding
  • Looking to try the equipment before deciding whether to buy it, including items you're not sure about or think you might quickly outgrow.

Key features 

  • Flexible, 12-month rental agreement
  • Manageable, weekly rental payments
  • Upgrade or buy the equipment at any time
  • If you buy, get back 75% of your net rental payments — to put towards the purchase price
  • Continue renting or return equipment after 12 months
  • Rental payments are 100% tax deductible."

Not what you’re looking for? Check out Lease-to-Keep

Why choose us 


Massive range

Our range of cooking equipment — including waffle cone makers and commercial waffle irons — is one of Australia’s largest.


Finance solutions 

We finance virtually any type of commercial kitchen equipment, including the world’s leading brands.


New and used 

Our online marketplace includes not only brand-new hospitality equipment but also ‘Certified Used’ and clearance equipment.


Fast delivery 

If the equipment’s in stock, it can usually be delivered to your business within 1–8 business days.



If you finance new equipment through us, we’ll consider paying you cash for any old equipment you’d like to trade in.


Warranty support 

If your financed equipment breaks down within the warranty period, we can help you arrange a free repair, replacement or refund.

Building equity in your equipment

For every $1 of rent you pay in the first year, you'll get back 68 cents to put towards the equipment's purchase price, if you decide to buy it.^

^You’ll get a 75% rebate on your net rent — the total rent you’ve paid minus GST, which equates to 68 cents in the dollar. For example, if you paid $10,000 in rent, your net rental rebate would be $6,818 ($10,000/1.1 x 0.75). In addition, each rental payment you make is 100% tax deductible, reducing the net cost of ownership even further.*

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a waffle?

A waffle is a baked breakfast or dessert item made from leavened batter that’s cooked between two patterned plates that create a distinctive grid pattern on the waffle’s surface.

Waffles are typically crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, with small pockets that hold syrup, toppings, or butter.

They are served in sweet and savoury dishes and are enjoyed worldwide.

What are the different types of waffles?

Waffle makers are often designed with a specific type/s of waffle in mind, so before you choose one you’ll need to figure out what type of waffles you’ll be serving. Here are some of the common types offered in Australia:

Belgian waffle: A North American adaptation of a waffle showcased at Expo 58 in Brussels, Belgian waffles are leavened with yeast or baking powder, which gives them a light and airy texture. They’re thicker and have larger and deeper pockets than American waffles. Belgian waffles are served for breakfast and as a dessert, with various toppings like whipped cream, fruit, or chocolate. They’re usually round in shape, with smooth, finished edges.

Brussels waffle: Though often confused with Belgian waffles, Brussels waffles have a thicker, fluffier texture and — due to a higher butter content — crunchier outer shell. They have large, deep pockets. Brussels waffles have a more neutral taste and are lower in sugar than Liege waffles. They’re eaten hot with sweet or salty ingredients such as fruit, ice cream, salmon, and bacon. Traditionally, they’re rectangular and characterised by fine ridges.

American waffle: Often made with batter leavened with baking powder, these waffles are thinner and denser than Belgian waffles. American waffles have more and shallower pockets than most other types of waffles, making them ideal for holding syrup or gravy along with the other usual waffle toppings. They’re served not only for breakfast and as a sweet dessert, but also in savoury dishes, such as fried chicken and waffles. These waffles come in a variety of shapes.

Liege waffle: These waffles are sweeter and denser than Belgian and Brussels waffles. They’re made with yeast-based brioche dough studded with nibs of pearl sugar that caramelize on the waffle iron as it cooks. Because they have a sweet crust, Liege waffles can be eaten plain, like a pastry, though some customers still insist on toppings. In contrast to Brussels waffles, Liege waffles are oval in shape with irregular edges.

What size and shape of commercial waffle machine do I need?

The size and shape of commercial waffle machine grid/s you’ll need will depend on the types of waffles you’ll  be making:


  • Round shape
  • 32-38mm thickness (approx)
  • 178-203mm diameter (approx)


  • Rectangular shape
  • 29mm thickness (approx)
  • 102x152mm, 102x178mm, 76x127mm (approx)


  • Round or square shape
  • 13-16mm thickness (approx)
  • 178-203mm diameter, 178-203mm square (approx)


  • Irregular shape
  • 25mm thickness (approx)
  • 102x178mm, 102x330mm (approx)

What is a waffle maker?

A waffle maker, also known as a waffle machine or waffle iron, is a home or commercial kitchen appliance designed to cook waffle batter between two hinged metal plates.

After heating up the waffle maker, you pour the batter onto the lower plate and then lower the upper plate. A short time later, the waffles are ready to be eaten.

Both plates have gridded indentations, which gives waffles their signature appearance.

The earliest waffle irons were held over fires. A stove-top waffle iron was patented in the late-1800s and production of the first electric waffle iron began in 1918.

What are the different types of commercial waffle makers?

There are three commercial waffle maker configurations; the one you get will largely depend on your required output:

Single waffle maker: Produces a single waffle at a time and around 20–30 waffles per hour, depending on cooking time. They’re ideal for occasional waffle making.

Double waffle maker: Features two, side-by-side waffle irons, which means you can make two waffles at a time, increasing output to 40–60 waffles per hour, depending on the cooking time. The plates can be controlled independently, allowing you to set different temperatures and cooking times for different batters or desired levels of browning.

Stacked double waffle maker: Features two waffle irons stacked on top of the other, making the machine more compact and saving counter space. The plates can be flipped, giving you to access one plate at a time — either to add batter or remove the waffles when they’re ready. Both plates are connected to a single temperature control and timer.

What features should I consider when choosing a commercial waffle maker?

As well as the waffle maker’s output and the size and shape of its grid, you should look for the following features, some of which are standard, others of which are not:

Temperature control: Enables you to set different temperatures for different waffle batters and achieve the desired level of browning and crispness.

Timer: Allows you to set the cooking time and achieve more consistent results.

Thermostat: Some waffle makers have a built-in thermostat that helps maintain a consistent cooking temperature by adjusting the heat output as needed.

Indicator lights: Indicate when the waffle plates are properly preheated and ready for the batter; they can also signal when the waffles are cooked and ready to be removed

Browning control: Some waffle makers offer not only temperature control, but also specific browning settings.

Interchangeable grids: Some models come with interchangeable or adjustable grids or plates that allow you to make waffles of different shapes and sizes, providing greater variety to your customers.

* This advice is general in nature and does not consider your personal circumstances. Professional advice should be sought that is tailored to your personal situation.