I’m a bachelor who knows little about cooking but I love waffles on a Saturday morning. I have a great electric double waffle iron from the Forties that looks great and one doesn’t go cold while a cook a second. It’s more intricate than today’s appliances, has a base and temperature gauges and is composed of ten or twelve pieces that don’t come apart.
Obviously it predates Teflon and waffles tend to stick. The corrugated pattern makes it impossible to extract them and it takes ten minutes to clean and try again.
I had been using cooking spray but it gets all over and collects in various crevices, bonds to the chrome etc. I just spent about two hours scrubbing the thing clean with oven cleaner and don’t want to do that again. I don’t think it would respond well to soaking - cloth insulation and all that.
Apparently the oil in the waffle mix (Krusteaz, just add water and oil) isn’t enough to prevent sticking. How can I grease the iron neatly with a minimum of cleanup afterward?