Cuisinart Professional Classic Pancake Maker

Last updated: October 25, 2022

This pancake maker uses alerts and lights to let you know when it's time to pour the batter. It also alerts you when your waffles or pancakes are ready. We love that this model allows you to make either waffles or pancakes with a quick switch of plates.

We looked at the top Pancake Makers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Pancake Maker you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Beeps and alerts walk you through the process of cooking with this pancake maker.

In our analysis of 64 expert reviews, the Cuisinart Professional Classic Pancake Maker placed 12th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Whip up thick and fluffy waffles and make perfect pancakes. The supremely convenient Cuisinart Breakfast Central comes with waffle and pancake plates, all dishwasher safe to make cleanup quick and easy. Also features an adjustable temperature control with six settings, indicator lights and an audible beep for foolproof operation. Features: 4-slice Belgian waffle maker|Includes a set of 4-slice Belgian waffle plates and a 4-slot pancake plate|Nonstick coated removable plates – dishwasher safe|Six-setting temperature control|Ready to Bake/Ready to Eat indicator lights|Audible alert|Brushed stainless steel top cover|Tongs included|Upright storage|Recipe book included|Limited 3 year warranty|BPA free.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

You’ll hear a beep when the waffle maker is ready to go and when the waffles are done. “Especially if you’re in the throes of preparing a brunch, the beep brings your attention back to the waffles so you don’t burn them
This waffle iron is made using stainless steel and therefore, you can be assured of its sturdy construction and durability.
Great value for an appliance that makes both waffles and pancakes
The light indicator is one of the most outstanding features of this waffle maker. It is designed to let you know when the waffle iron is ready for the batter. And it also alerts you when the waffles are ready to cook. The best thing about this is that it eliminates guesswork from the equation, so your waffles actually cook well and within the right time.
There are indicator lights for when it’s ready to bake and when the waffle is ready to eat, along with audible sounds too.
You’ll know when your pancakes are ready as this waffle maker is equipped with an audible alert. It also has ready to bake and ready to eat indicator lights.
- Heavy
Cleanup is super simple. The interchangeable plates are removable, meaning they can easily be cleaned without having to haul the machine over to the sink, too. The plates can also be run through the dishwasher.
This waffle maker will evenly cook the most superb Belgian waffles with a crispy outside and a spongy inside.

What reviewers didn't like

The power cord is short and therefore can make it difficult to use
Hard to find negatives of this breakfast central
Awkward handle angle
- Heavy
Outer shell gets very hot. Careful when touching the machine. Stick to the handles to prevent burns.
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