We had the same belgian waffle maker for about 11 years! It still worked pretty well but unfortunately it was pulled down from the counter (luckily when it was cold) and the plastic cracked. I am very very thankful that no one got hurt and I learned my lesson that Joey can reach so much more than I think. Oh by the way, we used it all the time, like at least 3 -4 times a week.
So off to Kohls for a new waffle maker. The day we went there was only three or four to choose from. We picked the Food Network square Belgian Waffle Maker. Needless to say, I didn't do research first and it was returned two days later. The reviews were not too good for a $60.00 heavy duty belgian waffle maker, as I found out after purchasing it. I had tried making three different batches and none of them would adhere to form a waffle and they just stuck. And yes, I did read the instructions...a few times.