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Hotel Waffle Maker Hack

Up your hotel breakfast game with this hotel waffle maker hack from

A few weekends ago, we were staying at a hotel with a free continental breakfast. As you know, that’s one of my favorite perks of a hotel. So, the other morning, I was in the hotel’s dining area, enjoying a waffle when I overheard a hotel waffle maker hack.

I looked down at my waffle, pretty disappointed.

Why oh why hadn’t I heard this five minutes sooner.

I didn’t want you to have the same reaction the next time you were in a hotel’s dining area.

Hotel Waffle Maker Hack

So, the problem we’re solving is that when you try to put butter on the waffle, it doesn’t really melt. The waffle just doesn’t get that hot. And the butter has been sitting on ice since they put breakfast out that morning.

This solves that.

When you go to the hotel, there’s a contraption filled with waffle batter. You pour that into a cup and then pour that into the waffle maker.

Not anymore.

Instead, what you want to do is pour the batter into a cup, then drop a few “slices” of butter into the cup. (Yes, they’re called slices.), then pour it into the waffle maker.

As the waffle cooks, the butter will heat up and get all in your waffle. So when you take it out of the waffle maker, it’s already buttered. All you have to do is pour some syrup over it.



Thursday 26th of August 2021

I also let the waffle maker sit about 5 minutes after I pour in the batter, then turn it over to finish cooking...makes a better, crispier waffle. Was told this by a lady working in the area once.

Mallory Panchelli

Wednesday 6th of November 2019

THAT IS A GREAT IDEA !!!!! After our last hotel stay we actually purchased a waffle maker lol DEF going to try it at home

drugstore diva lisa

Monday 11th of November 2019

Yes!! It's perfect for an at home waffle maker too. You should make our Tater Tot Waffles in it too!

Zelma @mamionthego

Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

FREAKING GENIUS!!!! I just stayed at a hotel 2 weeks ago, would have been nice to know this then!! Thanks for sharing!

drugstore diva lisa

Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

Haha, you sound like me. I wish I knew BEFORE I made my waffle. But I'm glad to know for next time!