Calphalon CKCLWF1 waffle maker

This Calphalon Belgian waffle maker:

  • Has a rectangular waffle grid with 2 waffle sections.
  • Indicates when waffle is finished cooking
  • Has a nonstick grid
  • Can be turned on its side for more compact storage
  • Has a sound alert when waffle is done
  • Has a countdown timer that displays remaining cooking time.


The Calphalon CKCLWF1 is part of the Waffle Maker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Waffle Maker models like the CKCLWF1 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Even browning: This score reflects how evenly-browned waffles were across their entire surface, and between top and bottom surfaces.

Color range settings: For models with adjustable browning settings, this score reflects the color range between waffles cooked at the lightest and darkest setting.

Ease of use: Includes clarity and convenience of controls and indicators, ease of cleaning, and whether we noted hot spots or steam near handles and contact points.


Nonstick grid Nonstick grid Whether or not the cooking grid is nonstick, according to the manufacturer.
Waffle cooked indicator Waffle cooked indicator If the model has an indicator for when the waffle is finished cooking. For models without indicators, doneness is indicated when the steaming from the unit diminishes.
Countdown timer Countdown timer If the model has a countdown timer that displays remaining cooking time.
Sound alert Sound alert If the model signals that cooking is complete with an audible signal (some also have a light or additional indicators.)
Removable plates Removable plates Whether the grid plates can be removed for cleaning.
Dishwasher-safe Dishwasher-safe Whether the grid plates are dishwasher safe, according to the manufacturer (for removable plates.)
Vertical storage Vertical storage Whether or not the model is designed to be turned on its side for more compact storage.


Waffle style (claimed) Waffle style (claimed) How the manufacturer classifies the maker, either Belgian or Classic.
Weight (lbs.) Weight Weight of the waffle maker when empty, rounded to the nearest pound.
Grid Grid The shape of the waffle grid. The round grids are similar in size (about 7-inch diameter.) If the grid is square or rectangular, we list the number of waffle sections in the grid.
rectangular with 2 waffle sections
Dimensions (HxWxD, in.) Dimensions Measured height, width, and depth of the closed unit, in inches.
6 x 10 x 12