National Waffle Iron Day is an annual celebration for the kitchen utensil that is held on June 29th of every year. The invention of the waffle iron has brought so many delicious breakfasts for many. There is nothing more enjoyable than eating homemade waffles besides being plain or topped with anything. It is quite hard to imagine how most of us would have had our tasty foods without this handy waffle iron. The tiny machine has brought so much impact on the lives of many when it comes to the tasty morning meal. Of course, waffles are good for lunch or dinner too and without a waffle iron, one cannot enjoy eating waffles on the go. Thus the waffle iron deserves its own day of celebration as with its usefulness and so is the National Waffle Iron Day.
“I always make sure to eat a healthy breakfast because it’s the first meal you eat that fuels your body for the rest of the day. Plus, breakfast is the perfect time to get away with eating carbs because they’ll be burned off before the day is done, so every now and then I splurge on a Belgian waffle – my favorite! “ – Jessica Parker Kennedy
History of National Waffle Iron Day
There isn’t any mention of the history and origin of the National Waffle Iron Day. The founder of this Waffle Iron Day and its first observance is unknown. We could possibly assume that it might be someone who has infinite love for the waffles would have thought to recognize the machine from which the waffles come. The history of waffle iron can be traced back to the early 14th century in the Low Countries. It was created for cooking the waffles over the burner of a wood stove or gas stove. A waffle iron is a kitchen utensil or tool used to cook waffles. Waffle iron consists of two hinged metal plates usually and is molded6 to create the honeycomb pattern which you could find on the waffles.
Waffles are usually cooked between two metal plates called a waffle iron which is powered by electricity to heat the plates. The waffle iron will create, light waffles topped with syrup, fruits, or whipped cream. The iron will be heated and either the batter is poured or dough is placed between the plates and is then closed to bake the waffle. Currently, there are several other patterns available on the market that reflects modern-day characters and other shapes. The first patent for a waffle iron was submitted by Cornelius Swarthout in the USA in 1869. Lately, in 1911, General Electric had produced a prototype of the electric waffle iron and the first electric waffle iron was made accessible to the general public in 1918. Waffle iron makers now give a larger variety of choices from waffle irons that make very thin waffles to waffle cones.
Other Celebrations on June 29
June 29 is also celebrated as
- National Camera Day
- International Mud Day
- National Almond Butter Crunch Day
- International Day of the Tropics
- National Statistics Day
How to Celebrate National Waffle Iron Day
Celebrating the National Waffle Iron Day is very simple. Treat your sweet tooth with your favorite waffles, to begin, this celebration. Take this Day as the best time to try some new waffles at your home to treat your family. Buy a new type of waffle iron machine to try tasting waffles in different patterns. Prepare waffles on this waffle iron to let your kids enjoy this wonderful treat called waffles. Share your Waffle Iron Day celebration on social media along with your favorite waffles using the hashtag #WaffleIronDay.
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