Don't buy this. The metal coating came off on my waffle...although after the first waffle no others released from the made it off the mold no others did. Just had plate of ripped up waffles and lots of crumbs. I followed the directions to a T, and still destroyed each waffle. I used a rubber spatula to try to pry them out, and noticed the waffle pieces and metal flakes on them. NOOOOPE I just wasted my money on this piece of crap, you don't have to.