Our waffle maker quit working after many loyal years of service. Since I never like to throw anything out, this was what I came up with. I removed the screws from the bottom of the waffle maker and removed the electrical cord. I cleaned off years of baked on cooking oil and presented it to my buddies along with their gingerbread playdough.
This new tool was a fantastic hit with my buddies. It takes a little muscle to scrunch the playdough into a waffle shape, but their effort is well rewarded when they open it up to see their nicely formed waffle!