I saw one of these in the store the other day. The first time I used one was during my student years in Oregon. It was during freshman orientation, the week before school started. Breakfast was busy, and the table next to the breakfast line had cereal, muffins, donuts, boiled eggs and a waffle maker. Dope. I like waffles more than pancakes. I thought these things would cost as much as a vacuum or something, but no, this is really good. But I could be wrong. I have no idea what these things usually retail, but seems good enough to me.