Can You Microwave Waffles?

Waffles on a Plate

If you are searching for an answer to can you microwave waffles, consider yourself lucky.

We not only answer that question, but also give you some more information as it relates to popping Eggos in the microwave.

Can You Microwave Waffles?

Can You Microwave Waffles: A Quick Guide

So, can you microwave waffles? The answer is a yes & no.

Really and truly, microwaving waffles comes down to a matter of preference. While a substantial portion of the world will opt to toast their waffles, there is a small subset who swears by the microwave.

In fact, there are many who think that the taste of a microwave Eggo is far superior to one that is toasted.

Why You Should Not Reheat Waffles in the Microwave

Ideally, the best way to reheat waffles is in the toaster oven. The reason being, is that you get that nice toasted exterior and for me, that is really the only way to go.

You should be aware that frozen waffles tend to get soggy when defrosted and this is a big possibility when throwing them in the microwave.

There is a big thread on Reddit, titled “Why can’t I heat my frozen waffles in the microwave instead of the toaster to make it go faster?” that addresses that.

A large portion of the responses highlighted why microwaving waffles is such a bad idea.

CloCKworK183 “You can, but it will anger the waffle gods and you might as well not because they often smite you by making your waffles cold after you microwave them.

Pro-Patria-Mori “If you heat your waffles in the microwave, they’ll just turn soggy instead of nice and crispy. The only way to speed up the process is to put the toaster in the microwave.”

People who use the microwave will tend to disagree, as many enjoy warm and fluffy Eggos after a couple minutes in the microwave. We can’t dispute that, simply because it is toaster oven only over here.

How to Microwave Waffles?

How to Microwave Waffles

If you are one of those people who has no access to a toaster or you just want to try the whole Eggo waffles in the microwave bit, then the whole process is pretty quick.

It should take you under three minutes have everything ready to be consumed.


  1. Place the frozen waffles on a microwave safe plate.

  2. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, depending on the amount of waffles you plan on warming up.

  3. Check to ensure that they are warmed up properly and no cold spots are present.

  4. Once finished, remove and add butter/syrup/fruits.

So What’s the Verdict?

Microwaving waffles comes down to being a personal preference.

While, the majority of people will do it the traditional way (toaster), there is a small subset who think microwaved Eggos are better.

If you are on the fence, try it out and let us know in the comments what were the results? Did they come out surprisingly amazing or did you end up with a hot soggy mess?

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