I can't decide between buying a waffle maker (electric appliances used to cook waffles simply by pouring in the batter and turning the device on), or waffle iron (cast iron devices used to cook waffles over a fire or over your stove top). This link presents convincing arguments and counterarguments. I assume no significant price differences.
Have I overlooked anything beneath? Can someone please counsel which to buy?
Easier to clean.
Can control temperature.
Can save space by being stored away.
Longer lifetime. The Waffle Maker will stop working after 5-10 years.
Requires less human control and skill, and so better for amateur?
Simultaneous; more exact, uniform heating on both sides.