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Why Griswold Made Both a High- and Low-Base for its Waffle Irons

I’ve seen this theorized here and there before, and the theories all made sense, but here it is right from the mouth of Griswold’s marketing department in 1921!

Griswold waffle iron cast heart star high low base reason ladies home journal ad advertisement old antique
Vintage advertisement for Griswold Heart-Star Waffle Iron from Ladies Home Journal, Dec. 1921.

“The Griswold … low frame … is for use on coal and wood ranges, and the high frame … is for oil, gas, or gasoline. Where gas pressure is low use … with low frame … can be used over electricity.”

So, there you have it!


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