Here's my quick, easy & economical alternative.
This is my first instructable - so please bear with!
PLEASE NOTE: SOME OF THE STEPS INVOLVED CAN BE DANGEROUS!!!
READ THROUGH ENTIRE PROCESS FIRST AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY!
POTENTIAL ELECTROCUTION HAZARD!
PLEASE BE SAFE, VENTILATE WELL, POTENTIAL FOR HAZARDOUS FUMES!
POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD - KEEP A FIRE EXTINGUISHER RATED
FOR ELECTRIC FIRES HANDY!
-An older style steel electric waffle maker with removeable waffle plates.
Pretty doesn't matter, functionality does - see image.
I see them for sale regularly at yard sales & 2nd hand shops for a couple of bucks.
(I've seen newer styles that seem to be a light aluminum, no experience with these)
(Our particular thermometer is a 'flue' thermometer, meant for use inside
a chimney. They're available in a range of temperatures - for our use, we need one that
can read up to 1500F. Available at wood stove resellers, or possibly ordered from an appliance supplier - Cost? Approx: $30.00)
-Insulated container of some sort to house the waffle iron.
(old metal refridgerator drawer, small propane barbeques, less the inner parts,
work great too.)
-Agregate, or other insulating material.
-Insulated/Fireproof fibre matting.
(may be purchased at some welding shops & most hot glass facilities/shops)
Optional/fire brick - kiln liner brick.
(Kiln liner brick is exactly the same as stove liner brick, however, stove brick is
a fraction of the cost and can be easily purchased anywhere wood stoves & said
accessories are sold)
Tin foil. The heavier guage, the better.
Can of spray brake cleaner.