The Waffle Iron turns 150 Years old.

Yes the device that allows for us to enjoy delicious, buttery, flaky, checker-patterned breakfast meals is well over a century and a half old! While technically waffle irons have been around since the time of the early greeks the modern version that many of us use today was invited by Cornelius Swartwout in 1969. It is why August 24th is known as National Waffle day, so as you enjoy that delicious breakfast meal be sure to check out this great write up in Smithsonian Magazine about the history of the Waffle Iron.