Among the many waffles I’ve made in my life, there have been quite a number of floppy might-as-well-have-been-a-pancake failures. After a less-than-satisfactory round with “Oh, Boy,” I gathered several promising waffle recipes from recent cookbooks along with a few classics. You could say that I tested no fewer than five waffle recipes (over the course of just a few weeks) for this story. I started to wonder: Is the dream of a crispy waffle solely dependent on having the right waffle maker? And, Is my waffle maker not the right waffle maker?