How to Grease a Pizzelle Iron and Keep Them From Sticking?

Last updated on October 10, 2023

Making crispy thin pizzelle can pose a challenge if they are sticking to your pizzelle iron. Here are a few ways how to grease it and prevent it from sticking. Read on!

Pizzelles are a fun treat to eat at Christmas time. They are crispy cookies that are similar to crepes. These delicious treats are usually served warm with ice cream or whipped cream. However, making these tasty treats requires a special tool called a pizzelle iron.

A pizzelle iron is used to create thin sheets of dough that are then rolled out into circles before cooking in an oven. The result is a crisp cookie that has a delightful crunchy texture.

Making pizzelles is easier than you might think. It’s quite simple to grease a pizzelle iron using only butter, olive oil, coconut oil, or cooking spray, so it won’t burn.

What's Inside

The Pizzelle Iron

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There shouldn’t be a lot of trouble if you have a pizzelle maker with a non-stick finish. If your pizzelle maker has an aluminum surface, then we would suggest greasing that first before using it to fry the pizzelles. The best pizzelle iron will have a non-stick coating, and they are worth the cost.

How do you grease a pizzelle iron? Grease the bottom of the iron by rubbing oil over its entire surface. Make sure to rub it well! Don’t worry too much about getting every last bit off; this step is more important than cleaning up afterward.

Grease the Pizzelle Iron with Butter

You should use unsalted butter. Butter contains salt, so if you add it to the dough, the pizzelle will be salty. The best thing to do here is to cut the butter into small pieces and place it directly onto the hot surface of the oven. As soon as the butter melts, spread it evenly across the whole surface of the iron. Let it sit there while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. When everything else is done, remove the melted butter and let it cool down completely. Once cooled, wipe away excess butter with a paper towel.

When preparing the batter, mix the sugar and egg yolks thoroughly. Add vanilla extract and milk powder. Mix again. Now comes the tricky part: Grease the inside of the iron. To do this, pour half of the mixture into the center of the iron. Use a spatula to push the batter towards the edges of the iron gently. Repeat this process twice more. After doing this three times, fill the remaining batter into the middle of the iron.

Grease the Pizzelle Iron with Olive Oil

Olive oil is great because it doesn’t have any additives like other oils. However, make sure not to heat the oil above 350 degrees Fahrenheit or it will burn. Also, make sure to wear gloves when handling the oil. Olive oil burns quickly and can cause severe skin irritation.

To grease the iron, pour the olive oil into the center of the top section of the iron. The oil should cover most of the area. If necessary, add additional drops of oil to ensure coverage. Wait for 5 minutes before adding the batter.

 After waiting five minutes, start pouring the batter from the sides of the iron. Be careful not to spill any of the batter outside of the iron. Pour the batter slowly so that it covers the entire surface of the iron. Do this two more times. Finally, wait an extra minute before removing the iron from the stovetop.

Greese the Pizzelle Iron with Cooking Spray Oil

Cooking spray oil is made specifically for cooking. It has no smell and won’t spoil anything. You can use it in place of regular oil. Just make sure to keep the temperature below 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Otherwise, the oil could explode.

Pour some cooking spray oil into the center of the top section of the iron. Now pour the batter from the sides of the iron. Be careful not to spill. Wait an extra minute before removing the iron from the stovetop.

Greasing the Pizzelle Iron with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is another wonderful option. It tastes good and smells better than bacon fat. Plus, it’s nontoxic. So feel free to use coconut oil instead of bacon fat.

To grease the iron, pour coconut oil into the center of the top section of the iron. Then pour the batter from the sides of the iron. Make sure to avoid spilling the batter.


Can you use a waffle iron for Pizzelle?

No, they are different things entirely. Waffles are made using yeast, whereas pizzelles are made using baking soda. You cannot substitute one product in place of the other.

How long does it take to cook pizzelle?

It depends on how thick the batter is. It takes around 30 seconds to 1 minute per side depending on thickness.

Do you spray pizzelle maker?

You can spray the pizzelle maker with cooking spray to prevent the dough from sticking.

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