I heated it up under the grill while I mixed the batter. I spooned in some batter and banged it back under the grill. Without greasing it first. Back out and into the washing up bowl for a scrub.
Oiled and with a little less batter, ahem, and off for the second run. After about five minutes, and having turned it, I got it out for the grand reveal. Ha!
The good old fashioned frying pan did a sterling job, and I placed small sheets of greaseproof paper between each 'waffle' as I cooked them. I made the lot in around five minutes. A much better use of five minutes than the so-called waffle iron. Though goo-producer would be a better term in this case.
It was as hot as it could be, it was greased. It was useless. But it looks nice, in a kitchenaliaholic's mind at least. Do Belgian's really use these things?
I know you can get electric versions. I shan't be bothering. My little pancakes will go in the toaster later for a quick re-heat and can be eaten with any number of delightful toppings. Or just buttered. (The waffle batter recipe is here, and is very tasty. I used Flora Cuisine instead of oil, I use it a fair bit now and it's good.)
Note to self: Do not be tempted to use bank holiday mornings to try something different. It just makes washing up...