Nonstick and the waffles just slide out. This one is not perfect because I did not put in enough batter. You need at least two ladles full of mix to cover the griddle.
The first time I made waffles I used whole wheat flour and Ty did not like the heaviness especially before a ride so I bought this stuff at William Sonoma. Supposedly they make these kind of waffles at Disney World and are tasty. So if kids like um I am sure Ty will too! The ingredients were not too bad, wheat flour, corn flour and the malt powder which is the secret. $10.00 a can a hefty price. By the way while I was in William Sonoma they had some high end waffle makers that priced at $200.00. I could see if you have ten kids and were making them on a daily basis, but come on?