Be sure the plates are completely dry before storing or reinserting into the base unit.
Always store the base unit with one set of plates attached. One additional set of plates can be stored underneath the unit using the plate storage feature.
NOTE: When storing or taking out of the closet, do NOT carry the Waffle maker on the handle. It’s not a handle for carrying, always support the Waffle Maker at the backside (with 2 hands).