Darrell's childhood friend, Brian (aka BJ) gave us this waffle iron when Kyle was a baby. It is 16 years old and I have used it on a regular basis for all of those 16 years. One time, we spent a New Year's Eve at his house and he made waffles the next morning. Brian loves waffles and had many waffle irons in his closet, so he gave us this one and it's been making waffles for my kids...and husband...ever since. Each time I get it out, I think of BJ. Maybe he can come over for waffles sometime soon!!