The top-rated pizelle makers on Amazon are the CucinaPro 220-05P and 220-05NS, Chef's Choice 835 Pizzelle Pro Express Bake and the VillaWare V3600-NS. As of March 2015, the CucinaPro 220-05P retails for $39.99 on Amazon and is the least expensive pizzelle maker among the highly-rated models.
Amazon users, including a couple of top 100 reviewers, rate the CucinaPro 220-05NS 4.5 out of 5 stars. This model has a thick baking plate for even heat distribution and bakes two 5-inch pizzelles at once. The CucinaPro also makes the top five list on Best Reviews, but the site claims the "best bang for the buck" in pizzelle makers is the Cuisinart WM-PZ2 Pizzelle Press.
The Cuisinart model makes two 4-inch pizzelles at once and imprints decorative designs onto them. Five browning levels can be dialed in depending on the desired crispiness. Like the CucinaParo, it's also rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, but retails for slightly more at $49.95. Rounding out the Top five list of best pizelle makers are the VillaWare V3600-NS, the Palmer Pizzelle Maker Classic and Chef's Choice 835 Pizzelle Pro Express Bake, which Comparing Guru ranks as a perfect 10 in its Value for Money category.