I never knew they could be so good. Although some Third-World countries have "big-box" stores, Cambodia is a bit sparse in that area. (There are malls in Phnom Penh, though.) So, finding certain items often have to be located in smaller towns and villages, not unlike the village where we live. Keep in mind, we cannot just visit Amazon.com and pick out whatever we wish and have it on the front porch the very next day. Recently, Chan, aka the "Boss", wanted to quench my desire for waffles. I truly didn't believe she could find a waffle iron. But, she did! She began looking in the village, but was unable to find one at the local public market - an open air area, where you may find everything from meats, fish, and veggies, to clothing and housewares. Even various services are offered there - from seamstresses, to medical clinics. But, after talking with a few locals, her quest led her to a local resident (on our farm road no less), who happened to have an aging iron, yet still in pretty good shape. (She borrowed it, but, upon returning the waffle iron, will ask if the woman may be willing to sell it.) Although she uses our LPG stove for most of our cooking, a upesi type stove is what she prepared the waffles on. Boy! Am I happy she found that waffle iron! They were fantastic!! This is roughin' it, folks.