- Performance (50%)7.0
- Design (20%)7.8
- Ease of Use (30%)6.8
- Performance (50%)6.6
- Design (20%)8.8
- Ease of Use (30%)5.6
The greatest difference between the two models is that the Chefman has a more traditional single-sided design, which only allows you to cook waffles one at a time. Meanwhile, with the Bella 13991’s double-sided design, you can prepare two at once.
If you live alone or don’t need to bake a lot of waffles regularly, the Chefman represents a better choice overall. But if you have a large family, you’ll get a lot of use out of the Bella 13991’s double-sided design.
The Bella 13991 is the winner by a clear margin in our performance tests. It was able to produce tasty waffles with superb coloration and texture. The Chefman was close, but its overall score wasn’t as high due to the splotchy coloration of its waffles.
Pricing isn’t an issue with these two models. Though the Bella 13991’s list price is slightly higher, if you can catch them both at the right time, you’ll find them on sale for the same amount.
Pros & Cons
- Did a good job in both of our performance tests
- Overall design looks very premium
- The non-stick coating functions well
- High-quality and sturdy design
- Works well with boxed waffle mix
- Anti-overflow moat can minimize spillage
- Well-built waffle plates with a non-stick layer
- Tactile, easy-to-use control panel
- Comes with a measuring cup
- Poor build quality
- The lid is dangerously loose
- Didn’t perform well on self-mixed recipe
- Awkward and potentially dangerous lid lock
- Too many hot surfaces
- Can be difficult to clean
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Matthew Lee is a writer and editor for HealthyKitchen101. With over 8 years working for various outlets and agencies, specializing in tech review and other subjects of note, such as current affairs.
Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef passionate about delicious and healthful foods. At HealthyKitchen101, she develops recipes and collaborates with our Research, Testing, and Review lab to evaluate the performance of cooking appliances. Her assessments add a strong authoritative voice to our product scoring process.