- Performance (50%)7.0
- Design (20%)7.8
- Ease of Use (30%)6.8
- Performance (50%)8.0
- Design (20%)9.2
- Ease of Use (30%)8.7
The Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is the top performer in our database. So, if the price isn’t an object between the two, it’s an easy recommendation for the WAF-F20P1 over the Bella 13991 Classic.
Specifically, the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 received a near-excellent overall performance score. All of its waffles were judged as beautiful and flavorful by our chef. The Bella 13991 has acceptable performance but nowhere near as good as the Cuisinart’s.
As for build quality, the WAF-F20P1 won by a wide margin.
Although both waffle makers are built from luxurious-looking stainless steel, the WAF-F20P1 is built more solidly than the Bella 13991. We found the Bella’s craftsmanship to be extremely shoddy. Its lid hinges are so poorly constructed that it poses a safety issue; the lid can easily snap onto the user’s hand while pouring the batter. We also found a lot of scratches and dents on the unit we received.
This result isn’t surprising when we look at the pricing, though. The Cuisinart WAF-F20P1—being a high-end model—is simply built better than the mid-range Bella 13991 Classic.
Pros & Cons
- Did a good job in both of our performance tests
- Overall design looks very premium
- The non-stick coating functions well
- Strong cooking performance across all tests
- Beautiful, durable stainless steel design
- Comprehensive control panel with audible alarm
- Intuitive lid locking mechanism
- Comes with a batter measuring cup
- Poor build quality
- The lid is dangerously loose
- Mediocre performance with self-mixed recipe
- Heavy and bulky
- Certain parts are made of plastic
- Lacks a POWER indicator light
- Difficult to clean due to the lack of a drip tray
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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.