- Performance (50%)7.0
- Design (20%)7.8
- Ease of Use (30%)6.8
- Performance (50%)6.5
- Design (20%)6.0
- Ease of Use (30%)8.3
Both of these waffle makers are in totally separate classes. The Dash DMW001AQ Mini, like its name suggests, is a mini waffle maker that can fit snugly in the palm of your hand. It serves bite-sized 4-inch waffles. Meanwhile, the Bella 13991 Classic waffle maker is a full-size waffle maker that bakes 7-inch Belgian waffles.
The Dash Mini is a good fit for making breakfasts for small children or creating mid-day snacks. You can also use it to make regular breakfasts but an adult serving of 4-inch waffles may add up to 3 or 4 waffles. In that case, the Bella 13991 will be a better fit.
Performance-wise, the Bella does a better job at making tasty, evenly-cooked waffles compared to the Dash Mini. The former has a notable tendency to overcook and scorch the crust of its waffles, significantly impacting its overall performance score.
However, the Dash Mini is unmatched in terms of lightweight or compactness. This brings up another interesting use for this tiny waffle maker: it would be a good fit for travelers, campers, and RV-ers.
Pros & Cons
- Did a good job in both of our performance tests
- Overall design looks very premium
- The non-stick coating functions well
- Does a decent job at making pre-mixed waffles
- The waffle plates’ non-stick layer works well
- Easy to use ‘plug-and-play’ design
- Great cleanability
- Poor build quality
- The lid is dangerously loose
- Unremarkable performance in the self-mixed recipe test
- Relatively slow cooking speed
- Thin layer of paint that can be easily scratched
- Many safety issues
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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.
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