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Chefman Anti-Overflow vs CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini Side-by-Side Comparison

Don’t know what to pick between the Chefman Anti-Overflow and the Crownful 4-inch Mini? This short comparison can help you out.

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Chefman Anti-Overflow

CROWNFUL Mini

Chefman Anti-Overflow vs CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini: Short Comparison

Overall Verdict

The Chefman Anti-Overflow has a “traditional” waffle maker design, with a rounded body and waffle plates roughly 7 inches across. If you need a waffle maker to help you make a filling platter of waffles every morning, the Chefman Anti-Overflow is up for the job.

On the other hand, the Crownful 4-inch Mini – like its name suggests – has a significantly smaller form. The waffle maker is about the size of a softball, making it extremely portable. Because of this, the Crownful 4-inch Mini is very popular among travelers and hikers. It can fit into a backpack and cook fresh waffles on the go.

The Crownful’s mini size isn’t just useful on the road: Its bite-size 4-inch waffles serve as excellent snacks while you’re relaxing at home, too.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of UseCROWNFUL MiniChefman Anti-Overflow6.96.38.86.66.76.68.85.6
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Pros & Cons

  • 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
  • Affordable
  • Beautiful patterning on the lid
  • Excellent build quality
  • Easy to clean, thanks to the non-stick waffle plates and the smooth plastic outer shell
  • Didn’t perform well on self-mixed recipe
  • Awkward and potentially dangerous lid lock
  • Too many hot surfaces
  • Can be difficult to clean
  • Fairly mediocre performance in our performance tests
  • Does not have a control panel
  • Low safety rating

Key Specs

Features
Textured rubber coating, wide anti-spill moat, tactile browning control
Compact size, patterned top lid, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
7
None
Dimensions
L10.6 x W8.3 x H4.35 inches
L5.7 x W5.12 x H3.15 inches
Material
Metal/plastic housing; die-cast aluminum nonstick baking plates
Plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
1 pound
Waffle diameter
6.3" (16.0 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.27
$12.95

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.6
6.3

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.3
7.2
Chefman Anti-Overflow Self-Mixed Recipe Video
The very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The very dark brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. The interior is dense with few air bubbles.
A waffle being torn down the middle by hand to test its consistency. This waffle was baked for 5 minutes.
CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini Self-Mixed Recipe
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked in 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked in 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The cross-section of a waffle baked in 5 minutes, revealing the interior filled with air bubbles and air cavities.
A waffle is torn down the middle by hands in order to test it for its consistency and texture. This particular waffle was baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
Heat Level
3
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

6.9
5.3
Chefman Anti-Overflow Birch Benders Mix Video
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our Birch Benders batter.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our Birch Benders batter.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our Birch Benders batter. Numerous air cavities can be seen.
A waffle being torn up by hands to test for its consistency. This one was baked for 7 minutes using our Birch Benders batter.
CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini Birch Benders Mix
The pale gold top crust of a waffle baked for 8 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix
The pale gold bottom crust of a waffle baked for 8 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix
The cross-section of a waffle baked for 8 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix, revealing the small air bubbles and cavities within the waffle.
A waffle is torn by hand down the middle to test it for its consistency and texture. This waffle was baked for 8 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
Heat Level
3
N/A
Cooking Time
7 minutes
5 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
8.8

In The Box

The all-black Chefman waffle maker next to its instruction manual and accessory (a cup for measuring batter).
The Crownful 4 inch waffle maker in the middle, with its warranty card, instruction manuals, and shipping box around it.

Dimensions & Weight

The dimensions of the Chefman waffle maker. The length is 10.6 inches, height 4.35 inches, and width 8.3 inches.
A side profile of the black Crownful compact waffle maker, with the patterned top lid and the wood-tone handle in the front visible.
Length
10.6" (26.9 cm)
5.7" (14.5 cm)
Width
8.3" (21.1 cm)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Height
4.3" (11.0 cm)
3.1" (8.0 cm)
Weight
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)

Build Quality

8.0
10
The black, plastic, clamp-style lid lock at the front of the Chefman Anti Overflow Belgian waffle maker.
CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini Build Quality
Crowful waffle maker’s lid, with the center indicator light and the patterning made up of concentric circles visible. The wood-like handle in front is inscribed with the word “Crownful”.
A zoomed-in shot of the Crownful 4 inch waffle maker’s lid hinge.
The back of the Crownful waffle maker’s lid hinge. It is currently in the closed position.
The rubber, anti-slip feet at the bottom of the Crownful mini waffle maker.

Waffle Plates

10
9.5
An overview of the Chefman waffle maker’s cooking plates. The bottom plate has a large anti-overflow moat surrounding it.
An overview of the Chefman waffle maker’s cooking plates. The bottom plate has a large anti-overflow moat surrounding it.
The black, Belgian-style waffle plate of the Chefman waffle maker. An anti-overflow moat surrounds it to catch excess batter.
A top-down view of one of the waffle plates of the Crownful waffle maker.
A top-down view of one of the waffle plates of the Crownful waffle maker.
A top-down view of both the Crownful’s black waffle plates.
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Classic-style
Plate Area
54.11 inch
12.57 inch
Plate Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)
Plate Width
8.3" (21.1 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

9.5
0.0
Chefman Control Panel
Chefman Control Panel video
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
No
No
Timer
No
No
Browning Control
Yes
Yes

Power Cord

A cord grommet at the bottom of the Chefman waffle maker. It helps the user manage the cord before putting it into storage.
A zoomed-up view of the Crownful mini waffle maker’s power plug and its Type-A prongs.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
Cable Management
Yes
No

Accessories

A transparent plastic cup that comes with the Chefman waffle maker. It helps the user measure the batter to pour.
Material
Plastic
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
5.6
6.6

Handling

7.5
8.5
Chefman Anti-Overflow Handling video 1

Safety

2.5
2.5
The temperature of the Chefman waffle maker’s top lid is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 202.7°F.
The temperature of the Chefman waffle maker’s top lid is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 202.7°F.
The temperature of the Chefman waffle maker’s clamp handle is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 190.9°F.
The temperature of the Chefman waffle maker’s base is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 124.1°F.
The surface temperature of the Crownful waffle maker’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 187.9°F.
The surface temperature of the Crownful waffle maker’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 187.9°F.
The temperature of the Crownful’s bottom is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 129.6°F.
The temperature of the Crownful’s front handle is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 188.4°F.
Top Side Temperature
202°F
187.9°F
Bottom Side Temperature
124°F
129.6°F
Handle Temperature
190°F
188.4°F

Cleanability

7.0
10
Excess batter spilling out of the Chefman waffle maker and into a pool at the base of the unit.

Indicator Light Visibility

10
10
The indicator lights of the Chefman waffle maker. To the left is the red POWER light, and the right is the blue READY light.
The red indicator light at the center of the lid of the Crownful waffle maker, shining dimly.

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