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Chefman Anti-Overflow vs Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic Side-by-Side Comparison

Being in the same price range, it can be difficult to pick between the Cuisinart WMR-CA and the Chefman Anti-Overflow. We’ll have a closer look at the two here.

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Chefman Anti-Overflow

Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic

Chefman Anti-Overflow vs Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of Use Cuisinart WMR-CA Cl...Chefman Anti-Overflow7.97.27.79.16.76.68.85.6
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The most remarkable difference between the Chefman Anti-Overflow and the Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic is the style of waffle they produce.

Suppose you prefer thicker and larger Belgian-style waffles. In that case, the Chefman will be a better suit. But if you’re looking for a waffle maker that can produce thinner classic-style waffles, go for the Cuisinart WMR-CA.

Performance-wise, the Chefman is slightly better than the WMR-CA. The waffles it produces are usually more evenly-cooked. The latter tends to sear the crust of the waffle due to its overpowered heating element.

The Chefman has an outstanding balance between form and function. Despite being in the same price range, the Chefman waffle maker has a considerably more premium design.

This balance, combined with its higher overall performance, makes the Chefman a slightly better buy than the WMR-CA.

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
  • Did a great job in our test with Birch Benders mix
  • Fast cooking time
  • Compact and lightweight design makes it easy to store
  • Didn’t perform well on self-mixed recipe
  • Awkward and potentially dangerous lid lock
  • Too many hot surfaces
  • Can be difficult to clean
  • Poor performance on self-mixed recipe
  • Heating element is too strong and can easily burn waffles
  • Dim indicator lights

Key Specs

Features
Textured rubber coating, wide anti-spill moat, tactile browning control
Sliding browning knob, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
7
5
Dimensions
L10.6 x W8.3 x H4.35 inches
L9.7 x W7.9 x H3.3 inches
Material
Metal/plastic housing; die-cast aluminum nonstick baking plates
Stainless steel/plastic housing; cast iron, nonstick baking plates
Weight
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
1 pound
Waffle diameter
6.3" (16.0 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.27
$29.95

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.6
7.2

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.3
6.7
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.
Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic Self-Mixed Recipe Video
The very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The cross-section of a waffle baked for 3 minutes, revealing small air cavities within the waffle’s interior.
The 3-minute waffle being torn by hand down the middle to test it for consistency and texture.
Heat Level
3
3
Cooking Time
5 minutes
3 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

6.9
7.7
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.
Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic Birch Benders Mix Video
The golden brown bottom crust of a waffle baked in 3 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The bottom golden crust of a waffle baked for 4 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
A cross-section of a waffle, revealing the large air cavities and air bubbles inside.
A waffle is torn down the middle to test for its consistency and texture. The core of the waffle is revealed.
Heat Level
3
3
Cooking Time
7 minutes
4 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
7.7

In The Box

The all-black Chefman waffle maker next to its instruction manual and accessory (a cup for measuring batter).
The Cuisinart WMR-CA, with its stainless steel top and black plastic detailing, sitting next to its instructional manual.

Dimensions & Weight

The dimensions of the Chefman waffle maker. The length is 10.6 inches, height 4.35 inches, and width 8.3 inches.
The Cuisinart WMR-CA’s dimensions are measured with its length being 9.7 inches, height 3.3 inches, and width 7.9 inches.
Length
10.6" (26.9 cm)
9.7" (24.6 cm)
Width
8.3" (21.1 cm)
7.9" (20.1 cm)
Height
4.3" (11.0 cm)
3.3" (8.4 cm)
Weight
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)

Build Quality

8.0
8.0
The black, plastic, clamp-style lid lock at the front of the Chefman Anti Overflow Belgian waffle maker.
The back end of the Cuisinart WMR-CA. Internal electric wiring and circuit boards can be seen through a gap.
The back end of the Cuisinart WMR-CA. Internal electric wiring and circuit boards can be seen through a gap.
Cuisinart WMR-CA Build Quality Video

Waffle Plates

10
7.0
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.
The Cuisinart WMR-CA with its lid opened, revealing the set of two black, non-stick-coated waffle plates.
The Cuisinart WMR-CA with its lid opened, revealing the set of two black, non-stick-coated waffle plates.
A close-up view of the Cuisinart WMR-CA’s waffle plate. It has classic-style patterning and is coated in black non-stick.
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Classic-style
Plate Area
54.11 inch
47.78 inches
Plate Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)
7.8" (19.8 cm)
Plate Width
8.3" (21.1 cm)
7.8" (19.8 cm)
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast iron
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

9.5
8.0
Chefman Control Panel
Chefman Control Panel video
The control panel of the Cuisinart round classic waffle maker. There’s the silver browning control knob and indicator lights.
The control panel of the Cuisinart round classic waffle maker. There’s the silver browning control knob and indicator lights.
Cuisinart WMR-CA Control Panel
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.
The side profile of the Cuisinart WMR-CA waffle maker, with its power cord at the front.
The side profile of the Cuisinart WMR-CA waffle maker, with its power cord at the front.
Closed-up view of the Cuisinart WMR-CA’s power cord 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)
3.0 ft (0.9 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
9.1

Handling

7.5
9.0
Chefman Anti-Overflow Handling video 1

Safety

2.5
9.6
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 temperature of the Cuisinart WMR-CA’s cool-touch handle is measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 96.4°F.
The temperature of the Cuisinart WMR-CA’s cool-touch handle is measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 96.4°F.
The temperature of the top lid of the Cuisinart WMR-CA is measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 181.7°F.
The temperature of the Cuisinart WMR-CA’s base is measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 94.1°F.
Top Side Temperature
202°F
181.7°F
Bottom Side Temperature
124°F
94°F
Handle Temperature
190°F
96.4°F

Cleanability

7.0
9.5
Excess batter spilling out of the Chefman waffle maker and into a pool at the base of the unit.
Cuisinart WMR-CA Cleanability

Indicator Light Visibility

10
6.5
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 indicator lights at the front of the Cuisinart WMR-CA, left is the red POWER light and right is the green READY light.

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