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Chefman Anti-Overflow vs Euro Cuisine WM520 Side-by-Side Comparison

The Chefman Anti-Overflow and the Euro Cuisine WM520 waffle makers have distinct pros and cons, so which one do you choose? This comparison can help.

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Chefman Anti-Overflow

Euro Cuisine

Chefman Anti-Overflow vs Euro Cuisine WM520: Detailed Comparison

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of Use Euro CuisineChefman Anti-Overflow7.06.39.36.66.76.68.85.6
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The main difference between the Chefman Anti-Overflow and the Euro Cuisine WM520’s lies in the patterning of their waffle plates. While the former is imprinted with the traditional Belgian-style pattern, the Euro Cuisine WM520 has a beautiful heart-shaped pattern (also called “Norwegian-style patterning”).

Both models bake waffles that measure 7 inches across. However, the Chefman’s Belgian-style plates are deeper, so the resulting waffles are much thicker than the thin waffles that the Euro Cuisine WM520 produces. This makes the Chefman Anti-Overflow a great option if you want to cook a filling waffle in the morning.

However, if you want to spice up the look of your breakfast platter, the beautiful heart-shaped waffles from Euro Cuisine WM520 will do the trick. These heart-shaped waffles will be especially fitting for meals around festive times like Christmas and Thanksgiving.

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
  • Did a passable job in our self-mixed recipe test
  • Luxurious design with chrome lid
  • Easy to use control panel with clicky, responsive browning level dial
  • Eco-friendly PTFE and PFOA-free ceramic coating on the plates
  • Excellent cleanability
  • Didn’t perform well on self-mixed recipe
  • Awkward and potentially dangerous lid lock
  • Too many hot surfaces
  • Can be difficult to clean
  • Loose lid hinges
  • The rubber screw protectors can be easily lost
  • Many surfaces of the waffle maker became scorching hot after two-three cooking sessions

Key Specs

Features
Textured rubber coating, wide anti-spill moat, tactile browning control
Heart-shaped waffle plates, tactile browning control, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
7
Four
Dimensions
L10.6 x W8.3 x H4.35 inches
L10 x W8 x H4.5 inches
Material
Metal/plastic housing; die-cast aluminum nonstick baking plates
Stainless steel/plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
4 pounds
Waffle diameter
6.3" (16.0 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.27
$36.79

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.6
6.3

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.3
6.3
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.
Euro Cuisine WM520 Self-Mixed Recipe Test
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using our self-mixed recipe.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds. The interior is revealed, with small air bubbles visible within.
The waffle is torn up by hand to test its consistency. The fluffy interior of the waffle is revealed.
Heat Level
3
Medium-high
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes 30 seconds

Birch Benders Mix

6.9
6.4
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.
Euro Cuisine WM520 Birch Benders Mix Test
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes and 30 seconds. The dense interior of the waffle can be clearly seen.
A waffle, baked for 5 minutes and 30 seconds, is torn up by hands to test its consistency. The waffle’s core can be seen.
Heat Level
3
Medium-high
Cooking Time
7 minutes
5 minutes 30 seconds

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
9.3

In The Box

The all-black Chefman waffle maker next to its instruction manual and accessory (a cup for measuring batter).
The Euro Cuisine Heart Shaped waffle maker is in the center. To its left is the manual and to its right is the shipping box.

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 side profile of the Euro Cuisine WM520. Its mirror-like lid and the vertically-arranged control panel can be seen.
Length
10.6" (26.9 cm)
10.0" (25.4 cm)
Width
8.3" (21.1 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Height
4.3" (11.0 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Weight
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)

Build Quality

8.0
9.0
The black, plastic, clamp-style lid lock at the front of the Chefman Anti Overflow Belgian waffle maker.
The Euro Cuisine WM520 Build Quality
The elaborate backside of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker (WM520).
A close-up view of the plastic detailing and components of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker.

Waffle Plates

10
10
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.
An overhead shot of the black waffle plates of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker. The plates have heart-shaped patterns.
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Norwegian-style
Plate Area
54.11 inch
50.27 inches
Plate Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Plate Width
8.3" (21.1 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

9.5
9.5
Chefman Control Panel
Chefman Control Panel video
The Euro Cuisine WM520 Control Panel
The control panel of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker. The browning control dial can be seen, along with the indicator lights.
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 power cord of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker. It has a Type A plug.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
Cable Management
Yes
Yes

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 Euro Cuisine’s control panel is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 146.8°F.
The surface temperature of the Euro Cuisine’s control panel is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 146.8°F.
The surface temperature of the Euro Cuisine’s base is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 107.6°F.
The surface temperature of the Euro Cuisine’s handle is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 137.8°F.
Top Side Temperature
202°F
146.8°F
Bottom Side Temperature
124°F
107.6°F
Handle Temperature
190°F
137.8°F

Cleanability

7.0
10
Excess batter spilling out of the Chefman waffle maker and into a pool at the base of the unit.
Excess batter spilling out from the Euro Cuisine waffle maker’s cooking plates.

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 indicator lights of the Euro Cuisine. The red POWER light is closest to the dial, the orange READY light is to the back.

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