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Chefman Anti-Overflow vs Hamilton Beach 26031 Side-by-Side Comparison

This comparison article between the Hamilton Beach 26031 and Chefman Anti-Overflow will help you decide which one to buy.

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Chefman Anti-Overflow

Hamilton Beach 26031

Chefman Anti-Overflow vs Hamilton Beach 26031

Overall Verdict

The Hamilton Beach 26031 is a flippable waffle maker that can cook your waffle more efficiently and quickly than a traditional model like the Chefman. And indeed, the effect of the flipping system showed in our performance tests. The Hamilton Beach was able to produce a 7-inch waffle with decent quality in 5 minutes. In contrast, it took the Chefman the same time to make a smaller 6.1-inch waffle.

Though the build quality of the Chefman is good, the Hamilton Beach easily surpasses it in this department. The fact that it’s built from stainless steel and ceramic — commonly considered premium materials — gives the Hamilton Beach a clear edge over the other model.

If you have a roomy budget, splurging on the Hamilton Beach will be a far better choice. However, if you require something a bit more affordable, the Chefman is a decent option.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of UseHamilton Beach 26031Chefman Anti-Overflow8.37.09.79.76.76.68.85.6
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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
  • Luxurious aesthetic by incorporating premium materials (stainless steel and ceramic)
  • Does a great job in all of our performance tests
  • Removable and washable waffle plates
  • Easy to clean thanks to the included drip tray
  • Didn’t perform well on self-mixed recipe
  • Awkward and potentially dangerous lid lock
  • Too many hot surfaces
  • Can be difficult to clean
  • The spin-lock mechanism at the handle is finicky

Key Specs

Features
Textured rubber coating, wide anti-spill moat, tactile browning control
Rotating baking chamber, removable ceramic waffle plates, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
7
None
Dimensions
L10.6 x W8.3 x H4.35 inches
L16.5 x W8 x H8.7 inches
Material
Metal/plastic housing; die-cast aluminum nonstick baking plates
Stainless steel/plastic housing; ceramic nonstick baking plates
Weight
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
Waffle diameter
6.3" (16.0 cm)
7.0" (17.8 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.27
$57.79

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.6
7.0

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.3
6.8
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.
Hamilton Beach 26031 Self-Made Recipe Video
The dark brown top of a waffle cooked by the Hamilton Beach 26031 waffle maker in 5 minutes.
The mottled, dark brown bottom of a waffle cooked by the Hamilton Beach 26031 waffle maker in 5 minutes.
The interior of the 5-minute waffle cooked by the Hamilton Beach 26031 is shown, revealing large air cavities.
The waffle made by the Hamilton Beach 26031 in 5-minute is torn up by hands to test for consistency and texture.
Heat Level
3
Between 1 and 2
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

6.9
7.1
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.
Hamilton Beach 26031 Birch Benders Mix Video
The light gold top of a waffle cooked by the Hamilton Beach 26031 waffle maker in 6 minutes using the Birch Benders mix.
The light gold bottom of a waffle cooked by the Hamilton Beach 26031 waffle maker in 6 minutes using the Birch Benders mix.
A close-up of the interior of the waffle cooked by the Hamilton Beach 26031 in 6 minutes, filled with air bubbles and small cavities.
The 6-minute waffle of the Hamilton Beach 26031 is torn in half by hands to test for the consistency and texture.
Heat Level
3
Between 1 and 2
Cooking Time
7 minutes
5 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
9.7

In The Box

The all-black Chefman waffle maker next to its instruction manual and accessory (a cup for measuring batter).
The Hamilton Beach Flip Belgian waffle maker (26031) is on a table next to the included drip tray and the user 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 Hamilton Beach 26031 on a table with measured dimensions marked next to it, the length is displayed as 16.5 inches, width is 8 inches, and height is 8.7 inches.
The Hamilton Beach 26031 on a table with measured dimensions marked next to it, the length is displayed as 16.5 inches, width is 8 inches, and height is 8.7 inches.
Hamilton Beach 26031 Dimension Video
Length
10.6" (26.9 cm)
16.5" (41.9 cm)
Width
8.3" (21.1 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Height
4.3" (11.0 cm)
8.7" (22.1 cm)
Weight
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)

Build Quality

8.0
9.5
The black, plastic, clamp-style lid lock at the front of the Chefman Anti Overflow Belgian waffle maker.
A close-up shot of the Hamilton Beach Belgian waffle maker (26031) control panel section made from black plastic, with the browning control knob and the indicator lights in focus.

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 overview of the bronze-colored, Belgian-style waffle plates of the Hamilton Beach Flip waffle maker 26031.
An overview of the bronze-colored, Belgian-style waffle plates of the Hamilton Beach Flip waffle maker 26031.
A close-up of the bronze-color, Belgian-style waffle plate of the Hamilton Beach flip Belgian waffle maker 26031.
A close-up of the yellow waffle plate release latch on the top handle of the Hamilton Beach waffle maker with removable plates 26031.
The gray, metallic heating elements of the Hamilton Beach 26031 is revealed after the ceramic, bronze-colored waffle plates are taken off.
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
54.11 inch
50.27 inch
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
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Control Panel

9.5
10
Chefman Control Panel
Chefman Control Panel video
Close-up of Hamilton Beach 26031 control panel: browning dial and indicator lights with clear white markings on the side to inform you of their functions.
Close-up of Hamilton Beach 26031 control panel: browning dial and indicator lights with clear white markings on the side to inform you of their functions.
Hamilton Beach 26031 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 close-up of the power cord of the Hamilton Beach 26031 waffle maker, focused on the prongs of the plug.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
2.2 ft (0.7 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.
The removable black plastic drip tray of the Hamilton Beach 26031.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
5.6
9.7

Handling

7.5
9.5
Chefman Anti-Overflow Handling video 1

Safety

2.5
10
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 on the control panel of the Hamilton Beach 26031 is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The display reads 142.3°F.
The temperature on the control panel of the Hamilton Beach 26031 is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The display reads 142.3°F.
The temperature on the cool-touch handle of the Hamilton Beach 26031 is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The display reads 90.3°F.
The temperature on the Hamilton Beach 26031’s base is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The display reads 88.3°F.
Top Side Temperature
202°F
 142°F
Bottom Side Temperature
124°F
90°F
Handle Temperature
190°F
 88°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.
Hamilton Beach 26031 Cleanability

Indicator Light Visibility

10
9.0
The indicator lights of the Chefman waffle maker. To the left is the red POWER light, and the right is the blue READY light.
A close-up of the lit-up indicator lights of the Hamilton Beach 26031. Both the green READY light and the red POWER light are on.
A close-up of the lit-up indicator lights of the Hamilton Beach 26031. Both the green READY light and the red POWER light are on.
A view of the green READY light at the back of the Hamilton Beach 26031 when it’s flipped over.

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