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Chefman Anti-Overflow vs KRUPS Belgian Side-by-Side Comparison

The Chefman Anti-Overflow is an affordable pick compared to the KRUPS Belgian. However, according to our tests, it proved to be a better buy than the other pricier model.

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Chefman Anti-Overflow

KRUPS Belgian

Chefman Anti-Overflow vs KRUPS Belgian: Cheaper Is Sometimes Better

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of Use KRUPS BelgianChefman Anti-Overflow6.32.89.99.66.76.68.85.6
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The Chefman Anti-Overflow waffle maker is positioned as a low-mid range product. It’s pretty apparent in the solid build quality, a unique lid-lock design, and an oversized “anti-overflow” moat. Its performance also reflects its price point: the waffles we made with it all had good coloration and soft texture and were very flavorful.

It’s not perfect: the coloration tends to be a bit burnt. Nevertheless, there’s potential there.

The KRUPS Belgian is a high-end model with a fittingly high price. Its highly premium and solid design has features like removable waffle plates and an audible chime. Unfortunately, we cannot recommend it at this time because it’s the only model that failed our performance test. The KRUPS could not cook an edible waffle in 10 minutes in our test with pre-mixed batter.

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
  • Solidly built from high-quality materials
  • Able to cook four waffles simultaneously
  • The waffle plates’ non-stick coating works great
  • Controls are straightforward to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Didn’t perform well on self-mixed recipe
  • Awkward and potentially dangerous lid lock
  • Too many hot surfaces
  • Can be difficult to clean
  • Waffle’s quality is mediocre in the self-mixed recipe test
  • Failed at producing an edible waffle in the test with the Birch Benders mix
  • Power cord is too short

Key Specs

Features
Textured rubber coating, wide anti-spill moat, tactile browning control
Quartered classic-style waffle plates, removable plates, intuitive controls
Adjustable Settings
7
Six
Dimensions
L10.6 x W8.3 x H4.35 inches
L14.4 x W10.2 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)
9.1 pounds
Waffle diameter
6.3" (16.0 cm)
4.6" (11.7 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.27
$68.54

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.6
2.8

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.3
5.5
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.
KRUPS Belgian Self-Mixed Recipe Video
KRUPS Belgian Self-Mixed RecipeThe very light gold top crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The very light gold bottom crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, the inside is dense with a few air cavities.
A waffle is torn up by hand to test its consistency. This waffle was baked for 7 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
Heat Level
3
Between 2 and 3
Cooking Time
5 minutes
7 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

6.9
0.0
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.
KRUPS Belgian Birch Benders Mix Video
The pale gop top crust of a waffle baked for 10 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The pale gop bottom crust of a waffle baked for 10 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 10 minutes using the Birch Benders batter mix, showcasing its dense, irregular interior
A waffle being torn down the middle by hand to test it for its consistency. The golden interior of the waffle is revealed.
Heat Level
3
Maximum (5)
Cooking Time
7 minutes
10 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
9.9

In The Box

The all-black Chefman waffle maker next to its instruction manual and accessory (a cup for measuring batter).
The KRUPS waffle maker, with its stainless steel top lid and black plastic detailing, sitting next to its instruction 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 KRUPS Belgian waffle maker’s dimensions. The length is 14.4 inches, height is 4.5 inches, and width is 10.2 inches.
Length
10.6" (26.9 cm)
14.4" (36.6 cm)
Width
8.3" (21.1 cm)
10.2" (25.9 cm)
Height
4.3" (11.0 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Weight
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
9.1 lbs (4.1 kg)

Build Quality

8.0
10
The black, plastic, clamp-style lid lock at the front of the Chefman Anti Overflow Belgian waffle maker.
The KRUPS waffle maker's back side. Intricate black plastic detailing and metal components can be seen.
The KRUPS waffle maker's back side. Intricate black plastic detailing and metal components can be seen.
KRUPS Belgian Build Quality video

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 KRUPS Belgian waffle maker’s black, non-stick-treated waffle plates.
An overview of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker’s black, non-stick-treated waffle plates.
A close-up shot of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker’s waffle plate. It has Belgian-style patterning and is non-stick.
The waffle plates of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker are removed, revealing the heating coils underneath.
KRUPS Belgian Waffle Plates video
KRUPS Belgian Waffle Plates video 1
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
54.11 inch
102.5 inch
Plate Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)
10.0" (25.4 cm)
Plate Width
8.3" (21.1 cm)
10.3" (26.0 cm)
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Control Panel

9.5
9.5
Chefman Control Panel
Chefman Control Panel video
A close-up of the control panel of the KRUPS waffle maker. Two indicator lights and a browning control dial knob can be seen.
A close-up of the control panel of the KRUPS waffle maker. Two indicator lights and a browning control dial knob can be seen.
KRUPS Belgian Control Panel video
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
No
Yes
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 shot of the power cord of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker, focusing on the Type-A blade.
A close-up shot of the power cord of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker, focusing on the Type-A blade.
The grommet at the bottom of the KRUPS. It helps the user manage the power cord when the waffle maker is put in storage.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
2.1 ft (0.6 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
9.6

Handling

7.5
9.0
Chefman Anti-Overflow Handling video 1
The KRUPS waffle maker being held in the air by its handle.
The KRUPS waffle maker being held in the air by its handle.
KRUPS Belgian Handling video

Safety

2.5
9.7
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 top side of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 176.5°F.
The temperature of the top side of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 176.5°F.
The temperature of the KRUPS waffle maker’s frontal control panel is being measured. The thermometer’s screen reads 127.2°F.
The temperature of the handle is being measured using a thermometer in a thermal safety test. The screen reads 89.8°F.
Top Side Temperature
202°F
176°F
Bottom Side Temperature
124°F
127°F
Handle Temperature
190°F
89°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 two indicator lights of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker: the left is the red ON light, and right is the green READY light.

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