It’s easy to choose between these two since they have different uses. The Chefman Anti-Overflow waffle maker is a standard-size Belgian waffle maker. It makes the large 7-inch waffles that we know and love.
The Nostalgia MWF5AQ, on the other hand, is a mini-size waffle maker. The entire unit is no larger than a softball and can fit snugly into the palm of your hand. This makes it a popular choice for travelers and hikers who want to have freshly baked waffles on the go. The 4-inch waffles it makes can also be served as light snacks at home, any time of the day.
So, while deciding which one to buy, consider the size of the waffle maker. Would you prefer a standard-size Belgian waffle maker that can make large, more filling waffles, or a more versatile and portable mini-size waffle maker that serves small ones?
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
- Surprisingly decent cooking performance for the price
- High build quality; solid lid hinges
- Waffle plates’ non-stick coating performs excellently
- Didn’t perform well on self-mixed recipe
- Awkward and potentially dangerous lid lock
- Too many hot surfaces
- Can be difficult to clean
- No control feature
- Oven mitts are required for handling
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