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Chefman Anti-Overflow vs Nostalgia MWF5AQ Side-by-Side Comparison

Don’t know which one to choose between the Chefman Anti-Overflow and the Nostalgia MWF5AQ? This short comparison can help you out.

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Chefman Anti-Overflow

Nostalgia Mini

Chefman Anti-Overflow vs Nostalgia MWF5AQ: It’s All About the Size

Overall Verdict

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?

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of UseNostalgia MiniChefman Anti-Overflow6.76.38.46.36.76.68.85.6
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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
  • Affordable
  • 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

Key Specs

Features
Textured rubber coating, wide anti-spill moat, tactile browning control
Compact size, indicator light
Adjustable Settings
7
N/A
Dimensions
L10.6 x W8.3 x H4.35 inches
L6.75 x W6.5 x H3.5 inches
Material
Metal/plastic housing; die-cast aluminum nonstick baking plates
Plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
1.25 pounds
Waffle diameter
6.3" (16.0 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.27
$15.18

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.6
6.3

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.
Nostalgia MWF5AQ Self-Mixed Recipe Video
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked for 6 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 6 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 6 minutes. The interior is filled with air bubbles and cavities.
The waffle is torn down the middle by hand to test it for its consistency, revealing the spongy inner core.
Heat Level
3
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
6 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

6.9
5.9
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.
Nostalgia MWF5AQ Birch Benders Mix
The pale gold top crust of a waffle baked for 8 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The pale gold bottom crust of a waffle baked for 8 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 8 minutes, revealing the interior filled with air bubbles and air cavities.
A waffle, baked for 8 minutes, being torn down the middle by hand to test its consistency, revealing the fluffy interior.
Heat Level
3
N/A
Cooking Time
7 minutes
8 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
8.4

In The Box

The all-black Chefman waffle maker next to its instruction manual and accessory (a cup for measuring batter).
The blue-colored Nostalgia Mini waffle maker MWF5AQ next to its instruction manuals and 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 Nostalgia My Mini waffle maker’s plastic exterior. The top lid is cyan blue and the bottom is black.
Length
10.6" (26.9 cm)
6.8" (17.1 cm)
Width
8.3" (21.1 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Height
4.3" (11.0 cm)
3.5" (8.9 cm)
Weight
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
1.3 lbs (0.6 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.
 Nostalgia MWF5AQ Mini Build Quality
A close-up shot of the hinges of the Nostalgia MWF5AQ’s lid.
The back end of the Nostalgia Mini waffle maker (MWF5AQ). A section of the lid hinges can be seen, along with the power cord.
The bottom side of the Nostalgia MWF5AQ, with the two anti-slip feet in the foreground and wide back foot in the background.

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 Nostalgia MWF5AQ’s black, non-stick waffle plates.
An overview of the Nostalgia MWF5AQ’s black, non-stick waffle plates.
A close-up shot of one of the Nostalgia MWF5AQ’s black, non-stick waffle plates.
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Classic-style
Plate Area
54.11 inch
15.9 inches
Plate Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Plate Width
8.3" (21.1 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Material
Cast aluminum
Die-cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

9.5
0.0
Chefman Control Panel
Chefman Control Panel video
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
No
No
Timer
No
No
Browning Control
Yes
No

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 Nostalgia mini waffle maker, which has the Type A plug.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
8.2" (20.8 cm)
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
6.3

Handling

7.5
7.5
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 temperature of the Nostalgia MWF5AQ’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 169.9°F.
The temperature of the Nostalgia MWF5AQ’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 169.9°F.
The temperature of the Nostalgia MWF5AQ’s base is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 127.9°F.
The temperature of the Nostalgia MWF5AQ’s handle is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 149.2°F.
Top Side Temperature
202°F
169.9°F
Bottom Side Temperature
124°F
127.9°F
Handle Temperature
190°F
149.2°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.
Excess batter pouring out from within the baking chamber of the Nostalgia MWF5AQ.
Excess batter pouring out from within the baking chamber of the Nostalgia MWF5AQ.

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 red indicator light at the top of the Nostalgia’s lid. It is shining dimly in the harsh studio light.

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