Our recommendations are made independently through Research & Testing. We may receive commissions from purchases made via our links.

CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini vs DASH No-Drip Belgian Side-by-Side Comparison

Here’s our comparison of the Crownful 4-inch mini waffle maker and the extra-large-size DASH No-Drip Belgian waffle maker!

By , , , and ·Updated
CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini vs DASH No-Drip Belgian: Mini vs. Extra Large

Overall Verdict

Ranking by

To access unlimited full product reviews, product prices, comparison charts and other exclusive site features Become a Member

Showing: 2/2 Items

This pair couldn’t be any different if they tried. The Crownful waffle maker has a compact design about the size of a softball and is light enough to be held in one hand. Meanwhile, the DASH No-Drip Belgian will take up a large area on your countertop.

There’s a good explanation for the size difference. The Crownful mini waffle maker is designed for baking 4-inch waffles. These bite-sized waffles are excellent as snacks or light meals.

The DASH No-Drip Belgian waffle maker also makes 4-inch waffles. However, its large waffle plates can cook four at a time, and rather than the traditional circular shape, they’re square waffles.

So, if you’re looking for a compact and cheap waffle maker and don’t need to bulk cook several waffles at once, pick the Crownful. But if the ability to simultaneously cook several waffles sounds useful to you, invest in the DASH No-Drip Belgian instead!

Pros & Cons

  • Affordable
  • Beautiful patterning on the lid
  • Excellent build quality
  • Easy to clean, thanks to the non-stick waffle plates and the smooth plastic outer shell
  • Affordable
  • Capable of bulk cooking (can make four waffles at once)
  • Did an acceptable job in our test with the self-mixed recipe
  • Solid build quality
  • High safety rating
  • Easy to clean
  • Fairly mediocre performance in our performance tests
  • Does not have a control panel
  • Low safety rating
  • The unit’s appearance looks quite cheap
  • Lacks a control panel

Key Specs

Features
Compact size, patterned top lid, indicator lights
Indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
None
None
Dimensions
L5.7 x W5.12 x H3.15 inches
L6.3 x W5 x H2.5 inches
Material
Plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Plastic housing, aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
1 pound
8 pounds
Waffle diameter
4.0" (10.2 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$12.95
$49.99

*You help support HealthyKitchen101's product testing and reviews by purchasing from our retail partners.


Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.3
6.7

Self-Mixed Recipe

7.2
6.5
CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini Self-Mixed Recipe
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked in 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked in 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The cross-section of a waffle baked in 5 minutes, revealing the interior filled with air bubbles and air cavities.
A waffle is torn down the middle by hands in order to test it for its consistency and texture. This particular waffle was baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
DASH No-Drip Belgian Self-Mixed Recipe
The golden - very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The golden - very dark brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, revealing the air bubble-filled inner core.
A waffle being torn by hand to test its consistency and texture. The interior of the waffle is revealed.
Heat Level
N/A
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
3 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

5.3
6.9
CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini 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
The cross-section of a waffle baked for 8 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix, revealing the small air bubbles and cavities within the waffle.
A waffle is torn by hand down the middle to test it for its consistency and texture. This waffle was baked for 8 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
DASH No-Drip Belgian Birch Benders Mix
The top crust of a waffle baked for 4 minutes using a batter made from Birch Benders mix. It has a very light gold color.
The bottom crust of a waffle baked for 4 minutes using a batter made from Birch Benders mix. It has a very light gold color
A cross-section of a waffle, revealing its core with prominent air cavities and multiple air bubbles.
A waffle, baked for 4 minutes, torn down the middle by hand to test it for consistency and texture.
Heat Level
N/A
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
8.7

In the Box

The Crownful 4 inch waffle maker in the middle, with its warranty card, instruction manuals, and shipping box around it.
The blue Dash No-Drip waffle maker next to its shipping box and instruction manuals.

Dimensions

A side profile of the black Crownful compact waffle maker, with the patterned top lid and the wood-tone handle in the front visible.
A side profile of the Dash No-Drip Belgian waffle maker. It has a blue plastic lid and black-painted base.
Length
5.7" (14.5 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Width
5.1" (13.0 cm)
5.0" (12.7 cm)
Height
3.1" (8.0 cm)
2.5" (6.4 cm)
Weight
1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)
8.0 lbs (3.6 kg)

Build Quality

10
9.5
CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini Build Quality
Crowful waffle maker’s lid, with the center indicator light and the patterning made up of concentric circles visible. The wood-like handle in front is inscribed with the word “Crownful”.
A zoomed-in shot of the Crownful 4 inch waffle maker’s lid hinge.
The back of the Crownful waffle maker’s lid hinge. It is currently in the closed position.
The rubber, anti-slip feet at the bottom of the Crownful mini waffle maker.
DASH No-Drip Belgian Build Quality
DASH No-Drip Belgian Build QualityA close-up view of the back side of the DASH No-Drip waffle maker’s lid in the closed position.
A close-up view of the lid hinges of the Dash No Drip Waffle maker.
Side view of the DASH No Drip waffle maker. The blue top lid and the black bottom of the waffle maker can be seen here.

Waffle Plates

9.5
10
A top-down view of one of the waffle plates of the Crownful waffle maker.
A top-down view of one of the waffle plates of the Crownful waffle maker.
A top-down view of both the Crownful’s black waffle plates.
One of the waffle plates of the DASH No Drip waffle maker. It’s separated into four sections, each can cook a small waffle.
One of the waffle plates of the DASH No Drip waffle maker. It’s separated into four sections, each can cook a small waffle.
A zoomed-in view of the anti-drip moat on either side of the DASH Deluxe No-Drip Belgian waffle maker.
Waffle batter overflowing from the waffle plates and into the anti-drip moat during a cooking test.
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Classic-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
12.57 inch
69.6 inch
Plate Length
4.0" (10.2 cm)
8.7" (22.1 cm)
Plate Width
4.0" (10.2 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Material
Cast aluminum
Aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

0.0
0.0
The blue top lid of the DASH No Drip waffle maker. The indicator lights can also be seen here. They’re currently off.
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
No
No
Timer
No
No
Browning Control
Yes
No

Power Cord

A zoomed-up view of the Crownful mini waffle maker’s power plug and its Type-A prongs.
The power plug of the Dash No Drip waffle maker, focusing on its Type-A prongs.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
Cable Management
No
Yes

Accessories

Material
N/A
N/A
Removable
N/A
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.6
9.6

Handling

8.5
9.5

Safety

2.5
9.2
The surface temperature of the Crownful waffle maker’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 187.9°F.
The surface temperature of the Crownful waffle maker’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 187.9°F.
The temperature of the Crownful’s bottom is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 129.6°F.
The temperature of the Crownful’s front handle is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 188.4°F.
The temperature of the DASH No Drip waffle maker’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 202.3°F.
The temperature of the DASH No Drip waffle maker’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 202.3°F.
The temperature of the underside of the DASH No Drip’s handle is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 151.5°F.
The temperature of the top side of the DASH No-Drip’s handle is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 120.0°F.
Top Side Temperature
187.9°F
202.3°F
Bottom Side Temperature
129.6°F
151.5°F
Handle Temperature
188.4°F
120°F

Cleanability

10
10
Excess batter overflowing from one of the waffle plates and into the anti-spill moat during a cooking test.

Indicator Light Visibility

10
10
The red indicator light at the center of the lid of the Crownful waffle maker, shining dimly.
Indicator lights at the top of the DASH No-Drip waffle maker. Left is the red POWER light and right is the green READY light.