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CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini vs Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Side-by-Side Comparison

It can be hard to decide between the Crownful 4-inch Mini and the Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B waffle maker. This short comparison will help you out!

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CROWNFUL Mini

Holstein Housewares

CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini vs Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B: Short Comparison

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of Use CROWNFUL MiniHolstein Housewares6.96.38.86.66.56.37.06.5
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It can be hard to pick between these two, considering their similarities. Both are mini-sized waffle makers with the same build quality and cooking performance. Even their pricing is roughly the same.

More specifically, in our cooking tests, the Crownful 4-inch mini waffle maker and the Holstein received middling scores. They weren’t excellent, but they weren’t bad, either. They should be sufficient for making daily breakfasts.

The Holstein loses the edge over the Crownful in terms of build quality. Although both models are made from plastic, the Holstein has many manufacturing flaws (gashes, scratches) on its shell.

So, generally speaking, the Crownful should make for a better buy over the Holstein, but only by a very small margin.

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
  • Highly affordable
  • Compact size and lightweight
  • Handling is simple and smooth
  • Acceptable build quality
  • Excellent cleanability rating
  • Fairly mediocre performance in our performance tests
  • Does not have a control panel
  • Low safety rating
  • Mediocre cooking performance with our self-mixed recipe
  • Cheap-looking design
  • Lacks a control panel
  • Safety rating is very low

Key Specs

Features
Compact size, patterned top lid, indicator lights
Compact size, patterned top lid, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
None
N/A
Dimensions
L5.7 x W5.12 x H3.15 inches
L5.1 x W6.5 x H3.5 inches
Material
Plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
1 pound
1.1 pound
Waffle diameter
4.0" (10.2 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$12.95
$16.70

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.3
6.3

Self-Mixed Recipe

7.2
6.3
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.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Self-Mixed RecipeA waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. Presented here is its top crust with a very dark brown color.
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Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Self-Mixed RecipeA waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. Presented here is its top crust with a very dark brown color.
A waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. Presented here is its bottom crust with a very dark brown color.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. Prominent air bubbles can be seen within.
A waffle being torn down the middle by hand to test it for its consistency. The air bubble-filled core is revealed.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Self-Mixed Recipe Video
Heat Level
N/A
3
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

5.3
6.3
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.
The very light gold top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
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The very light gold top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The very light gold bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using the Birch Benders batter mix. Air bubbles can be seen within.
A waffle is torn down the middle by hands to test its consistency. The air bubble-filled interior of the waffle is revealed.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Birch Benders Mix Video
Heat Level
N/A
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
7.0

In the Box

The Crownful 4 inch waffle maker in the middle, with its warranty card, instruction manuals, and shipping box around it.
The glossy black Holstein 4 inch waffle maker next to its instruction manual and the shipping box.

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 glossy black Holstein personal mini waffle maker.
Length
5.7" (14.5 cm)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Width
5.1" (13.0 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Height
3.1" (8.0 cm)
3.5" (9.0 cm)
Weight
1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)
1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)

Build Quality

10
7.0
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.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Build Quality
The back side of the Holstein waffle cooker. Components of its lid hinges and the root of its power cord can be seen.
The black plastic hinges of the Holstein waffle maker’s lid. It is currently in its open position.

Waffle Plates

9.5
9.5
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.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Waffle PlatesAn overview of the Holstein waffle maker’s cooking plates. They’re black and printed with the classic waffle patterning.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Waffle PlatesAn overview of the Holstein waffle maker’s cooking plates. They’re black and printed with the classic waffle patterning.
A close-up shot of the Holstein waffle maker’s cooking plate. It is black and treated with a glossy layer of non-stick.
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Classic-style
Classic-style
Plate Area
12.57 inch
17.72 inches
Plate Length
4.0" (10.2 cm)
4.8" (12.1 cm)
Plate Width
4.0" (10.2 cm)
4.8" (12.1 cm)
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

0.0
0.0
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 cord of the Holstein mini waffle maker. The plug is Type A.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
2.1 ft (0.6 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
6.5

Handling

8.5
9.0

Safety

2.5
1.8
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.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B SafetyThe temperature of the top lid of the Holstein waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 219.0°F.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B SafetyThe temperature of the top lid of the Holstein waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 219.0°F.
The temperature of the base of the Holstein waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 113.7°F.
The temperature of the front handle of the Holstein waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 160.7°F.
Top Side Temperature
187.9°F
234°F
Bottom Side Temperature
129.6°F
85°F
Handle Temperature
188.4°F
105°F

Cleanability

10
10
Excess batter pouring from  out of the Holstein waffle maker and into small pools at the base of the unit.

Indicator Light Visibility

10
10
The red indicator light at the center of the lid of the Crownful waffle maker, shining dimly.
The red ring-shaped indicator light at the top of the Holstein’s lid. It is shining dimly in the studio lighting.

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