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Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double vs CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini Side-by-Side Comparison

What to pick between the full-size Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double and the mini-size Crownful 4-inch? Here’s our side-by-side comparison.

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Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double vs CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini: Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

The Cuisinart WA-F20P1 is a full-size, high-end Belgian waffle maker. Meanwhile, the Crownful 4-inch is a mini-size waffle maker aimed mostly at people shopping on a budget.

Looking at the test data, we can see clear disparities between the two.

In our performance tests, the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 received excellent scores. It is currently the highest-performing model in our line-up of top waffle makers.

On the other hand, the Crownful 4-inch Mini waffle maker scores were mediocre. The waffles it produced weren’t terrible, but they weren’t gourmet, either. If you’re looking for a basic breakfast-making machine, the Crownful will do the trick.

Design-wise, the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is big and bulky. It’s for home use only.

As for the Crownful, since it is a mini waffle maker, it is extremely lightweight and compact. Easily fitting inside a backpack, you can bring it with you on trips to make waffles on the go if you want!

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of UseCuisinart DoubleCROWNFUL Mini8.58.19.28.76.96.38.86.6
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Pros & Cons

  • Strong cooking performance across all tests
  • Beautiful, durable stainless steel design
  • Comprehensive control panel with audible alarm
  • Intuitive lid locking mechanism
  • Comes with a batter measuring cup
  • 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
  • Mediocre performance with self-mixed recipe
  • Heavy and bulky
  • Certain parts are made of plastic
  • Lacks a POWER indicator light
  • Difficult to clean due to the lack of a drip tray
  • Fairly mediocre performance in our performance tests
  • Does not have a control panel
  • Low safety rating

Key Specs

Features
Rotating baking chamber, browning control, indicator lights
Compact size, patterned top lid, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
6
None
Dimensions
L15 x W9.5 x H9 inches
L5.7 x W5.12 x H3.15 inches
Material
Stainless steel/plastic housing, aluminum nonstick baking plates
Plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
12.0 lbs (5.4 kg)
1 pound
Waffle diameter
6 ¾ inches
4.0" (10.2 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$101.95
$12.95

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.1
6.3

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.5
7.2
Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Self-Mixed Recipe
The top side of a waffle made by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 in 5 minutes
The top crust of a waffle made by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 waffle maker in 5 minutes
The golden core of the waffle produced by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker.
The waffle produced by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 being torn by hand to test its consistency and texture.
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.
Heat Level
3
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

9.6
5.3
Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Birch Benders Mix
The golden brown top side of the waffle made by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double flip waffle maker in 5 minutes.
The golden brown bottom side of the waffle made by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker in 5 minutes.
The fluffy interior of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 that’s visibly filled with air bubbles.
The waffle produced by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is being torn by hand to test for its consistency and texture.
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.
Heat Level
3
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.2
8.8

In the Box

The silver Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker sitting on a table next to its user manuals and a measuring cup.
The Crownful 4 inch waffle maker in the middle, with its warranty card, instruction manuals, and shipping box around it.

Dimensions

The Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker dimension measurement chart. Its length is noted as 15 inches, width is 9.5 inches, and its height is 9 inches.
A side profile of the black Crownful compact waffle maker, with the patterned top lid and the wood-tone handle in the front visible.
Length
15.0" (38.1 cm)
5.7" (14.5 cm)
Width
9.5" (24.1 cm)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Height
9.0" (22.9 cm)
3.1" (8.0 cm)
Weight
12.0 lbs (5.4 kg)
1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)

Build Quality

9.0
10
Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Build Quality Video
A close-up view of the spring and internal mechanisms of the rotating hinges of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 waffle maker.
A close-up view of the rotating hinges of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker.
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.

Waffle Plates

9.5
9.5
An overview of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1’s black, Belgian-style waffle plates.
An overview of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1’s black, Belgian-style waffle plates.
A top-down view of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 waffle maker’s black, Belgian-style cooking plates.
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.
Number of Plates
4
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Classic-style
Plate Area
36.32 inches
12.57 inch
Plate Length
6.8" (17.3 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)
Plate Width
6.8" (17.3 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

9.5
0.0
Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Control Panel Video
A close-up of the control panel of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double Belgian waffle maker, with the silvery browning control knob to the left and the black power switch to the right.
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
Yes
No
Timer
No
No
Browning Control
Yes
Yes

Power Cord

A close-up of the power plug of the Cuisinart Double waffle maker WAF-F20P1’s power plug.
A zoomed-up view of the Crownful mini waffle maker’s power plug and 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)
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
Cable Management
Yes
No

Accessories

The included batter measuring cup of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1. It is made from
Material
Plastic
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.7
6.6

Handling

9.0
8.5

Safety

9.5
2.5
The temperature of the back hinges of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 being measured by a thermometer, which reads 234.6°F.
The temperature of the back hinges of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 being measured by a thermometer, which reads 234.6°F.
Temperature of the front control panel of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is being taken using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 85.6°F.
Temperature of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1’s top lid being measured using a thermometer, which reads 105.8°F during a thermal safety test.
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.
Top Side Temperature
234°F
187.9°F
Bottom Side Temperature
85°F
129.6°F
Handle Temperature
105°F
188.4°F

Cleanability

6.5
10
The silver Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 with excess batter overflowing and dripping down from both sets of cooking plates on the waffle maker.

Indicator Light Visibility

10
10
The green READY button of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is on, indicating that the plates are heated and ready to use.
The red indicator light at the center of the lid of the Crownful waffle maker, shining dimly.

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