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Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double vs DASH No-Drip Belgian Side-by-Side Comparison

Can’t decide between the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 and the DASH No-Drip Belgian waffle maker? Just ask yourself this: Is it quality you’re looking for or quantity?

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Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double vs DASH No-Drip Belgian: Quality vs. Quantity?

Overall Verdict

If you don’t know what to pick between the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker and the DASH No-Drip Belgian, ask yourself this question: Is it quality that you’re looking for or quantity?

If your answer is “Quality,” then there’s a good chance that the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is the one for you. It is considered a high-end waffle maker, so its performance is expectedly very good. In fact, it is the highest-performing model in our database. In our tests, our in-house chef rated all the waffles it made highly.

As for the DASH No-Drip Belgian waffle maker, its performance is only mediocre, and its large waffle plates can make four square waffles, each measuring 4 inches. If you have to make a lot of waffles regularly (large family breakfasts, for example,) then it’s going to be a far better choice than the WAF-F20P1.

Of course, be warned that the DASH No-Drip Belgian waffle maker won’t have as many features as the WAF-F20P1. That’s to be expected, considering the DASH No-Drip is far more modestly-priced than the WAF-F20P1.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of UseDASH No-DripCuisinart Double8.06.78.79.68.58.19.28.7
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The unit’s appearance looks quite cheap
  • Lacks a control panel

Key Specs

Features
Rotating baking chamber, browning control, indicator lights
Indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
6
None
Dimensions
L15 x W9.5 x H9 inches
L6.3 x W5 x H2.5 inches
Material
Stainless steel/plastic housing, aluminum nonstick baking plates
Plastic housing, aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
12.0 lbs (5.4 kg)
8 pounds
Waffle diameter
6 ¾ inches
4.0" (10.2 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$101.95
$49.99

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.1
6.7

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.5
6.5
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.
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
3
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
3 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

9.6
6.9
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.
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
3
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.2
8.7

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 blue Dash No-Drip waffle maker next to its shipping box and instruction manuals.

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 Dash No-Drip Belgian waffle maker. It has a blue plastic lid and black-painted base.
Length
15.0" (38.1 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Width
9.5" (24.1 cm)
5.0" (12.7 cm)
Height
9.0" (22.9 cm)
2.5" (6.4 cm)
Weight
12.0 lbs (5.4 kg)
8.0 lbs (3.6 kg)

Build Quality

9.0
9.5
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.
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
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.
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
4
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
36.32 inches
69.6 inch
Plate Length
6.8" (17.3 cm)
8.7" (22.1 cm)
Plate Width
6.8" (17.3 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Material
Cast aluminum
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.
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
Yes
No
Timer
No
No
Browning Control
Yes
No

Power Cord

A close-up of the power plug of the Cuisinart Double waffle maker WAF-F20P1’s power plug.
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
Yes
Yes

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
9.6

Handling

9.0
9.5

Safety

9.5
9.2
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 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
234°F
202.3°F
Bottom Side Temperature
85°F
151.5°F
Handle Temperature
105°F
120°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.
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 green READY button of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is on, indicating that the plates are heated and ready to use.
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.

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