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Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double vs Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Side-by-Side Comparison

The Cuisinart WAF-F201 Double is a high-end, full-size waffle maker. Meanwhile, the Holstein is an entry-level mini model. So, which to choose? Check it out!

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Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double vs Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B: Full-Size or Mini?

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of Use Cuisinart DoubleHolstein Housewares8.58.19.28.76.56.37.06.5
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If your budget isn’t limited and you want to enjoy one (or two) full-size waffles every morning, we recommend the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1.

It is the best-performing model in our database so far and was able to serve up beautiful and delicious waffles in every cooking test. The WAF-F20P1 is also a double-sided waffle maker, so you can cook two waffles simultaneously.

This, combined with a premium design and various high-end features, makes the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 a worthy investment if you have the budget for it.

Meanwhile, the Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B is a mini waffle maker. It possesses a small, compact form factor of about the same size as a softball. The waffle maker cooks bite-sized 4-inch waffles. Their quality was mediocre in our tests, but none of the waffles were unpalatable or inedible.

If you’re looking for a snack-making machine or a portable waffle maker (for traveling), the Holstein’s compact size and small waffles will do the trick.

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
  • Highly affordable
  • Compact size and lightweight
  • Handling is simple and smooth
  • Acceptable build quality
  • Excellent cleanability rating
  • 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
  • Mediocre cooking performance with our self-mixed recipe
  • Cheap-looking design
  • Lacks a control panel
  • Safety rating is very low

Key Specs

Features
Rotating baking chamber, browning control, indicator lights
Compact size, patterned top lid, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
6
N/A
Dimensions
L15 x W9.5 x H9 inches
L5.1 x W6.5 x H3.5 inches
Material
Stainless steel/plastic housing, aluminum nonstick baking plates
Plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
12.0 lbs (5.4 kg)
1.1 pound
Waffle diameter
6 ¾ inches
4.0" (10.2 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$101.95
$16.70

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.1
6.3

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.5
6.3
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.
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
3
3
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

9.6
6.3
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.
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
3
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.2
7.0

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 glossy black Holstein 4 inch waffle maker next to its instruction manual and the shipping box.

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 glossy black Holstein personal mini waffle maker.
Length
15.0" (38.1 cm)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Width
9.5" (24.1 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Height
9.0" (22.9 cm)
3.5" (9.0 cm)
Weight
12.0 lbs (5.4 kg)
1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)

Build Quality

9.0
7.0
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.
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
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.
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
4
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Classic-style
Plate Area
36.32 inches
17.72 inches
Plate Length
6.8" (17.3 cm)
4.8" (12.1 cm)
Plate Width
6.8" (17.3 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

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
No

Power Cord

A close-up of the power plug of the Cuisinart Double waffle maker WAF-F20P1’s power plug.
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
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
6.5

Handling

9.0
9.0

Safety

9.5
1.8
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.
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
234°F
234°F
Bottom Side Temperature
85°F
85°F
Handle Temperature
105°F
105°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 pouring from  out of the Holstein waffle maker and into small pools at the base of the unit.

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 ring-shaped indicator light at the top of the Holstein’s lid. It is shining dimly in the studio lighting.

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