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Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double vs KRUPS Belgian Side-by-Side Comparison

Both the KRUPS Belgian and the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double are high-end waffle makers. But, for now, our recommendation goes to the Cuisinart.

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Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double vs KRUPS Belgian — Detailed Comparison

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Both models are considered high-end due to their pricing. However, due to the various performance issues we observed with the KRUPS during our test, the recommendation goes to the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double. This may change later as we perform further tests with the KRUPS.

Most notably, the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker is the only model to fail our performance test so far. In the test with the premade waffle mix, it was unable to cook an edible waffle. After 10 minutes, the batter inside still hadn’t developed into a waffle and was still semi-liquid.

The KRUPS’ performance level was the direct opposite of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker, which is still the best-performing model we have tested. All of its waffles came out perfect with good coloration and texture. And our chefs loved the consistently flavorful taste profile.

The KRUPS and the Cuisinart are compatriots in the design department. Both models are beautifully designed with a high build quality.

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
  • Solidly built from high-quality materials
  • Able to cook four waffles simultaneously
  • The waffle plates’ non-stick coating works great
  • Controls are straightforward to use
  • 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
  • Waffle’s quality is mediocre in the self-mixed recipe test
  • Failed at producing an edible waffle in the test with the Birch Benders mix
  • Power cord is too short

Key Specs

Features
Rotating baking chamber, browning control, indicator lights
Quartered classic-style waffle plates, removable plates, intuitive controls
Adjustable Settings
6
Six
Dimensions
L15 x W9.5 x H9 inches
L14.4 x W10.2 x H4.5 inches
Material
Stainless steel/plastic housing, aluminum nonstick baking plates
Stainless steel/plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
12.0 lbs (5.4 kg)
9.1 pounds
Waffle diameter
6 ¾ inches
4.6" (11.7 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$101.95
$68.54

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.1
2.8

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.5
5.5
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.
KRUPS Belgian Self-Mixed Recipe Video
KRUPS Belgian Self-Mixed RecipeThe very light gold top crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The very light gold bottom crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, the inside is dense with a few air cavities.
A waffle is torn up by hand to test its consistency. This waffle was baked for 7 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
Heat Level
3
Between 2 and 3
Cooking Time
5 minutes
7 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

9.6
0.0
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.
KRUPS Belgian Birch Benders Mix Video
The pale gop top crust of a waffle baked for 10 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The pale gop bottom crust of a waffle baked for 10 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 10 minutes using the Birch Benders batter mix, showcasing its dense, irregular interior
A waffle being torn down the middle by hand to test it for its consistency. The golden interior of the waffle is revealed.
Heat Level
3
Maximum (5)
Cooking Time
5 minutes
10 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.2
9.9

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 KRUPS waffle maker, with its stainless steel top lid and black plastic detailing, sitting next to its instruction manual.

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.
The KRUPS Belgian waffle maker’s dimensions. The length is 14.4 inches, height is 4.5 inches, and width is 10.2 inches.
Length
15.0" (38.1 cm)
14.4" (36.6 cm)
Width
9.5" (24.1 cm)
10.2" (25.9 cm)
Height
9.0" (22.9 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Weight
12.0 lbs (5.4 kg)
9.1 lbs (4.1 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.
The KRUPS waffle maker's back side. Intricate black plastic detailing and metal components can be seen.
The KRUPS waffle maker's back side. Intricate black plastic detailing and metal components can be seen.
KRUPS Belgian Build Quality video

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.
An overview of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker’s black, non-stick-treated waffle plates.
An overview of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker’s black, non-stick-treated waffle plates.
A close-up shot of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker’s waffle plate. It has Belgian-style patterning and is non-stick.
The waffle plates of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker are removed, revealing the heating coils underneath.
KRUPS Belgian Waffle Plates video
KRUPS Belgian Waffle Plates video 1
Number of Plates
4
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
36.32 inches
102.5 inch
Plate Length
6.8" (17.3 cm)
10.0" (25.4 cm)
Plate Width
6.8" (17.3 cm)
10.3" (26.0 cm)
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Control Panel

9.5
9.5
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.
A close-up of the control panel of the KRUPS waffle maker. Two indicator lights and a browning control dial knob can be seen.
A close-up of the control panel of the KRUPS waffle maker. Two indicator lights and a browning control dial knob can be seen.
KRUPS Belgian Control Panel video
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
Yes
Yes
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 close-up shot of the power cord of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker, focusing on the Type-A blade.
A close-up shot of the power cord of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker, focusing on the Type-A blade.
The grommet at the bottom of the KRUPS. It helps the user manage the power cord when the waffle maker is put in storage.
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
9.6

Handling

9.0
9.0
The KRUPS waffle maker being held in the air by its handle.
The KRUPS waffle maker being held in the air by its handle.
KRUPS Belgian Handling video

Safety

9.5
9.7
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 top side of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 176.5°F.
The temperature of the top side of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 176.5°F.
The temperature of the KRUPS waffle maker’s frontal control panel is being measured. The thermometer’s screen reads 127.2°F.
The temperature of the handle is being measured using a thermometer in a thermal safety test. The screen reads 89.8°F.
Top Side Temperature
234°F
176°F
Bottom Side Temperature
85°F
127°F
Handle Temperature
105°F
89°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 two indicator lights of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker: the left is the red ON light, and right is the green READY light.