Differing in pricing, size, and performance, the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker and the Nostalgia MWF5AQ couldn't be more unalike.
Being the higher-end model of the two, the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 has far better cooking performance. It has the best performance score on our tests so far. Meanwhile, the Nostalgia MWF5AQ’s performance scores only stop at the “acceptable” mark.
The Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is a full-size, double-sided Belgian waffle maker. So, it can make two 7-inch waffles at once.
The Nostalgia MWF5AQ is a mini waffle maker designed and built to be as compact as possible. It’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and can only make 4-inch waffles.
So, there are two separate usages. If you need a waffle maker loaded with the best features and has great cooking performance, the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 will be it. It’ll cost you a bit, but it will ultimately be worth it.
On the other hand, if you need a small waffle maker to take with you on your trips or make bite-sized snacks, check the Nostalgia MWF5AQ out.
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
- Surprisingly decent cooking performance for the price
- High build quality; solid lid hinges
- Waffle plates’ non-stick coating performs excellently
- 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
- No control feature
- Oven mitts are required for handling
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Matthew Lee is a writer and editor for HealthyKitchen101. With over 8 years working for various outlets and agencies, specializing in tech review and other subjects of note, such as current affairs.
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