- Performance (50%)7.2
- Design (20%)7.7
- Ease of Use (30%)9.1
- Performance (50%)6.7
- Design (20%)8.7
- Ease of Use (30%)9.6
The most distinguishing feature of the Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic is its waffle plates, designed in the classic style (also called “American style”). Besides the smaller pockets, its waffles are also thinner when compared to Belgian-style waffles.
Due to their reduced size, classic-style waffles cook far faster than their Belgian counterpart, which is a major reason classic models like the Cuisinart WMR-CA are still popular today. And sure enough, during our tests, the Cuisinart WMR-CA produced a waffle in about 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, the DASH No-Drip Belgian waffle maker has plates imprinted in Belgian patterning. The plates are large and can cook four 4-inch square waffles. This waffle maker is excellent for bulk cooking.
Quality-wise, both models are considered mediocre by our chef. The taste won’t wow you, but works fine for breakfasts and daily meals.
Pros & Cons
- Did a great job in our test with Birch Benders mix
- Fast cooking time
- Compact and lightweight design makes it easy to store
- 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
- Poor performance on self-mixed recipe
- Heating element is too strong and can easily burn waffles
- Dim indicator lights
- The unit’s appearance looks quite cheap
- Lacks a control panel
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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.
Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef passionate about delicious and healthful foods. At HealthyKitchen101, she develops recipes and collaborates with our Research, Testing, and Review lab to evaluate the performance of cooking appliances. Her assessments add a strong authoritative voice to our product scoring process.