- Performance (50%)7.2
- Design (20%)7.7
- Ease of Use (30%)9.1
- Performance (50%)2.8
- Design (20%)9.9
- Ease of Use (30%)9.6
If you’re seeking a waffle maker that can make thin, classic-style waffles, then the Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic is a decent choice in the entry-level price range. Though its performance wasn’t spectacular by any means, the waffle it produced was edible. In the test with the Birch Benders pre-made waffle mix, the WMR-CA Classic even received a high score from our chef.
Its design quality is good. However, its appearance is simplistic because it is a budget-oriented waffle maker. It’s evident with a glance that it’s not a pricey machine.
While the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker has a far more premium and solid design, its performance was disappointing. It is the only model to have failed our performance test by receiving a zero in our test with the pre-mixed recipe. The KRUPS was unable to cook an edible waffle even after 10 minutes.
So, even if you are looking for a new Belgian waffle maker instead of a classic-style one, we can’t recommend getting the KRUPS over any model.
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
- 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
- Poor performance on self-mixed recipe
- Heating element is too strong and can easily burn waffles
- Dim indicator lights
- 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
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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.