- Performance (50%)6.5
- Design (20%)6.0
- Ease of Use (30%)8.3
- Performance (50%)7.2
- Design (20%)7.7
- Ease of Use (30%)9.1
Although it is much smaller and has fewer features than the Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic, the DASH DMW001AQ Mini is in the same price range. But bigger and more feature-rich aren't always better.
The DASH DMW001AQ Mini's compact size is advantageous for travelers who need a portable waffle maker. Its small 4-inch waffles are also great for those who want something to snack on throughout the day and, of course, they’re excellent for children.
On the other hand, the Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic is good for making large, traditional breakfast waffles. The shallow plates have small squares to make classic-style (American-style) waffles. Between these two, most people would opt for the Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic since the DASH DMW001AQ Mini's intended use is rather niche.
Both models have an acceptable cooking performance. They aren't great but not so bad that their waffles are inedible.
Design-wise, since they are in the entry-level range, they aren't particularly elaborate, which is to be expected. But the DASH DMW001AQ Mini's build quality is notably lower than the Cuisinart's.
Pros & Cons
- Does a decent job at making pre-mixed waffles
- The waffle plates’ non-stick layer works well
- Easy to use ‘plug-and-play’ design
- Great cleanability
- Did a great job in our test with Birch Benders mix
- Fast cooking time
- Compact and lightweight design makes it easy to store
- Unremarkable performance in the self-mixed recipe test
- Relatively slow cooking speed
- Thin layer of paint that can be easily scratched
- Many safety issues
- Poor performance on self-mixed recipe
- Heating element is too strong and can easily burn waffles
- Dim indicator lights
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