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DASH DMW001AQ Mini vs Euro Cuisine WM520 Side-by-Side Comparison

Can’t decide between the DASH DMW001AQ Mini and the Euro Cuisine WM520? Here is our side-by-side comparison of the two.

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DASH Mini

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DASH DMW001AQ Mini vs Euro Cuisine WM520: Detailed Comparison

Overall Verdict

Each waffle maker offers distinct benefits, making it easier to choose between them.

The selling points of the DASH DMW001AQ Mini are its small, compact design and the bite-sized, 4-inch waffles it makes. Its size makes it the perfect purchase for travelers, campers, and hikers. The DASH Mini can fit inside a backpack or luggage and help you cook fresh waffles on the go.

And at home, the small size of the waffles shines. You can cook several of these 4-inch waffles and turn them into a full breakfast platter. Alternatively, you can use the small waffles as quick snacks throughout the day.

Meanwhile, the Euro Cuisine WM520 can help if you want to bring a  special touch to your morning breakfast. Instead of a traditional, blocky Belgian-style or classic-style pattern, the Euro Cuisine WM520 features a heart-shaped pattern imprinted on its plates (also called “Norwegian-style”).

The beautiful waffles it makes are not just fabulous for festive times, like Christmas and Thanksgiving, they also work for daily breakfasts and meals!

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of UseDASH MiniEuro Cuisine6.96.56.08.37.06.39.36.6
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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 passable job in our self-mixed recipe test
  • Luxurious design with chrome lid
  • Easy to use control panel with clicky, responsive browning level dial
  • Eco-friendly PTFE and PFOA-free ceramic coating on the plates
  • Excellent cleanability
  • Unremarkable performance in the self-mixed recipe test
  • Relatively slow cooking speed
  • Thin layer of paint that can be easily scratched
  • Many safety issues
  • Loose lid hinges
  • The rubber screw protectors can be easily lost
  • Many surfaces of the waffle maker became scorching hot after two-three cooking sessions

Key Specs

Features
Compact size, indicator lights
Heart-shaped waffle plates, tactile browning control, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
N/A
Four
Dimensions
L6.3 x W5 x H2.5 inches
L10 x W8 x H4.5 inches
Material
Plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Stainless steel/plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
4 pounds
Waffle diameter
4.0" (10.2 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$12.13
$36.79

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
6.3

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.0
6.3
The golden-very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 6 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
Top
The golden-very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 6 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The golden-very dark brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 6 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 6 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, revealing a dense core with few air bubbles.
A waffle baked for 6 minutes using our self-mixed recipe being torn down the middle by hand to test its consistency.
Euro Cuisine WM520 Self-Mixed Recipe Test
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using our self-mixed recipe.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds. The interior is revealed, with small air bubbles visible within.
The waffle is torn up by hand to test its consistency. The fluffy interior of the waffle is revealed.
Heat Level
N/A
Medium-high
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes 30 seconds

Birch Benders Mix

7.0
6.4
The very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using a batter made from our Birch Benders mix.
The very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using a batter made from our Birch Benders mix.
The very dark brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using a batter made from our Birch Benders mix.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our Birch Benders waffle mix. The interior of the waffle is revealed.
A waffle baked for 7 minutes using our Birch Benders waffle mix is torn down the middle by hands to test its consistency.
Euro Cuisine WM520 Birch Benders Mix Test
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes and 30 seconds. The dense interior of the waffle can be clearly seen.
A waffle, baked for 5 minutes and 30 seconds, is torn up by hands to test its consistency. The waffle’s core can be seen.
Heat Level
 N/A
Medium-high
Cooking Time
7 minutes
5 minutes 30 seconds

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.0
9.3

In The Box

The aqua-blue waffle maker is in the middle. To its left and right are its instruction manuals and pamphlets.
The Euro Cuisine Heart Shaped waffle maker is in the center. To its left is the manual and to its right is the shipping box.

Dimensions & Weight

The DASH DMW001AQ Mini waffle maker’s dimensions. The length is 6.3 inches, height 2.5 inches, and width 5 inches.
The side profile of the Euro Cuisine WM520. Its mirror-like lid and the vertically-arranged control panel can be seen.
Length
6.3" (16.0 cm)
10.0" (25.4 cm)
Width
5.0" (12.7 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Height
2.5" (6.4 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)

Build Quality

5.0
9.0
The back side of the DASH Mini waffle maker. White cabling sleeve can be seen through a gap at the back of the unit.
The Euro Cuisine WM520 Build Quality
The elaborate backside of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker (WM520).
A close-up view of the plastic detailing and components of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker.

Waffle Plates

10
10
An overview of the DASH Mini’s waffle plates. The plates are black and have a classic-style waffle print.
An overview of the DASH Mini’s waffle plates. The plates are black and have a classic-style waffle print.
A close-up shot of the DASH Mini waffle maker’s waffle plate. It is black and treated with a layer of textured non-stick.
An overhead shot of the black waffle plates of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker. The plates have heart-shaped patterns.
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Classic-style
Norwegian-style
Plate Area
12.57 inch
50.27 inches
Plate Length
4.0" (10.2 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Plate Width
4.0" (10.2 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

0.0
9.5
The Euro Cuisine WM520 Control Panel
The control panel of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker. The browning control dial can be seen, along with the indicator lights.
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
No
No
Timer
No
No
Browning Control
No
Yes

Power Cord

The power cord of the DASH Mini waffle maker. It has a Type A plug.
The power cord of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker. It has a Type A plug.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.5 ft (0.8 m)
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
Cable Management
No
Yes

Accessories

Material
N/A
N/A
Removable
N/A
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.3
6.6

Handling

8.0
8.5

Safety

8.1
2.5
The temperature of the top lid of the DASH Mini waffle maker is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 191.3°F.
DASH DMW001AQ Safety Top-side temperature
The temperature of the top lid of the DASH Mini waffle maker is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 191.3°F.
The temperature of the base of the DASH Mini waffle maker is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 120.2°F.
The temperature of the handle of the DASH Mini waffle maker is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 98.2°F.
The surface temperature of the Euro Cuisine’s control panel is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 146.8°F.
The surface temperature of the Euro Cuisine’s control panel is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 146.8°F.
The surface temperature of the Euro Cuisine’s base is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 107.6°F.
The surface temperature of the Euro Cuisine’s handle is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 137.8°F.
Top Side Temperature
191°F
146.8°F
Bottom Side Temperature
120°F
107.6°F
Handle Temperature
98°F
137.8°F

Cleanability

10
10
Excess batter spilling out from the Euro Cuisine waffle maker’s cooking plates.

Indicator Light Visibility

6.0
10
The blue center indicator light of the DASH Mini waffle maker is dimly shining.
The indicator lights of the Euro Cuisine. The red POWER light is closest to the dial, the orange READY light is to the back.

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