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DASH No-Drip Belgian vs Euro Cuisine WM520 Side-by-Side Comparison

Unable to decide between the DASH No-Drip Belgian and the Euro Cuisine WM520 waffle maker? Here’s our comparison.

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DASH No-Drip

Euro Cuisine

DASH No-Drip Belgian vs Euro Cuisine WM520: Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

The key to choosing this pair is to ask yourself whether you want the ability to bulk cook or not.

The Dash No-Drip Belgian has a set of large waffle plates divided into four smaller quadrants. Each quadrant can make a 4-inch square waffle. So, when filled, this waffle maker can make four waffles.

On the other hand, the Euro Cuisine WM520 is a standard-size waffle maker. But the waffles it bakes are special: they have a heart-shaped pattern, bringing a bit more visual interest to the meal.

It can only make one at a time, though, unlike the DASH No-Drip Belgian.

So, in the end, if you have a large family and need to cook many waffles regularly, invest in the DASH No-Drip. But if you don’t need the bulk-cooking ability and like the heart-shaped patterning of the Euro Cuisine WM520, then go ahead and pick one up!

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of UseDASH No-DripEuro Cuisine8.06.78.79.67.06.39.36.6
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Pros & Cons

  • Affordable
  • 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
  • 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
  • The unit’s appearance looks quite cheap
  • Lacks a control panel
  • 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
Indicator lights
Heart-shaped waffle plates, tactile browning control, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
None
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
8 pounds
4 pounds
Waffle diameter
4.0" (10.2 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$49.99
$36.79

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.7
6.3

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.5
6.3
DASH No-Drip Belgian Self-Mixed Recipe
The golden - very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The golden - very dark brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, revealing the air bubble-filled inner core.
A waffle being torn by hand to test its consistency and texture. The interior of the waffle is revealed.
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
3 minutes
5 minutes 30 seconds

Birch Benders Mix

6.9
6.4
DASH No-Drip Belgian Birch Benders Mix
The top crust of a waffle baked for 4 minutes using a batter made from Birch Benders mix. It has a very light gold color.
The bottom crust of a waffle baked for 4 minutes using a batter made from Birch Benders mix. It has a very light gold color
A cross-section of a waffle, revealing its core with prominent air cavities and multiple air bubbles.
A waffle, baked for 4 minutes, torn down the middle by hand to test it for consistency and texture.
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
5 minutes
5 minutes 30 seconds

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.7
9.3

In the Box

The blue Dash No-Drip waffle maker next to its shipping box and instruction manuals.
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

A side profile of the Dash No-Drip Belgian waffle maker. It has a blue plastic lid and black-painted base.
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
8.0 lbs (3.6 kg)
4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)

Build Quality

9.5
9.0
DASH No-Drip Belgian Build Quality
DASH No-Drip Belgian Build QualityA close-up view of the back side of the DASH No-Drip waffle maker’s lid in the closed position.
A close-up view of the lid hinges of the Dash No Drip Waffle maker.
Side view of the DASH No Drip waffle maker. The blue top lid and the black bottom of the waffle maker can be seen here.
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
One of the waffle plates of the DASH No Drip waffle maker. It’s separated into four sections, each can cook a small waffle.
One of the waffle plates of the DASH No Drip waffle maker. It’s separated into four sections, each can cook a small waffle.
A zoomed-in view of the anti-drip moat on either side of the DASH Deluxe No-Drip Belgian waffle maker.
Waffle batter overflowing from the waffle plates and into the anti-drip moat during a cooking test.
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
Belgian-style
Norwegian-style
Plate Area
69.6 inch
50.27 inches
Plate Length
8.7" (22.1 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Plate Width
8.0" (20.3 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Material
Aluminum
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

0.0
9.5
The blue top lid of the DASH No Drip waffle maker. The indicator lights can also be seen here. They’re currently off.
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 plug of the Dash No Drip waffle maker, focusing on its Type-A prongs.
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
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
Cable Management
Yes
Yes

Accessories

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

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.6
6.6

Handling

9.5
8.5

Safety

9.2
2.5
The temperature of the DASH No Drip waffle maker’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 202.3°F.
The temperature of the DASH No Drip waffle maker’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 202.3°F.
The temperature of the underside of the DASH No Drip’s handle is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 151.5°F.
The temperature of the top side of the DASH No-Drip’s handle is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 120.0°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
202.3°F
146.8°F
Bottom Side Temperature
151.5°F
107.6°F
Handle Temperature
120°F
137.8°F

Cleanability

10
10
Excess batter overflowing from one of the waffle plates and into the anti-spill moat during a cooking test.
Excess batter spilling out from the Euro Cuisine waffle maker’s cooking plates.

Indicator Light Visibility

10
10
Indicator lights at the top of the DASH No-Drip waffle maker. Left is the red POWER light and right is the green READY light.
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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