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DASH No-Drip Belgian vs Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Side-by-Side Comparison

Don’t know what to choose between the DASH No-Drip Belgian and the Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B? Check out our detailed comparison and review!

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DASH No-Drip Belgian vs Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B: Which Is Better?

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The DASH No-Drip Belgian waffle maker is built for bulk cooking. Its large waffle plates can cook four square waffles, each measuring about 4 inches.

On the other hand, the Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B is a mini waffle maker. It has a compact form factor of about the same size as a softball. And, like the DASH No-Drip Belgian, the Holstein also makes 4-inch waffles. However, it can only make one at a time.

So, the deciding factor here is whether you think the DASH No-Drip Belgian’s bulk-cooking ability is worth it. It would be extremely useful for those with large families. On the other hand, the Holstein will suffice for bachelors, snackers, or those who don’t cook waffles very often.

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
  • Highly affordable
  • Compact size and lightweight
  • Handling is simple and smooth
  • Acceptable build quality
  • Excellent cleanability rating
  • The unit’s appearance looks quite cheap
  • Lacks a control panel
  • Mediocre cooking performance with our self-mixed recipe
  • Cheap-looking design
  • Lacks a control panel
  • Safety rating is very low

Key Specs

Features
Indicator lights
Compact size, patterned top lid, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
None
N/A
Dimensions
L6.3 x W5 x H2.5 inches
L5.1 x W6.5 x H3.5 inches
Material
Plastic housing, aluminum nonstick baking plates
Plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
8 pounds
1.1 pound
Waffle diameter
4.0" (10.2 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$49.99
$16.70

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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.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Self-Mixed RecipeA waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. Presented here is its top crust with a very dark brown color.
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Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Self-Mixed RecipeA waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. Presented here is its top crust with a very dark brown color.
A waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. Presented here is its bottom crust with a very dark brown color.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. Prominent air bubbles can be seen within.
A waffle being torn down the middle by hand to test it for its consistency. The air bubble-filled core is revealed.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Self-Mixed Recipe Video
Heat Level
N/A
3
Cooking Time
3 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

6.9
6.3
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.
The very light gold top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
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The very light gold top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The very light gold bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using the Birch Benders batter mix. Air bubbles can be seen within.
A waffle is torn down the middle by hands to test its consistency. The air bubble-filled interior of the waffle is revealed.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Birch Benders Mix Video
Heat Level
N/A
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.7
7.0

In the Box

The blue Dash No-Drip waffle maker next to its shipping box and instruction manuals.
The glossy black Holstein 4 inch waffle maker next to its instruction manual and 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.
A side profile of the glossy black Holstein personal mini waffle maker.
Length
6.3" (16.0 cm)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Width
5.0" (12.7 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Height
2.5" (6.4 cm)
3.5" (9.0 cm)
Weight
8.0 lbs (3.6 kg)
1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)

Build Quality

9.5
7.0
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.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Build Quality
The back side of the Holstein waffle cooker. Components of its lid hinges and the root of its power cord can be seen.
The black plastic hinges of the Holstein waffle maker’s lid. It is currently in its open position.

Waffle Plates

10
9.5
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.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Waffle PlatesAn overview of the Holstein waffle maker’s cooking plates. They’re black and printed with the classic waffle patterning.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Waffle PlatesAn overview of the Holstein waffle maker’s cooking plates. They’re black and printed with the classic waffle patterning.
A close-up shot of the Holstein waffle maker’s cooking plate. It is black and treated with a glossy layer of non-stick.
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Classic-style
Plate Area
69.6 inch
17.72 inches
Plate Length
8.7" (22.1 cm)
4.8" (12.1 cm)
Plate Width
8.0" (20.3 cm)
4.8" (12.1 cm)
Material
Aluminum
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

0.0
0.0
The blue top lid of the DASH No Drip waffle maker. The indicator lights can also be seen here. They’re currently off.
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
No
No
Timer
No
No
Browning Control
No
No

Power Cord

The power plug of the Dash No Drip waffle maker, focusing on its Type-A prongs.
The power cord of the Holstein mini waffle maker. The plug is Type A.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
2.1 ft (0.6 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
6.5

Handling

9.5
9.0

Safety

9.2
1.8
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.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B SafetyThe temperature of the top lid of the Holstein waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 219.0°F.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B SafetyThe temperature of the top lid of the Holstein waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 219.0°F.
The temperature of the base of the Holstein waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 113.7°F.
The temperature of the front handle of the Holstein waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 160.7°F.
Top Side Temperature
202.3°F
234°F
Bottom Side Temperature
151.5°F
85°F
Handle Temperature
120°F
105°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 pouring from  out of the Holstein waffle maker and into small pools at the base of the unit.

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 red ring-shaped indicator light at the top of the Holstein’s lid. It is shining dimly in the studio lighting.