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DASH No-Drip Belgian vs KRUPS Belgian Side-by-Side Comparison

The DASH No-Drip Belgian and the KRUPS Belgian waffle makers are both excellent if you want to bulk-cook waffles. Here’s our comparison!

DASH No-Drip Belgian vs KRUPS Belgian: How They Stack Up


Price at publication
Indicator lightsQuartered classic-style waffle plates, removable plates, intuitive controls
Adjustable Settings
L6.3 x W5 x H2.5 inchesL14.4 x W10.2 x H4.5 inches
Plastic housing, aluminum nonstick baking platesStainless steel/plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
8 pounds9.1 pounds
Waffle diameter
4.0" (10.2 cm)4.6" (11.7 cm)
1,200 watts1000 watts
Number of waffles
2-year limited warranty2-year limited warranty


Build Quality
Waffle Plates
Control Panel
Overall Design Scoring

Although the design of the DASH No-Drip Belgian Waffle Maker isn't very luxurious with its plain plastic housing, the build quality is excellent. The lid hinges are solid, the waffle plates are coated in an effective layer of non-stick.

Unfortunately, there is one issue: this model lacks a control panel. For the price point it’s at, this is a clear drawback.

Contrary to its performance, the KRUPS waffle maker has one of the best designs and overall build quality in our database. From the sturdy, stainless steel top lid to the solid weight and feel of the machine, it's clear just by looking at it that the KRUPS is a high-end waffle maker.

But it's more than just good looks that sets this model apart from basic models. It comes with removable waffle plates that provide added convenience. There's an audible alarm that can help you monitor the cooking process more easily.

Usability Comparison

Indicator Light Visibility
Overall Usability Scoring

Using the DASH waffle maker is easy overall — plug it in, wait until the READY indicator lights up, and start pouring your batter!

The lack of a control system is troublesome, though. You can't adjust the browning or doneness to your liking. Instead, you'll have to time the cooking process to get your desired browning level.

On the plus side, safety and cleanability are both excellent for this model.

The KRUPS waffle maker has outstanding safety ratings. During our thermal safety tests, all of the oft-touched surfaces on the waffle maker (the handle, the lid, and the bottom side) are all cool. It’s very easy to clean and boasts user-friendly features like straightforward controls and an audible chime that make it easier to interact with the machine. We also like the oversized handle and lid lock, which greatly enhance the user experience.

Performance Test

Self-Mixed Recipe
Birch Benders Mix
Overall Performance Scoring

The DASH No-Drip performed acceptably in both performance tests. However, it was found lacking in one key area: cooking a waffle's crust to a nice color tone. The waffle maker failed to make waffles with our desired golden-brown tone in both test recipes.

Fortunately, the texture and flavor were spot on. So, for breakfasts and snacks, the DASH No-Drip belgian waffle maker won’t disappoint.

By June 2022, the KRUPS waffle maker was the sole model that failed our performance test. It miserably earned last place on our rankings after its inability to cook self-made batter and even worse, transforming Birch Benders mix into an inedible mush in the second test.

Overall Scores

Ease of Use
Overall Scoring

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
  • 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
  • The unit’s appearance looks quite cheap
  • Lacks a control panel
  • 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


The DASH No-Drip Belgian and the KRUPS Belgian waffle makers share the same design. They have a large, boxy body and expansive waffle plates capable of cooking four 4-inch square waffles at the same time.

There are differentiating factors, however.

The DASH No-Drip is the less premium choice out of the two. Rather than luxurious stainless steel like in the case of the KRUPS, the DASH No-Drip is made from cheap plastic. It also lacks many high-end features, like a control panel or an audible chime, both of which the KRUPS has.

All of these compromises are understandable, considering how the DASH No-Drip is cheaper by half!

But in terms of cooking performance, so far, we lean more toward the DASH No-Drip. The KRUPS, so far, has one of the worst cooking performances in our database. It is the only waffle maker that failed a cooking test (the Birch Benders premixed waffle test). While the DASH No-Drip’s performance is unremarkable, it still fulfilled all its testing requirements.

Behind the Comparison

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Matthew LeeReviewer

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.

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Tuyet PhamProfessional Chef

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.

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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.

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