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Euro Cuisine WM520 vs KRUPS Belgian Side-by-Side Comparison

Can’t decide between the Euro Cuisine WM520 and the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker? See our side-by-side comparison of the two here!

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Euro Cuisine WM520 vs KRUPS Belgian: Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of Use KRUPS BelgianEuro Cuisine6.32.89.99.67.06.39.36.6
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The Euro Cuisine WM520 differs from most waffle makers in that it’s neither a classic-style nor a Belgian-style waffle maker. Rather, it’s a Norwegian-style waffle maker and comes equipped with a set of waffle plates imprinted with a beautiful heart shape.

This makes the Euro Cuisine WM520 a great choice for cooking waffles during festive times like Christmas or Thanksgiving. And if you want to add some flair to your breakfasts or mealtimes, these special waffles will be just the ticket!

The KRUPS Belgian has a more traditional Belgian-style patterning. Its large set of waffle plates can cook four 4-inch square waffles at once. A waffle maker like the KRUPS can be a god-sent for large families or people who need to cook large batches of waffles regularly.

Unfortunately, we must recommend the Euro Cuisine WM520 between these two for one reason: the KRUPS exhibited very poor performance during our tests. It’s the only model in our database thus far that failed a cooking test.

Instead of the KRUPS Belgian, if you still want the ability to bulk-cook, we recommend the DASH No-Drip Belgian waffle maker as an alternative.

Pros & Cons

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Key Specs

Features
Heart-shaped waffle plates, tactile browning control, indicator lights
Quartered classic-style waffle plates, removable plates, intuitive controls
Adjustable Settings
Four
Six
Dimensions
L10 x W8 x H4.5 inches
L14.4 x W10.2 x H4.5 inches
Material
Stainless steel/plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Stainless steel/plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
4 pounds
9.1 pounds
Waffle diameter
8.0" (20.3 cm)
4.6" (11.7 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$36.79
$68.54

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.3
2.8

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.3
5.5
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.
KRUPS Belgian Self-Mixed Recipe Video
KRUPS Belgian Self-Mixed RecipeThe very light gold top crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The very light gold bottom crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, the inside is dense with a few air cavities.
A waffle is torn up by hand to test its consistency. This waffle was baked for 7 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
Heat Level
Medium-high
Between 2 and 3
Cooking Time
5 minutes 30 seconds
7 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

6.4
0.0
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.
KRUPS Belgian Birch Benders Mix Video
The pale gop top crust of a waffle baked for 10 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The pale gop bottom crust of a waffle baked for 10 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 10 minutes using the Birch Benders batter mix, showcasing its dense, irregular interior
A waffle being torn down the middle by hand to test it for its consistency. The golden interior of the waffle is revealed.
Heat Level
Medium-high
Maximum (5)
Cooking Time
5 minutes 30 seconds
10 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
9.9

In the Box

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.
The KRUPS waffle maker, with its stainless steel top lid and black plastic detailing, sitting next to its instruction manual.

Dimensions

The side profile of the Euro Cuisine WM520. Its mirror-like lid and the vertically-arranged control panel can be seen.
The KRUPS Belgian waffle maker’s dimensions. The length is 14.4 inches, height is 4.5 inches, and width is 10.2 inches.
Length
10.0" (25.4 cm)
14.4" (36.6 cm)
Width
8.0" (20.3 cm)
10.2" (25.9 cm)
Height
4.5" (11.4 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Weight
4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
9.1 lbs (4.1 kg)

Build Quality

9.0
10
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.
The KRUPS waffle maker's back side. Intricate black plastic detailing and metal components can be seen.
The KRUPS waffle maker's back side. Intricate black plastic detailing and metal components can be seen.
KRUPS Belgian Build Quality video

Waffle Plates

10
10
An overhead shot of the black waffle plates of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker. The plates have heart-shaped patterns.
An overview of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker’s black, non-stick-treated waffle plates.
An overview of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker’s black, non-stick-treated waffle plates.
A close-up shot of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker’s waffle plate. It has Belgian-style patterning and is non-stick.
The waffle plates of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker are removed, revealing the heating coils underneath.
KRUPS Belgian Waffle Plates video
KRUPS Belgian Waffle Plates video 1
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Norwegian-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
50.27 inches
102.5 inch
Plate Length
8.0" (20.3 cm)
10.0" (25.4 cm)
Plate Width
8.0" (20.3 cm)
10.3" (26.0 cm)
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Control Panel

9.5
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.
A close-up of the control panel of the KRUPS waffle maker. Two indicator lights and a browning control dial knob can be seen.
A close-up of the control panel of the KRUPS waffle maker. Two indicator lights and a browning control dial knob can be seen.
KRUPS Belgian Control Panel video
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
No
Yes
Timer
No
No
Browning Control
Yes
Yes

Power Cord

The power cord of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker. It has a Type A plug.
A close-up shot of the power cord of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker, focusing on the Type-A blade.
A close-up shot of the power cord of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker, focusing on the Type-A blade.
The grommet at the bottom of the KRUPS. It helps the user manage the power cord when the waffle maker is put in storage.
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
6.6
9.6

Handling

8.5
9.0
The KRUPS waffle maker being held in the air by its handle.
The KRUPS waffle maker being held in the air by its handle.
KRUPS Belgian Handling video

Safety

2.5
9.7
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.
The temperature of the top side of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 176.5°F.
The temperature of the top side of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 176.5°F.
The temperature of the KRUPS waffle maker’s frontal control panel is being measured. The thermometer’s screen reads 127.2°F.
The temperature of the handle is being measured using a thermometer in a thermal safety test. The screen reads 89.8°F.
Top Side Temperature
146.8°F
176°F
Bottom Side Temperature
107.6°F
127°F
Handle Temperature
137.8°F
89°F

Cleanability

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

Indicator Light Visibility

10
10
The indicator lights of the Euro Cuisine. The red POWER light is closest to the dial, the orange READY light is to the back.
The two indicator lights of the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker: the left is the red ON light, and right is the green READY light.

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