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Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B vs KRUPS Belgian Side-by-Side Comparison

Can’t decide whether to get the Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B or the KRUPS Belgian waffle maker? Here’s our comparison.

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Holstein Housewares

KRUPS Belgian

Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B vs KRUPS Belgian: Short Comparison

Overall Verdict

While the Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B is a mini waffle maker designed to be as compact and portable as possible, the KRUPS Belgian is built instead for bulk cooking. So, with their two cases being so different, it’s not hard to pick one that best suits your intended use.

If you’re a traveler and want something you can bring, try the Holstein Mini. On the other hand, if you regularly have to bake large batches of waffles, the KRUPS Belgian will make more sense.

However, in terms of performance, while the Holstein does a passable job, the KRUPS Belgian is one of the worst performers in our database. It’s the only model that failed a cooking test, taking more than 10 minutes to cook a batter made from Birch Benders premade mix.

Thus, even if you like what the KRUPS offers, we recommend looking into alternatives like the DASH No-Drip Belgian waffle maker.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of UseKRUPS BelgianHolstein Housewares6.32.89.99.66.56.37.06.5
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Pros & Cons

  • Highly affordable
  • Compact size and lightweight
  • Handling is simple and smooth
  • Acceptable build quality
  • Excellent cleanability rating
  • 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
  • Mediocre cooking performance with our self-mixed recipe
  • Cheap-looking design
  • Lacks a control panel
  • Safety rating is very low
  • 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
Compact size, patterned top lid, indicator lights
Quartered classic-style waffle plates, removable plates, intuitive controls
Adjustable Settings
N/A
Six
Dimensions
L5.1 x W6.5 x H3.5 inches
L14.4 x W10.2 x H4.5 inches
Material
Plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Stainless steel/plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
1.1 pound
9.1 pounds
Waffle diameter
4.0" (10.2 cm)
4.6" (11.7 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$16.70
$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
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
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
3
Between 2 and 3
Cooking Time
5 minutes
7 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

6.3
0.0
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
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
N/A
Maximum (5)
Cooking Time
5 minutes
10 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.0
9.9

In the Box

The glossy black Holstein 4 inch waffle maker next to its instruction manual and the shipping box.
The KRUPS waffle maker, with its stainless steel top lid and black plastic detailing, sitting next to its instruction manual.

Dimensions

A side profile of the glossy black Holstein personal mini waffle maker.
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
5.1" (13.0 cm)
14.4" (36.6 cm)
Width
6.5" (16.5 cm)
10.2" (25.9 cm)
Height
3.5" (9.0 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Weight
1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)
9.1 lbs (4.1 kg)

Build Quality

7.0
10
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.
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

9.5
10
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.
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
Classic-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
17.72 inches
102.5 inch
Plate Length
4.8" (12.1 cm)
10.0" (25.4 cm)
Plate Width
4.8" (12.1 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

0.0
9.5
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
No
Yes

Power Cord

The power cord of the Holstein mini waffle maker. The plug is Type A.
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
2.1 ft (0.6 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
6.5
9.6

Handling

9.0
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

1.8
9.7
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.
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
234°F
176°F
Bottom Side Temperature
85°F
127°F
Handle Temperature
105°F
89°F

Cleanability

10
10
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
The red ring-shaped indicator light at the top of the Holstein’s lid. It is shining dimly in the studio lighting.
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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