- Performance (50%)6.3
- Design (20%)7.0
- Ease of Use (30%)6.5
- Performance (50%)6.3
- Design (20%)8.4
- Ease of Use (30%)6.3
Between the Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B and the Nostalgia MWF5AQ, it’s difficult to say which one is better. Their overall scores are in the same ballpark as one another.
The Holstein did slightly better in our performance test pre-mix recipe waffle test. But the Nostalgia caught up by doing better in the test with our self-made recipe. In the end, both waffle makers received the same performance scores.
In terms of design and ease of use, the two waffle makers are remarkably similar, too. They have the same compact form factor and are built from lightweight (and rather cheap) plastic.
This makes both models a good fit for travelers and adventurers who want freshly-baked waffles on the go. At home, the 4-inch waffles they produce will make for good snacks.
And to make things even more complicated, they have the same list price.
So, our only recommendation is to choose the model on which you could get the best deal.
Pros & Cons
- Highly affordable
- Compact size and lightweight
- Handling is simple and smooth
- Acceptable build quality
- Excellent cleanability rating
- Surprisingly decent cooking performance for the price
- High build quality; solid lid hinges
- Waffle plates’ non-stick coating performs excellently
- Mediocre cooking performance with our self-mixed recipe
- Cheap-looking design
- Lacks a control panel
- Safety rating is very low
- No control feature
- Oven mitts are required for handling
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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 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.