The Nostalgia MWF5AQ is a mini waffle maker suitable for making breakfast on the go or for making light snacks at home. The unit is no larger than a softball, and the waffles it creates only measure 4 inches across.
Meanwhile, the Euro Cuisine WM520 is a full-size waffle maker. It bakes Norwegian-style heart-shaped waffles making it an excellent waffle maker to have around during festivities or when you want to add some visual flair to your family’s breakfast.
So, for most people, it comes down to what you’re seeking in a waffle maker. Do you want a compact waffle maker or a model that can make uniquely-patterned waffles?
Performance-wise, both models have roughly the same level of performance. The quality of the waffles they created in our tests was mediocre. Nonetheless, they’re more than adequate for breakfasts and daily meals.
Just don’t expect restaurant-level quality!
Pros & Cons
- Surprisingly decent cooking performance for the price
- High build quality; solid lid hinges
- Waffle plates’ non-stick coating performs excellently
- 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
- No control feature
- Oven mitts are required for handling
- 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
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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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