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Oster Belgian vs Chefman Anti-Overflow Side-by-Side Comparison

Which one to choose between the Oster Belgian waffle maker and the Chefman Anti-overflow? This comparison will show you the answer.

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Oster Belgian

Chefman Anti-Overflow

Oster Belgian vs Chefman Anti-Overflow: Our Selection

Overall Verdict

5.7
Overall Score
6.7
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)6.0
  • Design (20%)6.2
  • Ease of Use (30%)5.0
  • Performance (50%)6.6
  • Design (20%)8.8
  • Ease of Use (30%)5.6

Meant to be ultra-affordable, the Oster waffle maker is built with only one thing in mind: serving up a decent-quality waffle as quickly as possible.

And to achieve this, the designers have made compromises. In our review of the Oster waffle maker, we noticed that the unit has poor build quality. Many parts of the waffle maker have visible cracks and dents. The electric cable was even visible through the lid hinges!

In contrast, the Chefman waffle maker, being a higher-tier product, can offer you a more solid overall design.

With regard to performance, the Oster didn’t show much potential. It tends to overcook the waffle and turn it into a blackened mess. Meanwhile, the heat of the Chefman is more tempered and even.

The only good thing about the Oster is its exceedingly affordable pricing. Other than that, you’re better off with the Chefman.

Pros & Cons

  • Affordable
  • Performs decently in our test with Birch Benders mix
  • Fairly compact design makes for easier storage
  • Responsive temperature control dial
  • High-quality and sturdy design
  • Works well with boxed waffle mix
  • Anti-overflow moat can minimize spillage
  • Well-built waffle plates with a non-stick layer
  • Tactile, easy-to-use control panel
  • Comes with a measuring cup
  • Unremarkable performance in our test with our self-mixed waffle batter
  • Bad build quality
  • Exposed electronics could be safety hazards
  • Very dim indicator lights
  • Didn’t perform well on self-mixed recipe
  • Awkward and potentially dangerous lid lock
  • Too many hot surfaces
  • Can be difficult to clean

Key Specs

Features
Belgian-style waffle plates, tactile browning control, indicator lights
Textured rubber coating, wide anti-spill moat, tactile browning control
Adjustable Settings
Variable
7
Dimensions
L10 x W8 x H4 inches
L10.6 x W8.3 x H4.35 inches
Material
Metal/plastic housing; die-cast aluminum nonstick baking plates
Metal/plastic housing; die-cast aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
Waffle diameter
7.0" (17.8 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)

Where to Buy?

Price at publication
$21.74
$31.27

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.0
6.6

Self Recipe

5.2
6.3
Oster Belgian Self-Mixed Recipe
The very dark brown-dark gold top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The very dark brown-dark gold bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. The interior is dense with few air bubbles.
A waffle, baked for 5 minutes, is torn by hands to test for its consistency. The interior of the waffle is revealed.
Chefman Anti-Overflow Self-Mixed Recipe Video
The very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The very dark brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. The interior is dense with few air bubbles.
A waffle being torn down the middle by hand to test its consistency. This waffle was baked for 5 minutes.
Heat Level
Max
3
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

6.8
6.9
Oster Belgian Birch Benders Mix Video
The very light gold-dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The very light gold-dark brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The interior of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using a Birch Benders batter mix. Small air cavities can be seen within.
A waffle, baked for 3 minutes using our Birch Benders batter mix, is torn down the middle by hands. The interior can be seen.
Chefman Anti-Overflow Birch Benders Mix Video
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our Birch Benders batter.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our Birch Benders batter.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our Birch Benders batter. Numerous air cavities can be seen.
A waffle being torn up by hands to test for its consistency. This one was baked for 7 minutes using our Birch Benders batter.
Heat Level
Max
3
Cooking Time
3 minutes
7 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.2
8.8

In The Box

The Oster waffle maker, with its stainless steel top lid and black plastic detailing, is placed next to its manual.
The all-black Chefman waffle maker next to its instruction manual and accessory (a cup for measuring batter).

Dimensions

The physical dimensions of the Oster Belgian waffle maker. The length is 10 inches, height 4 inches, and width 8 inches.
The dimensions of the Chefman waffle maker. The length is 10.6 inches, height 4.35 inches, and width 8.3 inches.
Length
10.0" (25.4 cm)
10.6" (26.9 cm)
Width
8.0" (20.3 cm)
8.3" (21.1 cm)
Height
4.0" (10.2 cm)
4.3" (11.0 cm)
Weight
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)

Build Quality

4.5
8.0
The side profile of the Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian waffle maker. The stainless steel lid is blemished from daily use.
The side profile of the Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian waffle maker. The stainless steel lid is blemished from daily use.
Oster Waffle Maker  Build Quality Video
The back side of the Oster Belgian waffle maker. The power cables can be in-between the gaps created by the plastic hinges.
The black, plastic, clamp-style lid lock at the front of the Chefman Anti Overflow Belgian waffle maker.

Waffle Plates

8.5
10
An overview of the waffle plates of the Oster waffle maker. It’s made from cast aluminum and has Belgian-style patterning.
An overview of the waffle plates of the Oster waffle maker. It’s made from cast aluminum and has Belgian-style patterning.
A close-up of the black, cast aluminum waffle plate of the Oster waffle maker.
An overview of the Chefman waffle maker’s cooking plates. The bottom plate has a large anti-overflow moat surrounding it.
An overview of the Chefman waffle maker’s cooking plates. The bottom plate has a large anti-overflow moat surrounding it.
The black, Belgian-style waffle plate of the Chefman waffle maker. An anti-overflow moat surrounds it to catch excess batter.
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
7.8 inch
54.11 inch
Plate Length
7.1" (18.0 cm)
8.3" (21.1 cm)
Plate Width
7.1" (18.0 cm)
8.3" (21.1 cm)
Material
Die-cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

9.0
9.5
The control panel of the Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian waffle maker. There’s the browning control knob and the indicator lights.
Chefman Control Panel
Chefman Control Panel video
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
No
No
Timer
No
No
Browning Control
Yes
Yes

Power Cord

The power cord of the Oster Belgian waffle maker.
The power cord of the Oster Belgian waffle maker.
The Type A plug attachment of the Oster Belgian waffle maker’s power cord.
A cord grommet at the bottom of the Chefman waffle maker. It helps the user manage the cord before putting it into storage.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
Cable Management
Yes
Yes

Extra Accessory

A transparent plastic cup that comes with the Chefman waffle maker. It helps the user measure the batter to pour.
Material
N/A
Plastic
Removable
N/A
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
5.0
5.6

Handling

6.5
7.5
Chefman Anti-Overflow Handling video 1

Safety

1.7
2.5
The temperature of the base of the Oster waffle maker is measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 143.4°F.
The temperature of the base of the Oster waffle maker is measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 143.4°F.
The temperature of the front handle of the Oster waffle maker is measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 189°F.
The temperature of the control panel of the Oster waffle maker is measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 176.9°F.
The temperature of the Chefman waffle maker’s top lid is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 202.7°F.
The temperature of the Chefman waffle maker’s top lid is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 202.7°F.
The temperature of the Chefman waffle maker’s clamp handle is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 190.9°F.
The temperature of the Chefman waffle maker’s base is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 124.1°F.
Top Side Temperature
176°F
202°F
Bottom Side Temperature
143°F
124°F
Handle Temperature
189°F
190°F

Cleanability

9.0
7.0
Excess batter spilling out from the waffle plates of the Oster waffle maker.
Excess batter spilling out of the Chefman waffle maker and into a pool at the base of the unit.

Indicator Light Visibility

4.5
10
The indicator lights of the Oster waffle maker. To the left is the red POWER light, and the right is the green READY light.
The indicator lights of the Chefman waffle maker. To the left is the red POWER light, and the right is the blue READY light.

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