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Presto Flipside Belgian vs Chefman Anti-Overflow Side-by-Side Comparison

Wondering what to choose between the mid-range Presto Flipside Belgian and the entry-level Chefman Anti-Overflow waffle maker? Here’s a comparison.

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Chefman Anti-Overflow

Presto Flipside

Presto Flipside Belgian vs Chefman Anti-Overflow: Mid-Range vs. Entry-Level Waffle Maker

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of Use Presto FlipsideChefman Anti-Overflow7.36.56.69.26.76.68.85.6
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The Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker is considered a mid-range waffle maker due to its many high-end features and price point. It has a flippable design to facilitate a more even cooking of the waffle. The Presto also comes with an audible alarm and a built-in timer to help you keep track of the cooking process.

Meanwhile, the Chefman Anti-Overflow is in the entry-level range. It has a fairly simple and traditional design. Fortunately, it still comes with essential features like a browning control dial.

In our cooking tests, both models have roughly the same performance level. The quality of waffles was mediocre, but they will work for breakfasts and other meals  – just don’t expect restaurant-grade quality.

So, in this case, it all comes down to your budget and needs. If you have a decent budget and want some extra features, go for the Presto. But if your budget is somewhat limited, consider getting the Chefman.

Pros & Cons

  • 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
  • Unique ‘flip-side’ design
  • Far more compact than other flip waffle makers
  • Includes a timer with an audible alarm
  • The safety rating is high
  • Didn’t perform well on self-mixed recipe
  • Awkward and potentially dangerous lid lock
  • Too many hot surfaces
  • Can be difficult to clean
  • Mediocre cooking performance with a tendency to char the waffle
  • Poor build quality
  • Certain spots on the waffle maker are difficult to clean

Key Specs

Features
Textured rubber coating, wide anti-spill moat, tactile browning control
Flippable baking chamber, built-in timer, indicator light
Adjustable Settings
7
N/A
Dimensions
L10.6 x W8.3 x H4.35 inches
L12 x W11 x H4.4 inches (in horizontal configuration)
Material
Metal/plastic housing; die-cast aluminum nonstick baking plates
Stainless steel/plastic housing; ceramic nonstick baking plates
Weight
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
4.9 pounds
Waffle diameter
6.3" (16.0 cm)
7.0" (17.8 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.27
$50.14

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.6
6.5

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.3
6.0
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.
Presto Flipside Belgian Self-Mixed Recipe video
A waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, with black charring inside its pockets.
A waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, with black charring inside its pockets.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. The inside is dense with a few air bubbles.
A waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe is torn by hand down the middle, revealing the waffle’s interior.
Heat Level
3
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

6.9
7.0
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.
Presto Flipside Belgian Birch Benders Mix video
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked for 6 minutes 30 seconds using batter made from Birch Benders mix.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 6 minutes 30 seconds using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The cross-section of a waffle baked for 6 minutes 30 seconds, revealing its dense core with tiny air bubbles.
A waffle being torn down the middle by hand to test its consistency and texture, revealing its golden interior.
Heat Level
3
N/A
Cooking Time
7 minutes
6 minutes 30 seconds

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
6.6

In The Box

The all-black Chefman waffle maker next to its instruction manual and accessory (a cup for measuring batter).
The Presto Belgian waffle maker with black-and-red plastic detailing and glossy metallic body next to its instruction manual.

Dimensions & Weight

The dimensions of the Chefman waffle maker. The length is 10.6 inches, height 4.35 inches, and width 8.3 inches.
The Presto waffle maker’s dimensions in vertical form. Length is 11 inches, height is 11.5 inches, and width is 4.5 inches.
The Presto waffle maker’s dimensions in vertical form. Length is 11 inches, height is 11.5 inches, and width is 4.5 inches.
The Presto waffle maker’s dimensions in horizontal form. Length is 12 inches, height is 4.4 inches, and width is 11 inches.
Presto Flipside Belgian Waffle Maker Dimensions Video
Length
10.6" (26.9 cm)
12.0" (30.5 cm)
Width
8.3" (21.1 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)
Height
4.3" (11.0 cm)
4.4" (11.2 cm)
Weight
3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
4.9 lbs (2.2 kg)

Build Quality

8.0
6.0
The black, plastic, clamp-style lid lock at the front of the Chefman Anti Overflow Belgian waffle maker.
A close-up of the gashes on the black plastic detailing of the Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker.
A close-up of the gashes on the black plastic detailing of the Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker.
Zoomed-in shot of a gap in the black plastic joint that connects the waffle maker’s baking chamber with the base.
Close-up shot of the red plastic retainer that keeps the baking chamber of the Presto waffle maker aloft when stored upright.
Presto Flipside Belgian Waffle Maker Build Quality video

Waffle Plates

10
8.0
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.
An overview of the Presto Flipside waffle maker’s gray, Belgian-style waffle plates.
An overview of the Presto Flipside waffle maker’s gray, Belgian-style waffle plates.
A close-up shot of one of the gray ceramic waffle plates of the Presto Flip Side waffle maker.
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
54.11 inch
44.18 inch
Plate Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)
Plate Width
8.3" (21.1 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)
Material
Cast aluminum
Ceramic
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

9.5
6.0
Chefman Control Panel
Chefman Control Panel video
A close-up shot of the timer to the side of the Presto waffle maker’s base. A button and speaker holes are visible.
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
No
Yes
Timer
No
Yes
Browning Control
Yes
No

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.
The 36.5-inch long power cord of the Presto waffle maker. The Type-A plug is clearly shown.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
3.0 ft (0.9 m)
Cable Management
Yes
No

Accessories

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

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
5.6
9.2

Handling

7.5
9.5
Chefman Anti-Overflow Handling video 1
Presto Flipside Belgian Waffle Maker Handling video
A large gap in-between the two-piece handles of the Presto waffle maker when it’s stored in its vertical configuration.
The Presto 03510 Ceramic Flipside Belgian waffle maker’s handle being held in one hand by a product tester.
The entire Presto waffle maker is held in the air by the handle with one hand of a product tester.

Safety

2.5
9.8
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.
The temperature of a plastic foot of the Presto waffle maker is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 167.9°F.
The temperature of a plastic foot of the Presto waffle maker is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 167.9°F.
The temperature of the Presto waffle maker’s base is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 95.4°F.
The temperature of the Presto waffle maker’s handle is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 94.9°F.
Top Side Temperature
202°F
167°F
Bottom Side Temperature
124°F
95°F
Handle Temperature
190°F
94°F

Cleanability

7.0
7.5
Excess batter spilling out of the Chefman waffle maker and into a pool at the base of the unit.
Close-up on the gunks accumulated on the inner part of the black plastic handle of the Presto Belgian waffle maker.

Indicator Light Visibility

10
10
The indicator lights of the Chefman waffle maker. To the left is the red POWER light, and the right is the blue READY light.
The red indicator light located on the base of the Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker.

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