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Presto Flipside Belgian vs Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double Side-by-Side Comparison

Don’t know what to pick between the Presto Flipside Belgian and the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 waffle maker? This comparison will help!

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Presto Flipside

Cuisinart Double

Presto Flipside Belgian vs Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double: Detailed Comparison

Overall Verdict

There are many similarities between the Presto Flipside Belgian and the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker.

They are both Belgian-style models, so their plates have deep patterning. The two models also come with rotatable baking chambers and bake 7-inch waffles.

But there’s one big difference between the two that may ultimately help you decide which one to get: the Presto Flipside is a single-sided waffle maker, while the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is double-sided. This means the Presto Flipside can only make one waffle at a time. Meanwhile, with two sets of waffle plates, the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 can cook two at a time if you want.

The Presto will be sufficient for busy bachelors and people who don’t need to cook a lot of waffles regularly. But if you often need to cook large batches of waffles and want the latest in everything, it’s worth spending extra on the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of UsePresto FlipsideCuisinart Double7.36.56.69.28.58.19.28.7
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Pros & Cons

  • Unique ‘flip-side’ design
  • Far more compact than other flip waffle makers
  • Includes a timer with an audible alarm
  • The safety rating is high
  • Strong cooking performance across all tests
  • Beautiful, durable stainless steel design
  • Comprehensive control panel with audible alarm
  • Intuitive lid locking mechanism
  • Comes with a batter measuring cup
  • Mediocre cooking performance with a tendency to char the waffle
  • Poor build quality
  • Certain spots on the waffle maker are difficult to clean
  • Mediocre performance with self-mixed recipe
  • Heavy and bulky
  • Certain parts are made of plastic
  • Lacks a POWER indicator light
  • Difficult to clean due to the lack of a drip tray

Key Specs

Features
Flippable baking chamber, built-in timer, indicator light
Rotating baking chamber, browning control, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
N/A
6
Dimensions
L12 x W11 x H4.4 inches (in horizontal configuration)
L15 x W9.5 x H9 inches
Material
Stainless steel/plastic housing; ceramic nonstick baking plates
Stainless steel/plastic housing, aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
4.9 pounds
12.0 lbs (5.4 kg)
Waffle diameter
7.0" (17.8 cm)
6 ¾ inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$50.14
$101.95

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
8.1

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.0
6.5
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.
Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Self-Mixed Recipe
The top side of a waffle made by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 in 5 minutes
The top crust of a waffle made by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 waffle maker in 5 minutes
The golden core of the waffle produced by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker.
The waffle produced by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 being torn by hand to test its consistency and texture.
Heat Level
N/A
3
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

7.0
9.6
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.
Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Birch Benders Mix
The golden brown top side of the waffle made by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double flip waffle maker in 5 minutes.
The golden brown bottom side of the waffle made by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker in 5 minutes.
The fluffy interior of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 that’s visibly filled with air bubbles.
The waffle produced by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is being torn by hand to test for its consistency and texture.
Heat Level
N/A
3
Cooking Time
6 minutes 30 seconds
5 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.6
9.2

In The Box

The Presto Belgian waffle maker with black-and-red plastic detailing and glossy metallic body next to its instruction manual.
The silver Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker sitting on a table next to its user manuals and a measuring cup.

Dimensions & Weight

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
The Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker dimension measurement chart. Its length is noted as 15 inches, width is 9.5 inches, and its height is 9 inches.
Length
12.0" (30.5 cm)
15.0" (38.1 cm)
Width
11.0" (27.9 cm)
9.5" (24.1 cm)
Height
4.4" (11.2 cm)
9.0" (22.9 cm)
Weight
4.9 lbs (2.2 kg)
12.0 lbs (5.4 kg)

Build Quality

6.0
9.0
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
Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Build Quality Video
A close-up view of the spring and internal mechanisms of the rotating hinges of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 waffle maker.
A close-up view of the rotating hinges of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker.

Waffle Plates

8.0
9.5
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.
An overview of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1’s black, Belgian-style waffle plates.
An overview of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1’s black, Belgian-style waffle plates.
A top-down view of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 waffle maker’s black, Belgian-style cooking plates.
Number of Plates
2
4
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
44.18 inch
36.32 inches
Plate Length
7.5" (19.1 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)
Plate Width
7.5" (19.1 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)
Material
Ceramic
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

6.0
9.5
A close-up shot of the timer to the side of the Presto waffle maker’s base. A button and speaker holes are visible.
Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Control Panel Video
A close-up of the control panel of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double Belgian waffle maker, with the silvery browning control knob to the left and the black power switch to the right.
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
Yes
Yes
Timer
Yes
No
Browning Control
No
Yes

Power Cord

The 36.5-inch long power cord of the Presto waffle maker. The Type-A plug is clearly shown.
A close-up of the power plug of the Cuisinart Double waffle maker WAF-F20P1’s power plug.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
3.0 ft (0.9 m)
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
Cable Management
No
Yes

Accessories

The included batter measuring cup of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1. It is made from
Material
N/A
Plastic
Removable
N/A
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.2
8.7

Handling

9.5
9.0
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

9.8
9.5
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.
The temperature of the back hinges of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 being measured by a thermometer, which reads 234.6°F.
The temperature of the back hinges of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 being measured by a thermometer, which reads 234.6°F.
Temperature of the front control panel of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is being taken using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 85.6°F.
Temperature of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1’s top lid being measured using a thermometer, which reads 105.8°F during a thermal safety test.
Top Side Temperature
167°F
234°F
Bottom Side Temperature
95°F
85°F
Handle Temperature
94°F
105°F

Cleanability

7.5
6.5
Close-up on the gunks accumulated on the inner part of the black plastic handle of the Presto Belgian waffle maker.
The silver Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 with excess batter overflowing and dripping down from both sets of cooking plates on the waffle maker.

Indicator Light Visibility

10
10
The red indicator light located on the base of the Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker.
The green READY button of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is on, indicating that the plates are heated and ready to use.

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