- Performance (50%)6.5
- Design (20%)6.6
- Ease of Use (30%)9.2
- Performance (50%)7.2
- Design (20%)7.7
- Ease of Use (30%)9.1
The Presto Flipside and the Cuisinart WMR-CA cook two different types of waffles. While the Presto cooks Belgian-style waffles, the Cuisinart WMR-CA is designed to cook American-style (also known as “classic-style”) waffles.
Belgian-style waffles are thicker and have larger pockets than their classic-style counterparts. Each portion can be very filling, so they’re popular breakfast items all over the world. If that’s what you’re after, the Presto Flipside Belgian is the one to pick.
On the other hand, classic-style waffles – with their thinner size and smaller pockets – can cook faster. This clearly shows in the Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic’s performance test: The waffle maker took only 3 minutes to finish a waffle.
If the cooking speed sounds appealing, or you’re gunning for a classic-style waffle maker purely for nostalgia’s sake (classic-style waffles are served in diners and waffle houses around the US), the Cuisinart WMR-CA will be a decent choice.
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
- Did a great job in our test with Birch Benders mix
- Fast cooking time
- Compact and lightweight design makes it easy to store
- Mediocre cooking performance with a tendency to char the waffle
- Poor build quality
- Certain spots on the waffle maker are difficult to clean
- Poor performance on self-mixed recipe
- Heating element is too strong and can easily burn waffles
- Dim indicator lights
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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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