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Presto Flipside Belgian vs DASH DMW001AQ Mini Side-by-Side Comparison

Can’t decide between the Presto Flipside Belgian and the DASH DMW001AQ Mini waffle maker? This comparison will help you choose!

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Presto Flipside

DASH Mini

Presto Flipside Belgian vs DASH DMW001AQ Mini: How They Stack Up

Overall Verdict

The Presto Flipside Belgian is a full-size, mid-tier Belgian waffle maker. It cooks 7-inch waffles and comes with high-end features like a flippable design and a built-in timer.

On the other hand, the DASH DMW001AQ Mini is a mini-size waffle maker with only one highlight: its small and compact form factor. Being no larger than a softball, it’s a popular choice for travelers since it can snugly fit inside backpacks and other luggage. At home, the DASH Mini becomes a great snack-maker with its bite-sized 4-inch waffles.

If you have a roomy budget and want something that can help you cook traditional Belgian-style waffles for breakfast and other meals, the Presto Flipside will be the one to choose.

Conversely, if you need a compact, affordable waffle maker that you can bring with you on the go or make little snacks with, then the DASH Mini is perfect!

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of UsePresto FlipsideDASH Mini7.36.56.69.26.96.56.08.3
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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
  • Does a decent job at making pre-mixed waffles
  • The waffle plates’ non-stick layer works well
  • Easy to use ‘plug-and-play’ design
  • Great cleanability
  • Mediocre cooking performance with a tendency to char the waffle
  • Poor build quality
  • Certain spots on the waffle maker are difficult to clean
  • Unremarkable performance in the self-mixed recipe test
  • Relatively slow cooking speed
  • Thin layer of paint that can be easily scratched
  • Many safety issues

Key Specs

Features
Flippable baking chamber, built-in timer, indicator light
Compact size, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
N/A
N/A
Dimensions
L12 x W11 x H4.4 inches (in horizontal configuration)
L6.3 x W5 x H2.5 inches
Material
Stainless steel/plastic housing; ceramic nonstick baking plates
Plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
4.9 pounds
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
Waffle diameter
7.0" (17.8 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$50.14
$12.13

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
6.5

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.0
6.0
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.
The golden-very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 6 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
Top
The golden-very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 6 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The golden-very dark brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 6 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 6 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, revealing a dense core with few air bubbles.
A waffle baked for 6 minutes using our self-mixed recipe being torn down the middle by hand to test its consistency.
Heat Level
N/A
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

7.0
7.0
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.
The very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using a batter made from our Birch Benders mix.
The very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using a batter made from our Birch Benders mix.
The very dark brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using a batter made from our Birch Benders mix.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our Birch Benders waffle mix. The interior of the waffle is revealed.
A waffle baked for 7 minutes using our Birch Benders waffle mix is torn down the middle by hands to test its consistency.
Heat Level
N/A
 N/A
Cooking Time
6 minutes 30 seconds
7 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.6
6.0

In The Box

The Presto Belgian waffle maker with black-and-red plastic detailing and glossy metallic body next to its instruction manual.
The aqua-blue waffle maker is in the middle. To its left and right are its instruction manuals and pamphlets.

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 DASH DMW001AQ Mini waffle maker’s dimensions. The length is 6.3 inches, height 2.5 inches, and width 5 inches.
Length
12.0" (30.5 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Width
11.0" (27.9 cm)
5.0" (12.7 cm)
Height
4.4" (11.2 cm)
2.5" (6.4 cm)
Weight
4.9 lbs (2.2 kg)
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)

Build Quality

6.0
5.0
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
The back side of the DASH Mini waffle maker. White cabling sleeve can be seen through a gap at the back of the unit.

Waffle Plates

8.0
10
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 DASH Mini’s waffle plates. The plates are black and have a classic-style waffle print.
An overview of the DASH Mini’s waffle plates. The plates are black and have a classic-style waffle print.
A close-up shot of the DASH Mini waffle maker’s waffle plate. It is black and treated with a layer of textured non-stick.
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Classic-style
Plate Area
44.18 inch
12.57 inch
Plate Length
7.5" (19.1 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)
Plate Width
7.5" (19.1 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)
Material
Ceramic
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

6.0
0.0
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
Yes
No
Timer
Yes
No
Browning Control
No
No

Power Cord

The 36.5-inch long power cord of the Presto waffle maker. The Type-A plug is clearly shown.
The power cord of the DASH Mini waffle maker. It has a Type A plug.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
3.0 ft (0.9 m)
2.5 ft (0.8 m)
Cable Management
No
No

Accessories

Material
N/A
N/A
Removable
N/A
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.2
8.3

Handling

9.5
8.0
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
8.1
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 top lid of the DASH Mini waffle maker is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 191.3°F.
DASH DMW001AQ Safety Top-side temperature
The temperature of the top lid of the DASH Mini waffle maker is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 191.3°F.
The temperature of the base of the DASH Mini waffle maker is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 120.2°F.
The temperature of the handle of the DASH Mini waffle maker is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 98.2°F.
Top Side Temperature
167°F
191°F
Bottom Side Temperature
95°F
120°F
Handle Temperature
94°F
98°F

Cleanability

7.5
10
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
6.0
The red indicator light located on the base of the Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker.
The blue center indicator light of the DASH Mini waffle maker is dimly shining.

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