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Presto Flipside Belgian vs DASH No-Drip Belgian Side-by-Side Comparison

Can’t decide between the Presto Flipside Belgian and the DASH No-Drip Belgian waffle maker? Here’s a side-by-side comparison of both.

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Presto Flipside

DASH No-Drip

Presto Flipside Belgian vs DASH No-Drip Belgian: Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of Use DASH No-DripPresto Flipside8.06.78.79.67.36.56.69.2
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Regarding this pair, the most important question is whether the bulk-cooking ability is important to you.

The Presto Flipside is a "traditional" Belgian waffle maker, so the waffle plates are designed to cook 7-inch waffles.

However, it's only able to cook one waffle at a time. That's where the DASH No-Drip Belgian waffle maker comes in.

If you want to cook several waffles simultaneously, look to the DASH No-Drip Belgian waffle maker instead. While it may not have all of the fancy features of the Presto, like a flippable design or a timer, it comes with large waffle plates that can cook four small, 4-inch waffles at a time.

In terms of cooking performance, both models generally performed well. They weren't spectacular, but their waffles were sufficient for breakfasts and light snacks.

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
  • Affordable
  • Capable of bulk cooking (can make four waffles at once)
  • Did an acceptable job in our test with the self-mixed recipe
  • Solid build quality
  • High safety rating
  • Easy 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
  • The unit’s appearance looks quite cheap
  • Lacks a control panel

Key Specs

Features
Flippable baking chamber, built-in timer, indicator light
Indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
N/A
None
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
8 pounds
Waffle diameter
7.0" (17.8 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$50.14
$49.99

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
6.7

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.
DASH No-Drip Belgian Self-Mixed Recipe
The golden - very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The golden - very dark brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, revealing the air bubble-filled inner core.
A waffle being torn by hand to test its consistency and texture. The interior of the waffle is revealed.
Heat Level
N/A
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
3 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

7.0
6.9
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.
DASH No-Drip Belgian Birch Benders Mix
The top crust of a waffle baked for 4 minutes using a batter made from Birch Benders mix. It has a very light gold color.
The bottom crust of a waffle baked for 4 minutes using a batter made from Birch Benders mix. It has a very light gold color
A cross-section of a waffle, revealing its core with prominent air cavities and multiple air bubbles.
A waffle, baked for 4 minutes, torn down the middle by hand to test it for consistency and texture.
Heat Level
N/A
N/A
Cooking Time
6 minutes 30 seconds
5 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.6
8.7

In The Box

The Presto Belgian waffle maker with black-and-red plastic detailing and glossy metallic body next to its instruction manual.
The blue Dash No-Drip waffle maker next to its shipping box and instruction manuals.

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
A side profile of the Dash No-Drip Belgian waffle maker. It has a blue plastic lid and black-painted base.
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)
8.0 lbs (3.6 kg)

Build Quality

6.0
9.5
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
DASH No-Drip Belgian Build Quality
DASH No-Drip Belgian Build QualityA close-up view of the back side of the DASH No-Drip waffle maker’s lid in the closed position.
A close-up view of the lid hinges of the Dash No Drip Waffle maker.
Side view of the DASH No Drip waffle maker. The blue top lid and the black bottom of the waffle maker can be seen here.

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.
One of the waffle plates of the DASH No Drip waffle maker. It’s separated into four sections, each can cook a small waffle.
One of the waffle plates of the DASH No Drip waffle maker. It’s separated into four sections, each can cook a small waffle.
A zoomed-in view of the anti-drip moat on either side of the DASH Deluxe No-Drip Belgian waffle maker.
Waffle batter overflowing from the waffle plates and into the anti-drip moat during a cooking test.
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
44.18 inch
69.6 inch
Plate Length
7.5" (19.1 cm)
8.7" (22.1 cm)
Plate Width
7.5" (19.1 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Material
Ceramic
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.
The blue top lid of the DASH No Drip waffle maker. The indicator lights can also be seen here. They’re currently off.
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 plug of the Dash No Drip waffle maker, focusing on its Type-A prongs.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
3.0 ft (0.9 m)
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
Cable Management
No
Yes

Accessories

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

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.2
9.6

Handling

9.5
9.5
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
9.2
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 DASH No Drip waffle maker’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 202.3°F.
The temperature of the DASH No Drip waffle maker’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 202.3°F.
The temperature of the underside of the DASH No Drip’s handle is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 151.5°F.
The temperature of the top side of the DASH No-Drip’s handle is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 120.0°F.
Top Side Temperature
167°F
202.3°F
Bottom Side Temperature
95°F
151.5°F
Handle Temperature
94°F
120°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.
Excess batter overflowing from one of the waffle plates and into the anti-spill moat during a cooking test.

Indicator Light Visibility

10
10
The red indicator light located on the base of the Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker.
Indicator lights at the top of the DASH No-Drip waffle maker. Left is the red POWER light and right is the green READY light.

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