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Presto Flipside Belgian vs Euro Cuisine WM520 Side-by-Side Comparison

Don’t know whether to pick the Presto Flipside Belgian or the Euro Cuisine WM520? Check out our comparison here!

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Presto Flipside

Euro Cuisine

 Presto Flipside Belgian vs Euro Cuisine WM520: Belgian vs. Norwegian-Style

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of Use Presto FlipsideEuro Cuisine7.36.56.69.27.06.39.36.6
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The Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker and the Euro Cuisine WM520 are in the same price range. And each one offers a unique set of features for the user.

The Presto Flipside has a flippable design, which can help the waffle cook more evenly. It also comes with a timer to help you keep track of the cooking process. The Presto cooks full-size Belgian waffles measuring 7 inches across.

In our test, the Presto performed acceptably well. It wasn’t perfect, but it would do the job for breakfasts and daily meals.

Meanwhile, the Euro Cuisine WM520’s highlight is its heart-shaped waffle plates (Norwegian style). The beautiful waffles it creates make the Euro Cuisine WM520 super useful for preparing meals during special occasions like Christmas and Thanksgiving. But of course, if you want to spice up your morning breakfast, these heart-shaped waffles are just the ticket!

The Euro Cuisine WM520’s cooking performance is mediocre. It’s not excellent, but not terrible, either.

In the end, it mostly depends on whether you’d be happier with Belgian waffles (Presto Flipside) or Norwegian-style ones (Euro Cuisine WM520).

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 passable job in our self-mixed recipe test
  • Luxurious design with chrome lid
  • Easy to use control panel with clicky, responsive browning level dial
  • Eco-friendly PTFE and PFOA-free ceramic coating on the plates
  • Excellent cleanability
  • Mediocre cooking performance with a tendency to char the waffle
  • Poor build quality
  • Certain spots on the waffle maker are difficult to clean
  • Loose lid hinges
  • The rubber screw protectors can be easily lost
  • Many surfaces of the waffle maker became scorching hot after two-three cooking sessions

Key Specs

Features
Flippable baking chamber, built-in timer, indicator light
Heart-shaped waffle plates, tactile browning control, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
N/A
Four
Dimensions
L12 x W11 x H4.4 inches (in horizontal configuration)
L10 x W8 x H4.5 inches
Material
Stainless steel/plastic housing; ceramic nonstick baking plates
Stainless steel/plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
4.9 pounds
4 pounds
Waffle diameter
7.0" (17.8 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$50.14
$36.79

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
6.3

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.0
6.3
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.
Euro Cuisine WM520 Self-Mixed Recipe Test
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using our self-mixed recipe.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds. The interior is revealed, with small air bubbles visible within.
The waffle is torn up by hand to test its consistency. The fluffy interior of the waffle is revealed.
Heat Level
N/A
Medium-high
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes 30 seconds

Birch Benders Mix

7.0
6.4
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.
Euro Cuisine WM520 Birch Benders Mix Test
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes and 30 seconds. The dense interior of the waffle can be clearly seen.
A waffle, baked for 5 minutes and 30 seconds, is torn up by hands to test its consistency. The waffle’s core can be seen.
Heat Level
N/A
Medium-high
Cooking Time
6 minutes 30 seconds
5 minutes 30 seconds

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.6
9.3

In The Box

The Presto Belgian waffle maker with black-and-red plastic detailing and glossy metallic body next to its instruction manual.
The Euro Cuisine Heart Shaped waffle maker is in the center. To its left is the manual and to its right is the shipping box.

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 side profile of the Euro Cuisine WM520. Its mirror-like lid and the vertically-arranged control panel can be seen.
Length
12.0" (30.5 cm)
10.0" (25.4 cm)
Width
11.0" (27.9 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Height
4.4" (11.2 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Weight
4.9 lbs (2.2 kg)
4.0 lbs (1.8 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
The Euro Cuisine WM520 Build Quality
The elaborate backside of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker (WM520).
A close-up view of the plastic detailing and components of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker.

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 overhead shot of the black waffle plates of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker. The plates have heart-shaped patterns.
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Norwegian-style
Plate Area
44.18 inch
50.27 inches
Plate Length
7.5" (19.1 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Plate Width
7.5" (19.1 cm)
8.0" (20.3 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.
The Euro Cuisine WM520 Control Panel
The control panel of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker. The browning control dial can be seen, along with the indicator lights.
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
Yes
No
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.
The power cord of the Euro Cuisine 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)
2.3 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
6.6

Handling

9.5
8.5
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
2.5
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 surface temperature of the Euro Cuisine’s control panel is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 146.8°F.
The surface temperature of the Euro Cuisine’s control panel is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 146.8°F.
The surface temperature of the Euro Cuisine’s base is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 107.6°F.
The surface temperature of the Euro Cuisine’s handle is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 137.8°F.
Top Side Temperature
167°F
146.8°F
Bottom Side Temperature
95°F
107.6°F
Handle Temperature
94°F
137.8°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 spilling out from the Euro Cuisine waffle maker’s cooking plates.

Indicator Light Visibility

10
10
The red indicator light located on the base of the Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker.
The indicator lights of the Euro Cuisine. The red POWER light is closest to the dial, the orange READY light is to the back.

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