The Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker and the Nostalgia MWF5AQ have specific uses. So, choosing between the two will mostly depend on what you’re after in a waffle.
The Presto Flipside is a full-size Belgian waffle maker. It’s designed to cook 7-inch waffles quickly. Since this model is in the mid-range, it also has many extra features like a 180° flipping mechanism and an integrated timer. The Presto is a decent choice if you only need a waffle maker to cook breakfasts at home.
On the other hand, the Nostalgia MWF5AQ is a mini waffle maker in the entry-level price range. It’s designed to be as compact and lightweight as possible. Its small form factor makes it extremely popular among travelers and campers. You can bring it with you on a trip and cook fresh waffles on the go.
So, it all comes down to whether you think you prefer the compactness of the Nostalgia MWF5AQ or the large-sized waffles and advanced features of the Presto Flipside.
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
- Surprisingly decent cooking performance for the price
- High build quality; solid lid hinges
- Waffle plates’ non-stick coating performs excellently
- Mediocre cooking performance with a tendency to char the waffle
- Poor build quality
- Certain spots on the waffle maker are difficult to clean
- No control feature
- Oven mitts are required for handling
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