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Presto Flipside Belgian vs Oster Belgian Side-by-Side Comparison

If you’re wondering whether to choose the Presto Flipside Belgian or the Oster Belgian waffle maker, here’s the answer!

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Presto Flipside

Oster Belgian

Presto Flipside Belgian vs Oster Belgian: An Easy Pick

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of Use Presto FlipsideOster Belgian7.36.56.69.25.76.06.25.0
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Right out of the gate, we can tell you that the Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker is the better choice.

The Oster Belgian waffle maker delivered some of the worst performances in our database. While the Presto doesn’t have excellent cooking ability by any means (it has a notable tendency to overcook its waffles), the waffles it produced were still considered palatable by our chef.

Plus, the Presto waffle maker, being a mid-range option, has a great design and build quality. It also comes with extra features. For example, a special flippable design and a built-in timer.

In contrast, the Oster, being a budget model,  doesn’t have any of these features. However, it does have a complete control panel with a browning control dial. It’s the only feature that the Presto doesn’t have.

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
  • Performs decently in our test with Birch Benders mix
  • Fairly compact design makes for easier storage
  • Responsive temperature control dial
  • 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 our test with our self-mixed waffle batter
  • Bad build quality
  • Exposed electronics could be safety hazards
  • Very dim indicator lights

Key Specs

Features
Flippable baking chamber, built-in timer, indicator light
Belgian-style waffle plates, tactile browning control, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
N/A
Variable
Dimensions
L12 x W11 x H4.4 inches (in horizontal configuration)
L10 x W8 x H4 inches
Material
Stainless steel/plastic housing; ceramic nonstick baking plates
Metal/plastic housing; die-cast aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
4.9 pounds
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
Waffle diameter
7.0" (17.8 cm)
7.0" (17.8 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$50.14
$21.74

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
6.0

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.0
5.2
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.
Oster Belgian Self-Mixed Recipe
The very dark brown-dark gold top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The very dark brown-dark gold bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. The interior is dense with few air bubbles.
A waffle, baked for 5 minutes, is torn by hands to test for its consistency. The interior of the waffle is revealed.
Heat Level
N/A
Max
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

7.0
6.8
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.
Oster Belgian Birch Benders Mix Video
The very light gold-dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The very light gold-dark brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The interior of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using a Birch Benders batter mix. Small air cavities can be seen within.
A waffle, baked for 3 minutes using our Birch Benders batter mix, is torn down the middle by hands. The interior can be seen.
Heat Level
N/A
Max
Cooking Time
6 minutes 30 seconds
3 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.6
6.2

In The Box

The Presto Belgian waffle maker with black-and-red plastic detailing and glossy metallic body next to its instruction manual.
The Oster waffle maker, with its stainless steel top lid and black plastic detailing, is placed next to its manual.

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 physical dimensions of the Oster Belgian waffle maker. The length is 10 inches, height 4 inches, and width 8 inches.
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)
4.0" (10.2 cm)
Weight
4.9 lbs (2.2 kg)
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)

Build Quality

6.0
4.5
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
The side profile of the Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian waffle maker. The stainless steel lid is blemished from daily use.
The side profile of the Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian waffle maker. The stainless steel lid is blemished from daily use.
Oster Waffle Maker  Build Quality Video
The back side of the Oster Belgian waffle maker. The power cables can be in-between the gaps created by the plastic hinges.

Waffle Plates

8.0
8.5
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 waffle plates of the Oster waffle maker. It’s made from cast aluminum and has Belgian-style patterning.
An overview of the waffle plates of the Oster waffle maker. It’s made from cast aluminum and has Belgian-style patterning.
A close-up of the black, cast aluminum waffle plate of the Oster waffle maker.
Number of Plates
2
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
44.18 inch
7.8 inch
Plate Length
7.5" (19.1 cm)
7.1" (18.0 cm)
Plate Width
7.5" (19.1 cm)
7.1" (18.0 cm)
Material
Ceramic
Die-cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

6.0
9.0
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 control panel of the Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian waffle maker. There’s the browning control knob and 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 Oster Belgian waffle maker.
The power cord of the Oster Belgian waffle maker.
The Type A plug attachment of the Oster Belgian waffle maker’s power cord.
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
5.0

Handling

9.5
6.5
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
1.7
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 base of the Oster waffle maker is measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 143.4°F.
The temperature of the base of the Oster waffle maker is measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 143.4°F.
The temperature of the front handle of the Oster waffle maker is measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 189°F.
The temperature of the control panel of the Oster waffle maker is measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 176.9°F.
Top Side Temperature
167°F
176°F
Bottom Side Temperature
95°F
143°F
Handle Temperature
94°F
189°F

Cleanability

7.5
9.0
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 waffle plates of the Oster waffle maker.

Indicator Light Visibility

10
4.5
The red indicator light located on the base of the Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker.
The indicator lights of the Oster waffle maker. To the left is the red POWER light, and the right is the green READY light.

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