Cuisinart WAF-F20 Waffle Maker Review
- Prep and Cleanup 95%
- Design 97%
- Utility 93%
- Warranty and Support 97%
Cuisinart is well-known for their quality of production. They make top-quality products, and they didn’t disappoint with this waffle maker either. If you’re a fan of perfect double Belgian waffles, this might be the product for you. It’s well-made, and it has a stainless steel casing. The housing is modern, it will fit in any kitchen, and it’s also quite durable. There’s nothing better than waking up in the morning and making an excellent breakfast. Well, with this unit, it will be a piece of cake. This waffle maker offers some amazing features; it has great heating units which spread the heat evenly and more.
This said, before buying a waffle maker; make sure to determine your budget, needs, and demands. In this review, we’ve tried to evaluate this unit by analyzing its specifications as well as practical use. All in all, if you like the features and the specifications, consider purchasing it, you won’t regret it.
Power – 1400W
Dimensions – 15.5 inches x 9.75 inches x 9.3 inches
Weight – 10.3 pounds
Additional features and accessories
This maker has a lot of additional useful features. It thrives in waffle making, and every element of this unit is top-notch. Whether you have experience with waffle makers or not, these additional features will help you make perfect waffles anytime.
It has a knob with six settings to help you fine-tune the cooking to your personal preferences. The level you set with the knob will determine the degree of waffle crispiness. Also, two LED lights will notify you when the process is finished. The best part of this maker is the rotary feature with which you can quickly bake the waffles evenly by rotating the handle.
This unit makes Belgian waffles. If you’re not familiar with Belgian waffles, they’re the same as the American ones but with deeper pockets and they’re fluffier inside. Having a non-stick surface is a great commodity, and it has many benefits. First of all, cleaning the unit with the non-stick surface is much easier than cleaning iron units. All you have to do is swipe the leftovers with a dry dishcloth, and you’re ready for the next rotation.
Iron surfaces tend to be more complicated for cleaning and they collect the waffle residue constantly. One more upside of a non-stick surface is that nothing sticks to it, but that’s pretty obvious. One of the things that separate this product from the others on the market is the fact that it can cook two delicious Belgian waffles at once.
The first thing you notice is that this unit has an unconventional 1400W system. It’s unconventional regarding its power, in other words, it’s unusually powerful. Although it spends a lot of power, it compensates with the ability to output enough power for two waffles at once. Making two waffles at once saves time and effort.
The unique design of this unit allows you to cook the waffles evenly. The non-stick surface is excellent when it comes to the heat conducting. A common commodity with good waffle makers is that the waffles turn out the same every time. The consistency is crucial; you don’t want a unit that makes different waffles every time you turn it on. That’s why we rated this product high; it possesses the needed consistency in cooking quality.
Also, it doesn’t matter if you’re experienced or not, it’s quite straightforward, there are no complex functions and confusing menus. Anyone can use it and bake waffles like a professional. The six control settings also come in handy. These preset temperatures offer different levels of crispness and crust thickness. It’s easy to fine-tune the settings and bake your favorite waffles.
It’s always important to take precautionary safety measures when you’re using electrical devices and units. It’s not different with Cuisinart WAF-F20. Although the casing doesn’t get hot when the unit is in use, wearing kitchen gloves when operating this maker is advised.
Keep your children away from this maker. Although the casing doesn’t get hot, some spots heat up during use. Children often make waffles for breakfast, either don’t let them or keep an eye on them while they’re cooking because one error could cause severe injuries and burns. That said, you should also pay attention to hot spots, especially if you’re not wearing any kitchen gloves.
Keep this product away from water sources. Any unit with electric elements is extremely dangerous if it’s stored near water. Only one drop of water can cause a short circuit leading to a malfunction or worse, fire. So, keep your unit away from water and always use dry hands and dry mops for cleaning and cooking, even when the unit is plugged out.
Last but not least, make sure there’s some space left between this unit and any other kitchen appliance, or a wall. Because it emits heat, there’s a possibility of an accidental fire caused by excess heat. Make sure you leave at least ten inches of space between this waffle maker and other objects.
The pros and cons
This unit, like many others, has its pros and cons. We excluded the significant ones and made a list. Consider revising this part thoroughly when buying a toaster oven.
First of all, double waffle cooking is great. It’s relatively rare, and it comes with amazing benefits. You can bake twice as many waffles than before by simply rotating the cap. Also, you have the ability to bake two different recipes at once. Its powerful 1400W heater will bake thick Belgian waffles with ease.
On the other side, there are some downsides. For example, while the 1400W heater generates a lot of power, it spends a lot of power at the same time. So, be sure to turn off your maker after using it, or you might end up with a high bill. The non-coating surface has to be cleaned with soft materials or else you risk damaging the coating.