Cuisinart Nonstick Compact Waffle Maker

Last updated: June 1, 2023

With five browning settings, this waffle maker allows each family member to customize the cook to their preferences. The nonstick plates are made from a durable brushed stainless steel that won't stain. Each purchase also comes with a recipe booklet for new and creative ways to use your machine.

Cuisinart Nonstick Compact Waffle Maker

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Not only does this waffle maker light up when preheated, but it also alerts you when your waffles have finished cooking.

In our analysis of 38 expert reviews, the Cuisinart Nonstick Compact Waffle Maker placed 11th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Get ready for more of a good thing with the Cuisinart Classic Waffle Maker. Bake delicious waffles fast with this gleaming stainless steel appliance. Nonstick plates, indicator lights and a regulating thermostat make operation easy while the five-setting browning control mean your waffle will always be baked to perfection. Top chocolate waffles with ice cream for an update on the ice cream sandwich, or try cheddar cheese and chive waffles as an out-of-the-ordinary complement to soup or chili. It’s time to break away from breakfast!

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Produces evenly cooked waffles. Five levels of browning control.
It truly excels at creating consistently thin, crunchy waffles.
This waffle maker features a conveniently placed power switch and a ready indicator right on the front. There’s also a browning control dial to maintain the desired temperature.
Lights indicate when iron is preheated and when waffles are done
We also found the build quality of the Cuisinart waffle maker to be impressive as well — particularly when taking the price point into account. This waffle maker feels like a premium product and looks good in any kitchen.
Its compact design makes it great for small spaces and it truly excels at turning out consistently delicious, thin waffles that are just as crisp at the outer edge as in the center.
You'll have full temperature control at your fingertips by selecting any of the five browning settings.
This waffle maker is designed with very responsive browning settings that turn your waffle batter into a golden brown, delicious meal.
The waffle maker has an internal, self-regulating thermostat that makes sure that the waffle maker’s baking heat is at the optimal cooking temperature for waffles

What reviewers didn't like

Lacks the "bells and whistles" of some pricier machines
The imprecise browning dial, the lid wiggles from side to side. We noted some flash—excess bits of plastic from leaks in injection molding—on the slider, an indication of lackluster quality control.
The only downside of the design is that the stainless steel top gets very hot during cooking and could pose a danger for anyone unaware that the power is on.
Top and sides become too hot to touch during baking
One downside that concerned us was the fact that steam would get trapped under the handle, making it imperative that the waffle iron is opened very carefully — using an oven mittworks as well.
It makes only a single 6½-inch-diameter, ½-inch-thick round waffle at a time; so this model is a good choice only if you like your waffles super thin and crispy and don’t need a high-volume waffle maker for feeding a crowd.
Another setback with this waffle maker is that it doesn’t produce a beeping sound, so you have to wait for the indicator lights to show.
The device doesn’t come with an external lip to keep the batter in, so many users have complained about the amount of batter that drips out when you initially close the device
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