Presto Belgian Waffle Bowl Maker

Last updated date: January 26, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the Presto Presto Belgian Waffle Bowl Maker placed 6th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 13, 2020:
Checkout The Best Mini Waffle Maker for a detailed review of all the top mini waffle makers.

Expert Summarized Score
9.8
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
1,089 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Makes a 4" waffle bowl. Fill with fruit, syrup, sausage, or whipped cream. Perfect for chicken waffle tacos. No special batter needed. Nonstick grids. Works for cornbread bowls for chili and brownie bowls for ice cream.
- BestReviews
Offers user-friendly operation. Features nonstick plates that release the bowls easily and help with clean up. Light indicates when the unit is ready for use. Works with both homemade and store-bought waffle batter or mixes.
- Chicago Tribune
“Fun” is a word repeated in dozens of reviews, and at least one reviewer notes that the waffle bowls “come out consistently cooked, release decently, and look great.”
- New York Mag
The nonstick coating on both the top and bottom grids makes it easy to lift out your waffle, an important feature if you want to preserve the structural integrity of your waffle bowl.
- Fatherly
The Presto Belgian Waffle Bowl Maker opens up a whole new world of breakfast possibilities. This unique kitchen gadget makes thick, 4-inch waffle bowls that can be filled with anything from scrambled eggs and fruit to yogurt and hashbrowns.
- Digital Trends
It makes a 4-inch waffle that’s thick, fluffy and tender because it’s a real waffle that you can fill with your favorite toppers.
- Inspiring Savings
What experts didn't like
Latch that keeps the lid shut breaks relatively easily, so open and close gently.
- BestReviews
Bowls are somewhat small and don't have a flat bottom so they can tip over. Doesn't have an on/off switch.
- Chicago Tribune

From The Manufacturer

Just bake and fill for hearty "eat the bowl" breakfasts and delicious desserts. Fill with fried chicken for a delicious hand-held chicken waffle taco. The filling possibilities are endless! Easy to use. Pour in your favorite waffle batter, close the cover, and bake for a 4-inch waffle bowl. No special batter needed. Use store-bought waffle mixes or homemade. Recipes included. Signal light indicates when waffle bowl maker is heated and ready to use. Nonstick grids assure easy removal of baked waffle bowls and easy cleanup. One year limited warranty.

Overall Product Rankings

1. BLACK+DECKER Flip Waffle Maker
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 9
2. CucinaPro Animal Mini Waffle Maker
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 7
3. DASH Mini Waffle Maker
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 11
4. Burgess Brothers Nonstick Mini Waffle Maker
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Disney Mickey Mini Waffle Maker
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 9
6. Presto Belgian Waffle Bowl Maker
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 6
7. Nostalgia Mini Electric Waffle Maker
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 1
8. Holstein Housewares Mini Heart Waffle Maker
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 5

An Overview On Mini Waffle Makers

While waffle makers are mainly designed to produce delicious waffles for breakfast, they can actually be used to cook a host of other foods as well. For example, you can use a waffle iron to make grilled cheese, hashbrowns, quesadillas and even pizza. If you have children at home, you may wish to go with a mini waffle maker to create smaller waffles that are easier for little mouths to eat.

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Determine how many mini waffles the machine is able to produce. If you have one or two children in the home, you may be okay with a waffle maker that cooks a single waffle. Larger families, however, will want to go with a model that makes four waffles at once.

Check that the waffle maker’s plates have a nonstick coating. Waffles can be very difficult to get out without this coating.

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Look to see if the mini waffle maker has any safety features. Does it have a cool-touch handle, non-skid rubber feet to protect your counter surface or a latching or locking handle?

An indicator light is also a must. You can’t open the waffle maker to check if the waffles are fully cooked. You’ll be relying on that indicator light to let you know when the popular breakfast item is done and ready for consumption. Some models go a step further and have lights that let you know when the unit is preheated, when it’s cooking and when the food is ready for removal.

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Finally, determine whether you want a basic waffle shape, or one that resembles a character that your children are familiar with. For example, you can buy a mini waffle maker that creates Mickey Mouse-shaped waffles.

DYWM Fun Fact

While we can’t know for sure when the first waffle maker was invented, we do know it was in existence since at least the 13th century. A waffle recipe was found in a document entitled “Le Ménagier de Paris.” In it, the author talks about using an iron to make the waffles.

Here are a few more facts you may find interesting about waffles:

  • National Waffle Day is celebrated on Aug. 24 each year.
  • According to the Guinness World Records, the largest waffle weighed over 110 lbs. It was constructed in the Netherlands by Stichting Gouda Oogst.
  • Another Guinness World Record was set by Jeff and Jennifer Madden in Illinois for the tallest stack of waffles. It’s over 34 inches tall!
  • Cornelius Swarthout was the first to file a patent for a waffle maker. He did so back in 1869.

The Mini Waffle Maker Buying Guide

  • Some mini waffle makers don’t have an on/off switch. You’ll need to remember to unplug them as soon as you’re finished cooking the waffles.
  • Many mini waffle maker models have short cords, so you’ll need to use them close by an outlet.
  • It’s best to clean your mini waffle maker as soon as it cools down. Start with wiping the unit free of crumbs and excess oils using a damp cloth. If there were any spills on the exterior, you can get them next. Remove the plates and wash them in a pan of soapy dish water. If the plates aren’t removable, you’ll need to take care to wipe the plates down with a soapy dish rag followed by a rag that is only wet with water. Allow the waffle maker to air dry before you put it away.
  • Mini waffle makers vary in price based on design and the number of waffles the unit is able to produce at one time. The DASH Mini Waffle Maker is basic in design and only makes one waffle, which is why it is one of the most affordable models on the market. The BLACK+DECKER Flip Waffle Maker and the Disney Mickey Mini Waffle Maker are moderately priced. Although they also only make one waffle, the BLACK+DECKER is more complex in design and the Disney model makes waffles that look like Mickey Mouse. The Burgess Brothers Nonstick Mini Waffle Maker is able to make four mini waffles at once, which is why it’s more costly.