KitchenAid vs. Presto Waffle Maker Reviews: Is Expensive Better?

The key to a great waffle is flipping it as it cooks. Presto and KitchenAid make the two popular waffle makers on Viewpoints, a leading consumer reviews and product ranking website.

Oct 22, 2012, 03:00 ET from Viewpoints

CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Price does not determine quality in a waffle maker. Reviewers on Viewpoints ( are just as excited to recommend a $40 waffle maker as one that costs five times as much. 



Best Value: Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker ($40, rated 90/100)

The Presto takes up little counter space, and it features a countdown timer, digital display and a rotating design to perfectly bake a 7-inch waffle.

"It makes nice and hard (crisp) waffles with a very soft interior… the waffles always come out fantastic." --brianrecaro

"It makes the best waffles at a fraction of the cost of most other 'flip' style waffle makers." --glennmichele98

"It heats up fast, cooks fast, and cleans easy. What more could anyone ask for in a waffle maker, other than having it mix the batter and clean itself?" --KatiSteiner

Best High-End Waffle Maker: KitchenAid Pro Line Series Waffle Baker ($200, rated 89/100)

The KitchenAid comes with a 2-year unconditional guarantee. While it's more difficult to store, users enjoy the sturdy design and reliability. It also produces two 7.5-inch waffles, 1.25 inches thick.

"The best feature in my opinion is that it will make two waffles in under 5 minutes." --boobean18

"I've had basic waffle makers in the past and I really don't regret investing in this … I only wish I'd bought it sooner!" --Stefany85

"The KitchenAid Pro Line is the BEST waffle maker I've ever owned." --MikeTheresa

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"This is a perfect example of two very different products each with high appeal to consumers, depending on their needs," says Viewpoints General Manager Denise Chudy. "About a million consumers visit Viewpoints every month to research the best products for their lifestyles."

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