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Cuisinart Double Belgian Review

The best choice for those that like Belgian style waffles and that want to make them quickly
Cuisinart Double Belgian
Credit: Jenna Ammerman
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Price:   $100 List | $119.95 at Amazon
Pros:  Makes two waffles at once, good taste/texture, indicator lights and beeps
Cons:  Very large and heavy, can be difficult to clean
Manufacturer:   Cuisinart
By Max Mutter and Steven Tata  ⋅  Aug 4, 2021
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Our Verdict

While round waffle makers generally cook much more evenly than square ones, they also normally only make one waffle at a time. This can dampen the frivolity of even the most lively brunch parties. Enter the Cuisinart Double Belgian. This machine stacks two round, Belgian waffle makers on top of one another, resulting in double the waffles of a traditional round maker. That speed does come at a price, however, as this is both one of the largest and heaviest waffle makers on the block. However, if you tend to entertain a lot and have lots of counter and/or storage space, you're not going to be disappointed with the Double Belgian.

Our Analysis and Test Results

Performance Comparison

The Cuisinart Double Belgian displaying its flipping action.
The Cuisinart Double Belgian displaying its flipping action.
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Deep Pocketed, Belgian Waffles

Most home waffles makers opt for classic styles waffles, which are much fluffier than a pancake but have relatively shallow pockets. The Cuisinart produces true Belgian-style waffles with very deep pockets and an almost criminal level of fluffiness. This is more akin to what you would get in a restaurant and is sure to impress any breakfast guests you may have.

Look at those fluffy waffles.
Look at those fluffy waffles.
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Intuitive Use

Despite having one of the most intricate designs, the Cuisinart manages to keep its cooking process fairly simple and straightforward. Once turned on, both a beep and a light tell you when the plates are up to temperature. You then open the top, pour your batter, close the top, flip, open, and pour batter on the second plate, then close and flip again. Each set of plates has its own timer to let you know when each waffle is done. That may have sounded a bit confusing, but we can almost guarantee that after one pair of waffles, you'll have it down pat.

The ability to flip makes for more even batter dispersion, and thus...
The ability to flip makes for more even batter dispersion, and thus better waffles.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Make Sure You Have Enough Space

The biggest drawback with the Cuisinart is its size. Measuring in at 10.6" x 16.5" x 10.3" and tipping the scales at over 13 pounds, this is definitely the kind of appliance that would rather live on your counter than be shoved into an overhead cabinet.

The Double Belgian has 6 shade settings.
The Double Belgian has 6 shade settings.
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Occasional Cleaning Difficulties

As long as you're diligent about oiling the waffle irons with each use, the waffles will generally come right up without leaving much of a mess, necessitating only some wiping down and drying. However, if you do get some burning, the sheer size of the Cuisinart can make cleaning a bit difficult. We wish the waffle irons were removable, but alas, they are fixed to the machine. We certainly wouldn't call this a dealbreaker for those that want to make Belgian waffles with expediency, but it can definitely be an annoyance.


Considering the unit's size, capacity, and quality, this feels like quite a deal if you're planning to make a lot of waffles. If speed isn't needed for your homemade waffle days or storage room is an issue for you, there may be a better value to be found.


Waffle bunk beds may sound like a childhood dream, but this double-decker waffle maker delivers on that fantasy. With two round waffle irons stacked on top of one another, the Cuisinart Double Belgian makes twice the waffles of most machines. This makes it a great choice for those that tend to frequently have guests over for breakfast. Just remember that it is quite large, so you'll have to make sure you have somewhere to store it or be okay with it living on your countertop.

Max Mutter and Steven Tata