The Chefman Anti-Overflow Belgian Waffle Maker is part of the Waffle Maker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Waffle Maker
models like the Anti-Overflow Belgian Waffle Maker are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Even browning: This score reflects how evenly-browned waffles were across their entire surface, and between top and bottom surfaces.
Color range settings: For models with adjustable browning settings, this score reflects the color range between waffles cooked at the lightest and darkest setting.
Ease of use: Includes clarity and convenience of controls and indicators, ease of cleaning, and whether we noted hot spots or steam near handles and contact points.
Nonstick gridWhether or not the cooking grid is nonstick, according to the manufacturer.
Waffle cooked indicator
Waffle cooked indicatorIf the model has an indicator for when the waffle is finished cooking. For models without indicators, doneness is indicated when the steaming from the unit diminishes.
Countdown timerIf the model has a countdown timer that displays remaining cooking time.
Sound alertIf the model signals that cooking is complete with an audible signal (some also have a light or additional indicators.)
Removable platesWhether the grid plates can be removed for cleaning.
Dishwasher-safeWhether the grid plates are dishwasher safe, according to the manufacturer (for removable plates.)
Vertical storageWhether or not the model is designed to be turned on its side for more compact storage.
Waffle style (claimed)
Waffle style (claimed)How the manufacturer classifies the maker, either Belgian or Classic.
WeightWeight of the waffle maker when empty, rounded to the nearest pound.
GridThe shape of the waffle grid. The round grids are similar in size (about 7-inch diameter.) If the grid is square or rectangular, we list the number of waffle sections in the grid.
DimensionsMeasured height, width, and depth of the closed unit, in inches.