The Breville BWM640XL and All-Clad 99010GT Belgian waffle makers are two of the best high-end Belgian waffle makers on the market because of their superior craftsmanship and even heating technology.
The All-Clad 99010GT Belgian Waffle Maker is one of two Belgian waffle makers that All Clad has on the market, the other being the All-Clad Digital Gourmet Waffle Maker. The only differences between the All-Clad 99010GT and All-Clad Gourmet WD822D51 are that only the All-Clad Gourmet waffle maker comes with removable plates that you can clean in a dishwasher and the All-Clad Gourmet is 25% more expensive but it is well worth the extra cost. These removable plates are much easier to clean than the fixed waffle plates used by the All-Clad 99010GT because you can clean them in a dishwasher.
The All Clad Gourmet Digital waffle maker with removable plates is the only All Clad 4 square Belgian waffle iron with removable grids. It is the best-rated 4-slice Belgian waffle maker with removable waffle plates because it has thick and heavy aluminum cooking plates for superior heat distribution and the housing and parts are durable and well-built.
All-Clad also has a great Classic waffle maker, the All Clad 99012GT, which is one of the top rated traditional classic waffle irons because it is well-built, durable, and heats evenly. It has many of the same features as the All Clad 4 slice Belgian waffle maker. The only differences are in the price and the types of waffles each waffle maker made.
Both the All-Clad 99010GT and All-Clad Gourmet WD822D51 bake 4 square-shaped Belgian waffles at a time. Each Belgian waffle is 4.5 inches wide and 1-inch thick with easy-to-cut sections and extra-deep pockets.
They both have a temperature control dial with 7 adjustable browning settings that allow you to control the texture of your waffles.
They have two indicator lights and beeping notifications that tell you about the status of the preheating process and the baking cycle.
They have built-in vents that release the steam during the baking process, stopping the buildup of moisture that can make the waffles soggy.
They have thick and heavy aluminum cooking plates that heat up quickly and retain heat really well so that all of your waffles are evenly browned.
They both have a removable drip tray that attaches to a rectangular opening in the back that allows any overflowing batter to escape through, making cleaning up afterward a lot easier.
The All Clad Digital Gourmet is easier to clean than the Breville waffle makers because none of them have removable plates. Also the All Clad Gourmet WD822D51 is better than the Cuisinart WAF-300 and Krups GQ502 waffle makers that use removable plates because it has better heat distribution, more superior build quality, and is more reliable at making fluffy, evenly cooked waffles.
The Breville BWM640XL Smart Waffle Pro is the best Belgian waffle maker from Breville and it has many features in common with the All-Clad 99010GT including a PFOA-free nonstick coating, stainless steel body, and aluminum waffle plates. However, the Breville Smart Waffle Pro is better than the All-Clad 99010GT because the Breville Smart Waffle Pro has more temperature and batter settings and only the Breville Smart Waffle Pro has an LCD screen, countdown timer, and moat that surrounds the baking surface for catching overflowing waffle batter and baking it into crispy waffle bites which makes cleaning up much easier.
|• 1600 watts of power for fast and even baking
• Small tray for catching overflowing batter attaches to the back of the device
• 7 Temperature settings
• Audible chime tells you when your waffle is done
• Stainless Steel Housing makes this appliance really durable
• Steam release vents stop moisture buildup which means your waffles will be perfectly formed
|• Does not have removable waffle plates like the All-Clad Gourmet WD822D51
• No moat that wraps around the cooking surface for preventing batter from dripping down the sides
• Not as many temperature settings as the Breville BWM640XL Smart Waffle Pro which comes with 12 temperature settings
• No LCD screen, countdown timer or restart button like the Breville Smart Waffle Pro
• No on/off button (turn off the device by pulling the plug out)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How does the All Clad 99010GT Belgian waffle maker compare to the newest All Clad Belgian waffle maker, the All-Clad Gourmet WD822D51?
The All-Clad Gourmet was released in September 2020 and it is All-Clad’s newest Belgian waffle maker and their best. It has all of the same features as the All Clad 99010GT as well as many features not found in the All Clad 99010GT, including removable plates. The All-Clad Gourmet is the first high-end waffle maker from All-Clad or Breville to use removable plates. Like the other All-Clad waffle makers, it comes with advanced heating technology for even baking and browning, adjustable temperature control knob, steam release system to stop moisture from building up, overflow batter tray and indicator lights.
The All-Clad Gourmet WD822D51 is better than the All Clad 99010GT because the All-Clad Gourmet WD822D51 is easier to clean since it has removable waffle plates while the All Clad 99010GT has fixed waffle grids.
What are the differences between the All Clad 99010GT and Breville’s best Belgian waffle maker, the Breville Smart Waffle Pro?
Breville’s best Belgian waffle maker from is the Breville BWM640XL Smart Waffle Pro. It comes with several features not found in the All Clad 99010GT including 12 browning settings, an easy-to-read LCD screen, a countdown timer, a button for additional browning time, and a button to restart the cooking process without going through the preheating phase first.
What are the differences between the All Clad 99010GT Belgian and All Clad 99012GT Classic waffle makers?
One difference between the All Clad 99010GT and All Clad 99012GT classic round waffle makers is that the All Clad 99010GT bakes four Belgian waffles at a time that are each 4.5 inches wide and 1-inch thick while the All Clad 99012GT bakes one 6.5″ diameter, 0.5″ thick round waffle at a time with 4 easy-to-cut sections. The All Clad 99010GT has physical dimensions of 16.9 x 13 x 7.4 inches while the All Clad 99012GT is much smaller coming in at 10 x 7 x 13.5 inches.