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BELLA 13991 Classic vs Black and Decker WMD200B Double Side-by-Side Comparison

The Black and Decker WMD200B Double waffle maker and the Bella 13991 Classic share a double-sided design. Both are great for large families and those who have to bake a lot of waffles regularly by giving you the ability to cook two waffles at once. Upon closer inspection, though, there are plenty of differences between them. The Black and Decker WMD200B doesn’t have a browning control dial, while the Bella 13991 Classic does. Because of this, the Bella 13991 Classic will give you better control over the cooking process and make it easier to attain the right browning level for your waffle’s crust. With the Black and Decker WMD200B, as it lacks a control dial, you have to time the cooking process precisely depending on your desired browning level. In terms of design, while the WMD200B may not look as flashy as the Bella 13991 due to its all-black plastic exterior, its build quality is excellent. The Bella 13991 doesn’t do well in this section due to its numerous build quality issues, like having dangerously loose lid hinges.

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BELLA 13991 Classic vs Black and Decker WMD200B Double: Which to Choose?

Overall Verdict

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The Black and Decker WMD200B Double waffle maker and the Bella 13991 Classic share a double-sided design. Both are great for large families and those who have to bake a lot of waffles regularly by giving you the ability to cook two waffles at once.

Upon closer inspection, though, there are plenty of differences between them.

The Black and Decker WMD200B doesn’t have a browning control dial, while the Bella 13991 Classic does. Because of this, the Bella 13991 Classic will give you better control over the cooking process and make it easier to attain the right browning level for your waffle’s crust.

With the Black and Decker WMD200B, as it lacks a control dial, you have to time the cooking process precisely depending on your desired browning level.

In terms of design, while the WMD200B may not look as flashy as the Bella 13991 due to its all-black plastic exterior, its build quality is excellent. The Bella 13991 doesn’t do well in this segment due to having numerous build quality issues, like having dangerously loose lid hinges.

Pros & Cons

  • Affordable
  • Did a good job in both of our performance tests
  • Overall design looks very premium
  • The non-stick coating functions well
  • Capable of cooking two waffles at once with the double-sided design
  • Acceptable performance across all two tests
  • Solid build quality for the price
  • Plug-and-play design makes it very easy to use
  • Great cleanability thanks to the included drip tray
  • Poor build quality
  • The lid is dangerously loose
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Tends to undercook the bottom of the waffle
  • Lacks a control panel

Key Specs

Features
Rotating baking chamber, browning control, indicator lights
Rotating baking chamber, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
Variable
N/A
Dimensions
L16.7 x W7.7 x H7.3 inches
L13 x W7.5 x H7 inches
Material
Stainless steel/plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Plastic; cast iron nonstick baking plates
Weight
5.2 pounds
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
Waffle diameter
7.5" (19.1 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$39.99
$39.11

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.0
6.2

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.9
6.1
BELLA 13991 Classic Self-Mixed Recipe Video
The top crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, coloration ranges from very dark brown in certain spots to light brown.
The bottom crust of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, coloration ranges from very dark brown to light brown.
The cross section of a waffle baked for 7 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, revealing the core with air bubbles and cavities inside.
A waffle baked for 7 minutes being torn down the middle by hands in order to test it for consistency and texture.
The very dark brown top crust of a waffle cooked in 5 minutes.
Top
The very dark brown top crust of a waffle cooked in 5 minutes.
The very dark brown bottom crust of a waffle cooked in 5 minutes.
The interior of a waffle with multiple air bubbles visible.
A waffle baked in 5 minutes being torn by hands to reveal the inner core during a texture test.
Heat Level
Maximum
N/A
Cooking Time
7 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

7.2
6.3
BELLA 13991 Classic Birch Benders Mix Video
The golden top crust of a waffle baked for 8 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The golden bottom crust of a waffle baked for 8 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The cross-section of a waffle baked for 8 minutes, revealing its internal core filled with air bubbles and air cavities.
A waffle baked for 8 minutes being torn down the middle by hand to test it for its consistency and texture.
The dark brown top crust of a waffle baked in 7 minutes and 30 seconds.
The dark brown top crust of a waffle baked in 7 minutes and 30 seconds.
The pale yellow crust of a waffle baked in 7 minutes and 30 seconds.
The pale yellow crust of a waffle baked in 7 minutes and 30 seconds.
The waffle is being torn by hands to test its consistency and texture.
Heat Level
Maximum
N/A
Cooking Time
8 minutes
7 minutes 30 seconds

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.8
8.8

In the Box

The Bella stainless steel waffle maker (13991) sitting next to its instructional manual and the black removable drip tray.
The all-black Black and Decker double waffle maker WMD200B next to its removable drip tray and instruction manual.

Dimensions

The Bella rotating Belgian waffle maker (13991) with measurements marked next to it. The height is 7.3 inches, length is 16.7 inches, and width is 7.7 inches.
The Black and Decker WMD200B waffle maker with measurement markers to the side, showing the height as 7 inches, the length as 13 inches, and the width as 7.5 inches.
Length
16.7" (42.4 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Width
7.7" (19.6 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)
Height
7.3" (18.5 cm)
7.0" (17.8 cm)
Weight
5.2 lbs (2.4 kg)
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)

Build Quality

7.0
10
The Bella 13991 rotating waffle maker mid-turn. In the frame is the rotating shaft that allows the baking chamber to rotate.
The Bella 13991 rotating waffle maker mid-turn. In the frame is the rotating shaft that allows the baking chamber to rotate.
The Bella 13991 waffle maker in its standard rest position with the control panel facing upward.
BELLA 13991 Classic Build Quality video
The back hinge of the Black and Decker WMD200B rotating waffle maker’s baking chamber. Two metallic cabling sleeves are snaking around the back.

Waffle Plates

9.0
9.5
A close-up of one of the Bella 13991’s waffle plates. The plate has a Belgian-style patterning and a black non-stick coating.
A close-up of one of the Bella 13991’s waffle plates. The plate has a Belgian-style patterning and a black non-stick coating.
An overview of the Bella 13991’s double waffle plates.
An overview of the Black & Decker double flip waffle maker WMD200B’s cooking plates.
An overview of the Black & Decker double flip waffle maker WMD200B’s cooking plates.
Close-up view of one of the Black and Decker WMD200B’s black, Belgian-style waffle plates.
Number of Plates
2
4
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
44.18 inch
36.32 inches
Plate Length
7.5" (19.1 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)
Plate Width
7.5" (19.1 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast iron
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

8.5
0.0
A close-up on the Bella 13991 waffle maker’s control panel, with the two indicator lights and the browning control dial in frame.
A close-up on the Bella 13991 waffle maker’s control panel, with the two indicator lights and the browning control dial in frame.
BELLA 13991 Classic Control Panel video
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
No
No
Timer
No
No
Browning Control
Yes
No

Power Cord

The power plug of the Bella 13991, highlighting the Type-A prongs.
A close-up view of the power plug of the Black and Decker WMD200B double flip waffle maker.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.2 ft (0.7 m)
2.0 ft (0.6 m)
Cable Management
No
No

Accessories

The removable black plastic drip tray of the Hamilton Beach 26031.
The removable and washable black, plastic drip tray of the Black and Decker double waffle maker WMD200B.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.8
9.2

Handling

3.0
9.5

Safety

7.9
9.9
The temperature of the plastic base of the Bella 13991 waffle maker is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 85.8°F.
The temperature of the plastic base of the Bella 13991 waffle maker is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 85.8°F.
The surface temperature of the Bella 13991’s control panel is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 153.5°F.
The temperature of the black plastic handle of the Bella 13991 is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 90.5°F.
The temperature of the Black and Decker WMD200B waffle maker’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer in our thermal safety test. The screen reads 144.5°F.
The temperature of the Black and Decker WMD200B waffle maker’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer in our thermal safety test. The screen reads 144.5°F.
The temperature of the Black and Decker WMD200B’s base is being measured using a thermometer in our thermal safety test. The screen reads 86.5°F.
The temperature of the Black and Decker WMD200B’s base is being measured using a thermometer in our thermal safety test. The screen reads 87°F.
Top Side Temperature
153°F
144°F
Bottom Side Temperature
85°F
86°F
Handle Temperature
90°F
87°F

Cleanability

9.5
8.5
BELLA 13991 Classic Cleanability
A close-up of dirty gunks and leftover batter within a small nook next to the handle of the Black and Decker WMD200B double Belgian waffle maker.
A close-up of dirty gunks and leftover batter within a small nook next to the handle of the Black and Decker WMD200B double Belgian waffle maker.
The Black+Decker WMD200B Double waffle maker with batter spilling out from inside the waffle plates down to the drip tray below.

Indicator Light Visibility

5.0
7.0
The set of indicator lights at the top of the Bella 13991’s waffle maker. The blue READY light and the red POWER light are on.
The set of indicator lights at the top of the Bella 13991’s waffle maker. The blue READY light and the red POWER light are on.
The shining READY light at the bottom of the Bella 13991’s waffle maker.
A close-up of the indicator lights on the Black and Decker WMD200B double Belgian waffle maker. Both lights are shining dimly, one green and one red.

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