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Black and Decker WMD200B Double vs Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic Side-by-Side Comparison

Though the BLACK+DECKER WMD200B and the Cuisinart WMR-CA are in the same price range, they’re different in more ways than one. Here’s our detailed analysis.

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Black and Decker WMD200B Double vs Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic: Same Price, Different Design

Overall Verdict

The Black and Decker WMD200B Double waffle maker and the Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic are considered “budget” in their respective category.

The WMD200B is a budget double-sided waffle maker and the ability to cook two waffles at once can be a game-changer for large families. 

In contrast, the WMR-CA can only cook waffles one at a time. However, it compensates for having a breakneck cooking speed. In our tests, the WMR-CA only needed 2 minutes to serve a waffle of decent quality. In the time it takes for the WMD200B to cook two waffles (5 minutes and 30 seconds), the WMR-CA should also be able to produce two.

The WMR-CA’s high cooking speed has more or less neutralized the design advantage of the WMD200B’s double-sided design. Plus, because the WMD200B does not come with a temperature control dial, it is less flexible than the Cuisinart WMR-CA.

If you must pick between either, the Cuisinart WMR-CA constitutes a more value purchase.

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Pros & Cons

  • 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
  • Affordable
  • Did a great job in our test with Birch Benders mix
  • Fast cooking time
  • Compact and lightweight design makes it easy to store
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Tends to undercook the bottom of the waffle
  • Lacks a control panel
  • Poor performance on self-mixed recipe
  • Heating element is too strong and can easily burn waffles
  • Dim indicator lights

Key Specs

Features
Rotating baking chamber, indicator lights
Sliding browning knob, indicator lights
Adjustable settings
N/A
5
Dimensions
L13 x W7.5 x H7 inches
L9.7 x W7.9 x H3.3 inches
Material
Plastic; cast iron nonstick baking plates
Stainless steel/plastic housing; cast iron, nonstick baking plates
Weight
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
1 pound
Waffle diameter
6.8" (17.3 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$39.11
$29.95

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.2
7.2

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.1
6.7
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.
Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic Self-Mixed Recipe Video
The very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The very dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The cross-section of a waffle baked for 3 minutes, revealing small air cavities within the waffle’s interior.
The 3-minute waffle being torn by hand down the middle to test it for consistency and texture.
Heat Level
N/A
3
Cooking Time
5 minutes
3 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

6.3
7.7
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.
Cuisinart WMR-CA Classic Birch Benders Mix Video
The golden brown bottom crust of a waffle baked in 3 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The bottom golden crust of a waffle baked for 4 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
A cross-section of a waffle, revealing the large air cavities and air bubbles inside.
A waffle is torn down the middle to test for its consistency and texture. The core of the waffle is revealed.
Heat Level
N/A
3
Cooking Time
7 minutes 30 seconds
4 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
7.7

In the Box

The all-black Black and Decker double waffle maker WMD200B next to its removable drip tray and instruction manual.
The Cuisinart WMR-CA, with its stainless steel top and black plastic detailing, sitting next to its instructional manual.

Dimensions

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.
The Cuisinart WMR-CA’s dimensions are measured with its length being 9.7 inches, height 3.3 inches, and width 7.9 inches.
Length
13.0" (33.0 cm)
9.7" (24.6 cm)
Width
7.5" (19.1 cm)
7.9" (20.1 cm)
Height
7.0" (17.8 cm)
3.3" (8.4 cm)
Weight
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)

Build Quality

10
8.0
The back hinge of the Black and Decker WMD200B rotating waffle maker’s baking chamber. Two metallic cabling sleeves are snaking around the back.
The back end of the Cuisinart WMR-CA. Internal electric wiring and circuit boards can be seen through a gap.
The back end of the Cuisinart WMR-CA. Internal electric wiring and circuit boards can be seen through a gap.
Cuisinart WMR-CA Build Quality Video

Waffle Plates

9.5
7.0
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.
The Cuisinart WMR-CA with its lid opened, revealing the set of two black, non-stick-coated waffle plates.
The Cuisinart WMR-CA with its lid opened, revealing the set of two black, non-stick-coated waffle plates.
A close-up view of the Cuisinart WMR-CA’s waffle plate. It has classic-style patterning and is coated in black non-stick.
Number of Plates
4
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Classic-style
Plate Area
36.32 inches
47.78 inches
Plate Length
6.8" (17.3 cm)
7.8" (19.8 cm)
Plate Width
6.8" (17.3 cm)
7.8" (19.8 cm)
Material
Cast iron
Cast iron
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

0.0
8.0
The control panel of the Cuisinart round classic waffle maker. There’s the silver browning control knob and indicator lights.
The control panel of the Cuisinart round classic waffle maker. There’s the silver browning control knob and indicator lights.
Cuisinart WMR-CA Control Panel
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
No
No
Timer
No
No
Browning Control
No
Yes

Power Cord

A close-up view of the power plug of the Black and Decker WMD200B double flip waffle maker.
The side profile of the Cuisinart WMR-CA waffle maker, with its power cord at the front.
The side profile of the Cuisinart WMR-CA waffle maker, with its power cord at the front.
Closed-up view of the Cuisinart WMR-CA’s power cord and its Type-A prongs.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.0 ft (0.6 m)
3.0 ft (0.9 m)
Cable Management
No
No

Accessories

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

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.2
9.1

Handling

9.5
9.0

Safety

9.9
9.6
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.
The temperature of the Cuisinart WMR-CA’s cool-touch handle is measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 96.4°F.
The temperature of the Cuisinart WMR-CA’s cool-touch handle is measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 96.4°F.
The temperature of the top lid of the Cuisinart WMR-CA is measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 181.7°F.
The temperature of the Cuisinart WMR-CA’s base is measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 94.1°F.
Top Side Temperature
144°F
181.7°F
Bottom Side Temperature
86°F
94°F
Handle Temperature
87°F
96.4°F

Cleanability

8.5
9.5
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.
Cuisinart WMR-CA Cleanability

Indicator Light Visibility

7.0
6.5
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.
The indicator lights at the front of the Cuisinart WMR-CA, left is the red POWER light and right is the green READY light.

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