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Black and Decker WMD200B Double vs Hamilton Beach 26031 Side-by-Side Comparison

The Hamilton Beach 26031 is single-sided, while the BLACK+DECKER WMD200B is a double-sided waffle maker. Find out which one to choose!

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Black and Decker Double

Hamilton Beach 26031

Black and Decker WMD200B Double vs Hamilton Beach 26031: Detailed Comparison

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of Use Hamilton Beach 26031Black and Decker Do...8.37.09.79.77.66.28.89.2
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The most remarkable difference between the Hamilton Beach 26031 and the Black and Decker WMD200B Double waffle maker lies in their designs. The latter is a single-sided waffle maker, while the WMD200B has a double-sided design.

If you live alone or don't need to cook a lot of waffles, the Hamilton beach 26031 makes more sense. Meanwhile, the WMD200 B's double-sided design, which allows you to cook two waffles at once, is a better fit for large families.

Performance-wise, the Hamilton Beach 26031 can cook more evenly than the WMD200B. While the waffles produced by both models were good in our test, the Black and Decker tended to overlook the waffle's underside. Hence, the Hamilton Beach received a higher performance test score than the WMD200B.

The overall design of both waffle makers is good. However, the WMD200B does not have a temperature control dial, which limits its usability significantly.

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
  • Luxurious aesthetic by incorporating premium materials (stainless steel and ceramic)
  • Does a great job in all of our performance tests
  • Removable and washable waffle plates
  • Easy to clean thanks to the included drip tray
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Tends to undercook the bottom of the waffle
  • Lacks a control panel
  • The spin-lock mechanism at the handle is finicky

Key Specs

Features
Rotating baking chamber, indicator lights
Rotating baking chamber, removable ceramic waffle plates, indicator lights
Adjustable settings
N/A
None
Dimensions
L13 x W7.5 x H7 inches
L16.5 x W8 x H8.7 inches
Material
Plastic; cast iron nonstick baking plates
Stainless steel/plastic housing; ceramic nonstick baking plates
Weight
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
Waffle diameter
6.8" (17.3 cm)
7.0" (17.8 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$39.11
$57.79

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.2
7.0

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.1
6.8
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.
Hamilton Beach 26031 Self-Made Recipe Video
The dark brown top of a waffle cooked by the Hamilton Beach 26031 waffle maker in 5 minutes.
The mottled, dark brown bottom of a waffle cooked by the Hamilton Beach 26031 waffle maker in 5 minutes.
The interior of the 5-minute waffle cooked by the Hamilton Beach 26031 is shown, revealing large air cavities.
The waffle made by the Hamilton Beach 26031 in 5-minute is torn up by hands to test for consistency and texture.
Heat Level
N/A
Between 1 and 2
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

6.3
7.1
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.
Hamilton Beach 26031 Birch Benders Mix Video
The light gold top of a waffle cooked by the Hamilton Beach 26031 waffle maker in 6 minutes using the Birch Benders mix.
The light gold bottom of a waffle cooked by the Hamilton Beach 26031 waffle maker in 6 minutes using the Birch Benders mix.
A close-up of the interior of the waffle cooked by the Hamilton Beach 26031 in 6 minutes, filled with air bubbles and small cavities.
The 6-minute waffle of the Hamilton Beach 26031 is torn in half by hands to test for the consistency and texture.
Heat Level
N/A
Between 1 and 2
Cooking Time
7 minutes 30 seconds
5 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
9.7

In the Box

The all-black Black and Decker double waffle maker WMD200B next to its removable drip tray and instruction manual.
The Hamilton Beach Flip Belgian waffle maker (26031) is on a table next to the included drip tray and the user 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 Hamilton Beach 26031 on a table with measured dimensions marked next to it, the length is displayed as 16.5 inches, width is 8 inches, and height is 8.7 inches.
The Hamilton Beach 26031 on a table with measured dimensions marked next to it, the length is displayed as 16.5 inches, width is 8 inches, and height is 8.7 inches.
Hamilton Beach 26031 Dimension Video
Length
13.0" (33.0 cm)
16.5" (41.9 cm)
Width
7.5" (19.1 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Height
7.0" (17.8 cm)
8.7" (22.1 cm)
Weight
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)

Build Quality

10
9.5
The back hinge of the Black and Decker WMD200B rotating waffle maker’s baking chamber. Two metallic cabling sleeves are snaking around the back.
A close-up shot of the Hamilton Beach Belgian waffle maker (26031) control panel section made from black plastic, with the browning control knob and the indicator lights in focus.

Waffle Plates

9.5
10
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.
An overview of the bronze-colored, Belgian-style waffle plates of the Hamilton Beach Flip waffle maker 26031.
An overview of the bronze-colored, Belgian-style waffle plates of the Hamilton Beach Flip waffle maker 26031.
A close-up of the bronze-color, Belgian-style waffle plate of the Hamilton Beach flip Belgian waffle maker 26031.
A close-up of the yellow waffle plate release latch on the top handle of the Hamilton Beach waffle maker with removable plates 26031.
The gray, metallic heating elements of the Hamilton Beach 26031 is revealed after the ceramic, bronze-colored waffle plates are taken off.
Number of Plates
4
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
36.32 inches
50.27 inch
Plate Length
6.8" (17.3 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Plate Width
6.8" (17.3 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Material
Cast iron
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Control Panel

0.0
10
Close-up of Hamilton Beach 26031 control panel: browning dial and indicator lights with clear white markings on the side to inform you of their functions.
Close-up of Hamilton Beach 26031 control panel: browning dial and indicator lights with clear white markings on the side to inform you of their functions.
Hamilton Beach 26031 Control Panel video
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.
A close-up of the power cord of the Hamilton Beach 26031 waffle maker, focused on the prongs of the plug.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.0 ft (0.6 m)
2.2 ft (0.7 m)
Cable Management
No
No

Accessories

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

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.2
9.7

Handling

9.5
9.5

Safety

9.9
10
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 on the control panel of the Hamilton Beach 26031 is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The display reads 142.3°F.
The temperature on the control panel of the Hamilton Beach 26031 is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The display reads 142.3°F.
The temperature on the cool-touch handle of the Hamilton Beach 26031 is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The display reads 90.3°F.
The temperature on the Hamilton Beach 26031’s base is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The display reads 88.3°F.
Top Side Temperature
144°F
 142°F
Bottom Side Temperature
86°F
90°F
Handle Temperature
87°F
 88°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.
Hamilton Beach 26031 Cleanability

Indicator Light Visibility

7.0
9.0
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.
A close-up of the lit-up indicator lights of the Hamilton Beach 26031. Both the green READY light and the red POWER light are on.
A close-up of the lit-up indicator lights of the Hamilton Beach 26031. Both the green READY light and the red POWER light are on.
A view of the green READY light at the back of the Hamilton Beach 26031 when it’s flipped over.

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