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Black and Decker WMD200B Double vs Oster Belgian Side-by-Side Comparison

It’s an easy pick between the mid-tier BLACK+DECKER WMD200B and the super budget Oster Belgian waffle maker. Read our full analysis and selection here.

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Black and Decker Double

Oster Belgian

Black and Decker WMD200B Double vs Oster Belgian

Overall Verdict

The Black and Decker WMD200B is far better than the Oster Belgian waffle maker.

The WMD200B has a flippable, double-sided design that allows it to cook two waffles at once. Though the quality of the waffles it makes isn’t spectacular, they are still enjoyable, at the very least. The same can’t be said for the Oster waffle maker. It is one of the few models we’ve tested that failed a performance test.

In terms of design, the WMD200B is far better, also. Its build quality is solid compared to the rather shoddy craftsmanship of the Oster.

The only area where the Oster outdid the BLACK+DECKER WMD200B was controllability. The WMD200B does not have a temperature control dial, while the Oster does.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of UseBlack and Decker Do...Oster Belgian7.66.28.89.25.76.06.25.0
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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
  • Performs decently in our test with Birch Benders mix
  • Fairly compact design makes for easier storage
  • Responsive temperature control dial
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Tends to undercook the bottom of the waffle
  • Lacks a control panel
  • Unremarkable performance in our test with our self-mixed waffle batter
  • Bad build quality
  • Exposed electronics could be safety hazards
  • Very dim indicator lights

Key Specs

Features
Rotating baking chamber, indicator lights
Belgian-style waffle plates, tactile browning control, indicator lights
Adjustable settings
N/A
Variable
Dimensions
L13 x W7.5 x H7 inches
L10 x W8 x H4 inches
Material
Plastic; cast iron nonstick baking plates
Metal/plastic housing; die-cast aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
Waffle diameter
6.8" (17.3 cm)
7.0" (17.8 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$39.11
$21.74

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.2
6.0

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.1
5.2
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.
Oster Belgian Self-Mixed Recipe
The very dark brown-dark gold top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The very dark brown-dark gold bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. The interior is dense with few air bubbles.
A waffle, baked for 5 minutes, is torn by hands to test for its consistency. The interior of the waffle is revealed.
Heat Level
N/A
Max
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

6.3
6.8
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.
Oster Belgian Birch Benders Mix Video
The very light gold-dark brown top crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The very light gold-dark brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The interior of a waffle baked for 3 minutes using a Birch Benders batter mix. Small air cavities can be seen within.
A waffle, baked for 3 minutes using our Birch Benders batter mix, is torn down the middle by hands. The interior can be seen.
Heat Level
N/A
Max
Cooking Time
7 minutes 30 seconds
3 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
6.2

In the Box

The all-black Black and Decker double waffle maker WMD200B next to its removable drip tray and instruction manual.
The Oster waffle maker, with its stainless steel top lid and black plastic detailing, is placed next to its 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 physical dimensions of the Oster Belgian waffle maker. The length is 10 inches, height 4 inches, and width 8 inches.
Length
13.0" (33.0 cm)
10.0" (25.4 cm)
Width
7.5" (19.1 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Height
7.0" (17.8 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)
Weight
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)

Build Quality

10
4.5
The back hinge of the Black and Decker WMD200B rotating waffle maker’s baking chamber. Two metallic cabling sleeves are snaking around the back.
The side profile of the Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian waffle maker. The stainless steel lid is blemished from daily use.
The side profile of the Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian waffle maker. The stainless steel lid is blemished from daily use.
Oster Waffle Maker  Build Quality Video
The back side of the Oster Belgian waffle maker. The power cables can be in-between the gaps created by the plastic hinges.

Waffle Plates

9.5
8.5
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 waffle plates of the Oster waffle maker. It’s made from cast aluminum and has Belgian-style patterning.
An overview of the waffle plates of the Oster waffle maker. It’s made from cast aluminum and has Belgian-style patterning.
A close-up of the black, cast aluminum waffle plate of the Oster waffle maker.
Number of Plates
4
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
36.32 inches
7.8 inch
Plate Length
6.8" (17.3 cm)
7.1" (18.0 cm)
Plate Width
6.8" (17.3 cm)
7.1" (18.0 cm)
Material
Cast iron
Die-cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

0.0
9.0
The control panel of the Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian waffle maker. There’s the browning control knob and the indicator lights.
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 power cord of the Oster Belgian waffle maker.
The power cord of the Oster Belgian waffle maker.
The Type A plug attachment of the Oster Belgian waffle maker’s power cord.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.0 ft (0.6 m)
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
Cable Management
No
Yes

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
5.0

Handling

9.5
6.5

Safety

9.9
1.7
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 base of the Oster waffle maker is measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 143.4°F.
The temperature of the base of the Oster waffle maker is measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 143.4°F.
The temperature of the front handle of the Oster waffle maker is measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 189°F.
The temperature of the control panel of the Oster waffle maker is measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 176.9°F.
Top Side Temperature
144°F
176°F
Bottom Side Temperature
86°F
143°F
Handle Temperature
87°F
189°F

Cleanability

8.5
9.0
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.
Excess batter spilling out from the waffle plates of the Oster waffle maker.

Indicator Light Visibility

7.0
4.5
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 of the Oster waffle maker. To the left is the red POWER light, and the right is the green READY light.

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