- Performance (50%)6.7
- Design (20%)8.7
- Ease of Use (30%)9.5
- Performance (50%)6.3
- Design (20%)8.4
- Ease of Use (30%)6.3
The BLACK+DECKER WMB500 and the Nostalgia MWF5AQ are in the same price range. However, they differ in size, performance, and their intended uses.
The BLACK+DECKER WMB500 is an entry-level, full-size Belgian waffle maker. Though its scores in our performance tests weren’t excellent, it was still acceptable. If you seek a simple waffle maker to handle breakfasts, the WMB500 will do the job well.
On the other hand, the Nostalgia MWF5AQ is a mini waffle maker. It cooks waffles that are only 4 inches across. The whole unit is compact enough to fit in the palm. That makes it a great choice for travelers who want a compact waffle maker to bring with them on their trips. Alternatively, if you want to cook small snacks to eat throughout the day, the Nostalgia MWF5AQ should also make for a good buy.
In the end, it should boil down to the kind of waffle you want to eat. Is it a normal Belgian waffle you want? Or do you want a small, bite-sized waffle?
Once you have answered that question, you will know which one to get!
Pros & Cons
- Affordable pricing
- Decent cooking performance across both test recipes
- Good-looking stainless steel baking chamber
- The lid can dampen the force of a strong push, preventing the lid from accidentally snapping close to the user’s hand
- The non-stick coating on the waffle plates works very well
- Excellent safety rating
- Surprisingly decent cooking performance for the price
- High build quality; solid lid hinges
- Waffle plates’ non-stick coating performs excellently
- Lacks control panel
- The stainless steel baking chamber needs regular cleaning to look its best
- No control feature
- Oven mitts are required for handling
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