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Black+Decker WMD200B Double vs BLACK+DECKER WMB500 Side-by-Side Comparison

The Black+Decker WMD200B Double is the pricier, more feature-packed model compared to the entry-level Black+Decker WMB500. But is it worth the money?

Black+Decker WMD200B Double vs BLACK+DECKER WMB500


Price at publication
Rotating baking chamber, indicator lightsPremium stainless steel top cover, indicator lights
Adjustable settings
L13 x W7.5 x H7 inchesL13.1 x W10 x H4.7 inches
Plastic; cast iron nonstick baking platesStainless steel/plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
7.25 pounds4 pound
Waffle diameter
6.8" (17.3 cm)7.5" (19.1 cm)
Belgian1,000 watts
Number of waffles
2-year limited warrantyOne


Build Quality
Waffle Plates
Control Panel
Overall Design Scoring

The BLACK+DECKER WMD200B is an incredibly well-crafted machine for an entry-level product. Though it is made mostly from plastic, the waffle maker doesn’t look cheap. It’s not hard to imagine it as a mid-range or even a high-end model.

The non-stick waffle plates are coated with non-stick, which works well during our performance tests. This model's only downside is that it doesn’t come with a control panel.

The BLACK+DECKER WMB500 has a simplistic, blocky design—typical of an entry-level waffle maker. It looks quite similar to the Cuisinart WMR-CA, which is in the same price range.

However, its stainless steel baking chamber adds a shiny touch to the otherwise mundane look, making for a visually pleasing aesthetic overall. 

Despite its low price point, the construction quality is great. The only downside is the noticeable absence of a control panel. Rather than buttons or the like, an indicator light at the top alerts you when your waffle is ready to eat.

Usability Comparison

Indicator Light Visibility
Overall Usability Scoring

The BLACK+DECKER WMD200B is very easy to use overall. It can be operated with just one hand, from lifting the lid to flipping it. 

We also rate the cleanability of this waffle maker highly. Besides the non-stick waffle plates, which reduce batter residues, the add-on drip tray can help protect your countertop from any excess batter that spills out from the baking chamber.

It does get tricky, though, when you have to clean the tiny nooks and crannies of the waffle maker. Some parts are so small that it’s impossible to reach in and scrub out the dried batter residues.

It’s simple to start with the BLACK+DECKER WMB500, mostly because it doesn’t have a control panel. Most of BLACK+DECKER’s budget-friendly offerings don’t have a control panel (case in point, the BLACK+DECKER Double waffle maker.)

All you need to do is plug it in and wait for the power light to go off, signaling that it's ready for use. Pour in your batter, wait for the waffle to cook, then lift the lid and extract your waffle.

The waffle maker did excellently in both fields regarding cleanability and safety.

Performance Test

Self-Mixed Recipe
Birch Benders Mix
Overall Performance Scoring

Our head chef labeled the waffles made by the WMD200B as “decently tasty.” Unfortunately, the coloration and texture of the waffle could still use some improvements.

Our test unit has a recurrent issue with undercooking one side of its waffles, lending to each waffle having an uneven coloring and a mushier texture on the undercooked side.

The BLACK+DECKER WMB500 displayed impressive cooking performance across both test recipes. The resulting waffles weren't restaurant-level quality, but certainly more than enough for a healthy homemade breakfast. It’ll be an ideal choice for families who simply need a reliably good option for breakfast.

Overall Scores

Ease of Use
Overall Scoring

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 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
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Tends to undercook the bottom of the waffle
  • Lacks a control panel
  • Lacks control panel
  • The stainless steel baking chamber needs regular cleaning to look its best


There’s a world of difference between the Black+Decker WMD200B Double and the WMB500.

For one, the WMD200B is aimed at the mid-tier level of the market. And you can see it right from the design. It has a sleek appearance seems very well-built, with strong plastic parts and metal sleeving on the cabling. The waffle maker has a flippable double-sided baking chamber, allowing you to cook two waffles simultaneously.

Meanwhile, the WMB500 is a lot more simple in terms of design. It doesn’t come with a control panel and only comes with a single set of waffle plates (so it can only cook one waffle at a time.)

Still, BLACK+DECKER still gave this model a high-quality feel with metal housing. Sure, it may not look as luxurious or impressive as the pricier WMD200B Double, but for an entry-level waffle maker, the WMB500 is seriously impressive!

In terms of performance, both models did a decent job in our cooking tests. But notably, despite being cheaper, the WMB500 did marginally better. It served up more consistently cooked waffles (the WMD200B has a notable issue of undercooking the underside of its waffles.)

Behind the Comparison

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Matthew LeeReviewer

Matthew Lee is a writer and editor for HealthyKitchen101. With over 8 years working for various outlets and agencies, specializing in tech review and other subjects of note, such as current affairs.

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Tuyet PhamProfessional Chef

Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef passionate about delicious and healthful foods. At HealthyKitchen101, she develops recipes and collaborates with our Research, Testing, and Review lab to evaluate the performance of cooking appliances. Her assessments add a strong authoritative voice to our product scoring process.

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Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.

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