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Black+Decker WMD200B Double vs Euro Cuisine WM520 Side-by-Side Comparison

The Black+Decker WDM200B Double and the Euro Cuisine WM520 are in totally different classes, so which one to choose? Here’s our take.

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Black+Decker WMD200B Double vs Euro Cuisine WM520

Overall Verdict

The Black+Decker WMD200B Double is one of the cheaper double-sided waffle makers that you can buy on the market. As such, if you have a large family and need the multi-waffle cooking ability of a double-sided model, the WMD200B will be a good pick.

But if you want to add some visual interest to your breakfast, the Euro Cuisine WM520 with its unique heart-shaped waffle plates, will be a better choice. The heart-shaped pattern, also known as Norwegian-style waffle patterning, can instantly bring intrigue to your family’s breakfast. Heart-shaped waffles are also really popular during festivities like Christmas!

Both models perform well in our tests. The waffles they baked were tasty (just don’t expect them to be restaurant-grade), and their build quality — while they certainly weren’t the best — did the trick pretty well.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of UseBlack and Decker Do...Euro Cuisine7.66.28.89.27.06.39.36.6
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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
  • Did a passable job in our self-mixed recipe test
  • Luxurious design with chrome lid
  • Easy to use control panel with clicky, responsive browning level dial
  • Eco-friendly PTFE and PFOA-free ceramic coating on the plates
  • Excellent cleanability
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Tends to undercook the bottom of the waffle
  • Lacks a control panel
  • Loose lid hinges
  • The rubber screw protectors can be easily lost
  • Many surfaces of the waffle maker became scorching hot after two-three cooking sessions

Key Specs

Features
Rotating baking chamber, indicator lights
Heart-shaped waffle plates, tactile browning control, indicator lights
Adjustable settings
N/A
Four
Dimensions
L13 x W7.5 x H7 inches
L10 x W8 x H4.5 inches
Material
Plastic; cast iron nonstick baking plates
Stainless steel/plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
4 pounds
Waffle diameter
6.8" (17.3 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$39.11
$36.79

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.2
6.3

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.1
6.3
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.
Euro Cuisine WM520 Self-Mixed Recipe Test
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using our self-mixed recipe.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using our self-mixed recipe.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds. The interior is revealed, with small air bubbles visible within.
The waffle is torn up by hand to test its consistency. The fluffy interior of the waffle is revealed.
Heat Level
N/A
Medium-high
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes 30 seconds

Birch Benders Mix

6.3
6.4
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.
Euro Cuisine WM520 Birch Benders Mix Test
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes 30 seconds using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes and 30 seconds. The dense interior of the waffle can be clearly seen.
A waffle, baked for 5 minutes and 30 seconds, is torn up by hands to test its consistency. The waffle’s core can be seen.
Heat Level
N/A
Medium-high
Cooking Time
7 minutes 30 seconds
5 minutes 30 seconds

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
9.3

In the Box

The all-black Black and Decker double waffle maker WMD200B next to its removable drip tray and instruction manual.
The Euro Cuisine Heart Shaped waffle maker is in the center. To its left is the manual and to its right is the shipping box.

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 side profile of the Euro Cuisine WM520. Its mirror-like lid and the vertically-arranged control panel can be seen.
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)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Weight
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)

Build Quality

10
9.0
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 Euro Cuisine WM520 Build Quality
The elaborate backside of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker (WM520).
A close-up view of the plastic detailing and components of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker.

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 overhead shot of the black waffle plates of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker. The plates have heart-shaped patterns.
Number of Plates
4
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Norwegian-style
Plate Area
36.32 inches
50.27 inches
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
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

0.0
9.5
The Euro Cuisine WM520 Control Panel
The control panel of the Euro Cuisine waffle maker. The browning control dial can be seen, along with 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 Euro Cuisine waffle maker. It has a Type A plug.
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
6.6

Handling

9.5
8.5

Safety

9.9
2.5
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 surface temperature of the Euro Cuisine’s control panel is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 146.8°F.
The surface temperature of the Euro Cuisine’s control panel is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 146.8°F.
The surface temperature of the Euro Cuisine’s base is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 107.6°F.
The surface temperature of the Euro Cuisine’s handle is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 137.8°F.
Top Side Temperature
144°F
146.8°F
Bottom Side Temperature
86°F
107.6°F
Handle Temperature
87°F
137.8°F

Cleanability

8.5
10
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 Euro Cuisine waffle maker’s cooking plates.

Indicator Light Visibility

7.0
10
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 Euro Cuisine. The red POWER light is closest to the dial, the orange READY light is to the back.

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