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Black+Decker WMD200B Double vs Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Side-by-Side Comparison

Between the full-size Black+Decker WMD200B Double and the compact, palm-sized Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B, which one to pick? Here’s our consensus.

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Black+Decker WMD200B Double vs Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B

Overall Verdict

The Black+Decker WMD200B Double waffle maker can cook two waffles at once, thanks to a double-sided baking chamber. As such, this model is very popular among people who have to bake large batches of waffles regularly (like those with big families.)

The overall build quality of the WMD200B is great, considering how it’s a mid-tier offering in Black+Decker’s portfolio. And while performance can be improved, it got a passing score on our cooking tests.

The Holstein Housewares HH-091215016B, on the other hand, is a mini waffle maker. Its 4-inch waffles can make for great mid-day snacks. The small size of the Holstein also explains its popularity in the traveling circle. You can fit it neatly in your backpack and bring it along as you globetrot. Plug it into an outlet, pour in a pre-mixed batter, and you’ll get fresh waffles on the go.

Considering how these two models target two totally different audiences, we think it should be a pretty easy pick!

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of UseBlack and Decker Do...Holstein Housewares7.66.28.89.26.56.37.06.5
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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
  • Highly affordable
  • Compact size and lightweight
  • Handling is simple and smooth
  • Acceptable build quality
  • Excellent cleanability rating
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Tends to undercook the bottom of the waffle
  • Lacks a control panel
  • Mediocre cooking performance with our self-mixed recipe
  • Cheap-looking design
  • Lacks a control panel
  • Safety rating is very low

Key Specs

Features
Rotating baking chamber, indicator lights
Compact size, patterned top lid, indicator lights
Adjustable settings
N/A
N/A
Dimensions
L13 x W7.5 x H7 inches
L5.1 x W6.5 x H3.5 inches
Material
Plastic; cast iron nonstick baking plates
Plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
1.1 pound
Waffle diameter
6.8" (17.3 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$39.11
$16.70

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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.
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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.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Self-Mixed RecipeA waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. Presented here is its top crust with a very dark brown color.
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Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Self-Mixed RecipeA waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. Presented here is its top crust with a very dark brown color.
A waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. Presented here is its bottom crust with a very dark brown color.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. Prominent air bubbles can be seen within.
A waffle being torn down the middle by hand to test it for its consistency. The air bubble-filled core is revealed.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Self-Mixed Recipe Video
Heat Level
N/A
3
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

6.3
6.3
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.
The very light gold top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
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The very light gold top crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The very light gold bottom crust of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using the Birch Benders batter mix. Air bubbles can be seen within.
A waffle is torn down the middle by hands to test its consistency. The air bubble-filled interior of the waffle is revealed.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Birch Benders Mix Video
Heat Level
N/A
N/A
Cooking Time
7 minutes 30 seconds
5 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
7.0

In the Box

The all-black Black and Decker double waffle maker WMD200B next to its removable drip tray and instruction manual.
The glossy black Holstein 4 inch waffle maker next to its instruction manual and 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.
A side profile of the glossy black Holstein personal mini waffle maker.
Length
13.0" (33.0 cm)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Width
7.5" (19.1 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Height
7.0" (17.8 cm)
3.5" (9.0 cm)
Weight
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)

Build Quality

10
7.0
The back hinge of the Black and Decker WMD200B rotating waffle maker’s baking chamber. Two metallic cabling sleeves are snaking around the back.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Build Quality
The back side of the Holstein waffle cooker. Components of its lid hinges and the root of its power cord can be seen.
The black plastic hinges of the Holstein waffle maker’s lid. It is currently in its open position.

Waffle Plates

9.5
9.5
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.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Waffle PlatesAn overview of the Holstein waffle maker’s cooking plates. They’re black and printed with the classic waffle patterning.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B Waffle PlatesAn overview of the Holstein waffle maker’s cooking plates. They’re black and printed with the classic waffle patterning.
A close-up shot of the Holstein waffle maker’s cooking plate. It is black and treated with a glossy layer of non-stick.
Number of Plates
4
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Classic-style
Plate Area
36.32 inches
17.72 inches
Plate Length
6.8" (17.3 cm)
4.8" (12.1 cm)
Plate Width
6.8" (17.3 cm)
4.8" (12.1 cm)
Material
Cast iron
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

0.0
0.0
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
No
No
Timer
No
No
Browning Control
No
No

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 Holstein mini waffle maker. The plug is Type A.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.0 ft (0.6 m)
2.1 ft (0.6 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
6.5

Handling

9.5
9.0

Safety

9.9
1.8
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.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B SafetyThe temperature of the top lid of the Holstein waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 219.0°F.
Holstein Housewares HH-09125016B SafetyThe temperature of the top lid of the Holstein waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 219.0°F.
The temperature of the base of the Holstein waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 113.7°F.
The temperature of the front handle of the Holstein waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer. The screen reads 160.7°F.
Top Side Temperature
144°F
234°F
Bottom Side Temperature
86°F
85°F
Handle Temperature
87°F
105°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 pouring from  out of the Holstein waffle maker and into small pools at the base of the unit.

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 red ring-shaped indicator light at the top of the Holstein’s lid. It is shining dimly in the studio lighting.

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