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Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double vs BLACK+DECKER WMB500 Side-by-Side Comparison

The Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is a high-end waffle maker, while the BLACK+DECKER WMB500 is more budget-friendly. Don’t know what to go for? Check our analysis!

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Cuisinart Double

BLACK and DECKER

 Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double vs BLACK+DECKER WMB500: Premium or Entry-Level?

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of Use BLACK and DECKERCuisinart Double7.96.78.79.58.58.19.28.7
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The Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double and the BLACK+DECKER WMB500 are in totally different classes. While the WAF-F20P1 is in the high-end tier, the WMB500 is in the entry-level range. So, expectedly, there are many remarkable differences between them.

The Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 model has the highest performance score in our database. It managed to serve up delicious waffles almost every time.

Meanwhile, the BLACK+DECKER WMB500 is considered mediocre. The quality of the waffles wasn’t great. But if you’re looking for something that can serve a quick breakfast in the morning and you don’t care for gourmet-quality waffles, this model will do it in a pinch.

But since the BLACK+DECKER WMB500 is a budget-friendly model, it lacks many premium features that the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 has. For example, an audible chime and a rotatable baking chamber.

Pros & Cons

  • Strong cooking performance across all tests
  • Beautiful, durable stainless steel design
  • Comprehensive control panel with audible alarm
  • Intuitive lid locking mechanism
  • Comes with a batter measuring cup
  • 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
  • Mediocre performance with self-mixed recipe
  • Heavy and bulky
  • Certain parts are made of plastic
  • Lacks a POWER indicator light
  • Difficult to clean due to the lack of a drip tray
  • Lacks control panel
  • The stainless steel baking chamber needs regular cleaning to look its best

Key Specs

Features
Rotating baking chamber, browning control, indicator lights
Premium stainless steel top cover, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
6
None
Dimensions
L15 x W9.5 x H9 inches
L13.1 x W10 x H4.7 inches
Material
Stainless steel/plastic housing, aluminum nonstick baking plates
Stainless steel/plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
12.0 lbs (5.4 kg)
4 pound
Waffle diameter
6 ¾ inches
7.5" (19.1 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$101.95
$21.82

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.1
6.7

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.5
6.8
Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Self-Mixed Recipe
The top side of a waffle made by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 in 5 minutes
The top crust of a waffle made by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 waffle maker in 5 minutes
The golden core of the waffle produced by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker.
The waffle produced by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 being torn by hand to test its consistency and texture.
BLACK+DECKER WMB500 Self-Mixed Recipe
The dark brown - golden top crust of a waffle cooked for 5 minutes.
The dark brown - golden bottom crust of a waffle cooked for 5 minutes.
The interior of a waffle cooked for 5 minutes, with prominent air cavities and bubbles inside.
The cross-section of a waffle baked in 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, revealing the interior with small air bubbles within.
Heat Level
3
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

9.6
6.5
Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Birch Benders Mix
The golden brown top side of the waffle made by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double flip waffle maker in 5 minutes.
The golden brown bottom side of the waffle made by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker in 5 minutes.
The fluffy interior of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 that’s visibly filled with air bubbles.
The waffle produced by the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is being torn by hand to test for its consistency and texture.
BLACK+DECKER WMB500 Birch Benders Mix
The pale gold top crust of a waffle cooked using the Birch Benders mix for 7 minutes.
The pale gold bottom crust of a waffle cooked using the Birch Benders mix for 7 minutes.
The interior of a waffle cooked for 7 minutes, with prominent air cavities and bubbles inside.
The waffle, which has been cooked for 7 minutes, is torn by hand in order to test for its consistency and texture, revealing the fluffy core inside.
Heat Level
3
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
7 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.2
8.7

In the Box

The silver Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker sitting on a table next to its user manuals and a measuring cup.
The black and silver Black and Decker waffle maker WMB500 next to its instructional manual and shipping box.

Dimensions

The Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker dimension measurement chart. Its length is noted as 15 inches, width is 9.5 inches, and its height is 9 inches.
The side profile of the black and silver Black and Decker WMB500 waffle maker.
Length
15.0" (38.1 cm)
13.1" (33.3 cm)
Width
9.5" (24.1 cm)
10.0" (25.4 cm)
Height
9.0" (22.9 cm)
4.7" (11.9 cm)
Weight
12.0 lbs (5.4 kg)
4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)

Build Quality

9.0
9.5
Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Build Quality Video
A close-up view of the spring and internal mechanisms of the rotating hinges of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 waffle maker.
A close-up view of the rotating hinges of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double waffle maker.
BLACK+DECKER WMB500 Build Quality Video
A close-up at the lid hinges of the Black and Decker Belgian waffle maker WMB500.
A zoomed-up view of the lid hinges and black plastic housing of the Black and Decker WMB500 waffle maker in its closed state.

Waffle Plates

9.5
10
An overview of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1’s black, Belgian-style waffle plates.
An overview of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1’s black, Belgian-style waffle plates.
A top-down view of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 waffle maker’s black, Belgian-style cooking plates.
A close-up view of the glossy, black, Belgian-style waffle plate of the Black and Decker WMB500 waffle maker.
A close-up view of the glossy, black, Belgian-style waffle plate of the Black and Decker WMB500 waffle maker.
An overview of the glossy, black, Belgian-style waffle plates of the Black and Decker WMB500 waffle maker.
Number of Plates
4
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
36.32 inches
50.27 inch
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 aluminum
Cast aluminum
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

9.5
0.0
Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Control Panel Video
A close-up of the control panel of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 Double Belgian waffle maker, with the silvery browning control knob to the left and the black power switch to the right.
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
Yes
No
Timer
No
No
Browning Control
Yes
No

Power Cord

A close-up of the power plug of the Cuisinart Double waffle maker WAF-F20P1’s power plug.
The power plug of the Black and Decker WMB500 Belgian waffle maker with the Type-A prongs design clearly visible.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
1.9 ft (0.6 m)
Cable Management
Yes
No

Accessories

The included batter measuring cup of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1. It is made from
Material
Plastic
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.7
9.5

Handling

9.0
10

Safety

9.5
9.9
The temperature of the back hinges of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 being measured by a thermometer, which reads 234.6°F.
The temperature of the back hinges of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 being measured by a thermometer, which reads 234.6°F.
Temperature of the front control panel of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is being taken using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 85.6°F.
Temperature of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1’s top lid being measured using a thermometer, which reads 105.8°F during a thermal safety test.
The surface temperature of the back of the Black and Decker WMB500 waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 156°F.
The surface temperature of the back of the Black and Decker WMB500 waffle maker is being measured with a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 156°F.
The surface temperature of the Black and Decker WMB500’s base is being measured using a thermometer in a thermal safety test. The screen reads 104.2°F.
The temperature of the Black and Decker WMB500’s handle is being measured using a thermometer in a thermal safety test. The screen reads 111°F.
Top Side Temperature
234°F
156.7°F
Bottom Side Temperature
85°F
104.2°F
Handle Temperature
105°F
111°F

Cleanability

6.5
8.0
The silver Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 with excess batter overflowing and dripping down from both sets of cooking plates on the waffle maker.

Indicator Light Visibility

10
10
The green READY button of the Cuisinart WAF-F20P1 is on, indicating that the plates are heated and ready to use.
The sole indicator light on top of the Black and Decker WMB500 waffle maker is glowing red.

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