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Presto Flipside Belgian vs Black+Decker WMD200B Double Side-by-Side Comparison

Can’t decide between the Presto Flipside Belgian and the Black+Decker WMD200B Double? Check out our data-driven detailed comparison here!

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Presto Flipside

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Presto Flipside Belgian vs Black+Decker WMD200B Double

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Ease of Use30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Ease of Use Black and Decker Do...Presto Flipside7.66.28.89.27.36.56.69.2
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The Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker has a pretty unique design. With a hinged baking chamber, you can flip it back and forth 180° to spread the batter on the plates. The result is (typically) a more evenly-cooked waffle.

And indeed, in our performance tests, the Presto Flipside did pretty well. The quality wasn’t gourmet, but our chef assessed that it should be good enough for breakfasts and daily meals.

On the other hand, the Black+Decker WMD200B Double waffle maker is larger and comes with two sets of waffle plates. As such, you can cook two waffles simultaneously with this model. This makes it really popular among large families.

Pros & Cons

  • Unique ‘flip-side’ design
  • Far more compact than other flip waffle makers
  • Includes a timer with an audible alarm
  • The safety rating is high
  • 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
  • Mediocre cooking performance with a tendency to char the waffle
  • Poor build quality
  • Certain spots on the waffle maker are difficult to clean
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Tends to undercook the bottom of the waffle
  • Lacks a control panel

Key Specs

Features
Flippable baking chamber, built-in timer, indicator light
Rotating baking chamber, indicator lights
Adjustable Settings
N/A
N/A
Dimensions
L12 x W11 x H4.4 inches (in horizontal configuration)
L13 x W7.5 x H7 inches
Material
Stainless steel/plastic housing; ceramic nonstick baking plates
Plastic; cast iron nonstick baking plates
Weight
4.9 pounds
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
Waffle diameter
7.0" (17.8 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$50.14
$39.11

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
6.2

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.0
6.1
Presto Flipside Belgian Self-Mixed Recipe video
A waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, with black charring inside its pockets.
A waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe, with black charring inside its pockets.
A cross-section of a waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe. The inside is dense with a few air bubbles.
A waffle baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe is torn by hand down the middle, revealing the waffle’s interior.
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.
Heat Level
N/A
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

7.0
6.3
Presto Flipside Belgian Birch Benders Mix video
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked for 6 minutes 30 seconds using batter made from Birch Benders mix.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked for 6 minutes 30 seconds using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
The cross-section of a waffle baked for 6 minutes 30 seconds, revealing its dense core with tiny air bubbles.
A waffle being torn down the middle by hand to test its consistency and texture, revealing its golden interior.
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.
Heat Level
N/A
N/A
Cooking Time
6 minutes 30 seconds
7 minutes 30 seconds

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.6
8.8

In The Box

The Presto Belgian waffle maker with black-and-red plastic detailing and glossy metallic body next to its instruction manual.
The all-black Black and Decker double waffle maker WMD200B next to its removable drip tray and instruction manual.

Dimensions & Weight

The Presto waffle maker’s dimensions in vertical form. Length is 11 inches, height is 11.5 inches, and width is 4.5 inches.
The Presto waffle maker’s dimensions in vertical form. Length is 11 inches, height is 11.5 inches, and width is 4.5 inches.
The Presto waffle maker’s dimensions in horizontal form. Length is 12 inches, height is 4.4 inches, and width is 11 inches.
Presto Flipside Belgian Waffle Maker Dimensions Video
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.
Length
12.0" (30.5 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Width
11.0" (27.9 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)
Height
4.4" (11.2 cm)
7.0" (17.8 cm)
Weight
4.9 lbs (2.2 kg)
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)

Build Quality

6.0
10
A close-up of the gashes on the black plastic detailing of the Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker.
A close-up of the gashes on the black plastic detailing of the Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker.
Zoomed-in shot of a gap in the black plastic joint that connects the waffle maker’s baking chamber with the base.
Close-up shot of the red plastic retainer that keeps the baking chamber of the Presto waffle maker aloft when stored upright.
Presto Flipside Belgian Waffle Maker Build Quality video
The back hinge of the Black and Decker WMD200B rotating waffle maker’s baking chamber. Two metallic cabling sleeves are snaking around the back.

Waffle Plates

8.0
9.5
An overview of the Presto Flipside waffle maker’s gray, Belgian-style waffle plates.
An overview of the Presto Flipside waffle maker’s gray, Belgian-style waffle plates.
A close-up shot of one of the gray ceramic waffle plates of the Presto Flip Side waffle maker.
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.
Number of Plates
2
4
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Belgian-style
Plate Area
44.18 inch
36.32 inches
Plate Length
7.5" (19.1 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)
Plate Width
7.5" (19.1 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)
Material
Ceramic
Cast iron
Non Stick Coating
Yes
Yes
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

Control Panel

6.0
0.0
A close-up shot of the timer to the side of the Presto waffle maker’s base. A button and speaker holes are visible.
Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Audible Alarm
Yes
No
Timer
Yes
No
Browning Control
No
No

Power Cord

The 36.5-inch long power cord of the Presto waffle maker. The Type-A plug is clearly shown.
A close-up view of the power plug of the Black and Decker WMD200B double flip waffle maker.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
3.0 ft (0.9 m)
2.0 ft (0.6 m)
Cable Management
No
No

Accessories

The removable and washable black, plastic drip tray of the Black and Decker double waffle maker WMD200B.
Material
N/A
Plastic
Removable
N/A
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.2
9.2

Handling

9.5
9.5
Presto Flipside Belgian Waffle Maker Handling video
A large gap in-between the two-piece handles of the Presto waffle maker when it’s stored in its vertical configuration.
The Presto 03510 Ceramic Flipside Belgian waffle maker’s handle being held in one hand by a product tester.
The entire Presto waffle maker is held in the air by the handle with one hand of a product tester.

Safety

9.8
9.9
The temperature of a plastic foot of the Presto waffle maker is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 167.9°F.
The temperature of a plastic foot of the Presto waffle maker is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 167.9°F.
The temperature of the Presto waffle maker’s base is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 95.4°F.
The temperature of the Presto waffle maker’s handle is being measured using a thermometer. The screen reads 94.9°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 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.
Top Side Temperature
167°F
144°F
Bottom Side Temperature
95°F
86°F
Handle Temperature
94°F
87°F

Cleanability

7.5
8.5
Close-up on the gunks accumulated on the inner part of the black plastic handle of the Presto 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.
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.

Indicator Light Visibility

10
7.0
The red indicator light located on the base of the Presto Flipside Belgian waffle maker.
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.

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