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Black+Decker WMD200B Double vs CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini Side-by-Side Comparison

On the fence about whether to pick the Black+Decker WMD200B Double or the Crownful 4-inch Mini waffle maker? This comparison can help you choose!

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Black+Decker WMD200B Double vs CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini

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The Black+Decker WMD200B Double is made for the family’s kitchen, while the Crownful 4-inch Mini is more suited for a bachelor’s kitchenette or a traveler’s backpack.

With its large baking chamber with two sets of waffle plates, the WMD200B can help you cook two Belgian-style waffles simultaneously. This double-cooking ability makes it a huge hit among large families.

The Crownful 4-inch Mini, true to its name, is much smaller and more compact. The entire unit can fit in the palm of your hand. So, if your kitchen lacks space, this waffle maker will have no trouble fitting in.

And if you travel often, the Crownful 4-inch Mini will also fit really well into your backpack.

The WMD200B produces tasty waffles that’d make for a great breakfast platter.

On the other hand, the small size of Crownful’s waffles makes them a great snack option. But you can also easily bake several and stack them on a plate for a full breakfast experience. While the taste may not be mindblowing, for most people, it’d suffice.

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
  • Beautiful patterning on the lid
  • Excellent build quality
  • Easy to clean, thanks to the non-stick waffle plates and the smooth plastic outer shell
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Tends to undercook the bottom of the waffle
  • Lacks a control panel
  • Fairly mediocre performance in our performance tests
  • Does not have a control panel
  • Low safety rating

Key Specs

Features
Rotating baking chamber, indicator lights
Compact size, patterned top lid, indicator lights
Adjustable settings
N/A
None
Dimensions
L13 x W7.5 x H7 inches
L5.7 x W5.12 x H3.15 inches
Material
Plastic; cast iron nonstick baking plates
Plastic housing; aluminum nonstick baking plates
Weight
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
1 pound
Waffle diameter
6.8" (17.3 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$39.11
$12.95

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.2
6.3

Self-Mixed Recipe

6.1
7.2
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.
CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini Self-Mixed Recipe
The light brown top crust of a waffle baked in 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The light brown bottom crust of a waffle baked in 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
The cross-section of a waffle baked in 5 minutes, revealing the interior filled with air bubbles and air cavities.
A waffle is torn down the middle by hands in order to test it for its consistency and texture. This particular waffle was baked for 5 minutes using our self-mixed recipe.
Heat Level
N/A
N/A
Cooking Time
5 minutes
5 minutes

Birch Benders Mix

6.3
5.3
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.
CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini Birch Benders Mix
The pale gold top crust of a waffle baked for 8 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix
The pale gold bottom crust of a waffle baked for 8 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix
The cross-section of a waffle baked for 8 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix, revealing the small air bubbles and cavities within the waffle.
A waffle is torn by hand down the middle to test it for its consistency and texture. This waffle was baked for 8 minutes using a batter made from the Birch Benders mix.
Heat Level
N/A
N/A
Cooking Time
7 minutes 30 seconds
5 minutes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
8.8

In the Box

The all-black Black and Decker double waffle maker WMD200B next to its removable drip tray and instruction manual.
The Crownful 4 inch waffle maker in the middle, with its warranty card, instruction manuals, and shipping box around it.

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 black Crownful compact waffle maker, with the patterned top lid and the wood-tone handle in the front visible.
Length
13.0" (33.0 cm)
5.7" (14.5 cm)
Width
7.5" (19.1 cm)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Height
7.0" (17.8 cm)
3.1" (8.0 cm)
Weight
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)

Build Quality

10
10
The back hinge of the Black and Decker WMD200B rotating waffle maker’s baking chamber. Two metallic cabling sleeves are snaking around the back.
CROWNFUL 4-inch Mini Build Quality
Crowful waffle maker’s lid, with the center indicator light and the patterning made up of concentric circles visible. The wood-like handle in front is inscribed with the word “Crownful”.
A zoomed-in shot of the Crownful 4 inch waffle maker’s lid hinge.
The back of the Crownful waffle maker’s lid hinge. It is currently in the closed position.
The rubber, anti-slip feet at the bottom of the Crownful mini waffle maker.

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.
A top-down view of one of the waffle plates of the Crownful waffle maker.
A top-down view of one of the waffle plates of the Crownful waffle maker.
A top-down view of both the Crownful’s black waffle plates.
Number of Plates
4
2
Grid Pattern
Belgian-style
Classic-style
Plate Area
36.32 inches
12.57 inch
Plate Length
6.8" (17.3 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)
Plate Width
6.8" (17.3 cm)
4.0" (10.2 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
Yes

Power Cord

A close-up view of the power plug of the Black and Decker WMD200B double flip waffle maker.
A zoomed-up view of the Crownful mini waffle maker’s power plug and its Type-A prongs.
Plug Style
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Type A (Flat Blade Attachment Plug)
Length
2.0 ft (0.6 m)
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
Cable Management
No
No

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 Crownful waffle maker’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 187.9°F.
The surface temperature of the Crownful waffle maker’s top lid is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 187.9°F.
The temperature of the Crownful’s bottom is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 129.6°F.
The temperature of the Crownful’s front handle is being measured using a thermometer during a thermal safety test. The screen reads 188.4°F.
Top Side Temperature
144°F
187.9°F
Bottom Side Temperature
86°F
129.6°F
Handle Temperature
87°F
188.4°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.

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 indicator light at the center of the lid of the Crownful waffle maker, shining dimly.