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BLACK+DECKER WMB500 Belgian Waffle Maker Instructions



BLACK+DECKER WMB500 Belgian Waffle Maker

BLACK DECKER WMB500 Belgian Waffle Maker


When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:

  • Read all instructions.
  • Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
  • To protect against electric shock do not immerse the cord, plugs, or appliance in water or other liquid.
  • Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
  • Unplug from the outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
  • Do not operate the appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions or has been dropped or damaged in any manner. Contact Consumer Support at the toll-free number listed in the warranty section. This appliance has important markings on the plug blade. The attachment plug or entire cord set (if the plug is molded onto cord) is not suitable for replacement. If damaged, the appliance must be replaced.
  • Accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may cause injuries.
  • Do not use outdoors.
  • Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
  • Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  • Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot oil or other hot liquids.
  • Always attach the plug to the appliance first, then plug the cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect, turn the control to OFF, then remove the plug from the wall outlet.
  • Do not use the appliance for other than intended use.
  • This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
  • Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.


POLARIZED PLUG (120V Models Only)
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way.

This appliance is equipped with a tamper-resistant screw to prevent removal of the outer cover. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not attempt to remove the outer cover. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Repair should be done only by authorized service personnel.


  • A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
  • Extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
  • If an extension cord is used:
  • The marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance;
  • If the appliance is of the grounded type, the extension cord should be a grounding-type 3-wire cord; and.
  • The cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or
    tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over.

The product may vary slightly from what is illustrated. How to Use.

BLACK DECKER WMB500 Belgian Waffle Maker 1

  1. Heat-resistant handle
  2. Nonstick cooking surfaces
  3. Heat-resistant handle

BLACK DECKER WMB500 Belgian Waffle Maker 2

  1. Ready light
  2. Cord wrap & storage stand

How to Use

This appliance is for household use only.


  1. Remove all packing material, stickers, and plastic bands around the power plug.
  2. Please go to www.prodprotect.com/applica to register your warranty.
  3. Remove and save literature.
  4. Open the unit by lifting the handle.
  5. Condition the nonstick cooking surfaces with a light coating of cooking oil before first use. Do not use nonstick cooking spray. Brush the oil onto the cooking surfaces or wipe on with a paper towel. Be sure to coat the cooking surfaces. Wipe off excess oil with paper towels. The first waffle will absorb any excess oil and may have a greasy, blotchy appearance. Discard it. Subsequent waffles will be much better.
  6. After conditioning, allow to cool. Clean the cooking surfaces as instructed in CARE AND CLEANING.


  1. Before pre-heating for first use, condition both the upper and lower cooking surfaces (See IMPORTANT under GETTING STARTED).
  2. Close the lid and plug the cord into a standard electrical outlet. The ready light will come on to indicate the unit is heating. When the ready light goes out (after about 5 minutes), the unit is ready.
  3. Open the unit and pour about 2/3 cup (160 ml) of batter onto the lower cooking surface. Don’t pour too much as excess batter will seep out over the edges. Spread the batter toward the edges using a rubber spatula for even waffles.
  4. Close the lid, but don’t force it shut. The hinge is designed to be loose to allow the waffle to rise evenly and for steam to escape. Keep hands away from the unit as steam may escape when baking. The ready light will come on. Cooking time is 2-3 minutes depending on the type of batter/ingredients. You may notice moisture on the sides or near the handle. This is normal. Avoid opening the unit during baking as this may cause the waffle to stick or bake poorly.
  5. After approximately 2-3 minutes, the waffle is done. You may cook it longer for a crispier waffle. Open the top and carefully remove the waffle using a fork. Be careful not to scratch the non-stick finish. Should sticking occur, lightly re-oil the cooking surfaces. Keep the lid closed between cooking batches of waffles to preserve heat.
  6.  When all waffles are baked, unplug the cord, open the unit, and allow it to cool before cleaning.


  1. Waffle batter can be added any time the ready light is out. It is not necessary to pour the batter immediately after the light goes out.
  2. Baked waffles freeze well. Cool the waffles, place paper towels between them, wrap waffles in plastic wrap or freezer bags and freeze them.
  3. Packaged pancake mix or baking mix works well with this product.

Care and Cleaning

This product contains no user-serviceable parts. Refer service to qualified service personnel.


  1. Be sure the unit is unplugged and completely COOL before cleaning. Wipe the cooking surfaces with a damp sponge or cloth. DO NOT IMMERSE THE UNIT nor run water directly onto the cooking surface.
  2. Do not use steel wool or other abrasive cleaners on the cooking surfaces as they may damage the nonstick coating. To remove cooked-on food, use a plastic bristle brush or nylon mesh pad. Be sure to clean the handles after each use.
  3. Clean the outside surfaces by wiping with a damp or soapy sponge or cloth. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners that may scratch or mar the exterior surfaces. Never spray or apply cleaners directly to the waffle maker; instead, apply the cleaner to a cloth and rub it on.

Wrap the cord around the cord wrap and stand the unit up on a shelf, counter, or in a cabinet.


(Applies only in the United States and Canada)
For service, repair, or any questions regarding your appliance, call the appropriate 800 number on the cover of this book. Please DO NOT return the product to the place of purchase. Also, please DO NOT mail the product back to the manufacturer, nor bring it to a service center. You may also want to consult the website listed on the cover of this manual.

What does it cover?

  • Any defect in material or workmanship provided; however, Spectrum Brands, Inc.’s liability will not exceed the purchase price of the product.

For how long?

  • Two years from the date of the original purchase with proof of such purchase.

What will we do to help you?

  • Provide you with a reasonably similar replacement product that is either new or factory refurbished.

How do you get service?

  • Save your receipt as proof of date of sale.
  • Visit the online service website at www.prodprotect.com/applica, or call toll-free 1-800-231-9786, for general warranty service.
  • If you need parts or accessories, please call 1-800-738-0245

What does your warranty not cover?

  • Damage from commercial use
  • Damage from misuse, abuse, or neglect
  • Products that have been modified in any way
  • Products used or serviced outside the country of purchase
  • Glass parts and other accessory items that are packed with the unit
  • Shipping and handling costs associated with the replacement of the unit
  • Consequential or incidental damages (Please note, however, that some  states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so this limitation may not apply to you.)

How does state law relate to this warranty?

  • This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.


FAQS About BLACK+DECKER WMB500 Belgian Waffle Maker

What are the dimensions of the BLACK+DECKER WMB500 Belgian Waffle Maker?

The dimensions are approximately 7.5 x 11.5 x 4 inches.

What type of waffles does it make?

The BLACK+DECKER WMB500 makes Belgian-style waffles, which are thicker and have deeper pockets than traditional waffles.

How many waffles can it make at once?

This waffle maker can make one large Belgian waffle at a time.

Is it easy to clean?

Yes, the BLACK+DECKER WMB500 has a nonstick surface, making it easy to clean with a damp cloth or sponge.

What is the power rating of this waffle maker?

It operates at 120 volts and 750 watts.

Does it have adjustable temperature settings?

No, this model does not have adjustable temperature settings. It cooks at a consistent temperature for even results.

Is it suitable for making gluten-free waffles?

Yes, you can use gluten-free waffle batter with this waffle maker.

How long does it take to cook a waffle?

Cooking time can vary depending on the recipe and desired level of crispiness, but typically it takes around 4-5 minutes.

Can I make other foods besides waffles with this appliance?

While it’s primarily designed for making waffles, some people use it to cook other batter-based items like pancakes or even hash browns.

Is it safe to use?

Yes, the BLACK+DECKER WMB500 is equipped with cool-touch handles and non-skid feet for added safety during use. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for safe operation.

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