Black & Decker WM1404S Flip Waffle Maker, Silver Review

BLACK+DECKER WM1404S Flip Waffle Maker, Silver

  • Makes 1 large round Belgian waffle at a time
  • Rotate and cook system
  • Waffle ready indicator light
  • Power Indicator Light
  • Cool-touch handle
Make thick, fluffy waffles that soak up syrup and work perfectly with any topping. With just a flip of the handle, the rotate and cook system make perfectly formed waffles. Plus, the waffle ready indicator light lets you know when waffles are cooked and ready to be served.

List Price: $ 29.69 Price: $ 27.99

3 Comments on “Black & Decker WM1404S Flip Waffle Maker, Silver Review
  1. 282 of 290 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Makes very good waffles, but has issues., January 24, 2012
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    Bob R. “Bob R.” (Trumbull, CT) –

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    This is a mixed review. There are quite a few things I like about this waffle maker. It is easy to use. It makes evenly browned good sized deep waffles that are crispy outside and fluffy inside. The waffles do not take long to cook, and you can make one after another without having to wait for it to reheat. Initial set up is simple; you have to pre-treat the grills by brushing on a light coat of vegetable oil and then just heat and go. I have made over a dozen waffles in the unit and have had no problems with them at all. You need no pretreatment on the grills after the initial brush of oil. You have no need to use any non-stick spray or fats, the waffles will not stick.

    Now for the not so great things. There is no heat adjustment. This is not a real issue since the iron cooks well and evenly. There is no audible tone telling you when the waffle is done, a green light indicates the waffle is done, but I like mine a bit crispier then the default, so all you need to do in leave it in 15-30 seconds more to your taste. The grills do not remove for cleaning, but they are still easy to wipe down. The hinge on the iron and the overall construction in the cradle seems a bit flimsy, but I had no problems with it, and don’t think it will be an issue overall.

    The worst part is the handle of the unit. It is made to fold 90 degrees for storage. The hinge is poorly made and it does not lock well in the straight position so that when you go to turn the iron, the hinge actually pops and the handle bends making the turn a bit awkward and that is annoying. I can see someone getting a bit panicky that the hinge bends and tipping over the unit overcompensating and causing damage or injury. Once I noted this flaw, it was a simple annoyance but not enough to say the unit is bad, I worked with it. It still made excellent waffles.

    The three stars are there because the price of this unit is high when the negatives I have noted are taken into account and compared to the prices of other similar units that are less expensive.

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  2. 108 of 115 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Crispy Waffles, April 3, 2012
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    Pipigurl (Bay Area, CA) –

    This review is from: Black & Decker WM1404S Flip Waffle Maker, Silver (Kitchen)
    I’ve finally given up on my husband’s old Bella Cucina Belgian waffle maker that makes soggy waffles no matter what I do. I decided to buy this one on the strength of the good reviews. I’m glad I did! It’s a very simple machine with no temp/browning control but it makes waffles that are crispy outside and soft inside. That’s all I’ve ever wanted. I only have to flip once which is cool. What I do now is I make a big batch of waffles, cool them on a wire rack and then freeze them in a ziplock bag. I heat them up in the oven for 5-10 minutes whenever we feel like having waffles at any time of the day.

    It also helps reading the manual first before using it. It said to never use PAM because it destroys the nonstick coating. I brush the plates with some canola oil and pour 3/4 cup of batter. Pouring in more than that would cause spillage. Hope this helps. And FYI, this item goes on sale at Macy’s from time to time for around $17.

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  3. 50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Waffles forever!, March 21, 2014
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    I love this! I had been eying this for a while and finally got it -and I’m not sorry! The waffles come out great! a little crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Each waffle takes about 4 minutes (in the meantime i put the other ones in the oven in low heat so they don’t get cold) And as a plus I learned that you can freeze them and just pop them in the toaster later! this is the recipe i use:

    (makes 3 waffles)

    1 cup all purpose flour
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 tbsp baking powder
    1 cup of milk
    1 egg
    1 tbsp melted butter

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