|Black & Decker G48TD Grill and Waffle Baker
|List Price: $59.99
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A waffle baker, grill, and griddle, this three-in-one appliance comes in handy during breakfast, lunch, dinner, and after school. Key to the unit's versatility are two 8-inch-square cooking plates--one set into the product's bottom and the other into the hinged top. On one side the plates form grids for making four waffles at once. Flipped over to show their flat sides they're capable of top and bottom grilling a sandwich or steak. To create griddle space, the top opens up flat, forming two 8-inch-square cooking surfaces for all foods that love a griddle--such as pancakes, hash browns, and eggs. Channels send grease to spouts in the griddles' corners, where it drains away. Nonstick to release food easily and wipe clean, the cooking plates also can be removed for scrubbing. A heat control offers high, low, and medium temperatures. With its chrome housing and stay-cool black synthetic handles, this 900-watt appliance looks great on the counter. Afterward, the cord wraps around the hinge, plus you can stand the unit upright for compact storage. It measures 11-1/4 inches wide, 5 inches high, and 11-3/4 inches deep and carries a one-year warranty against defects. --Fred Brack
The Black & Decker G48TD Grill and Waffle Baker produces four 4.5-inch square waffles at a time, making it a good choice for families. The waffles are somewhat thinner than Belgian-type waffles but there's no compromise on taste - perhaps, though, a few less calories and carbs (based on your recipe). It's reasonably priced and great for making a special, unique weekend meal for you and your partners in life.
- Versatile three-in-one appliance: waffle maker, grill, griddle
- Grids bake four waffles and reverse for top-and-bottom sandwich grilling
- Top folds back to create two 8-inch-square griddles for pancakes, eggs, etc.
- Variable heat control; nonstick cooking surfaces wipe clean
- Chrome housing and stay-cool black handles; stands upright for storage
- Good in many ways...
I was impressed with how well it heated up, the non-stick cooking surface, and by the fact that it is big enough to make 8 pancakes at once. My only dislike is that it does'nt come with a container to collect the grease run-off. All in all, a good product for the money....more info
- Worth the money
In total, I was pleased with this product. It arrived with a few scratches to the teflon but this didn't hinder the quality of the waffles cooked as I always use peanut oil as a lubricant. I like the simplicity of operation, it does what it promises....more info
- Great Waffle Iron - a few helpful tips
I'm really enjoying my waffle iron. It makes delicious, crispy waffles. We make a huge batch and freeze the leftovers. When we reheat them in the toaster, they come out as crispy as when first made.
I read all the reviews before purchasing and was concerned about the waffles sticking and the teflon coating coming off. My first few batches of waffles were perfect. Then I used the recipe for waffles on the Pioneer baking mix package, and the waffles stuck to both the top and bottom grid and I had a mess. Here is what I learned.
1. Closely follow the directions to season the waffle iron with oil before the first use.
2. Always use a recipe that contains oil in the mix. This seems to keep the batter from sticking. (I've used the recipe on the Bisquick box with great success).
3. Don't spray the grids with nonstick cooking spray with each waffle because it discolors the waffles and it isn't needed as long as you follow rule #1&2.
4. Preheat the waffle iron as directed in the instructions until the ready light goes out (5-8 minutes) before cooking your waffles.
5. Don't rely on the light to go out to let you know when the waffle is done. Instead, set a kitchen timer for 3-1/2 to 4 minutes and remove the waffle then. Hearing the timer go off is better than having to sit there and stare at the light for 4 minutes anyway!
6. If you forget these directions and end up with a sticky mess, do this:
-unplug your waffle iron
-stop up your sink and fill it with hot water, enough to submerge the waffle iron attachments
- using two hot pads, remove each waffle attachment, one at a time, and place it in the hot water. NOTE: If you get your hot pad wet, get a new one. Water will conduct heat through the hot pad to your hands.
- let the attachments soak until the stuck on mess begins to loosen.
- when cool enough to touch, pick up each piece and, using a utensil approved for nonstick surfaces, scrape off the stuck-on batter. It will come off easily.
-VERY IMPORTANT: when you make your next batch of waffles, reseason the attachment as you did when you first got the iron.
As for the teflon coating, mine hasn't had any problems. Another reviewer said you aren't supposed to clean them while they are hot, so I always let mine cool completely before washing. This is also one reason why I used hot water (to match the temperature of the hot attachments) instead of cold when removing the stuck-on gooey mess.
I used the open grill to toast hamburger buns. I didn't think it got very hot. The first time I forgot to preheat it, but the second time I preheated it (closed) and it seemed like it lost heat quickly when open. I think it works best when closed.
- Defective and dangerous
The design of the unit is flawed--the irons are held by two flimsy clips which can easily bend or break. Most of the unit is made of metal, and when heated because extremely hot if you touch anywhere outside its plastic parts.
This sounds obvious, but what is the dealbreaker are the iron plates themselves. Even though B&D claims they are nonstick and that they need to be primed with oil, they continuously stick after the first three waffles and several minutes of grilling. They do not prime. Repeatedly doing so simply makes the first batches extremely oily and inedible, and the following batches after that unremovable from the hot iron plates.
The dangerous part occurs as a result of these plates--because they stick, you may attempt to pull harder to open, but the plates will not budge and you will either A) touch the hot metal exterior, causing burns or B) the clips will give way and you will burn yourself either on the iron, open element, or exterior metal surface. You eat nothing that you put into the unit and then be forced to scrape wasted food off the "nonstick" hot iron plates.
I can't vouch for every unit, but the above sums up my experience with this model. I'm not prone to writing reviews, but I was so upset that I had spent $40 on an item that would soon prove to be unusable after right after the return policy (because you think that eventually the iron plates will be primed, and after a while you realise they'll never). As such, I strongly recommend purchasing another brand because the mediocre food results and the potential danger are not worth the costs....more info
I have one of these. It's from 30 years ago. My dad would make waffles in it. When he passed, I insisted on keeping it.
This makes the small-hole waffles which are great for butter.
The orange light on front tells when it's at temperature. This doubles as a "done cooking" light.
There's a knob on the front for baking temperature. Hotter makes it more crispy outside and gooey inside. Cooler makes it dry out more but take longer to cook.
The plates flip to allow you to make a grilled cheese sandwich, or pannini type goodies very quickly, without the stripes.
The finish is stainless steel. The unit overall is durable, easy to use, and easy to clean.
The only minus is, since it's metal on the outside, it gets hot. If you're clumbsy, or your kids like to reach up, then you might want one that's mostly plastic on the outside....more info
- Old School.
I remember when I was around 13yrs old my parents had this grill and waffle maker and I used it every opportunity I got. Well my co-workers and I wanted to by a grill to make grill cheese and I stumble upon it and I had to purchase it brought back memories now @ 37yrs. old. It works wonderful, some old school product are still the best like this one......more info
- Black & Decker Grill and Waffle Baker
When my 25+ year old waffle baker stopped working recently, I discovered that it was next to impossible to find an identical replacement. Most manufacturers make either a griddle with a pannini press or a simple waffle iron, but not a griddle/waffle iron. I couldn't find a replacement in my hometown. Finally I turned to Amazon.com and found the Black and Decker Waffle Baker. I ordered it right away and was pleased with the rapid response time. I've used the product several times now and am very pleased with it....more info
- Good product, good price
We have been very happy with this waffle maker. It is easy to clean and makes great waffles. ...more info
- Order Cancelled
Since Amazon failed to comply with its own promise of seven to ten day delivery, I was forced to cancel the order after two full weeks of waiting for delivery...more info
- Found the perfect waffle iron after so much searching
I have searched for a long time for a good waffle maker: one that makes waffles that are traditional, not belgian. Belgian waffles have too deep of squares for me and are too thick to go in a normal toaster. This waffle maker finally makes normal sized waffles, the size of a piece of bread, with small holes.
It cooks perfectly every time...the waffles are evenly cooked and slide very easily off when you want to remove them. They look great and they taste excellent. It makes four waffles at a time, which was another requirement (I hate little wafflemakers...you can't feed a family on those). If you have leftovers you can toss them in the fridge and then later in a normal toaster, which makes them crisp and delicious again. I almost like them better the second time.
The construction is durable and attractive, not made of that plastic junk that you normally see in a wafflemaker. I can find no downside to it's construction, all smoothly operating and simple. It doesn't get dirty, but if it did it would be really simple to pull out the waffle surface and wash it off however you want.
I have no use for the flat side of this waffle iron, so I don't use it.
I have owned a number of waffle irons and I've never been happy with any of them until I got this one. I bought one for my mother, and will recommend it to anyone who is looking for traditional--not belgian--waffles and wants a precision machine to do it....more info
- Waffle iorn
Black & Decker G48TD Grill and Waffle Baker I received this item quickly, it works like it was described. The inserts are removeable...which can be washed...definitely a Plus for my wife. I would recommend it to others. ...more info
- Tried and True
This waffle iron looks exactly like the G.E. model I got as a present for my mom for Christmas over 30 years ago with the only difference being nameplate change. Same shape, design, and handles. Look no further than this one. I absconded the waffle iron when I moved out as my mom never used it anyway (glad you liked it Mom!) I'm still using it today. The griddle side makes perfect pancakes and grilled cheese; I don't think there's anything else that cooks them so uniformly. Get this one and your kids will be fighting over it when they're dividing up your stuff when you're dead and gone. ...more info
- A Really Hot Item
Does what a simple waffle iron should. No extra bells and whistles. Waffles are baked to perfection.
The one drawback is that the exterior gets really hot, handles included. You should be aware of this and use caution and common sense when using this appliance.
The plates are reversible, but I have not used the 'flat' side. The power cord is a bit short for my liking, but the arrangement of outlets in my kitchen exacerbates this short coming.
I would recommend this to any one needing a waffle iron if they are willing to use care when handling it while cooking....more info
- China Junk
Black and Decker used to be good. Their products were well designed and quality built. This product supports "not any more". The product is cheap and flimsey. I didn't even bother to plug it in. I contacted Amazon who graciously took the item back. Forunately B & D has not messed with DeWalt, Porter Cable and Delta too much eventhough my Delta hybrid saw did have some problems upon delivery.
I had to give the product a star (system requirement) eventhough it doesn't deserve one. ...more info
- Great Waffle Maker...
...only reason I don't give it five stars is because the same item is 10 bucks cheaper on [...] and free shipping....more info
- Waffle & Pancake Iron
When my old waffle/pancake iron died an untimely death, it seemed impossible to find a combo waffle iron/pancake griddle in a store. So far the Black & Decker G48TD - acquired on-line - has been great. Heats quickly and it's easy to control the heat (both weak aspects of its unlamneted predecessor!). Easy to clean, etc. Not the most solid construction, and a hot exterior means "keep kids away" but it does the job just fine....more info
- Excellent Waffler Maker
I am pleased with this waffle maker! It's really like the ones our mom used, It's also got a lot of excellent features that make my life easier. It is the best one of all the others I have purchased recently....more info
- Good toaster!
I bought this for my parents when their 20-year-old American-style waffle maker went out. It's nothing fancy but works well, looks nice and makes great waffles. I'd highly recommend. ...more info
- Waffle Iron
Bakes up beautiful golden waffles and has a convinent ready light so you know when the waffle is done cooking....more info
- Finally...one that works.
This machine is way better than any I've bought. It's easy to use, easy to keep clean. The indicator lights tell you what to do when, and it has reversible plates to double as a grill.Simple and uncomplicated enough for my non-tech parents to use....more info
- We love this waffle iron
This grill and waffle baker replaces one we have had for several years that was never satisfactory. We returned one like it believing the thermostat was broken and received an identical replacement with the same problem. (This was dealing with another department store.) After several years without waffles, my husband began to crave them again, we so ordered the Black and Decker. It heats up in about 7 minutes and each batch of pancakes is done beautifully in about 5 minutes after being placed on the hot grids.
We really enjoy using it....more info
exactly what I wanted and how I ordered it. professional packaging job for a pristine item. much thanks...more info
- Black & Decker Waffle Maker
We needed to replace the waffle maker we received for our wedding 55 years ago. We wanted the same square, family size waffle maker as our previous one. This is apparenly a rare commodity but we found the Black & Decker that fit our desire. It seemed to have a better design than more expensive models. So far its performance has been excellent. We hope that it is long lived but it doesn't have to be 55 years....more info
Works well but I find that the batter is constantly sticking to the "nonstick" surface. Even reoiling has not helped, so my next step is to change recipes and see if that helps. ...more info
- Great waffle baker (once I figured out how to use it)
When I first got this waffle baker, I really was disappointed. I washed the plates with soapy water and then oiled them up as described in the instructions - but my waffles were sticking worse than I've ever seen before. Basically, the first (and sometimes the second) waffle of every batch was tearing in half and I had to scrape the pieces off of the top and bottom plates using a wooden spoon. Nothing usable was left after this process and it was a huge, messy pain. Because of the big mess, I would rewash the plates in soapy water after each use and then I tried to keep the waffles from sticking by using heavy coats of cooking spray; which left subsequent waffles soggy and oily, but still didn't prevent the first ones from tearing in half.
After a few weeks of that, I got online to see what I could do to help resolve this problem - or if I should just throw this new waffle baker away. (My old ones never had these problems, so I thought it was just a problem with the model.)
Fortunately, I was able to come up with a few steps that completely eliminated my issues; so, here they are:
1) Never wash those plates with soap (after the initial cleaning of course), since it takes the oil coating off - it's fine to soak them in water or to wipe them off; just don't use soapy water or you'll have to re-season them.
2) Before pouring the first waffle, I heat the baker up to the maximum temperature and then turn it down to my desired waffle heat once the first waffle is poured. This isn't important once the plates are fully seasoned, but it helps with the first few batches.
3) Be sure to put enough oil in the waffle recipe. In my case, the recipe calls for 2 tbsp but I've found that 1/4 tbsp extra makes a huge difference and probably just offsets the oil that didn't pour out of the measuring spoon anyway.
4) In my case, I don't pull the waffle out the instant the light goes out. I wait about 30 seconds until the steam starts to lighten up - this also prevents you from needing a hotpad when opening the baker. (Something you'll learn fast with this particular model is that the steam coming out the front can be very hot:).)
5) I don't use cooking spray at all anymore (which is more than I can say for my old waffle irons). It isn't needed at all for the waffles to come out perfectly.
With these easy tweaks, I'm now able to get perfect waffle off of this every time - from the first waffle to the last. They taste great and the extras go into the freezer so the kids can warm them up in the toaster on weekends.
I honestly will probably never use the grill plates since I have another electric griddle that is larger - but the waffle baker works really well. I would highly recommend it.
- basic waffle maker
This was just what I was wanting. A basic old fashioned waffle maker. It makes perfect waffles everytime. The only downside is that it is not as heavy duty as the old sunbeam, so I had to add rubber feet to keep it from sliding on the counter. My family has enjoyed waffles almost every weekend since we received the waffle baker....more info
- View the uneven heating
I'm planning to purchase two of these irons. One for us and one for my son who also remembers the one handed down from my parents that looks just like this one. I think ours was a "GE" and maybe they sold the rights to B&D. The reviews mention flimsy -- what isn't today?
Anyway, the customer image of the cooked waffle shows a shortcoming that may be difficult to overcome. If you look at the brownness of the cooked waffle you will notice a ring right around the waffle that is darker. That indicates the heat in that area was higher than in the rest of the plate.
My suggestion would be to preheat the iron longer and with the lid closed. This will allow the entire metal plate to become more uniform and hopefully produce a more even color and "doneness" to the product. Since a "next" waffle will be started after the instant one has cooked long enough to drive off the moisture it should also have allowed the plates to get back to a fairly uniform temperature but a short empty reheat might help.
Gordon P., P.E....more info
- Waffle iron
Other than having to turn the heat up a quite a bit higher than I would normally feel is needed for cooking pancakes or grilled sandwiches, I like this product very much. It cleans up nicely, and is very easy to operate. I grew up with a similar type of waffle iron/griddle and cannot imagine why anyone would have anything else....more info
- Better than any other
I'm a fan of traditional sourdough waffles, making them frequently and freezing extras. This is not a perfect waffle iron, but it's far better than more costly and less well-designed alternatives such as Cuisinart's. This one is easier to fill, overflows less, is FAR easier to clean if it does, and makes waffles in a more useful size. The cooking surfaces can be reversed to grill sandwiches or make panninis or quesadillas (it's the right size for a burrito-size tortilla). It could be improved by a more powerful heating element, by insulating the case to keep heat focused on the cooking surfaces, and by a tougher non-stick treatment, but still -- it's half the price and a far better design than any other alternative. ...more info
- the best waffle maker ever
I HAD THIS WAFFLE MAKER BEFORE. I HAD IT FOR TWENTY FIVE YEARS, THE ONLY REASON IT BROKE WAS MY TEN YEAR OLD DAUGHTER TRIED TO MAKE WAFFLES,SHE POURED TO MUCH BATTER IN AND IT WENT UNDER THE PLATES,THAT SHE DID NOT HAVE IN RIGHT.I HAD A HARD TIME FINDING THIS.I TRIED MANY OTHERS SOME I PUT IN THE TRASH AFTER THE FIRST USE.WENT TWO YEARS WITH OUT HOMEMADE WAFFLES.THEN I FOUND THIS I LOVE THIS WAFFLE MAKER IT IS THE BEST.THE PLATES COME OFF FOR EASY CLEANING.THE LIGHT GOES OFF WHEN WAFFLES ARE DONE,TAKES THE GUESS WORK OUT OF IT.THE WAFFLES ARE PERFECT WHEN THEY ARE DONE.THE BEST EVER WAFFLE MAKER....more info
- Very easy to clean
I'm really happy with this unit. I've wanted a waffle maker for a while, but it was hard to justify the expense and kitchen real estate for such a limited-used appliance. I jumped on this one as soon as I saw it, since it really is 3-in-1. It works great as a waffle iron; the waffles are thin and cook just right. I actually use it most for sandwiches, as it makes any regular sandwich suddenly much tastier in just a few minutes. It also works well as a griddle, and I have made pancakes and eggs on it.
I can't say enough about how great the removable plates are for cleaning. They are remarkably nonstick in the first place, but taking them off and cleaning them is incredibly easy. It's a snap to switch between the waffle side and the grill/griddle side, too.
In short, I find myself leaving this out on my counter and using it all the time, due to the multi-functionality and the ease of cleaning. I highly recommend it....more info
- Great wafflemaker!
This was a Christmas gift for my daughter & son-in-law, so I haven't used it, but they have definitely been very happy with this waffle maker. They're especially pleased with the easy clean-up with the removeable plates & the fact that they can be reversed to use as a griddle. Makes a yummy waffle -- I've tried them!...more info