Black & Decker WMB500, WMB505 - Belgian Waffle Maker Manual

Black & Decker WMB500, WMB505 - Belgian Waffle Maker Manual

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Black & Decker WMB500, WMB505 - Belgian Waffle Maker Manual


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 cord, plugs or appliance in water or other liquid.
  • Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
  • Unplug from 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 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 cordset (if plug is molded onto cord) is not suitable for replacement. If damaged, the appliance must be replaced.
  • The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may cause injuries.
  • Do not use outdoors.
  • Do not let cord hang over edge of 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 plug to appliance first, then plug cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect, turn control to OFF, then remove plug from wall outlet.
  • Do not use 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 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.


This product is for household use only.

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.


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

Product may vary slightly from what is illustrated.


Overview - Part 1

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

Overview - Part 2

  1. Ready light
  2. Cord wrap & storage stand

How to Use

This appliance is for household use only.


  1. Remove all packing material, any stickers, and the plastic band around the power plug.
  2. Please go to to register your warranty.
  3. Remove and save literature.
  4. Open the unit by lifting the handle.

    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.
  5. 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.
  3. Packaged pancake mix or baking mix work 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 cookedon 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 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 cover of this book. Please DO NOT return the product to the place of purchase. Also, please DO NOT mail product back to 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 product.

For how long?

  • Two years from the date of 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, or call toll-free 1-800-231-9786, for general warranty service.
  • If you need parts or accessories, please call 1-800-738-0245.

USA/Canada 1-800-231-9786

Accessories/Parts 1-800-738-0245

Register your product at

Documents / Resources


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