The Black & Decker G48TD is a cool kitchen appliance. What I like about this machine is that it has a few different cooking functions. The highest profile function that it has is to make waffles. There are not too many waffle makers to choose from if you want to make your own home made waffles. This one comes at a very reasonable price especially when you consider that it can do other things as well.
The reason that it has more than just the waffle making function is that the inner hot plates can be taken out and reversed. So on one side the have the waffle making pattern and on the other they are completely flat. The waffle making side obviously can only be used for one thing only, making waffles. But the other side of the machine actually has two separate cooking functions.
One of these is to make pressed sandwich. Since the hot plates do not have ribs, the sandwiches that come of out of this machine can be very hot. In addition, they do not have the grill line marks that some other sandwich makers produce. For example if you choose a unit like the Cuisinart GR-1 you get ribbed upper and lower hot plates. This really depends upon what style of hot sandwiches you want to make. But the fact remains, that with the Black & Decker G48TD you have the option of making both toasted sandwiches as well as waffles.
There is a third function as well. The way this one works is that by opening up the machine until both hot plates are facing upwards, it can act as a griddle and cook bacon, eggs, hash browns and so on.
This device also comes with a variable heat control. There are three different settings for you to choose from. Care must be taken if young kids are about. This unit can get extremely hot.