Black and Decker G48TD Disassembly
Background and Identification
The Black and Decker 3-in-1 Grill - Griddle - Waffle Maker (Model: G48TD) is a multifunction home kitchen appliance. The device is suitable for waffle baking, open grilling for griddle-style foods such as pancakes, eggs, or bacon strips, or closed grilling for foods such as hamburgers, hot dogs, or sandwiches. Though the exact year this device was sold is unknown, it is an older iteration of the currently sold G48TD found on Black and Decker’s official website.
Though newer models use an electronic control knob, this particular model features an analog control knob which adjusts how far a bimetallic strip must bend in order to severe the electrical connection to the heating elements, thus maintaining temperature at any particular heat setting. This model switches between grilling and waffle making modes by flipping the internal cast iron slab to the desired surface.
This model can be told apart from newer models by observing the control knob. This device features a round control knob whereas newer models feature a rectangular knob with rounded corners.
Dimensions: 14 x 13 x 6 in
Weight: 6.8 lbs
Voltage: 120V AC
Removable plates: Yes
Temperature Indicator Light: Yes
Variable Temperature Control: Yes