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The Best Pancake Appliances 2020

Updated: Nov 18, 2020

Pancake day may have flown by, but why can't we celebrate the art of pancakes all year round? These new appliances make crepe making a walk in the park, no more flipping disasters, or half-cooked pancakes, these gadgets have revolutionised the way you can cook crepes in the comfort of your home. It may take a bit of practice, but in no time, you’ll be making crepes good enough to sell in Paris.

We have researched and reviewed these products and will now provide you with information on 5 top makers so that you can choose the correct one for you.

1. Traditional Large Crepe Pan


If you want more control over the cooking of your crepe this non-stick crepe pan is for you. This way of cooking a crepe may be older, compared with the modern electric crepe gadgets out there, but it is able to provide you with consistently perfect crepes (if done correctly!).

Buy Now (Amazon): £14.90


Here are the pros of cooking with this pan:

- Non-stick coating on the pan allows for easy spread of the crepe mixture, therefore there is no need for a wooden spreader- no extra spending. The non-stick also allows for easy cleaning too.

- Multifunctionality of this pan, means that this purchase would not be focused primally on how many times a year you make pancakes. Like a normal pan, the uses are endless, but this pan is also fab for achieving those perfect eggs.

- Fast heating, this pan is able to get heat quickly but the technology in the pan means that there is even heat distribution and it will help prevent burning.

- Compared to the high-end pancake makers, this versatile pan is a bargain.


Some of the cons include:

- Unless you buy multiple pans, you can only cook one crepe at a time.

- This pan is not induction compatible, but it does work on gas or electric.

2. Russell Hobbs Crepe and Pancake Maker


This compact pancake maker makes the cooking of pancake simplistic and fun. It comes with everything you need for turning your favourite batter into delicious pancakes.

Buy Now (Amazon): £42.99

Some of the positives include:

- Unlike others, Russell Hobbs includes a 3-year warranty for this product, so you can have the utmost faith that you will have support if anything did go wrong with your machine.

- Highly powered (1200W) creates even cooking. The 30cm electric plate heats up near on instantly and allows for evenly distributed cooking and reduced risk of burning.

- The adjustable thermostat also precise cooking of your pancakes which is perfect for the versatility of making American pancakes or French crepes.

- It includes the batter spreader and spatula, so once you have purchased this kit, you will not need any added purchases to make your pancakes.

- The lipped heated plate reduces the spillages and makes it even easier to clean.

- Unlike others, Russell Hobbs includes a 3-year warranty for this product, so you can have the upmost faith that you will have support if anything did go wrong with your machine.


Some of the cons include:

- This machine requires electricity, and therefore it may not be suitable for camping or other travels.


3. DOMO Crepe and Pancake Maker


This easy pancake maker has partitions so that you are able to make thicker pancakes with ease. The larger plate has 6 pancake sections, allowing you to make pancakes for a bigger group or family, no more waiting for everyone’s pancake to me ready.

Buy Now (Amazon): £38.85


This machine includes a plastic ladle to help with the pancake making, other positives are:

- Non-stick coating makes this machine not only brilliant for cooking on but easy to clean.

- You are able to make both pancakes and crepes by adjusting the amount of batter you use, great for breakfast and dessert.

- The machine is easy to use, it is highly powered (1000W) so warms up in no time.


However,

- There is no adjustable heat setting, therefore it can be difficult to get use to how it cooks, as if you do not keep an eye on it, they are likely to burn.

- It is quite a big machine although lightweight, so not suitable for a small kitchen or those with limited storage space.


4. Quest Electric Pancake and Crepe Maker


This electric hot plate is a fantastic addition to your kitchen appliances, it is versatile, no only able of cooking pancakes and crepes but also omelettes, fried eggs and more.

Buy Now (Amazon):£29.47

It comes with a batter spreader to help with the making of your favourite snacks. Other advantages include:

- The raised edges on the plate helps prevent spillages and makes the cleaning process so much easier. The non-stick surface also aids in the ease of cleaning, as the plate is not removable, so a wipe over is all that is requires.

- The adjustable temperature control provides an even cook on the food, it also makes it great for practising pancake art.

- When cooking for a group, this machine is there to help, with its 12” plate there is lots of room to make multiple American pancakes at once.


There are little negative to say about this product,

- This machine requires electricity, and therefore it may not be suitable for camping or other travels.



5. Delimano Pancake Maker


This exciting new gadget has made making pancakes even more exciting and fun. This product comes with everything you will need, including the batter basin and instruction manual.


Buy Now (Amazon): £29.99

It is easy to use and is able to make the consistent crepes due to its even heat distribution, other benefits are:

- Very quick to heat up, the 800W machine only takes 10 seconds to heat up and 15 seconds to make your perfect crepes.

- No need for special crepe making utensils, as the machine does it all for you, all you have to do is make sure it is greased up.

- It is easy to use and require only electricity, its light weight feature means that it is suitable for the whole family.


Cons include:

- It is easy to use and require only electricity, its lightweight feature means that it is suitable for the whole family. 15seconds to make a crepe, so you will not have to wait as long as other machines.

- Unlike the other machines detailed in this blog, this machine is only suitable for making crepes, American pancakes do not really work unfortunately.

- It can only make one at a time, which may be a bit of a hinderance to group dining, however the crepe machine only takes 15seconds to make a crepe, so you will not have to wait as long as other machines.



Our Verdict


If you are looking for the latest gadget in the kitchen to cook your favourite crepes on the Delimano crepe maker is perfect for you, it may take a while to get used to the technique, but the crepe making is so quick its worth learning. If you are looking for more a versatile machine that you can cook more than just your pancakes on then either the Quest or Russell Hobbs cookers are for you, depending on your budget. The DOMO pancake maker is great if you are hosting a party or cooking for a group. Finally, if you are just looking for a better way to cook you pancakes, without changing your technique or adding to the appliance cupboard of your kitchen the crepe pan is the best for you.




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