Who doesn’t love good pancakes? From thick cakes fried in a pan to those golden-brown discs of good health, there is no better way to start your day. The pancake company has come up with a way for you to enjoy a fluffy pancake without having to cook it yourself. Pancake Automatic Pancake Maker delivers your breakfast at the touch of a button.
The pancake maker can make three different sizes of pancakes — mini, medium, and large. It will also cook pancakes at any level of your choice. Of course, this product is probably not for your kitchen counter, but for a full-fledged restaurant or food service. That being said, the training video shows how easy it is to make pancakes with Pancake Automatic Pancake Maker. All you have to do is fill the given stainless steel bottle with water, then pour the water into the mixed bag.
Shake the bag and let the air out
Then rest the mixture before letting the air out again. Now you are ready to load the bag into the machine. There is a six-minute warm-up, but then the machine is ready to start taking out the pancakes. You can even program the machine to make a certain number of pancakes, letting you go and take care of other morning chores while making your breakfast.
Automatic pancake makers are not limited to just pancakes. You can create turnovers, canapes, crepes, and more. The only catch is the price – further proof that it’s not a household item, even if it’s only the size of your microwave oven. The Pancake Automatic pancake maker machine sells for 3,700. But can you really afford the golden flavor of a good pancake that comes with all the benefits of not cooking yourself?
Our shopping guide
A few things are better than a pile of light, fluffy pancakes, especially if you can enjoy them in your own home. Although you can cook the pancakes in a pan or griddle, a pancake maker makes the process a bit easier. Like a waffle maker, a pancake maker lets you add flour, close the lid and enjoy perfectly cooked pancakes.
While you’re shopping around, though
It’s important to recognize the different types of pancake makers available. If you want to shop for a large group, you can find electric grids, but they work like standard grids. This means you will pour the flour, wait and turn it upside down when the time comes. For real convenience you will find with Belgian Waffle Maker, you need to look for a dedicated pancake maker.
A disadvantage of a pancake maker, though, is that you can only make one at a time. This can be a problem if you cook for a group. Although each pancake is cooked in a few minutes, it will take some time for two or more people to make a stack of at least two to three pancakes.
One of the most readily available pancake makers is a combination of waffles and pancake makers. These units come with plates for waffles or pancakes. Just switch plates when you want something different for breakfast. This doubles the usability of your device.
If you’ve ever used a waffle maker, you know that the batter is on the messy side. The good news is that most of these devices have nonstick surfaces. To make cleaning even easier though, look for a pancake maker with plates that you can either dip in the water or wash off the top shelf of your dishwasher. A nonstick surface usually keeps you away from oil, butter, or cooking spray – something that can help if you are on a special diet or trying to reduce calories.
Tips and advice
If you are going to buy a pancake maker, you may want to invest in one that is as easy to use as possible. Like waffle makers, some pancake makers have alerts that let you know when to pour the batter and remove the pancake. This will prevent you from burning your pancakes.
While lights are useful for this, an audible warning will give you the freedom to walk away from your pancake maker while cooking.
With many pancake makers, you’ll at least get a notification when the surface is hot enough for you to start pouring batter.
Some pancake makers also double as waffle makers. Switch plates for the type of breakfast food you’re craving.
If you want a pancake maker that lasts, look for one made from durable materials like stainless steel.
Cleaning is much easier when you can remove the plates. Some plates are even dishwasher safe, so look for that feature if you want hassle-free cleaning.
Nonstick plates aren’t just great for making cleanup easy
They also eliminate the need to use oil or butter, saving you money and calories.
If you regularly cook for a group or have a large family, an electric griddle may work better for you than a pancake maker. Instead of cooking one pancake at a time, you can pour several on the surface, even combine it with items like bacon or sausage, and have a full breakfast in minutes.
The texture is everything when it comes to delicious pancakes. For waffles, you’ll probably want a crisp outside and spongy interior, but pancakes are best when they’re light and fluffy. This will affect the build of your pancake maker. Make sure you choose a pancake maker that cooks evenly, making each pancake cook consistently and delicious every time.
Pay attention to the length of the power cord of your chosen pancake maker
If you have a place in mind to set it up while using it, a short power cord can put a damper on those plans.
Anytime you’re working with something that puts out such intense heat, it’s important to keep safety in mind. On some pancake makers, the outer shell gets extremely hot during cooking. These units have handles that you can use to flip your pancakes. Be very careful to touch only cool areas to avoid burns.
There are some compact pancake makers, which are ideal for taking with you on the go. This feature will come in handy if you live in a dorm room or you like to make pancakes at the office. On the other hand, a large electric griddle offers plenty of cooking space but is difficult to transport and store.
Most pancake makers are designed to make only one pancake at a time. Be aware of this and make sure you are okay with it before buying. Although Belgian waffle makers are also designed to make one at a time, generally people don’t eat large stacks of waffles so this doesn’t become a big problem.