Pancake making is an art that everyone in my family seems to have mastered but me, so I’ll willingly take all the help I can get. I was naturally a little wary about buying a pancake device (it feels so much like cheating!), but I’m glad I did. Originally, it took a moment to get the hang of how the perfect pancake pan works, but once you master it, you’ll be happy you did.
The Perfect Pancake Pan has four indentations for you to dispense pancake batter into, which is so convenient because I don’t have to worry about batter slipping around during the flipping process. The indentations are pretty small though, so you’re not getting a huge pancake – a downside easily averted by how quickly you’ll make a large quantity of pancakes. It’s really light and easy to flip over with one hand, so you won’t accidentally burn yourself hoisting it over if you forget to wear an oven mitt.
Although it’s straightforward and easy to use, you still have to carefully calculate pancake cooking time—if you flip it over too soon and too slow, the batter might leak out the sides. If you do it too late… well, I hope you like burnt pancakes. The ideal cooking time is about 45 seconds on the indented side, and about 50 seconds to one minute on the flat side. It’s important to allow a few extra seconds to compensate for the coolness of the unheated side, but be mindful not to burn your pancakes!
Realistically, it’s not all that easy to burn pancakes in the perfect pancake pan—it evenly distributes heat without it getting extremely hot, so if you’re paying attention, the burn risk is low. The surface is non-stick, too, so pancakes easily slip out when they’re done. The unit also works excellently for making mini crepes and cooking eggs. The nonstick surface ensures it washes clean like a dream, so you can say goodbye to scrubbing pancake batter from the sides of your pans.
The perfect pancake pan lives up to its name in delivering perfectly fluffy, evenly cooked pancakes every time. It’s available for only $19.95 with an additional $7.95 for shipping and handling to most locations. If you’re dysfunctional at making pancakes, this is a purchase you won’t regret, but if you do, there’s a 30 day money back guarantee to protect you.