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Popcake pops out pancakes automatically

Popcake, the automatic pancake making machine

Pancake eating contests can really put a strain on a kitchen. All the measuring, whisking, pouring and flipping can certainly get in the way of all the other cooking that needs to be done. No offense to all the great pancake chefs out there, but the only fair way to hold a pancake eating contest is to make sure every pancake is exactly the same. While I doubt Popcake, the automatic pancake making machine was made specifically for such events, I’m betting the device is capable of producing some pretty consistent results. At 180 pancakes per hour, it certainly should be able to keep pace.

Teflon coated belts cook the pancakes without fats or oils and deliver the finished pancakes into one convenient stack. Pancake size and color is adjustable, and several varieties of Popcake mix are available. The foodservice industry may not be too interested in pancake eating contests, but for convenient pancake making, Popcake can’t be beat. (It’s also apparently the only automatic pancake making machine available.)

May 27, 2009   4 Comments

It’s a bug’s life when it comes to these pancakes

Garden Bugs Pancake Griddle

The Garden Bugs Pancake Griddle features seven different fun bug designs, sure to delight young and old alike. With a 10.5-inch diameter, the griddle creates silver dollar sized pancakes. Pour batter directly on top and soon you’ll have a stack of flapjacks adorned with an image of a caterpillar, beetle, bumblebee, dragonfly, ladybug, spider or butterfly. They may be made from the same batter and at the same time, but I’m willing to bet your family finds a favorite. That spider looks pretty tasty…

May 12, 2009   No Comments

It’s a pancake, it’s a waffle, it’s both!

Nordic Ware Waffled Pancake Pan

Is it a panffle, or would that be a waffcake? Either way it is a great idea! This Nordic Ware Waffled Pancake Pan from Williams-Sonoma helps undecided breakfast eaters by eliminating the choice between pancakes and waffles. Making important decisions first thing in the morning can be rather daunting, after all. Well, now you don’t have to decide: the two classic breakfast items are now available as one delicious dish.

Simply prepare your batter as if you were making a batch of pancakes and pour into the nonstick griddle. The cast aluminum pan heats evenly right on the stovetop, producing delicious 3-inch round waffles complete with deep pockets for tasty toppings. For creating a uniquely satisfying morning meal, this original take on breakfast is an easy choice to make.

February 24, 2009   1 Comment