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Aldi pancake maker
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SecretOfChange · 01/02/2021 14:47

Aldi is advertising a pancake maker (available from 4 Feb). Does anyone have it and is it any good? Better than a pancake pan?

www.aldi.co.uk/ambiano-cr%C3%AApe-maker/p/700645315481600

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Dcadmam001 · 05/02/2021 11:01

I’ve got a pancake makes from either aldi/lidl that I’ve had for years - it’s great! Really easy to use - my one piece of advice is to put vegetable oil in your pancake mix then no need to oil the pancake maker at all! Make sure hot before you use it- remember it makes crepes rather than pancakes or they are thinner. I use mine to make savoury ( cheese, ham, mushroom etc) Also lovely with marshmallows melted on it with Nutella ( nb Nutella on hot plate for tiny amount of time otherwise it tends to burn and go grainy) then fold up and serve

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SecretOfChange · 05/02/2021 16:12

Brill! Thank you Smile

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Dcadmam001 · 05/02/2021 17:39

And cook one side of the pancake and turn it over before you put fillings on

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MoveAsideCherry · 05/02/2021 21:12

What’s wrong with a frying pan or griddle? I find those sorts of gadgets end up in the back of the cupboard.

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AlwaysLatte · 05/02/2021 21:14

Pancake maker?? Do you mean waffle maker? Pancakes easier in frying pan.

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Gubanc · 05/02/2021 21:19

How long would that take to make pancakes with this? I usually make loads with 3 pans. (Would be 4 if they fitted on hob.)

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Cissyandflora · 05/02/2021 21:21

I looked at this and got so excited about it and then realised a pan is exactly the same. It’s a flat hot surface. Like a pan.

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MoveAsideCherry · 05/02/2021 22:21

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Woodlandbelle · 05/02/2021 22:24

I saw this but I cook pancakes a lot and I think I would just take out the pan and be annoyed at the kitchen cupboards getting cluttered.

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Gubanc · 05/02/2021 22:40

[quote MoveAsideCherry]@Gubanc

This has to be the best pan I've seen in years...

www.amazon.co.uk/133-1009-Portable-4-Burner-Griddle-Cover/dp/B0049GPZ4C?tag=mumsnetforu03-21[/quote]
I have to agree. 😁 Total timesaver. Shame about the price.

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SecretOfChange · 06/02/2021 15:20

@MoveAsideCherry @AlwaysLatte what's wrong with a pan? I don't know. That's my question exactly. Is this pancake maker any different to a good pancake pan?

I just moved house following divorce and not got round to buying a pancake pan yet, then came across this in aldi brochure and wondered if it's any better.

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jelly79 · 06/02/2021 15:27

Is a pancake pan any different to a frying pan???

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SalaciousCrumble · 06/02/2021 15:31

Save your money and get a waffle maker - then you'll have all bases covered.

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Skeeters · 06/02/2021 15:38

It's all about storage for me. Have you the space to store a pancake maker? Pans are used for all different things and probably take up less room.

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superstar84 · 06/02/2021 15:38

I've bought this for ds's birthday as he loves pancakes and is starting to help cook in the kitchen

Thought it's probably safer than him using a gas hob

Arrived today in the post and looks really good, going to have a better look at it tonight when he's in bed and check it works etc

Lovely gift for £15

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crimsonlake · 06/02/2021 17:47

I bought one from Aldi years ago and have used it regularly.
It is easier to use that a frying pan and in my case the surface area is bigger than any frying pan I own. Since it is flat, I find it easier to flip the pancake over with a spatula, also as it is electric the temperature is more consistent .
I do not usually do gadgets, but this is one I have kept.

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SecretOfChange · 07/02/2021 11:37

Bought it yesterday and used it today for the first time - so far so good and I'd say there was a bit of wow factor there for me in comparison to using a simple pan. Good fun.

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MoveAsideCherry · 08/02/2021 07:35

Even my waffle maker has gone in back of the cupboard. That's the thing with gadgets like this, always a wow factor at the start then the novelty wears off usually....

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sadie9 · 11/02/2021 15:42

We have one of these and it is very good.
Gets used now all the time for pancakes.
The beauty is that it keeps the same temperature all the time you don't have to keep turning up or down your frying pan.
Very easy to grease with a bit of butter/oil mix on kitchen paper between each pancake, as it has a very flat non stick surface.
It's safer for kids to use as they are not dealing with a very hot frying pan that is smoking or dripping bits.
It barely needs cleaning, just wipe it carefully while still warm.
If you make pancakes a lot and have the space to store it somewhere easy to get at, it's worth it.

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Toughie · 11/02/2021 21:47

Bit late to this ... we have a pancake maker, not Aldi but Breville. Had it for years and it’s still like brand new. It’s the best kitchen purchase I’ve ever made. Used frequently for pancakes but also for things like quesadillas. Never use oil, not needed, not even in the batter mix. Easy to clean with a quick wipe. Doesn’t take up much room in the cupboard but to be honest is used so much, it’s out on the side most of the time.

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