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Are these new hotcake devices just flippin distraught FEMAIL tries out the most recent kitchen devices in time for Shrove Tuesday Daily Mail

“Nothing beats a traditional pancake on Shrove Tuesday. But while the most radical it usually gets is choosing chocolate spread over lemon and sugar, this year is set to be different.
Here, MANDY FRANCIS tries a host of gadgets to make it easier u2014 and more bonkers u2014 than ever.
Crepe Creator
What is it? An electrically-heated hot plate with five heat settings. Comes with a T-shaped wooden tool to help you spread the pancake batter out and create large, thin crepes
Breville crepe maker, u00a329, ao.com
What is it? An electrically-heated hot plate with five heat settings. Comes with a T-shaped wooden tool to help you spread the pancake batter out and create large, thin crepes.
Any good? I plugged this in, switched on, and waited a couple of minutes for the green light to extinguish, which showed the hot plate had reached the correct temperature.
I then wiped a little butter over the surface, poured on a ladleful of batter and u2014 the tricky bit u2014 spread it quickly and evenly over the hot plate with the wooden spreader. The lip around the edge of the plate stopped any drips.
The crepe cooked evenly within two minutes, so was easy to flip in one piece. A further minute and I had a delicious and professional looking, large crepe. The machine and hot plate are wipe-clean, so no washing-up.
5/5
Self-tapping sieve
What is it? A sieve with a u2018looseu2019 handle that simulates tapping it with your hand
Joseph Joseph Shake-It, u00a315 from houseoffraser.co.uk
What is it? A sieve with a u2018looseu2019 handle that simulates tapping it with your hand.
Any good? Lumps are unappetising u2014 but sieving has always seemed like too much faff to me. Yet this clever utensil has a rocking handle that means it jolts slightly as you shake it. My pancakes were much lighter and lump-free as a result.
4/5
Pancake pan gun”

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