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Kaylore
11-01-2010, 02:10 PM
To make pancakes. The "Presto" brand is crap. Thin heating surface with uneven heating elements makes for striped pancakes. Anyone have a good electric griddle that is heavy and heats evenly? All recommendations welcome except for "Presto" crap pancake ruiner.

Rohirrim
11-01-2010, 02:12 PM
A solid, good quality, 10" cast iron pan. Nothing beats it.

Requiem
11-01-2010, 02:13 PM
IHOP. Yeah.

Rabb
11-01-2010, 02:13 PM
A solid, good quality, 10" cast iron pan. Nothing beats it.

beat me to it

not to mention, you can take it with you and cook the same pancakes once the apocalypse hits

TheReverend
11-01-2010, 02:14 PM
I got a good one from Kohls. Way too lazy to look up the brand.

Dudeskey
11-01-2010, 02:16 PM
just get this LOL
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Sir_Robin
11-01-2010, 02:28 PM
I believe Cook's Illustrated had the Broilking Professional as their number 1. I have no personal experience with it. I use a presto. It has the problems you mentioned but works well enough for me making many pancakes at once. It's mostly the center of the grill which gives me problems. If you find one that meets your standards be sure and let us know.

On an unrelated note, is anyone else experiencing very slow loading from the mane today?

Popps
11-01-2010, 02:28 PM
McDaniels is tearing Kaylore's kitchen utilities apart.

Dudeskey
11-01-2010, 02:31 PM
I believe Cook's Illustrated had the Broilking Professional as their number 1. I have no personal experience with it. I use a presto. It has the problems you mentioned but works well enough for me making many pancakes at once. It's mostly the center of the grill which gives me problems. If you find one that meets your standards be sure and let us know.

On an unrelated note, is anyone else experiencing very slow loading from the mane today?

Good it isn't just me

cmhargrove
11-01-2010, 02:32 PM
I always buy the cheapos and do just fine. I usually pick em up at Wal-Mart, or buy from outlet mall kitchen stores.

I just made the kids a heaping pile of chocolate chip pancakes this weekend! I guess I haven't ever picked one that was so cheap that it put stripes on the cakes - that's pretty bad. However, I don't think you need anything from Williams-Sonoma either...

Pony Boy
11-01-2010, 02:37 PM
If I want pancakes I tell my wife........

baja
11-01-2010, 02:38 PM
http://www.griddlesystems.com/images/gallery/008.jpg

baja
11-01-2010, 02:39 PM
http://www.griddlesystems.com/images/gallery/014.jpg

Rohirrim
11-01-2010, 02:42 PM
http://www.crossfitoakland.com/old_site/fluffy-buttermilk-pancakes-recipe.jpg

bronclvr
11-01-2010, 02:50 PM
Good it isn't just me

I have been getting attacked by Trojans today-thank gawd for Trend Micro, AVG and a Firewall-(I thought it was Malwarebytes slowing this thing down!)-

As for an electric Griddle, I wish I could help, but I don't cook well-my better half has every cooking thingy known to women, and she loves to cook-along with all of the other Benny's I get, I'm a lucky man-

brncs_fan
11-01-2010, 02:54 PM
http://www.cuisinart.com/products/grills/gr-55.html

Kaylore
11-01-2010, 03:01 PM
I believe Cook's Illustrated had the Broilking Professional as their number 1. I have no personal experience with it. I use a presto. It has the problems you mentioned but works well enough for me making many pancakes at once. It's mostly the center of the grill which gives me problems. If you find one that meets your standards be sure and let us know.

On an unrelated note, is anyone else experiencing very slow loading from the mane today?

I saw that and it's $200. I like pancakes, but come on. I need it because I'm going to be making pancakes for my in law's extended family and a single well seasoned cast iron skillet is not going to cut it unless they all eat in waves of 3 at a time and I make pancakes for two and a half hours. I am not doing that.

And my load time is fine.

Kaylore
11-01-2010, 03:02 PM
http://www.cuisinart.com/products/grills/gr-55.html

Have you used this? Does it actually work?

bowtown
11-01-2010, 03:04 PM
Good luck, I bet the Kupers can really eat some pancakes.

Sir_Robin
11-01-2010, 03:09 PM
There are cast iron griddles too (http://www.lodgemfg.com/Logic-griddles.asp). Don't know that they'd work well on anything but a gas stove top however. Even then I think you'll find the middle to cook cooler than the ends - that was my experience. It also takes more experience to regulate the heat on it.

crawdad
11-01-2010, 03:17 PM
Buy a stove with the griddle in the middle. Works great and you can do six at a time.

bowtown
11-01-2010, 03:19 PM
Buy a new house with griddle floors, so you can just cook pancakes everywhere all the time.

bendog
11-01-2010, 03:25 PM
A solid, good quality, 10" cast iron pan. Nothing beats it.

Wives can use them as weapons though.

vancejohnson82
11-01-2010, 03:25 PM
i've got the cuisnart one...i love it

its really all i use to cook

Kaylore
11-01-2010, 03:27 PM
Buy a stove with the griddle in the middle. Works great and you can do six at a time.

That would work great if I weren't going to their house to do pancakes for 13+ people. I'm not getting in-laws a new stove so I can cook them pancakes once.

Buy a new house with griddle floors, so you can just cook pancakes everywhere all the time.

:thumbs:

bronco militia
11-01-2010, 03:34 PM
use your cast iron skillet or griddle

Kaylore
11-01-2010, 03:37 PM
use your cast iron skillet or griddle

I love it when people can't read a thread and answer. Now we need someone to tell me to buy a stove again.

baja
11-01-2010, 03:42 PM
I love it when people can't read a thread and answer. Now we need someone to tell me to buy a stove again.

Buy a good one use it and if you aren't happy with it exercise your American right, return it.

Broncos4tw
11-01-2010, 03:48 PM
Get a Cuisinart Griddler imo - it's amazing for paninis, but also has two flat grills for stuff like pancakes. Heats evenly and does a great job. Might as well get something multi-functional!

Pony Boy
11-01-2010, 03:54 PM
Get a Cuisinart Griddler imo - it's amazing for paninis, but also has two flat grills for stuff like pancakes. Heats evenly and does a great job. Might as well get something multi-functional!

What's paninis?

SpringStein
11-01-2010, 03:59 PM
Over the years, I have used a lefse plate originally made by Bethany in Minneapolis. It's now called, I believe, a Heritage Grill. I bought my last one online from Target. If you go this route, I recommend the stone surface. Great for pancakes, taco shells, lefse, etc. Pretty durable, and I use ours 1-2 every week.

http://www.target.com/s?keywords=bethany+lefse+plate&searchNodeID=1038576|1287991011&ref=sr_bx_1_1&x=0&y=0 - not seeing it the stone at Target, here it is with the aluminum surface.

Miss I.
11-01-2010, 04:46 PM
What about the George Foremans with all the different plates you can take out and wash in the dishwasher? I totally want one.

Dr. Broncenstein
11-01-2010, 04:49 PM
If I want pancakes I tell my wife........

:rofl:

You in trouble.

Dr. Broncenstein
11-01-2010, 04:50 PM
What's paninis?

The medical definition of a dicky-do.

PRBronco
11-01-2010, 04:53 PM
I love it when people can't read a thread and answer. Now we need someone to tell me to buy a stove again.

Get a house with electricity so you can power things that will make your pancakes for you.

Broncos4tw
11-01-2010, 04:59 PM
What's paninis?

Ah.. I dunno, more than one panini? One of the greatest sandwiches on the planet.

yerner
11-01-2010, 05:18 PM
Pancakes are queer. Go with waffles.

Pony Boy
11-01-2010, 08:01 PM
Ah.. I dunno, more than one panini? One of the greatest sandwiches on the planet.

All I know is if you walk into Bubba's BBQ and order a paninis, Bubba's gonna mess you up..... ;D

broncocalijohn
11-01-2010, 08:06 PM
beat me to it

not to mention, you can take it with you and cook the same pancakes once the apocalypse hits

we are 2-6. If we arent there yet, it is close.

Amazing a food thread is allowed already on the main page. I guess we are already in off season mode.

TDmvp
11-01-2010, 08:47 PM
http://www.cuisinart.com/products/grills/gr-55.html

/agree ...

cuisinart stuff is bad@$$

Broncobiv
11-01-2010, 09:12 PM
we are 2-6. If we arent there yet, it is close.

Amazing a food thread is allowed already on the main page. I guess we are already in off season mode.

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?t=94799

Bye week.

broncolife
11-01-2010, 10:26 PM
If its hot outside just spray some vegetable oil on the sidewalk and use that to cook your pancakes. Just tell them those are choclate chips in the pancakes:)

Lev Vyvanse
11-01-2010, 10:52 PM
Get a stove with a griddle in the middle.

Lev Vyvanse
11-01-2010, 10:56 PM
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=cast+iron+griddle&cid=11407621623650163768&ei=cZnPTJGPGJ_S2ATEl7DuBw&sa=title&ved=0CAcQ8wIwADgA#p

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=camp+stove&hl=en&cid=6936426720165686716&ei=yZnPTKiAPIik2gShzqTpBw&sa=title&ved=0CCkQ8wIwAjgA#p

Broncos4tw
11-01-2010, 11:05 PM
What about the George Foremans with all the different plates you can take out and wash in the dishwasher? I totally want one.

The Foreman grills are a bunch of marketing.. check user reviews. It heats poorly and unevenly.

And who is Bubba? A panini is hardly gourmet cuisine, you know. Although I do love cooking some wicked dishes.. you can buy one of those even in many dives. I suppose I didn't see many in the nethermost regions of hickville in northern PA or a couple of other spots I've lived, making a panini with a brick covered in tinfoil is quite an old technique. I mean c'mon.. a Reuben cooked panini style? It's just awesome.

Los Broncos
11-02-2010, 12:48 AM
I've seen them at the goodwill but I guess your looking for new.