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Old 12-09-2007, 09:56 PM   #21
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Slightly off-topic, but my biggest pancake problem is consistency. My pancakes either turn into crepes (not in the good ways-just really thin/runny) or they set up on the pan and don't spread at all. Now THAT is annoying.

P.S. From watching Good Eats (with Alton Brown), I found this nifty little device. Now I always know when my griddle is at the exact 375 degrees for pancake perfection (so long as the batter is the right consistency )
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:09 PM   #22
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Sounds like an awesome (if a bit pricey) tool!!! I'm wondering if it can detect a fever in a child, because then it would REALLY be worth owning! :-)

Anyway, I love Alton Brown.
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:12 PM   #23
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Thanks Katie E. Makes sense to me!
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:14 PM   #24
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It's a pretty accurate gauge, elemom. Happy pancaking!!!!
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:23 PM   #25
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I love my Rival griddle to the point when the plastic shattered I spent two hours gluing it back together. It was just the plastic and it still works great. It's awesome.
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:38 PM   #26
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Just wondering, why did you need the gridle? What's wrong with the stove and frying pan. Maybe I missed something but it almost sonded like you couldn't make pancakes specificaly because you did not have gridle?
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:23 AM   #27
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Just wondering, why did you need the gridle? What's wrong with the stove and frying pan. Maybe I missed something but it almost sonded like you couldn't make pancakes specificaly because you did not have gridle?
I use a griddle just because I can make more pancakes at a time. I can only get 4 out at a time on the stove, I get 8 when I use the big countertop griddle. Also my kitchen is pretty small, so I can get the bacon done on the stove while my husband mans the pancakes, and we're not elbowing each other in the gut!
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:30 AM   #28
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Slightly off-topic, but my biggest pancake problem is consistency. My pancakes either turn into crepes (not in the good ways-just really thin/runny) or they set up on the pan and don't spread at all. Now THAT is annoying.

P.S. From watching Good Eats (with Alton Brown), I found this nifty little device. Now I always know when my griddle is at the exact 375 degrees for pancake perfection (so long as the batter is the right consistency )


I had that problem the last time I made pancakes. I mistakingly add a little too much water to the mix, the batter was a bit too thin and the pancakes ended up being like crepes!

And they didn't even suck up the syrup!!
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:01 PM   #29
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Just wondering, why did you need the gridle? What's wrong with the stove and frying pan. Maybe I missed something but it almost sonded like you couldn't make pancakes specificaly because you did not have gridle?
I never had any luck making pancakes in a frying pan mainly because I cook with electric. I much prefer the griddle, it's faster and you do get more done at a time without having to use any butter or oil. I swear by my griddle.
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:08 PM   #30
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With a griddle you can make 4 pancakes at once, and cook 4 slices of bacon and 4 breakfast sausages at the same time, so everything is hot when you serve it.
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