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Old 06-21-2016, 02:57 PM   #1
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Crepe Spreader: Dowel vs Flat

Tools for spreading crepe batter come in two types: those with a dowel end (like a croquet mallet) and those with a flat end (like a hoe). Which is better? Easier to use? Easier to learn to use?

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Old 06-21-2016, 03:05 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to Discuss Cooking

I don't use a tool. I just tilt the pan and the batter runs around it.
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Old 06-21-2016, 03:12 PM   #3
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I don't use a tool. I just tilt the pan and the batter runs around it.
+1. I do use a crepe pan too, it's much easier. It's perfect for quesadillas as well.
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Old 06-21-2016, 03:14 PM   #4
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The pan I use does not have a handle. (It's a 14" steel tortilla pan; all it has is a loop to hang.)
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:04 PM   #5
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The pan I use does not have a handle. (It's a 14" steel tortilla pan; all it has is a loop to hang.)
Is that the only pan you own?
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:21 PM   #6
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I never knew that a tool existed for spreading crepe batter!

I think you could probably improvise using the side of a pancake turner/ spatula.

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Old 06-21-2016, 04:26 PM   #7
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Crepe Spreader: Dowel vs Flat

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Is that the only pan you own?
Certainly not, but it's the one I use for crepes. Other pans have much smaller flat areas and have relatively high sides.
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:34 PM   #8
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I never knew that a tool existed for spreading crepe batter!

I think you could probably improvise using the side of a pancake turner/ spatula.

Perhaps, but I want to practice until I can compete with this guy:



He uses a dowel-end tool. I'm just curious to hear from others how this type compares with the flat-end type.
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:03 PM   #9
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Aunt Bea: I noticed in the YouTube clip you cite that the cook uses a flat-end type spreader...
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