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Old 01-08-2008, 07:39 PM   #1
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Automatic Funnel

Anyone have one? I was thinking of using it for pancakes or egg beaters.

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Old 01-08-2008, 08:04 PM   #2
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I use ladles and measuring cups for those things.

Do you cook large quantities of pancakes and scrambled eggs/omlets to need something like this?
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:06 PM   #3
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So, it would be used for large quanity amount's.
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Even when all 5 of our children were living at home, I found a 1/4-cup ladle the best thing to dish out pancake batter onto my large griddle.

Unless, as Andy noted, you are cooking for a crowd, the funnel gadget isn't really necessary. Just my opinion, though.
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Thanks you for info
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If you are asking about something like this that dispenses measured amounts of batter or egg, etc., it is intended for quantity use.

For 2-4 people, it seems unnecessary.
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I got a big 8-quart Pyrex glass measuing cup that I use for pancakes. Works great.

I think I saw the auto funnel at Chefs.
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Auto funnels are great for applications of about 100 or more, be it saucing a pate or batter on a flat top. For the house I would think it is a bit over kill and just more to clean.
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:00 AM   #9
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they need to maker a smaller one like that to use as a grease separater..lol
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:53 AM   #10
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I'm looking for an auto funnel for filling chocolate molds. I know there are confectionary funnels but they can be very expensive. Someone suggested a saucing funnel instead. Does anyone know what the differences are (if any) between the two? Thanks for any help.
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Ummm... I just make he batter in the blender and pour it out of there onto the griddle. One less thing to clean.
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I'm looking for an auto funnel for filling chocolate molds. I know there are confectionary funnels but they can be very expensive. Someone suggested a saucing funnel instead. Does anyone know what the differences are (if any) between the two? Thanks for any help.

Could you use a large pastry bag?
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I'd like to find something similar that would accept and dispense dry goods to fill my coffee pods equally. A spoon just don't make the grade.

Someone recommended a shotgun shell powder baffle, but seeing I quit playing with guns once I reached puberty, I have no idea what that is or how it would work.
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I'd like to find something similar that would accept and dispense dry goods to fill my coffee pods equally. A spoon just don't make the grade.

Someone recommended a shotgun shell powder baffle, but seeing I quit playing with guns once I reached puberty, I have no idea what that is or how it would work.
It is for loading your own shotgun shells, my dad had one. I don't see how that would work unless the coffee was ground, in which case it would work great as I remember his was very precise. Had to be if you wanted the shell to work properly!

But, that seems like a bulk operation to begin with. Ground a pound of coffee, put it in the baffle, measure it out until used up.
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:39 PM   #15
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Andy, When I have a large corporate order I need something that will hold a fair amount of chocolate that I can refill. I had an order for 225 (8 oz.) candy bars with logo to do and it took a long time with the small funnel that I have. So I have been looking for something larger. I was trying to find something a little less expensive than the confectionery funnels.
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If you are asking about something like this that dispenses measured amounts of batter or egg, etc., it is intended for quantity use.

For 2-4 people, it seems unnecessary.
I'm bumping this thread because I make pancakes regularly. I didn't even know there was such a thing as a batter funnel til I read this. Well, later I happened to see this exact one on ebay for ~$10 so I bought it. I gotta say it's wonderful! No drippy ladles, no batter on the sides of the griddle, easy to clean. Actually, I think this size is perfect for 2-4 people. I had to refill it a couple of times for my family. Still, if you make pancakes regularly, you might like this thing as much as I do. A big thumbs up from me!
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