Best pancake maker

Making pancakes has never been easier: the best pancake maker can do the job for you.

GOURMEX Black Induction Crepe Pan Pancake Maker
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Investing in a pancake maker is a great move, and sure to take the weight off your shoulders if pancakes regularly feature on your household's breakfast or brunch menu. This handy machine makes this job ten times easier. All you need to do is make the batter, and put your feet up. Not only will you enjoy perfectly shaped pancakes, every time, but there will be hardly any washing up to do either.

The best pancake maker for your home depends on your family size and taste preferences also. Whether you prefer thick, thin, small, or big pancakes is something to factor in when choosing the right pancake maker. Some models are electric, while others come in the form of a pan, so will require a hob to work. Our top pick – the Nordic Ware Scandinavian Silver Dollar Pancake Pan – can make seven three-inch pancakes at one time. It's also PFOA-free and non-stick. See more of our best buys below.

The best pancake maker you can buy

Nordic Ware Scandinavian Silver Dollar Pancake Pan

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Nordic Ware Scandinavian Silver Dollar Pancake Pan

Make 7 pancakes at once

This PFOA-free pancake pan is affordable, easy to use, and even easier to clean since it's non-stick.

Pros:

  • Makes 7 pancakes at once
  • PFOA-free
  • Non-stick
  • 10-Year Warranty

Cons:

  • Not dishwasher safe

Mix up your favorite pancake recipe and grab the Nordic Ware Scandinavian Silver Dollar Pancake Pan. Pour your batter in and watch as seven well-shaped, three-inch pancakes form. This pancake maker is made from high-tech cast aluminum for even heat distribution and perfectly cooked pancakes. It's also PFOA-free and non-stick. While it may look basic, this pancake pan is all you need to whip up a Saturday morning treat. Afterwards, you only have one pan and the bowl you mixed the batter in to wash up. Hand wash with soapy water and you're done. Easy.

Best mini pancake maker

Nostalgia MGD5OR MyMini Personal Electric Griddle

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Nostalgia MGD5OR MyMini Personal Electric Griddle

A compact and lightweight pancake maker for smaller kitchens

Tiny amount of storage space? This mini pancake maker is perfect. It's also a bargain.

Pros:

  • Small and compact
  • Indicator light
  • Pre-heats in just 1-3 minutes
  • No flipping required

Cons:

  • Only cooks one pancake at once

The Nostalgia MGD5OR MyMini Personal Electric Griddle is a great small option for tiny kitchens, dorm rooms, or camper vans. This electric pancake maker can cook one five-inch pancake at a time. Simply plug it in, wait for one to three minutes until it's hot – the indicator light will shut off – and pour in your batter. Close the machine while cooking using the cool touch handle. Since it's double-sided, there's no need to flip your pancake either. After use, wait for the pancake maker to cool down and wipe its non-stick surface clean.

Best pancake maker for large pancakes

GOURMEX Black Induction Crepe Pan

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GOURMEX Black Induction Crepe Pan

For a 9-5-inch wide pancake, there's no better option

Buy this pancake pan to enjoy large pancakes or crêpes. It's even induction compatible...

Pros:

  • 3 size options
  • Induction compatible
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Non-stick
  • PFOA-free
  • APEO-free
  • Easy-grip handle

Cons:

  • Only makes one pancake at once

Use the GOURMEX Black Induction Crepe Pan for extra large pancakes, thick or thin. This pancake maker pan comes in three sizes from 8.5-inches to 9.5-inches, and 11-inches wide. It's made from heavy-duty cast aluminum for durability purposes and boasts a non-stick coating for easy cleaning. It's also PFOA-free and APEO-free, as well as induction compatible. After making your pancakes, you can pop this pancake pan in the dishwasher to clean it.

Best fun pancake maker

Emoji Smiley Face Pancake Pan

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Emoji Smiley Face Pancake Pan

The kids will love this mini pancake maker

Make seven fun pancakes at once on this non-stick pan. Each one will look like an emoji face...

Pros:

  • Make 7 at once
  • PTFE free non-stick coating

Cons:

  • Not dishwasher safe

The Emoji Smiley Face Pancake Pan will be sure to put a smile on your face in the morning. This pan makes seven mini pancakes at once, all of which have emojis printed on them for your entertainment. Make your batter, pour it into the seven different holes, and wait. Flip halfway and serve. This pan is made from aluminum for durability purposes. Cleaning is easy thanks to the pan's PTFE free non-stick coating. Just don't put it in the dishwasher!

Best thin pancake maker

Moss & Stone 8" Electric Crepe Maker

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Moss & Stone 8" Electric Crêpe Maker

Buy this easy to use pancake maker for the thinnest pancakes ever

Crêpe lovers, this one is for you. It's easy to use, even easier to store, and super easy to clean.

Pros:

  • Non-stick
  • Comes with a batter pan
  • Easy to clean
  • Can also be used to make tortillas, tacos, chapatis and more

Cons:

  • Not great for thick pancakes

Prefer a thin pancake or a crêpe? The Moss & Stone 8" Electric Creêpe Maker can help you out. This pancake maker can make one thin 8-inch pancake (or crêpe) at one time. Simply make your batter, turn the machine on and wait for it to heat up. Then, lightly dip the top of the machine into your batter, flip it over and wait for it to cook – it should only take a minute. This pancake maker comes complete with a batter pan, too. With a long handle that's easy to hold, and a non-stick coating for easier cooking. This job is easy, and to clean it, simply wipe it with a clean cloth once cooled down. 

Our verdict

The best pancake maker you can buy is the Nordic Ware Scandinavian Silver Dollar Pancake Pan: it can make seven small pancakes at one time. Small kitchen? The Nostalgia MGD5OR MyMini Personal Electric Griddle is the best mini pancake maker on the market. If you love a large pancake, then try the GOURMEX Black Induction Crêpe Pan. For something fun, give the Emoji Smiley Face Pancake Pan a try: the kids will love it. If you're a crêpe lover, opt for the Moss & Stone 8" Electric Crêpe Maker.