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Old 11-27-2009, 12:17 AM
 
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Skillet? Griddle? (And if it's a griddle - electric? stove top?).

Never have mastered the perfect pancake, and am determined to get it right.
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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I prefer a griddle only because it allows me to make more of them quickly. Doesn't matter if it's on top of an electric or gas stove.

The trick is to make sure it's heated up before you start (med hi). Drop a bit of batter on first to see if it sets up.
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:43 AM
 
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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If it's just for me I use a very old well seasoned cast iron fry pan. If it's for a bunch I use a very old well seasoned griddle on top of a propane stove. Never a stuck pancake.
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Old 11-27-2009, 01:22 AM
 
Location: middle of everywhere
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Why is it the non-stick pans make the middle of my pancakes stick? I don't know what I am doing wrong.

My mom has a frying pan that is as old as I am, and I much rather use that iron-type pan than the no stick ones, I never have that problem with hers. I may have to steal if from her.

I would like to buy one of those big griddles where I can make 4 at the same time. I takes forever doing it one at a time, everyone yelling "Are the pancakes ready yet?!"
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:21 AM
 
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I have a large elec griddle that I can cook 8 on. I gave the one that I used to use on the stove to my daughter, wish I wouldn't have, I dislike this smooth top stove.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:11 AM
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Location: Coastal Georgia
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I has to be a griddle for me. I have two different sizes of non stick wich I use on top of my smoothtop. Whatever you use has to be good enough quality to heat evenly.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I use a huge electric griddle. They always come out perfect!
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Electric griddle. Even though it is non-stick, I still spray and use some butter before putting the pancake batter on the griddle.
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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Even my non-stick pans I preseason before I use them for the first time or when they need it and don't put them in the dishwasher. Also add a dab of butter before frying in them.
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Griddle. Matter fact, I just bought a new one this morning. I got rid of my old one when I moved.

I found the perfect pancake recipe almost 2 weeks ago:

1 cup of all purpose flour
.5 tsp of vanilla
.5 tsp of salt
2 tsp of baking power
1 egg
1 cup of milk (sweet or buttermilk)

I made a huge batch last week, mixing all the dry ingredients and storing them in a air tight plastic container. Flour is dirt cheap this time of year. My daughter is psyched about the griddle!
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