Best pancake gadgets for Shrove Tuesday

Read our equipment review to find the best kit for turning out perfect pancakes come Shrove Tuesday - lumpy batter, burned bottoms and boring shapes beware!

Whether your Pancake Day is an operation of military precision or thrown together at the last minute, the key to success is the right kit. With our guide for the ultimate pancake gadgets, we've got you covered. 
 

Lemon squeezer

JuicerWhen it comes to pancake fillings, you can't beat a classic lemon juice and sugar combo. If you're keeping it old school, this bright yellow squeezer is simple to use and will bring a splash of colour to your utensils cupboard. It also comes with a mister nozzle for a light spray of citrussy flavour.

£5.99, from www.thegiftoasis.com

 

Palette knife

Palette knifeWhether you're a pancake expert or tentative beginner, a palette knife is ideal for acheiving the perfect flip. Delicate crêpes tear easily, so this ultra thin Victorinox palette knife with a snazzy rosewood handle is your perfect pancake partner. 

£34.50, from www.divertimenti.co.uk


Whisk

Whisk reviewOne thing guaranteed to ruin Shrove Tuesday is lumpy batter! Ensure your mix is velvety smooth with a reliable whisk. Just add the requisite elbow grease and you're away... 

Read our review of the best whisks


Non-stick pan

Pancake panA good non-stick pan will save you the heartache of scraping ruined crêpes off a non-stick bottom. The shape of this particular pan will ensure quick heat distribution for a perfectly golden brown pancake. Better start practicing your flipping skills now!

£18, from www.johnlewis.com


Heart mould

Heart mouldsIt's common knowledge that the best way to express your love is through pancakes. Get creative with pancake moulds and build your own heart shaped stack. The best part? You can use them again on Valentine's Day. These romantic moulds are by Norpo. 

£5.99, from www.amazon.co.uk

This review was last updated in February 2017. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@bbc.com. 

For more product picks, visit our reviews section, and for more Shrove secrets, visit our Pancake Day page

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