Need a new whisk, palette knife or frying pan? We’ve chosen the best tools for turning out perfect pancakes this Pancake Day. Say goodbye to cruddy crêpes!
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Kitchen Craft silicone-headed magic whisk
One thing guaranteed to ruin any pancake is lumpy batter. Ensure your mix is velvety smooth with a reliable whisk; just add the requisite elbow grease and you're away. This heatproof, quick-to-clean silicone-coated whisk is perfect for making lump-free pancake batter.
The best whisks
Zing kitchen scales
Using the wrong ingredient quantities can lead to some fairly dodgy pancake results. Ensure precision with a set of modern digital weighing scales. These attractive scales from Zing are slimline, easy to store and have a capacity of up to 5kg (great for anyone making a big batch). They’re a safe option for students or those pressed for space.
The best digital scales
Joseph Joseph Nest 9 Plus nesting bowl set
A year-round kitchen essential, this impressive set of mixing bowls will come in handy for all kinds of bakes. The large mixing bowl has a capacity of 4.5 litres (ideal for mixing large quantities of pancake batter) and the smaller mixing bowl is ideal for pancake toppings. Neatly stacked inside are a sieve (handy for ensuring there are no lumps in your flour), measuring cups and a strainer. The whole set is ultra-lightweight and great for storage. Plastic is probably the best choice if you’re not a fan of kitchen clatter.
The best mixing bowls
John Lewis non-stick pancake pan
A 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 practising your flipping skills now!
The best non-stick frying pans
Norpro heart moulds
Everybody knows that one of the best ways to show your love is through cooking – and with this bit of kit, there'll be no mistaking your feelings. Get creative with pancake moulds and build your own heart-shaped stack. The best part? You can use them again on Valentine's Day.
Victorinox rosewood spatula
Whether you're a pancake expert or a tentative beginner, a palette knife or spatula is ideal for achieving the perfect flip. Delicate crêpes tear easily, so this ultra-thin Victorinox spatula with a snazzy rosewood handle is your perfect pancake partner.
Joie lemon juicer and mister
When it comes to pancake fillings, the classic lemon juice and sugar combo is always on the list of favourites. Banish lemon pips with this juicer that's simple to use and will bring a splash of colour to your utensils cupboard. It also comes with a nozzle so you can add a light spray of citrussy flavour.
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