Tools to make the perfect pancakes

Need a new whisk, palette knife or frying pan? We’ve chosen the best tools for turning out perfect pancakes every time. Say goodbye to cruddy crêpes!

The key to successful crêpes and pancakes begins with the right kit. Using our product review along with our step-by-step cooking guide for making the ultimate batch, you can whip up a tower of them in less time with no fuss.


Whisk reviewKitchen Craft silicone-coated Magic Whisk

One thing guaranteed to ruin any pancake is a lumpy batter. Ensure your mix is velvety smooth with a reliable whisk. Just add the requisite elbow grease and you're away. This quick-to-clean and heatproof, silicone-coated whisk is perfect for making lump-free pancake batter. (£4.20) Buy from Nisbets.

Read our review of the best whisks.

Non-stick pan

Pancake panJohn Lewis everyday healthy non-stick frying 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 practicing your flipping skills now! (£18) Buy from John Lewis.

Heart mould

Heart mouldsNorpro heart pancake/egg rings

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. (£5.99) Buy from Amazon.

Palette knife

Palette knifeVictorinox rosewood palette knife

Whether you're a pancake expert or tentative beginner, a palette knife is ideal for achieving 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) Buy from Divertimenti.

Lemon juicer

JuicerJoie lemon juicer and mister

When it comes to pancake fillings, the classic lemon juice and sugar combo is always on the list of favourites – but you don't want pips in your teeth! To guard against that, you could try this lemon juicer that is simple to use and will bring a splash of colour to your utensils cupboard. It also comes with a mister nozzle to create a light spray of citrussy flavour. (£6.99) Buy from The Gift Oasis.

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