If you think crepe pans, or crepes for that matter, are too fancy for your kitchen, then think again. Crepes may sound complicated, but they are quite easy to make and are perfect for a meal, as a snack, or for dessert. Stuffed or plain, savory or sweet, all you need is a good crepe pan to make it happen, and I can help you with that.
Still not convinced? Well, a good crepe pan can also make eggs, tortillas, and other foods, making it a versatile and essential home tool. Who knows, it could even help you to become the next Bobby Flay…
I’ll even throw in a few recipes to get you started on the road to possibly becoming the next Food Network Star (hey, it could happen!)
What is a Crepe Pan? And what are crepes?
- 1 Top Five Crepe Pan Reviews
- 1.1 1. Cuisinart FCT23-24NS French Classic Tri-Ply Stainless 10-Inch Nonstick Crepe Pan (Our Best Pick)
- 1.2 2. Cuisinart 623-24 Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 10-Inch Crepe Pan (Best for the Money)
- 1.3 3. Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 10-2/3-Inch Crepe Pan
- 1.4 4. DeBuyer Mineral B Element Iron 11.8-Inch Round Crepe Pan
- 1.5 5. Blue Steel 9-1/2 Inches Crepe Pan
- 1.6 6. Electric Crepe Maker – A Better Choice?
- 1.7 The Benefits of Owning a Crepe Pan
- 1.8 What to Look for When Buying a Crepe Pan
- 1.9 Best Crepe Pan Recipes
To understand what a crepe pan is, and turn you into a 5-star chef, you must first know what a crepe is. Crepes are very thin pancakes you can make using wheat flour. Since they are so thin and delicate (almost like paper) they require a particular type of pan, as opposed to traditional flapjacks. Crepes can be topped with fresh fruits, ground beef, decadent chocolate (my fav!) and anything else, making them a great base for any meal.
A crepe pan is a very shallow pan that is tempered, and most are made of aluminum or cast-iron. The non-stick surface ensures the crepe doesn’t get stuck when cooking and the tempered surface allows the entire pan to heat evenly, for proper cooking.
Professional crepe makers have no sides, but are very expensive; crepe pans have a small lip to flip and use a spatula with ease and are much more affordable.
Top Five Crepe Pan Reviews
Now that you just why you need and should have a crepe pan let me show you the top ones on the market. I’ll break down how they work, pricing and what they have to offer.
This pan is one of the better-made models and good for those with varying recipes to try. Lightweight and sporting a curved stainless steel handle this pan is great for manipulating batters.
The non-stick, tri-ply interior makes it resistant to scratching and allows you to create beautiful crepes that won’t burn or leave parts under cooked. And at 10” wide it is ideal for making fruit-filled crepes or stuffed tortillas; recipe choices are endless, perfect for budding chefs (and improving your chances for stardom)
Easy to clean with a soft sponge, this is a solid choice for cooking enthusiasts.