Author: Maurice Savaryego, M.Sc.Eng. (Learn More)
Griddle Type Crepe Makers and Krampouz
The best and most popular griddle type crepe makers are manufactured by the French Krampouz which is the world reference for crepe makers. The Krampouz Tibos model, shown in the picture, is 13-inch in diameter and has a non-stick smooth surface that allows to spread batter evenly. The 1300-watt heavy duty unit is equipped with a cursor regulated thermostat and a heat indicating light. It comes with the usual spatula, scraper, ladle and cleaning brush. It takes just a few seconds to spread the batter and about 30 seconds to make the crepe. It also comes with complete instructions and recipes.
The Krampouz Tibos crepe maker is very easy to work with and to clean. It only takes a few tries to get the hang of it and make great crepes while having lots of fun making them.
Dipping Plate Type Crepe Makers and Salton
You pour some batter into the dipping pan, then brush slightly the surface of the cooker plate with a little bit of butter. You flip the cooker plate down and dip it into the pan containing the batter so that a thin layer of batter sticks to the cooker plate's surface. Then you flip the cooker plate over, place it on the electric base, wait until the crepe is cooked. Usually, an indicator light comes on when crepe is ready.
With these crepe makers there is no need to spread evenly the batter over the cooking surface like you do with griddle type crepe makers. The batter simply adheres evenly to the cooker plate when it is dipped into the batter pan. Since with this types of crepe makers the cooker plate needs to be lightweight, they usually make 7 to 8 inch crepes.
The following video shows how a crepe is done with a dipping plate crepe maker:
Dipping plate electric crepe makers made by Salton are the best and most popular in their category among Amazon buyers. The Salton 1337 crepe maker is shown in the picture here. The cordless cooker plate that comes with this 800-watt crepe maker is 7.5 inches in diameter and has a non-stick cooking surface. It comes with an electric heater base, a batter dipping pan, and a spatula.
It can make perfect paper-thin crepes in seconds without having to deal with a disturbing cord. The cooker plate can be placed in any direction on the round power base. The non-stick surface enables low fat cooking and easy cleaning. A recipe book is included.
So which type of crepe maker to buy?
Krampouz and Salton Crepe Makers on Amazon
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Note that CucinaPro also makes griddle type crepe makers (as shown below).
Commercial Grade Electric Crepe Makers
An Authentic Simple Crepe Recipe
40 g (1.4 oz) butter,
250 g (8.8 oz) of sifted flour,
a pinch of salt,
4 whole eggs
600-700 ml (2.5 - 3.0 cups) of milk
150 g (5.2 oz) of sugar
a few drops of vanilla
Method of Preparation:
- Melt the butter over low heat and reserve warm.
- In a bowl, combine the flour and the salt. Make a well in the center of the mixture and break in the eggs thinned with a full glass of milk. Add the sugar at this stage for sweet crepes.
- Mix the mixture with a whisk.
- When the dough appears homogeneous, add gradually the remaining milk and the melted warm butter and continue mixing with the whisk. The dough should now have the same texture as water, and there should be no lumps.
- Let stand at least 1 hour at room temperature before using, and serve it with your favorite sweet or savory filling and garniture.
A Great Recipe Book for Delicious Crepes
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