These Kitchen Tools Will Make All Your Pancake Dreams Come True

Grab some maple syrup and a slab of butter, because it's time to whip up a full stack of pancakes with these essential kitchen tools and accessories.

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May 05, 2020

Pancakes don't have to be reserved for the weekends. You can make fluffy, from-scratch pancakes from the comfort of your own kitchen any day of the week with just a handful of pantry and fridge staples. (Seriously — all you need is flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, milk, butter and eggs.) These pancake-making tools and accessories will take your flapjack game to a whole new level. Whether you like to keep your stack simple with butter and syrup or dress them with powdered sugar and fresh berries, we've got all the essentials to make whipping up this breakfast (or dinner...) favorite a snap.

$49.95
Williams Sonoma

Don't even think about making pancakes without a proper mixing bowl. This giant mixing bowl is the mother of all mixing bowls, clocking in at six liters. Made of melamine, it's super sturdy, non-slip and can go right into the dishwasher.

$30
Williams Sonoma

Along with a proper mixing bowl, you need a robust set of measuring cups and spoons for your pancake-making adventures. These sturdy, stainless-steel measuring cups and spoons are scientifically calibrated for accuracy. The set comes with four measuring cups and four measuring spoons.

$19.99
Amazon

Commit to your favorite breakfast food with a cookbook like this one. Posh Pancakes includes more than 70 specialized pancake recipes from all over the world, including Sri Lankan hoppers, Keralan dosas, Japanese okonomiyaki and Vietnamese Banh xeo. There's also plenty of classic recipes in there if you're more of a buttermilk pancake kind of family.

$22.85 (Set of 3)
Stonewall Kitchen

If cooking isn't really your jam but you still want to enjoy fresh pancakes at home, then you need this gourmet pancake and waffle mix. Simply add an egg, butter and water, and you'll have a full stack in no time.

$19.95
Williams Sonoma

Up your pancake game in a big way with this pancake batter dispenser. This tool allows you to release batter into the pan or griddle more precisely than a spoon. It's especially handy if you're trying to make specific shapes or sizes.

$34.95
Crate & Barrel

If you're obsessed about your pancakes being the same shape and size, you probably need a pancake pan. You can cook up seven perfect, little silver dollar pancakes in this heavy-gauge, non-stick aluminum pan.

$4.95
Crate & Barrel

Here's another tool for creating consistent and perfectly-round pancakes: a silicone ring. This silicone ring shapes pancake dough or eggs into perfect rounds. The silicone is inherently nonstick, but you can add a touch of oil or butter if you want.

$9.99
Kohl's

Update your utensil collection with this Food Network short turner that's perfect for flipping pancakes, eggs and more. It features a comfortable soft-grip handle, and its nonstick design makes cleanup a breeze.

$14.99
Amazon

The best way to make a family pancake breakfast more fun? A pancake pen! To use the pen, simply pour the batter into the container in any shape you can imagine and draw. If your freehanding skills are subpar, use the pen to fill cookie cutters instead. It even fits in the fridge, which is great for keeping any leftover batter on hand.

$74.48
Amazon

A countertop griddle is another must-have cooking tool for true pancake devotees. The Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler has 200 square inches of cooking space and is especially convenient for whipping up big batches of pancakes for the family. And while the griddle side is perfect for making pancakes, you can also buy waffle plates separately to swap in if you prefer waffles.

EDITORS' PICKS

This 5-in-1 Griddler Is One of Our Editors' Go-To Kitchen Appliances

From indoor grilling to cooking pancakes for the whole family, this compact appliance can do it all.

$24.95
Crate & Barrel

Gather for a heap of steamy flapjacks kept warm for serving. This oven-to-table ribbed stoneware dish features perforations in the top, allowing steam ventilation to prevent soggy pancakes.

$38.99
Wayfair

As far as we're concerned, berries and pancakes should always be present on your breakfast table. Serve your fruit in a lovely and durable berry basket, which is made to look just like ones you'd find in your local market's fresh produce section.

$9.95
Crate & Barrel

Some people like syrup, some like whipped cream and some like powdered sugar on their pancakes. (Or maybe you require all of the above.) This handy powdered sugar dispenser is an excellent option for pancake lovers with a major sweet tooth.

$33.99
Amazon

If you love your pancakes with berries and whipped cream, then you need your own whipped cream dispenser. Bonus? The kids will have a blast "drawing" on their pancakes with whipped cream for a special treat.

$9.95
Sur La Table

Butter lovers, meet your new BFF. This innovative butter blade makes it easier than ever to add buttery goodness to your pancakes. This handy three-in-one tool cuts perfect pats, makes decorative curls and even softens cold butter for easy spreading.

$45–$68
Food52

Pancakes, be prepared for rivulets of gooey goodness with this set of organic Vermont maple syrup from Runamok. Choose from spice- or liquor-themed flavors like sugarmaker's cut, bourbon, coffee and more. Grab a variety set of two or three to cover everyone's palate.

$19.99
Williams Sonoma

You can't have a proper pancake breakfast without syrup. This smart syrup dispenser is pretty and functional — when it's tilted down, the top opens automatically to dispense the syrup, and when it's upright, the lid closes. You'll get fewer drips, spills and over-pouring.

This Pancake Pen Turns Breakfast Into Any Shape You Want
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