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The Best Pancake Makers

A stack of pancakes with butter and syrup.
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A pancake breakfast is a time-old meal that makes for a warm welcome to the day. Forget a boring pan to cook them in; instead, check out these pancake makers for the most convenient flapjack making experience. Making pancakes has never been easier or more fun with these suitable options.

What Should You Consider in a Pancake Maker?

With a variety of pancake makers on the market, here is what you should consider:

  • Size: Consider the size of the pancakes you want to make and pick a machine that supports that size.
  • Cleaning: Determine if the product can be machine washed or hand washed only.
  • Design/Style: To add flair to your breakfast, consider adding an embedded design.

Best Overall: Cuisinart Electric Griddler, Stainless Steel

A stainless steel indoor griddle cooker with a lid and handle.

This user-friendly 5-in-1 cooking grill is perfect for making pancakes as well as many other foods like burgers, paninis, chicken, eggs, hashbrowns, and more. You could make your pancakes on one side and your bacon, eggs, and hashbrowns on the other for a big breakfast cooked by one device. Adjust the temperature between 175 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and set the timer to make sure you don’t burn your pancakes. The floating cover and reversible plates with different textures are removable for cleaning with the dishwasher-safe scraping tool. The design is sleek, contemporary, and easily stored. The griddle comes with an instruction manual and gourmet recipes.

Best Overall

Cuisinart GR-5BP1 Electric Griddler FIVE, Enjoy 5-in-1 Functions, LCD Display, Wide Temperature Range and Sear Function, Stainless Steel

A five-in-one cooking grill for pancakes and other foods, with adjustable temperature, a floating cover, and reversible cooking plates.

Best for Budget: Dash DMS001WH Mini Maker

A pancake maker with a white top and black bottom.

This mini griddle creates individual servings for pancakes, eggs, quesadillas, cookies, or grilled cheese sandwiches. Weighing only one pound, this compact griddle is perfect for small dorms, apartments, weekend trips, or any home. All you have to do is plug it into the wall and wait for it to heat up. The surfaces are non-stick and create consistent cooking with every use.

Best Custom Design: CucinaPro Dinosaur Mini Waffle Maker

A mini waffle/pancake maker with mini dinosaur shapes.

With five different batter designs, this maker allows you to create both mini pancakes and waffles with prehistoric figures on them. This electric option features a non-stick coating that makes it easy to clean in between uses. Additional features include its cord wrap for easy storage, and an exciting batch of recipes to try on your own. This pancake and waffle maker is sure to bring the roar to your morning meal.

Best for Mini Pancakes: Cainfy Pancake Pan Maker

A silver dollar pancake pan with seven circle spots and a handle.

To create pancakes that are always evenly sized and quickly made, choose this multipurpose silver dollar grill pan. The unique griddle has seven flapjack holes for individual pancakes, eggs, crepes, tortillas, and blintzes. The pan is made of sturdy die-cast aluminum, which is durable, lightweight, and quick to heat. Also non-stick and easy to clean, the pan is PTFE/PFOA/LEAD/CADMIUM free. Just add a little oil before making your meal to keep them from sticking.

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