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Pancake Flipper

fingermark Feb 21, 2010 03:41 PM

What's the best tool for flipping pancakes -- brand/model requested? I have a flimsy plastic spatula right now that I'm looking to replace.

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  1. Chemicalkinetics RE: fingermark Feb 21, 2010 03:56 PM


    If you are not using a nonstick pan, then I am going to say a thin metal (stainless steel) spatula is a great tool. Stainless steel is easy to care for. It is rigid even when it is thin. So you can slide it under then pancake and it will not be flimsy.

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      fingermark RE: Chemicalkinetics Feb 21, 2010 04:14 PM

      I'm using a a cast iron skillet. My plastic one melted too when my son left it on the skillet when it was still hot.

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        Chemicalkinetics RE: fingermark Feb 21, 2010 04:35 PM

        Plastic utensils are great for nonstick pans, but since you are using a cast iron skillet, you are not limited to them. Wood utensils are great, but you cannot make wood utensils thin like a metal, so a wood turner/spatula will not be slide under a pancake easily.

        I think most stainless steel spatulas will work for you, just don't get the super thin egg spatulas. Those are really only good for very delicate foods i.e.: don't get these:


        You can get a professional kitchen pancake spatula if you like, but probably not necessary for a homecook, but here is one:



        Good luck

    2. Politeness RE: fingermark Feb 21, 2010 04:42 PM


      1. Eiron RE: fingermark Feb 21, 2010 07:59 PM

        Big, round, stainless.


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          Chemicalkinetics RE: Eiron Feb 21, 2010 08:41 PM

          Hi five. That is a good one. I guess you are more of a Lamson Sharp guy and I am more of a Dexter-Russell guy. :)

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