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Feb 25, 2011 01:38 PM

source for imagawayaki / obanyaki pan / machine?

Does anyone know where I can pick up a pan for cooking imagawayaki / obanyaki? preferably more than 10 wells


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    I was surprised I found one anywhere. A big one may be difficult to find unless you search Japanese sites until you find someone to mail it to you.

    1. How about a big griddle with multiple egg rings?

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        1. re: dinoo82


          These are the egg rings

          Then do it his style? Start at 1:55

          I don't know how it'll all work out, I've never tried it myself. But if it fails, the investment you put in can be used somewhere else.

          1. re: cutipie721

            thats pretty creative... but not sure if it would look right compared to the real thing haha. ugh why is it so hard to find this?!?!

            thanks though!

        You might need to find a commercial supplier to find something other than a 4 ring home use pan

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        1. re: AdamD

          i looked and ive found nothing :(

          1. re: dinoo82

            I dont think they make a large pan for home use. Even in Japan.
            My guess is that the commercial molds are only available when you buy the large machine for bakery use.

            But as an alternative, why just buy three or four of the smaller pans?

        2. These are not as big as you are looking for, but they work. The first is for making taiyaki. We love it filled with anko. We also make it filled with pastry cream for my nephew and my non-anko eating husband.

          I have this one too. It has the round shape for imagawayaki.

          1. A friend told me his service club bought a 24 well imagawayaki grill (uses propane tanks) for fund raising and it cost them $4,000. He said the propane is more finickly to use than natural gas.

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            1. re: monku

              do you know where they got it from? thanks!!!

              1. re: dinoo82

                I'll see what I can do.
                He told me they ordered it from a "broker" and it was made and shipped from Japan.

                1. re: monku

                  ohhhhh if you can let em know that would be awesome!!!! thank you!