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Aebleskiver pan

Vasanti Oct 8, 2011 07:26 AM

Where can I buy Aebleskiver pan in Canada, either in Toronto or Calgary. Currently I am in Calgary.

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    LabLady RE: Vasanti Oct 8, 2011 07:33 AM

    It might be expensive to ship it to Canada, but my aebleskiver pan is a cast iron one from a store in Solvang, CA, and they do sell them online. The address is aebleskiver.com, and the website also has a great video showing how to make them. Mine is the 'original style' #5 and I have been very happy with it.

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      stomachofsteel RE: Vasanti Oct 8, 2011 09:51 AM

      Williams Sonoma sells cast aluminum aebelskiver pans, and it looks like there is at least one store in both Calgary and Toronto. We've always had cast iron in my family, but my sister recently received the WS one as a gift and has been pretty happy with it.

      I imagine there are quite a few places that you can buy them online. Lodge makes a cast iron version that is a couple of dollars cheaper than the WS one.

      1. cellophane_star RE: Vasanti Oct 11, 2011 09:05 AM

        I married into a Danish family so this was a "must have" item for me. I saw them at Williams Sonoma but there was no way I was going to pay $80 for a pan I'll use once or twice a year. Instead, I found a cast iron pan at Camper's Village (in Calgary)... for under $30! Highly recommended.

        I did end up buying the Aebleskiver cookbook from Williams Sonoma though. It was only $20 :)

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          KiKiKiKida RE: cellophane_star Oct 12, 2011 06:36 AM

          How is that pan working for you? Would it work on ceramic top stove? I've been looking for something to make Takoyaki, and this type of pan is very similar! Also, 24 or so dollars is very cheap!

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            cellophane_star RE: KiKiKiKida Oct 12, 2011 07:06 AM

            I had no problems with it. I have coils on my stovetop so I can't say if it would work on a ceramic stove top. Also, I have to watch them carefully because the indent in the middle seems to cook a bit faster than the sides. For a ~$50 savings on the pan (Camper's Village vs. Williams Sonoma price), it was definitely worth it.

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              KiKiKiKida RE: cellophane_star Oct 12, 2011 07:13 AM

              That sounds perfect! Thanks for your help. :) Now I can make delicious Takoyaki! Well... once I get the pan~

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                stomachofsteel RE: cellophane_star Oct 12, 2011 11:17 AM

                Not that I have any investment in Williams Sonoma :) but their pan is $39.95 in the US, not $80. I don't know what it would cost in Canada but I'm guessing not double.

                There are certainly pans out there for less though!

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                  cellophane_star RE: stomachofsteel Oct 12, 2011 01:54 PM

                  The pan was at least $70 Canadian because I remember thinking about ridiculous the price was! I'll check it again next time I go to Chinook.

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                    stomachofsteel RE: cellophane_star Oct 12, 2011 05:48 PM


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                      cellophane_star RE: cellophane_star Oct 26, 2011 09:05 AM

                      I checked WS yesterday... the pan was $59.99 (Canadian).

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              Sneaky RE: Vasanti Oct 11, 2011 09:18 AM

              This store (in Edmonton) carries them. You can order on line. Cheap too.


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                juli5122 RE: Vasanti Oct 12, 2011 06:44 AM

                Your going to laugh but I saw one in my local Target store by Nordic Ware $22.00 US dollars I believe I read there are Targets in Calgary. Check it out.

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                  KiKiKiKida RE: juli5122 Oct 12, 2011 06:48 AM

                  You mean in the states? We have a target here, but it's a Canadian company, and unrelated to the American one. However, if this is in canada, there is a Canadian target across from my house! :D

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                    juli5122 RE: KiKiKiKida Oct 13, 2011 10:35 AM

                    I looked up and saw Target in Calgary and thought they meant now not 2013 sorry. J

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                    cellophane_star RE: juli5122 Oct 12, 2011 07:05 AM

                    There are no Target stores in Calgary (yet). We have Zellers stores (similar but not as good) but they don't carry these pans.

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                      KiKiKiKida RE: cellophane_star Oct 12, 2011 07:07 AM

                      We have Target stores. It's a Canadian company. The American company is setting up stores in 2013.

                      I don't think zellers would have them at all... I've tried walmart also, but no luck. I have to try that camper place soon!

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                    babettesfeast RE: Vasanti Oct 13, 2011 08:37 PM

                    found mine (Nordicware) on clearance at HomeOutfitters, Royal Oak, Calgary for $9.00 early this year : ) I was so pleased with the purchase I scouted for another one for an aunt and found it (still on clearance) at HomeOutfitters, Northland Mall. My main purpose in getting it was really for takoyaki not ebelskivers.

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                      BladeXT RE: babettesfeast Oct 27, 2011 04:13 PM

                      I was at the Home Outfitters in Northland Mall today, they were sold out. So we went to Market Mall to the Good Food Emporium, and they had a good quality cast iron one on for $20. And quite a few in stock.

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                        maplesugar RE: BladeXT Oct 27, 2011 07:54 PM

                        At Market Mall....Isn't the store called the Happy Cooker Emporium?

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                      Scary Bill RE: Vasanti Feb 13, 2012 09:41 AM

                      They're on sale, "final reduction" or something like that at the Deerfoot Meadows Superstore, for $8, really solid, seasoned, cast iron pans. Now to contact my brothers' Danish former mother-in-law (first wife, now on number three) for a recipe with venom!

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                        Vasanti RE: Scary Bill Feb 13, 2012 12:42 PM

                        Thanks for the info I bought one a few days ago.

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                          bluther2 RE: Vasanti Feb 14, 2012 10:09 PM

                          Navigated the ice capades on Deerfoot last night to Deerfoot Meadows, they seem to be all out. Had a much more pleasant drive this evening to Westhills Superstore where they had about 8 left. thanks for the heads up:)

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                          camelicious RE: Scary Bill Feb 15, 2012 04:13 PM

                          Thanks, Mr. Bill for the information. I hightailed to Deerfoot Meadows to pick up one pan, made some sweet aebelskivers (orange and ginger jam filled) then followed by savoury ones (shrimp filled) and liked it so much, I went hunting at the Stuporstore on McLeod and Southland and found another one to add to my collection. It still cost less than 20$ for two pans which is waaay less than what they were asking at Wholesale Sports for a single pan.

                          So, will attempt all kinds of variations of this.
                          Am going to try and make banh kot with a rice flour and coconut milk based batter (and shrimp) and also try for paniyaram with rice and semolina and lentils.
                          Yup, I will get much use out of these pans until I get bored of making them.

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