Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Thrifted Pancake Makers & Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Linky Party #44


Do you like pancakes? Dumb question, right? There's just something about pancakes - they always feel like a special treat no matter how often you have them. And we have been having them a lot lately. The pancake griddle we got as an engagement present over 16 years ago recently broke - one plastic leg completely gone.

We couldn't have a three-legged pancake griddle and I briefly debated buying an expensive new one. But then my little girl and I spotted this Rival "Short Order Chef" at the thrift store for $3. We plugged it into an outlet and it heated up - that's pretty much all it has to do, so home it came. My girl had a desire to make pancakes on her own and she has been doing so even before I get out of bed in the morning, with the help of this griddle and some purchased pancake mix. It also makes waffles but she's not quite ready for that yet - she attempted it one morning and pretty much all the batter stuck to the griddle.



And this is what the pancake griddle looks like after she's done. It's a lot of clean-up but it gives the little gal a sense of achievement and the pancakes are quite tasty if not perfect circles.


On the same day of thrifty shopping we also picked up this never-used Pancake Xpress set. It has a pancake pan that you heat up on the stovetop, making one big pancake at a time. It also has an attachment to make heart-shaped pancakes and a plastic pancake batter dispenser. We haven't used this set yet, but we're looking forward to it! It was also $3 at the thrift store. If it doesn't work out, at least it didn't involve a big outlay of cash.

So, do you like pancakes? How do you make them?

Oh, and check out where I'm selling my stuff (and what I'm currently selling) in this post from yesterday.


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8 comments:

  1. Don't you just love it when a bargain appears right when you need it? I'm more of a french toast person myself, but now I'm in the mood for pancakes. Thanks for hosting the party!

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  2. I think it is so neat that you found just what you needed at a great price. That is so sweet that your little girl is learning to make pancakes. After awhile she will be a pro!

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  3. Joann: Don't forget, if you don't like the pancake xpress I get it!

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  4. I always mean to make fancier pancakes like carrot cake and walnuts but sometimes the experiments (despite following a recipe) turn out too mooshy inside, so I always scold myself for not using my tried and true recipe!

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  5. I think for the 3 dollar price tag if the pancake express doesn't work out you can gift it to me.
    I love buckwheat pancakes with fresh blueberries.

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  6. Isn't it great to find things to experiment with? I have my eye out for a fryer - I wouldn't buy one new but our little grandson eats only french fries so I'd rather make them for him - from REAL potatoes!

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  7. Aren't those two nifty little kitchen devices!!!

    We always made pancakes on a griddle, we've gone through so many over the years, just in the past year, I've started making them in the frying pan - they're way better!!!

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  8. Aren't those two nifty little kitchen devices!!!

    We always made pancakes on a griddle, we've gone through so many over the years, just in the past year, I've started making them in the frying pan - they're way better!!!

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