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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