Flip it: 10 best Pancake Day essentials

Be prepared for Shrove Tuesday this year with one of these handy pieces of kitchen equipment

Shrove Tuesday was originally the last day of enjoying fatty foods before the ritual fasting of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday. Pancakes became popular because they were a way to use up all those rich foods such as eggs, milk and sugar. Today, for many, the day’s become a good excuse to make great pancakes.

For the tastiest creations, you’ll need to be prepared, so we’ve found the best products for you to get started. All you will need is the ingredients. Even if your efforts at pancakes are always a flop, we have the solution – the Breville Traditional Crêpe Maker. Meanwhile, more confident crêpe creators will like M&S’s specialist pancake pan.

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Verdict:

The Kenwood kMix Standmixer won’t just make the best batter on earth, it will also be a lasting investment for your kitchen. For something cheaper, Eddington’s Lemon Squeezer is one of the simplest products in our round-up, yet it’s so good at its job that you’ll wonder how you ever got through Pancake Day without it. 

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1. Tala Cook’s Measure, £7.99

2. Zing Whisk, £3

3. Kenwood kMix Standmixer, £299

4. Breville Traditional Crêpe Maker, £30

5. Eddingtons Lemon Squeezer, £6

6. Rushbrooke’s Butcher’s Striped Apron, £16.99

7. Littlewoods Simplicity Retro Kitchen Scales, £19

8. OXO Good Grips Angled Measuring Jug, £12

9. Chef n Pop Set of Mixing Bowls, £28

10. Marks and Spencer Non-Stick Pancake Pan, £19

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