Crepe maker

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A modern crepe maker in Germany
A crepe maker in New Orleans

A crepe maker is a cooking device used to make crepes, galettes, pancakes, blinis or tortillas. It should not be mistaken for a regular pan or a crepe pan.

Origins[edit]

Crepe makers were originally large cast-iron plates set over the fire to cook cereal-based batters. The machines have since evolved and the cast-iron plates were set on top of stainless steel frames. These first machines were electric machines, and later on, gas crepe griddles were developed as well. Although professional cast-iron crepe makers usually need to be seasoned, non-stick cast-iron griddles can now be commonly found on the market.

Denomination[edit]

Crepe cooking machines are commonly referred to as crepe makers or crepe griddles.

They are also known as billig, mainly in Brittany, France, where crêpes originate. Billig is a mutated form of the breton word pillig meaning "crepe maker".[1]

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References[edit]

  1. http://chefcrepe.com/history-about-crepes.htm?sm=1