While many may simply dismiss crepes as merely thin pancakes of French origin, true aficionados know that they are so much more, and, best of all, they are very quickly growing in popularity and appeal. That makes adding crepes to your menu more profitable than ever, and it makes crepe machines like these more valuable than ever. Making a basic crepe is incredibly easy. A simple batter made from wheat flour is poured onto a crepe griddle like one of these, and a special spatula is used to evenly spread it and then slide under the batter and turn it. Once fully cooked, the true crepe artistry begins . Crepes can be filled or topped with almost anything to create light, delicious and rich dishes that your customers are sure to have your customer come back clamoring for more. Popular crepe dishes are filled with jam, cream, cheese, fruit or other food items and then rolled up and served, but truly, the possibilities are limitless.
Commercial crepe makers are absolutely essential to the process, however, as they enable you to perfectly, evenly cook the paper thin crepes that are the basis of all those delicious dishes. Basically, crepe machines are thin, round griddle with slightly upturned edges to contain the batter. However, while normal griddles tend to have hot and cold zones, crepe griddles are made with great pains to ensure even heating across the entire surface so that the thin crepes are cooked perfectly evenly.
When selecting a machine for your crepe-making needs, you will want to check the diameter of the cooking surface. Since crepes are served rolled up, the diameter will tell you who long the crepe will be. You want to make sure you select a machine that will not make a crepe that is longer than the plate on which it will be served. You will also want to check the utility requirements for the crepe machine as they can be either gas or electrically powered. Before selecting an electric crepe machine, be sure that the voltage and phase of the unit matches the wiring of the outlet you intend to plug it into. When considering a gas machine, on the other hand, be aware that you will typically also need to purchase separate couplings and hoses to properly install the machine. Luckily, these items can be ordered through one of our Personal Account Managers at the number above.