Pancake day or Shrove Tuesday is just around the corner, 16th February 2021. There’s no better excuse needed when it comes to indulging in these delicious yet simple treats. Whether you prefer savoury or sweet, traditional thin or thick and fluffy American pancakes, you’ll need the right equipment.

Here you’ll find our recommended kitchen essentials to help you achieve the perfect pancakes. All you need to do now is find a trusted or favourite recipe and you can get flippin’.

1 - A Good Non-Stick Pan

Probably the most important piece of equipment when it comes to making pancakes is a good non-stick frying pan or crepe pan.  It must be non-stick as this will prevent your pancakes from sticking to the bottom of the pan (makes flipping them easier) and means no scraping!  It’s a good idea to choose a good study pan that offers good heat distribution and is the right shape.

2 - A Whisk

Lumpy batter is sure to ruin your pancakes and the only way to eliminate that is to use a whisk. A good, reliable whisk will ensure your batter is completely smooth. Whether you prefer a traditional, manual balloon whisk, a rotary style whisk or an electric mixer (we know which one we would choose) you’ll find a great choice available here at Lawsons.

3 - Mixing Bowl

A really versatile piece of kitchen equipment that will be used over and over again for various recipes and food preparation tasks, a mixing bowl is a must. It’s the easiest thing to make your batter in and they are available in different sizes and styles. Mixing is always a great part to get the family involved with too.

4 - Spatulas, Turners and Spreaders

If flipping is not your thing, or beyond your abilities, you’ll need a good quality turner or spatula. It’s best to avoid all metal ones that could potentially scratch your non-stick pan so we would recommend silicone or wooden ones. They will help you to easily turn your pancakes over half way through cooking to ensure an even result. If you are aiming for perfectly symmetrical pancakes then get yourself a crepe spreader. Designed to spread the batter evenly, it can be used in a pan, on the hob or in a crepe maker.

5 - Juicers And Squeezers

If sugar and lemon is your pancake topping choice and you want to use freshly squeezed lemon juice, let’s face it there’s nothing better than fresh, you’ll need a juicer. A juicer will make extracting the juice quick and easy and requires very little arm power. Once you have one, you are bound to find other citrus fruits you’ll want to juice with it in the future.

However you like to eat your pancakes, you can make sure you have everything you need to make them when you browse our complete Pancake Day Essentials range. There’s no time to waste, shop now and get flipping.