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Pancake Batter Dispensers

Pancake batter dispensers are the secret behind restaurants’ quick-to-the-plate, perfectly shaped disks. Is there one that works just as well at home?

What We Learned

Pancake batter dispensers are the secret behind restaurants’ quick-to-the-plate, perfectly shaped disks. Seeking similarly professional results at home, we tested five batter dispensers priced from about $10 to $30, comparing each with our usual method of scooping up batter with a quarter-cup measure. Although dispensers eliminate the messy batter trail left by that method, the narr...

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