A professional crepe maker is indispensable in producing quality crepes, and so are the right tools for the job! The best commercial crepe maker will possess certain features that transform it into a high performance and versatile instrument. The device must be designed to withstand industrious and intensive use that lasts all day long. It needs to be characterized by its high power and effective temperature rise and control. Let us take a look at these necessary specifications and features, as well as the essential tools needed.
The must-have crepe machine accessories
The round greasing pad :
The pad should be fitted with heat-resistant felt. This accessory is used for greasing the entire surface area of the plate with sunflower oil before cooking.
The wooden spreader :
This utensil is a must for shaping the very thin crepe on the plate. It just takes a bit of practice to get the knack of it! You pour a ladle of crepe batter on one point in the middle of the plate, and then use the wooden spreader to turn the mixture clockwise. The utensil should be wooden for a better spreading action, and also works best when wet.
Two stainless steel spatulas :
A long spatula is used to flip over the crepe to cook both sides. A smaller triangular-shaped spatula is used to fold the crepe before serving.
Roller Grill CK3 crepe kit :
Everything is gathered in the Roller Grill CK3 crepe kit. Roller Grill makes a practical and convenient stainless steel set for easy access, and to keep all the tools organized and tidy.
Professional crepe maker features for high performance
The finest crepe makers will have thick cast-iron plates which are best at holding thermal inertia. The plate must be thick enough to accumulate enough heat distribution across the whole plate to evenly cook very thin food items. The special Roller Grill International enameled plate feature means the machine can be used instantly after preheating, with no time-consuming preparation and seasoning. The exceptionally smooth plate allows for better heat transfer from the heating element to the crepe, pancake or other food item. Top machines will also function as energy saving devices, since cooking takes place at a lower 200-220°C versus 240°C with a normal crepe machine. Cleaning is quick and easy, due to the mass enamel which provides an efficient rub resistance. All that is required is to use a spatula or abrasive stone to remove any cooking residues without harming the plate. Deglazing can also be done on particularly dirty surfaces. A thermostat regulates continuous and accurate temperature transfer, which is key for a thorough and balanced cooking result.
A professional gas crepe maker is recommended for outdoor cooking
Gas is reactive to outdoor temperature variations of heat, cold and and windiness. It also possesses better mobility and power usage compared to electric models. Gas machines work well for takeaway kiosks, carts, stands, etc. They are perfect for markets, festivals, trailers, food trucks, carnivals, parties and events. A plate that has a star-shaped burner with 8 branches fixed to it ensures perfectly even cooking without any heat loss. Piezo lighting secures safe ignition of the device. A safety thermocouple safeguards the machine, in case of any malfunction such as gas leakage or overheating. A good gas crepe unit displays optimal spread technology, as this is important for a uniform cooking result. One experiences no overcooking or burning, since there is no high-discrepancy temperature. Roller Grill’s recommendation: the commercial gas crepe maker CFG 400 TH The CFG 400 TH is a high-performance, turn-key professional gas crepe apparatus that is an exceptional option for business. You can start making your crepes right away! It functions as an outdoor appliance, but can also be integrated into a worktop and easily transported, due to its compact nature. This professional crepe maker boasts the special Roller Grill enameled cast-iron plate technology (Ø400 mm), which equals a perfectly polished and smooth surface area, impeccable temperature transfer, and true contact cooking. Crepes take only 1 minute of cooking time, instead of 2 minutes and 30 seconds expected on a classic crepe machine. So, you can enjoy time-saving and satisfying cooking results, and an impressive batch. All that is required is to simply grease the gas crepe machine between each baking for a light and golden fluffy crepe, with no signs of glazing or caramelization. In addition, the CFG 400 professional gas crepe machine is equipped to prepare a variety of products, such as buckwheat pancakes, Indian tempuras, Indonesian chapatis, blinis and more. It is also recommended for cooking simple foods such as frying eggs, grilling meat and simmering vegetables. Features: Pancake plate with 6 imprints (Ø110 mm each), regulating button with idle position, safety thermocouple, set of natural gas injectors delivered in LPG, Piezo ignition. Options: All stainless steel CK 3 storage case kit (2 spatulas, 2 "T" wooden utensils, 1 grease pad), and a batch of Roller Grill recipe (10 packs of 1kg) crepe batter mix.
A professional electric crepe machine is recommended for indoor cooking
Electric crepe machines are the best option for indoor cooking, depending on the safety norms of the building. They are beneficial in restaurants and bakeries, etc. The ultimate electric crepe makers will have a spiral heating element incorporated into the cast-iron plate, which facilitates homogenous and thorough cooking. There is no heat lost, as the same temperature is found across the entire plate. The heating element must generate enough power (3kW at least), for effective cooking results. An accurate thermostat controls temperature regulation for even and precise cooking of thin products. Roller Grill’s recommendation: The commercial electric crepe maker CFE 400 The top electric commercial crepe maker operates with a professional spread technology, ideal for consistent cooking outcomes. Another thankful bonus is cutting down on long, tedious seasoning duration due to the device’s special enamel coating, so that all that is required is to lightly grease the plate with oil before each baking application. After preheating, the appliance is ready to go, (unlike traditional cast-iron plates which need greasing numerous times on an extremely hot plate, at least an hour before first usage). The CFE 400 electric turn-key crepe machine guarantees perfectly well-done cooking performance without heat loss. This special crepe equipment is a very profitable business solution! It is compact, and can be built into a worktop and easily transported. It can also be used for takeaways at stands, trailers, food trucks and markets, etc. This handy, high-performance appliance is also kitted out to cook various specialties: from traditional pancakes, chapatis, tempuras, blinis and more. You can even prepare the basics such as grilling meat, frying eggs and simmering vegetables. The CFE 400 is recognized for producing a productive yield, due to its speedy turnover times and impressive time-saving qualities. For example, crepes are ready in just 1 minute, instead of the usual 2 minutes and 30 seconds on a normal crepe machine. Features: Pancake plate with 6 imprints (Ø110 mm each), spiral heating element, commutator-thermostat (0-300°C), pilot light. Options: All stainless steel storage case CK 3 crepe kit (2 spatulas, 2 "T" wooden utensils, 1 greasing pad), and a batch of Roller Grill recipe crepe batter mix (10 packs of 1kg).