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8 Best Crepe Makers in 2022

Now you can make the perfect crepes at home.

Best Crepe Makers
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We updated this article in July 2022 to ensure all pricing is accurate and all picks recommended by the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances and Innovation Lab are in stock.


Crepes are the French version of pancakes but unlike the fluffy American style, crepes are thinner and generally larger. They can be filled with both sweet and savory fillings and are typically folded or rolled. Crepes can easily be made at home with a crepe maker, though there is a learning curve. There are a few styles of crepe maker on the market, and each requires a slightly different technique to master perfectly thin crepes. But practice makes perfect, and we have rounded up the best crepe makers that will make that practice all the more fun.

There are two main types of crepe makers you'll come across while shopping: pans you can use on the stovetop and electric standalone versions. While you could use a good nonstick skillet with sloping sides to make crepes, a crepe pan's signature low profile makes it easier to thinly spread the batter and remove the cooked crepe from the pan. Electric crepe makers offer the same benefits with added heat regulation — just set it and it will typically let you know when it’s ready to use. And, in case you’re worried about crepe makers having just one use, know they’re not just limited to just crepes. They can also be used like a countertop or stovetop griddle for making eggs, tortillas, flatbreads, dosas and even searing meats.

In the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances and Innovation Lab, we evaluated 15 different crepe makers, including non-electric and electric versions as well as a variety of materials, including cast iron and nonstick. We recorded the preheat time for each and assessed how evenly they cooked, as well as how easy they were to use and clean. Here are the best crepe makers you can buy in 2022, according to testing.

Our top picks:



Read on for more information on how our experts tested crepe makers as well as how to find the right crepe maker for your needs.
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Best overall crepe pan
Lodge
10.5-Inch Cast Iron Griddle
2
Best value electric crepe maker
Proctor Silex
Electric Crepe Maker
Proctor Silex
3
Best crepe pan for beginners
Cuisinart
Chef's Classic Crepe Pan
Cuisinart
4
Easiest to Clean Crepe Pan
Le Creuset
Toughened Nonstick Crepe Pan
5
Best Electric Crepe Maker
CucinaPro
Crepe Maker
CucinaPro
6
Best Enameled Cast-Iron Crepe Pan
Le Creuset
Enameled Cast-Iron Crepe Pan
Kitchen Aid
7
Best Cordless Electric Crepe Maker
Salton
Crepe Maker
8
Best Professional-Style Electric Crepe Maker
Morning Star
Crepe Maker Pro
Morning Star
How we test crepe makers
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At the Good Housekeeping Institute, we tested 15 electric and non-electric crepe makers by using the same homemade crepe batter recipe to make at least three crepes in a row on each pan or griddle. We evaluated cooked crepes for their browning, doneness and consistency, and we scored the crepe makers on how easy they were to operate, the time it took to heat up, surface temperature, how many heat settings they featured (for electric types), "doneness" indicators (like lights and sounds) and the quality of the operating manuals. Our top performers made consistent evenly cooked crepes — crisp on the edges but with a thin and flexible texture.

What to look for shopping for the best crepe maker
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✔️ Type: There are two types of crepe makers: non-electric and electric.

  • Non-electric crepe makers are less cumbersome than electric crepe makers and allow for more manual control by the user both when it comes to the heat level and batter spreading. If you add too much batter to a pan, it’s easy to pour off the excess.
  • Electric crepe makers are good at regulating their temperature and usually offer multiple heat settings to achieve your preferred doneness. They are great for making crepes for large families and their nonstick surfaces are easy to wipe clean, which is important since none of the electric models are safe to submerge in water.
  • There are also cordless electric crepe makers that are more beginner-friendly if your batter spreading or flipping technique is rusty or nonexistent. This is because cordless electric crepe makers allow you to dip the surface of the crepe maker into a batter versus pouring it in and trying to level it out. It allows for an easy release without the manual spreading or flipping of crepes. These types are the quickest to heat up, but have typically lower peak temperatures and are the most difficult style to clean due to the gaps in between the nonstick surface and the base handle.

✔️ Size: Crepe pans and crepe makers for home use range in size from around 7.5 inches to 16 inches in diameter. For home cooks and novice crepe makers, we recommend a 10- to 12-inch diameter pan. It's a manageable size to hone your perfect crepe-making skills and also provides enough cooking surface to make more than just crepes — like tortillas, fried eggs, pancakes and grilled cheese.

✔️ Material: Crepe pans are typically made of non-stick, cast iron or enameled cast iron. Non-stick options release crepes easily and eliminate the need to use excess oil or butter. Cast iron options can be heated to much higher temperatures than non-stick and electric options, but the handles tend to get hot, they’re heavier which can make flipping your crepe a bit difficult and they require extra maintenance in terms of seasoning. Lastly, enameled cast iron offers the same high-heat ability as cast iron but doesn’t require seasoning and is easier to clean which allows for a smoother crepe-making experience.

Why trust Good Housekeeping?
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Anna Helm Baxter is a cookbook author and an experienced recipe developer, culinary producer and food stylist who spent over five years working in the Woman's Day and Good Housekeeping test kitchens. She tested all of the crepe makers in this story in the GH Institute Kitchen Appliances Lab.

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