Crêpes Maker Test - 06/2019

The smell of freshly baked crêpes- truly irresistable! Why just eat crêpes at fun fairs, when you can make them at home as well? We tested the best Crêpes Makers for you, considering heating period, heat insulation and heat distribution. Find out here, which Crêpes Maker helps you bake the most delicious crêpes!

last modified: 08.10.2019, 13:26
Winner Winner Best price winner
Our winner: Severin CM 2198 Crêpes Maker Our winner: Tefal PY7108 Crêpes Maker Clatronic CM 3372 Crêpes Maker H.Koenig KREP29 Crêpes Maker Severin Crêpes Maker with Grill worktop CM 2197

Severin
CM 2198 Crêpes Maker

Tefal
PY7108 Crêpes Maker

Clatronic
CM 3372 Crêpes Maker

H.Koenig
KREP29 Crêpes Maker

Severin
Crêpes Maker with Grill worktop CM 2197

  • Handy size
  • Fast heating up
  • baking lights
  • ON/OFF switch
  • margin of affluence
  • Plate is removable
  • Tefalspot shows the ideal temperature
  • Trowel included
  • Margin of affluence
  • Handy size
  • Cable rewind
  • Dough spatula included
  • Dough spreader
  • Crêpe turner
  • Margin of affluence
  • Beautiful design
  • Cable rewind
  • Large plate
  • Disk removable from base unit
  • Cable compartment
  • Plate not removable
  • Plate wobbles
  • Steams very strong
  • Very long cooling time
  • No tedder included
  • Plate not removable
  • Smells chemical at the beginning
  • Plate not removable
  • Dough adheres strongly to crêpe board
  • Uneven heat distribution
  • Short mains cable
  • Smells very strongly burned
  • Housing heats up slightly

The crêpe maker from Severin conjures up beautiful crêpes. Unfortunately the cleaning is difficult because of the non-removable plate.

The Tefal Crêpes Maker is a great machine that makes crêpes quickly and easily.

The Clatronic crêpe maker is in general a good machine, which is worth its price.

The Crêpe-Maker by H.Koenig fulfils its purposes to a small extent and is one of the worse devices.

The Severin Crêpes Maker scores with a removable, large plate, but can also cause short circuits.

Quality impression Good Very good Satisfactory Good good
Scope of delivery Crêpes Maker, Crêpe Separator, Pastry Spatula made of wood, Instructions manual Crêpes Maker, Crêpe Separator, Pastry Spatula made of wood, Instructions manual, Magazine with tips and recipes Crêpes Maker, Pastry Spatula made of wood, Instructions manual Crêpes Maker, Crêpe Separator, Pastry Spatula made of wood, Instructions manual Crêpes Maker, Crêpe Separator, Pastry Spatula made of wood, Instructions manual
Additional warranty 2 years starting from purchasing date 2 years starting from purchasing date 2 years starting from purchasing date 2 years starting from purchasing date 2 years starting from purchasing date
Safety
Handling
Heating
Result
Heat distribution Even Even Relatively even, small differences Uneven Even
Heating time 4 minutes 8-10 minutes 4,5 minutes Approx. 3 minutes Approx. 5 minutes
Step adjustment 1-6 1-5 Small leveled steps 1-8 1-5
Even Very even Edges of the Crêpe are more tanned than center Relatively even Uneven
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Non-stick coating Non-stick coating Non-stick coating Non-stick coating Non-stick coating
Cooling time Approx. 30 minuters 1 hour Approx. 30 minuters approx. 30 minuters 1 hour
Weight 1460 g 2420 g 1650 g 1920 g 2680 g
Depth 36 cm 38,5 cm 36 cm 33 cm 41 cm
Height 8 cm 9,5 cm 8 cm 9,5 cm 11 cm
Width 31 cm 37,5 cm 33 cm 35 cm 38 cm
30 cm 37 cm 29 cm 32 cm 37 cm
Test seal: Severin CM 2198 Crêpes Maker, Rating 1.3
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Test seal: Tefal PY7108 Crêpes Maker, Rating 1.3
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Test seal: Clatronic CM 3372 Crêpes Maker, Rating 1.75
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Test seal: H.Koenig KREP29 Crêpes Maker, Rating 2.3
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Test seal: Severin Crêpes Maker with Grill worktop CM 2197, Rating 2.35
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Severin

CM 2198 Crêpes Maker

Test seal: Severin CM 2198 Crêpes Maker, Rating excellent

The Severin - CM 2198 Crêpes Maker makes a good impression and makes beautiful crêpes. Only the cleaning is difficult, because the crêpe plate is not removable.

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Severin - CM 2198 Crêpes Maker

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  • Pastry spatula should be slightly wet to make spreading and flipping the dough a little easier
  • To spread the dough, make sure to let the pastry spatula slide gently from the middle of the Crêpes Maker to the edge in circles. Don't press the pastry spatula to hard on the crêpe, it will destroy it. Place the pastry spatula gently on the Crêpes Maker surface and let it slide around.
  • To fold the crêpe the right way, place the pastry spatula under the crêpe and flip it over halfway. Do the same again with the remaining half. Now you have folded the crêpe to a quarter circle.
 

Crêpes are a delicious main course and dessert and start to get popular everywhere. But where exactly do Crêpes come from and what should you consider, when you decide to buy a Crêpes Maker? Is it worth it? And what does the past tell us about this dish?

Crepes Maker
Crepes Maker - Foto: © doomu adobestock

A Crêpes Maker is a round worktop, which can be heated and used for baking Crêpes and Galettes. It origins from the Bretagne in France. You can find it in different versions today. The worktops are traditionally made out of cast iron. But today, you can also find worktops with non-stick coating or enamel coating. These worktops are mostly used in private households. The Crêpes can be removed from the worktop more easily, if it was coated.

Worktops, which are used in gastronomy often have a 40 cm diameter. The more inexpensive models for home use are usually around a 33 cm diameter. But there are also different sizes available.

The dough is applied onto the worktop with a special pastry spatula. This spatula helps to make the Galettes and Crêpes very thin. The desired height of a Galette or Crêpe is under 1 milimeter.

Before the first use, the worktops have to be "burned". In this procedure, you put a thin layer of grease on the hot worktop for the first ten use rounds. This leads to a long lasting coat of grease on the worktop, to prevent the dough from sticking to the hot worktop. This procedure should be repeated from time to time to preserve the coating and to recieve perfect Crêpes.

Today. you can also find cheaper Crêpes Maker, the so called "Crêpe Pans". These pans have a very thick bottom and a low margin. This helps to make the dough even. In total, Crêpes and Galettes can not turn out as flat in a pan as they do on a Crêpes Maker. In a pan, the heat can not be dispersed as good as it does on the "Crêpière", how Crêpes Makers are called in France.

You can eat them savoury or sweet, with ice cream or chocolate, with vegetables, liqueur or even with meat fillings: Crêpes are a speciality from France, that we love to eat here as well. If you try them once, you will love them forever. But where does this dish come from and what is its history?

The origin of Crêpes has a much longer history than being a delicious treat at fun fairs. Long time before that, Crêpes were a traditional dish in Brittany. Young brides had to prove their marriageability by making Crêpes. A tall tale says, that the first Crêpe that was made in a new home brings luck, when it is placed on a cupboard. It is also a great way to use leftovers to create a new meal.

The traditional form is quite similar to what we know as "Crêpes" today. In the past, people used buckwheat flour to make Crêpes, what caused them to be less soft. They were baked until they had a crunchy texture. In the past, they were always served savoury and never as a sweet dish. it was not common to use water for the dough.

Cut into stripes, it was a common soup vegetable, which was called "Frittaten" in Austria. The thin cakes are still popular to this day. The increase of wheat cultivation also changed the Crêpe. Today, Crêpes are usually made out of wheat flour, what makes them softer and smoother.

Crêpes and Crêpes Maker have their origins in Bretony, but after some time they spread all over Europe and finally over all the other continents. In some places, the dough is made thicker and with more grease or exotic spices are used to adjust it to the national cuisine. Nevertheless, the basic recipe remains the same. Crêpes are qick and easy to prepare and very inexpensive. This might be the reason, why they are so popular.

Crêpes can be served in many ways. Savoury or sweet, one can combine them with many different ingredients and toppings. They can be found on fun fairs and christmas markets.

The most popular Crêpe, also know as the "Queen of Crêpes", is the uncomparable "Crêpe Suzette". There are countless myths around this dish. One of the most well known tales takes place in 1896. King Edward VII., who was still a crown prince back then, went to Monte Carlo. There, he visited the famous "Café de Paris", where you could find exquisite dishes. The tale tells, that a young chef apprentice named Henri Carpentier was told to bake Crêpes as a show right in front of the King. While performing, the liqueur accidentally caught fire and Henri had to improvise, to override that something went wrong. Because of this accident, the guests ate the flambéed Crêpes and loved them. They were named after the female company of the king, Suzette. Due to his unusual creation, Henri Carpentier was celebrated and even made it to be the personal chef of Rockefeller. And all of this just because of the Crêpes!

If you are interested in buying a Crêpes Maker, there are a few things to consider.

Two important aspects are the anti-grip coating of the Crêpes Maker and the cleaning ability. The Crêpes Maker should be easy to clean and executed with an anti-grip coating, to prevent the Crêpe from sticking to the worktop. Before the Crêpes Maker is used, make sure that the coating is undamaged.

It is also important, that the Crêpes Maker is well manufactured, so it can last over a long period of time. The Crêpes maker should be stable and skidproof. Have a closer look at the bottom side to make sure, rubber feet are attached. The rubber feet prevent the Crêpes Maker from sliding around on the kitchen alley.

You should also pay attention to the heat regulatuion. It is extremely practical to have different levels of heat in your Crêpes Maker to make the baking easier. There are also different sizes of Crêpes Makers. If you just want to mke Crêpes at home for your family and friends, a smaller one should be enough. For bigger occasions, a larger Crêpes maker could be required. This depends totally on your intention of usage.

Crepe-Teig
Crepe-Dough - Photo: © M.studio adobestock

Ingredients:

  • 200 ml milk
  • 20 gr melted butter
  • 130 gr flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt

Step one:

First, you melt the butter and let it cool a bit. After cooling, it is mixed with the eggs until foamy.

Step two:

Slowly add the milk whilst mixing.

Step three:

Mix the flour with the salt. Gently add the flour mixture to the dough and stir it, until there are no more clumps.

Step four:

Now you heat up your Crêpes Maker and bake the Crêpes.

That's it! If you want to make yourself nice Crêpes at home, consider buying a Crêpes Maker. If it is executed well and easy to clean, it will be worth the money. With this tool, you can easily bake Crêpes for all of your friends and family without having to make a huge effort. We suggest, that you compare the different models of Crêpes Makers and chose, which one suits your needs best. Happy Crêpes eating!

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