This family-friendly gadget could help you make the perfect pancakes

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Pancake Day is just around the corner. This year, it falls on Tuesday 25 February, for those who haven’t marked it in their calendar.

The annual day not only gives us all an excuse to eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but also, allows us to show off our pancake making skills.

If, in previous years, you haven’t had much success making either fluffy American style pancakes or French-inspired crepes - we may have found a gadget that will change your luck this year.

This gadget could help you make the perfect pancakes this Shrove Tuesday. (Getty Images)

Amazon’s best-selling pancake maker is versatile, has hundreds of five-star reviews and is a pretty affordable £17.99.

The hot plate is great for family fun as children can create their own pancake designs. Simply dye pancake batter with food colouring, decant it into a few squeezy bottles and get creative.

“My children are making pancakes all the time now” said one customer, while another adds “kids love it!”

If it’s French crepes you’re after, the batter spreader and spatula provided will help you to create a très bon treat.

Meanwhile, fluffy American pancakes are easily achievable if you use a pancake mould to add extra thickness.

Buy it: Quest 12" Electric Pancake & Crepe Maker | £17 from Amazon

Customers also hail the adjustable temperature dial, that ensures you get perfect and evenly cooked pancakes every time.

“It’s quick, easy and safe enough for my mini me to use! The problem I now have is that it’s being used daily, and I think I’m becoming more pancake shaped by the day,” says one customer.

While other top-rated reviews read “at this price it’s quite exceptional value” and “I absolutely whole heartedly recommend it!” 

So, if you want to be able to create the perfect pancake on Shrove Tuesday and beyond, for £17, this gadget is a worthy addition to your kitchen counter.