Before First Use: Seasoning
Much like a cast iron pan, your CrepePro needs to be seasoned and will take on a natural nonstick quality.
Place pan on stove top on medium heat. Apply cooking oil and rub over surface with a few paper towels. Keep reapplying oil with paper towel and get a new one as needed. The paper towel will become very colored which is normal. Continue this process until the paper towel is no longer discolored after wiping.
Note: It is normal for your pan to change color over time as it’s exposed to heat.
1. Place pan on stove with handle rotated away from you. Preheat pan 1-2 minutes on high heat, then reduce to medium or low heat for cooking. (Heat settings vary depending on the heat of your stove. Ideal cooking temperature is around 300 degrees).
2. Pour a small amount of oil onto the surface, and wipe the excess oil off with a paper towel. Cooking spray like Pam also works.
3. Pour 1/3 to 1/2 cup of crepe batter on cooking surface. Amount of batter can vary depending on desired crepe size.
4. Use T-Handle to spread batter. Start in the middle, and drag the T around in circles to spread and distribute the batter out into a circle. If the batter is sticking to the T-Handle, keep it sumberged in a bowl of water when not using.
5. After around a minute, slide the spatula under the sides of the crepe. Try advancing just about an inch on one side, then check the opposite side. When the crepe is coming up easily and looks cooked, slide the spatula under the entire crepe, and flip it to the opposite side.
6. The second side takes less time to cook. Avoid overcooking the crepe; this will make the crepe brittle.
7. You may need to re-wipe the cooking surface with an oiled paper towel between each crepe. Don’t over oil—that can keep the crepes from sticking to the pan and interfere with spreading. After a few uses, you should only need to wipe the surface for the first crepe.
The pan can be cleaned similarly to a cast iron pan.
1. Avoid submerging pan in soapy water. Most cleaning can be done by wiping surface with paper towel and oil, and scraping with spatula as needed. Water on a paper towel can be used to clean.
2. Apply just a very light layer of oil. Wipe off the excess oil with a paper towel.
3. These store perfectly in a cookie sheet storage compartment or left on the cook top like a griddle.
This pan can be used as a griddle for so much more than just crepes. Some of our favorites are French toast, grilled cheese sandwiches, tortillas, hash browns, flat bread, naan. You can even use your pan as a pizza stone in the oven. If you use it as a stone in the oven, you need to pre-heat the oven to 500 degrees and let the pan heat for an hour. This will cause the pan to darken which is normal.
We hope you enjoy making authentic style crepes at home!
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