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13 Pancake Day essentials for a flipping brilliant Shrove Tuesday

From the best pancake pan to the top mix we’ve rounded up everything you need

Are you getting involved with Pancake Day on March 1? Do you want to make it a good one? It’s the little things, right? Well keep reading, as we’ve gathered everything you could possibly need – from the best pancake pan, most delicious pancake mix, and the cutest pancake plate you’ll ever see.

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Everyone can get involved, whether you like a basic sugar and lemon juice job or a savoury ham and cheese crepe. Pancake Day isn’t just for kids either, so grab a pan and join in the fun!

Best budget pancake pan – electric and gas

Salter crepe pan with lemon and syrup, £20, Tesco

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Do you really need a special pan to flip your pancakes in? Well, yes! The size and depth of your pan matters if you want to be able to make perfect thin crepes and you want something super non-stick so you don’t have to drown it in oil or butter. Salter's budget option is perfect, and the great thing about this Tesco deal is that you get lemon and syrup included!

Best budget pancake pan – induction

MasterClass eco induction crepe pan, £11.24, Amazon

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Got an induction hob? No problem – this bargainous MasterClass induction crepe pan is perfect for the job and you won’t find a better price than this.

Best blowout pancake pan

Le Creuset toughened non-stick crepe pan, £150, Amazon

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If you have a little more to spend, Le Creuset’s crepe pan is the Rolls Royce of pancake pans, and it’s worth every penny. The three-layer reinforced non-stick surface means you can cook with little or no oil or butter and heat is distributed so evenly the pancakes will be totally perfect and super easy to flip. It’s super light and oven and dishwasher safe – though really all it needs in the way of cleaning is just a wipe. Beyond pancakes, this pan is great for frying and griddling and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Best ready-made pancake mixes you can buy for Pancake Day

Bisquick pancake & baking mix, £5.13, Amazon

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This American recipe pancake and waffle mix has been around since 1930 and is an Amazon best-seller. One five star review reads: “I love the taste of these pancakes. I find most mixes are a buttermilk mix that have a sour taste and are really dense. I love the flavour of these and if you add a little extra milk they come out light and fluffy.”

Funfetti rainbow pancake mix pack of two, £19.99, Amazon

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Looking for something extra special and fun for the kids? This mix has pieces of candy in all the colours of the rainbow.

Best batter bowl

Mason cash heritage batter bowl, was £31.99 now 25.99, Very

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This Mason cash bowl is not only super stylish, it's practical too - pour the pancake mix straight into the pan with no mess. If you're also into Yorkshire puddings then this is a must!

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Best pancake mould

Salter silicone heart pancakes mould, £6, Tesco

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How cute is this? Pop this silcone mould in the pan and make heart-shaped pancakes for all the family with no mess.

Best Pancake recipe book

Posh Pancakes, £8.80, Amazon

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From the humble buttermilk variety to far flung Chinese pancakes with hoisin sauce, there are over 70 different fab recipes in this great book.

Best pancake plate

Pancakes go here plate, £22.50, Etsy

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Look at how cute this darn otter is! If a more perfect pancake plate exists, we want to see it. (Full disclosure, this ‘are we having pancakes’ badger plate was a close second)

Best apron

Pancakes go here plate, £22.50, Etsy

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How gorgeous is this linen apron? It's available in pink, natural and dark grey, and can be personalised with the name of your choice.

Personalised egg whisk for making the perfect pancake mix

Personalised egg whisk, £24, NotOnTheHighStreet

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Pancake mix is sure to taste better if you whizz it up with a whisk with your name on, non?

Pancake toys for kids

Mellissa & Doug wooden pancake set, £23.97, Amazon

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Do you have any budding pancake chefs at home who want to get in on the action? They can get busy with this cute wooden pancake set.

Homemade pancake toy set, £7.99 Sylvanian families

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If your little one is into Sylvanian Families – or indeed has any similar-sized figures – you can kit them out with their own pancake set for Shrove Tuesday. It includes teeny tiny pancakes and toppings, utensils, cutlery and a teapot too of course - you can't have pancakes without tea!

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