Which material is best for crêpe pans?
Crêpe pans need to get nice and hot, and stay hot, to create an evenly cooked pancake. We love cast iron crêpe pans for the job, as they hold on to heat beautifully and last a lifetime. Some, like Lodge's cast iron crêpe pan, or the lighter carbon steel crêpe pan from De Buyer, as well as Netherton Foundry's spun iron crêpe pan, get even better with time as they build a stick-resistant 'patina'. We also offer an enamelled cast iron crêpe pan from Staub, which has the heat benefits of raw cast iron but does not require the maintenance required to build that patina.
However, if what you're after is ease, a non-stick crêpe pan is your best bet. Batter will never stick to the pan, so they are a breeze to clean. This, however, comes at the expense of a limited shelf life of up to 10 years at the most.
Mauviel offers a beautiful option in copper, which heats quickly and evenly, but is not compatible with induction hobs.
To read more about which is the best crêpe pan for you, see our guide here.