The Flip Jack Pan looks like two frying pans stacked on top of each other. It’s supposed to be able to make a perfect pancake without worrying about slopping it all over the place when you flip it. So how well does it actually work at getting a pancake just right?
There’s something about pancakes. Everybody loves them, but few really enjoy making them. They’re the kind of food that you’ve got to keep an eye on to get that perfect golden brown tinge to them, and flipping them just right is essential for even cooking. The flip is where the majority of pancakes go bad, and that’s exactly the aspect that this pan is trying to overcome.
The Flip Jack Pan is made by the same company that produces Orgreenic non-stick cookware, so the claim is you’re getting the same level of non-stickness. They also say that you can use your own pancake mix, either a secret family recipe or a simple just-add-water mix. It makes pancakes that are the same size as the kind you’d get at a diner. They say you can not only make flawless pancakes with this, but that you can also use it to make eggs without worrying about breaking the yolks, thanks to the double pan design. They say you don’t even need to use a spatula.
Several products now exist that attempt to provide the perfect pancake experience. Who knew the pancake market was so big? While most of us have figured out our preferred method for making pancakes, there’s always room for improvement, and that’s just what these products try to convince you that you need.
You can get one Flip Jack Pan for $28 which includes shipping, or you can upgrade and get an additional unit plus a pitcher to help pour the batter onto the pan for an extra $13. What’s nice is that you’re not forced into buying the upgrade, and you can choose which one you’d like to go with. Also, if you don’t like it and take advantage of their money back guarantee, you’ll get your $20 and just be out the $8 shipping.
This should allow you to make pancakes more easily, and with less mess and cleanup, than the way you currently do. Clean up should be easier since both pans are non-stick. You may find yourself eating more pancakes than you used to if there’s less of a headache involved.
The concept for the Flip Jack Pan is solid. It takes away the possibility of spills and messes, but you’ll still have to pay attention so you know when it’s the right time to flip. We have yet to see a device that is set and forget and that delivers perfect pancakes with little involvement on your part. But as far as making the process mistake-proof, this is one of the better ways of going about it. Keep in mind that if you’d rather make four smaller-sized pancakes using the same basic concept you should opt for the Perfect Pancake instead.
One point to consider is whether the top pan gets hot enough while the pancake is cooking. After you flip it it might take time for the top pan to heat up enough to cook the other side of the pancake. This might be a minor inconvenience, and shouldn’t effect the overall cooking time too much.
Our Readers Weigh in On Orgreenic
Since one of the major selling points is that this is made with Orgreenic non-stick material, it’s important to note that out of 126 people surveyed, 90 of them gave it the Thumbs Down when asked whether it works or not. And while some say they work great, others say that they’re junk and that everything sticks to it. One tip is to make sure you season the pans according to the directions before making your first pancake.
Final Flip Jack Pan Review
We’re giving the Flip Jack Pan a Solid Try rating due to it being a good technique, and an easy ordering process. With the money back guarantee in place, most of the risk is on them if it doesn’t work the way you expect it to. And at this price point if it can continually deliver the sort of pancakes you can usually only get at a restaurant, then it would be worth it. We’re still a bit skeptical about the Orgreenic cookware after so many mixed reviews, but as long as you coat the pan beforehand they should come out just right.
If you’re a pancake nut but don’t really like the stress that comes from making them, this could be one way to make them more easily and in a foolproof manner. If you typically don’t eat pancakes and were just wowwed by the commercial it might be smart to take a pass on this and let that desire subside.