These pancakes were seriously perfect every time! Typically you add a measured jug of water or milk to the pre-mixed powder bags, but the crew at Gizmodo had the machine on loan for a week and assure us that coffee pancakes taste great, as do beer pancakes which also get an incredibly fluffy texture. You can add almost any extra ingredient (within reason) to the mix for flavor.
Okay let's face it, It's easy to be cynical about the wasteful nature of such a unit, like the office coffee machines that use disposable capsules, the real business here is supplying vendors with bags of the powder batter mix. That aside, the ChefStack is intended for commercial use and is a very functional piece of engineering. You need almost no training operate it, the interface is dead easy and there's very little cleaning required. The unit is designed so that pancake mix will only go onto the belt, and not get into the machine.
With 3 size options to choose from, the ChefStack can produce about 200 large pancakes an hour. Over the course the week Gizmodo cranked out 629 large, 1074 medium and 4730 mini pancakes, a total of 6433 pancakes. That's a few well fed attendees and some really well fed exhibitors.
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