Lodge Pro-Logic Cast-Iron Aebleskiver Pan

 
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Product Description

Or, if you re linguistically challenged, the Danish Cake Pan. This specialty bakeware item is used for making Danish Pancake Balls. Delicious little pastries usually filled with apples or other fruit.

Features:
  • Cast-iron aebleskiver pan with 7 slots for creating Danish pancake balls
  • Preseasoned with vegetable oil formula and ready for immediate use
  • Cast-iron surface heats slowly and evenly to prevent burning
  • Nonstick, rustproof finish cleans easily; hand wash only
  • Includes long handle and opposite helper handle; lifetime warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • Worth the Price
    Yes, as someone else pointed out, it is more expensive than other Aebleskiver pans on the market. But, in this case, you get what you pay for. This is a HEAVY pan. The density of the cast iron holds heat very well and the design distributes it evenly. My very first attempt resulted in surprisingly good results. I would say any problem with that first attempt would be attributed to my lack of experience and not with the pan. I'm still trying to find that perfect recipe. One tip that I've learned is this. Many say to use skewers to flip the cakes. I had messy results trying this. Instead, I found that a fork works best. Use two forks to roll the cake over....more info
  • Aebliskiver Pan
    This is exactly what I wanted. It is cast iron, already treated and ready to go. And the Aebliskivers were delicious! ...more info
  • Great item
    I saw a show on Food Network featuring aebelskivers and had to have some, so I did some research on pans and prices and concluded that this was the right material, cast iron, the right price, and it would be delivered, not lugged home by me, which is a consideration in Manhattan. The pan does a fine job. It cooks the ebelskivers without burning or over browning them, cleans easily and came pre-seasoned.
    As for the aebelskivers, I did have trouble finding a good recipe.Many are available online, but the one I chose from William-Sonoma was a lot of work, with beating egg whites separately, and in a small city apartment every extra step takes a great deal of room which I can't spare. I found the finished product to be way too eggy and the recipe made far too many for my needs. I tried again, using my usual pancake recipe. It was easy to have my griddle on the stove to make pancakes for those who preferred them and aebelskivers cooking at the same time, using the same batter. As for cooking them, the Youtube postings of how to cook aebelskivers, plus the Food Network episode were both useful. I did find that the whole process is easier if once the butter is put in the little hollows, it is then brushed around the whole hollow so there is no sticking. Secondly, after all are cooked I put more butter in the little hollows, and put each puff in the pan a second time,for a good coating with butter and a little crisping. As far as my gang are concerned, that made a huge difference. They were tastier by far due to the extra butter, and the bit of crisping made them seem less like just a round pancake. Not the low calorie, heart-healthy option, but once in a while I pull out all the stops. ...more info
  • Try It --You'll Like It!
    The first time I tried my new pan, I filled the wells too full and that was a huge mess... don't fill it more than 2/3 full. Also, make sure the wells are coated pretty decently with oil/butter/non-stick spray. Another trick I found was that turning the balls twice (rather than flipping them once) made them a nicer shape. The first time I tried making balls, I used chopsticks to turn them over and since then, I found that bamboo skewers really are ideal. You also have to make sure than really are READY to be flipped (crusty edges and bubbles in batter). This pan is wonderful. If anyone has problems with it --it is probably "user error"!...more info
  • Best aebelskiver pan!
    This is, hands down, the best available aebelskiver pan on the market. I own the Nordicware pan (which I purchased from a local store because I wanted it in a hurry) but it does not perform nearly as well and the wells are not as deep as those in the Lodgeware cast iron pan Lodge Pro-Logic Cast-Iron Aebleskiver Pan. I purchased this pan as a gift for a friend and then we made aebelskivers as an appetizer for our New Years dinner with friends. The little pancakes browned evenly and cooked thoroughly with some patient turning, making them just crunchy and brown enough to be finger food. The only criticism I have of this item is that it did not come with any recipes, but that problem was easily solved with a search of the Internet as well as the purchase of this little booklet ?bleskiver and More: A Sampling of Danish Recipes. In addition, we tried a traditional blintz filling with a mixture of farmers cheese, egg, and a litle sugar. This worked well for appetizers - not as sweet....more info
  • Best aebelskiver pan!
    This is, hands down, the best available aebelskiver pan on the market. I own the Nordicware pan (which I purchased from a local store because I wanted it in a hurry) but it does not perform nearly as well and the wells are not as deep as those in the Lodgeware cast iron pan Lodge Pro-Logic Cast-Iron Aebleskiver Pan. I purchased this pan as a gift for a friend and then we made aebelskivers as an appetizer for our New Years dinner with friends. The little pancakes browned evenly and cooked thoroughly with some patient turning, making them just crunchy and brown enough to be finger food. The only criticism I have of this item is that it did not come with any recipes, but that problem was easily solved with a search of the Internet as well as the purchase of this little booklet ?bleskiver and More: A Sampling of Danish Recipes. In addition, we tried a traditional blintz filling with a mixture of farmers cheese, egg, and a litle sugar. This worked well for appetizers - not as sweet....more info
  • Love it!
    This is a great purchase. It was the first time we ever make this filled pancake and it was a great success. I chose the item because I didn't want to get the kind with non-stick surface that would come off over time. It worked pretty well as long as you add enough butter before pouring in the mix and turn the pancake when it is ready (the first couple times I turn it over too soon and had to clean the pan out before pouring in another pancake. So the timing is key!)...more info
  • amazing aebelskivers
    Got this pan for my sister for Christmas.We used it the following morning and with the exception of the first aebelskivers in each cup it worked perfectly, the second aebelskiver in each cup came out without sticking.Pre-seasoning is the way to go!...more info
  • Cast Iron is the way to go
    PURCHASED DECEMBER 2008 -
    I love this skillet. So much fun and "gourmetish".
    Since iron will outlast aluminum, I will always select iron cookware. Turning the pancakes got easier after cooking the 3rd batch. Just be sure and grease after each batch using a cooking oil & a brush to apply the oil. ...more info
  • My family loves it!
    I chose this aebelskiver pan for several reasons: it is cast iron and will not bend, it is a good price, and it has larger wells than many other pans. I have a large family, and it would take far too long to make enough aebelskivers for my family if the wells were smaller, as they are on most of the other pans I viewed.

    I was not disappointed. This is a no-frills pan, but it works very well, and will last a lifetime. It is pre-seasoned, extremely sturdy, and works well. It heats evenly, and makes good-sized puffs.

    This is a no-frills package. It does not come with recipes, a turning stick, or pancake mix, as some of the others do. It does not have a wooden handle or nonstick coating; but wooden handles can break, and nonstick coating will eventually scratch and become ruined; a well-seasoned cast iron pan can last generations. Recipes are available on the internet, a knitting needle makes the perfect turning stick, and pancake mix is easy enough to buy or make. Besides, special recipes aren't even necessary. The aebleskiver pan works great with muffin mix, ordinary pancake mix, buiscit dough, or many other products. You can add stir-ins to make them sweet or nonsweet snacks or meals.

    I recommend this pan wholeheartedly. Cooking was never so fun....more info
  • Love it! So cute!
    I received this for my birthday last year, and I love it. I have only used it 3-4 times so far, but it's always a hit. I use the recipes on the Williams-Sonoma website for the batter and play around with the fillings on my own. I usually keep the heat pretty low fearing that I will burn the pancakes. I use various tools to flip them - spoons, chopsticks, fondue forks. I just never have skewers around the house! They don't really stay perfectly spherical all the way around b/c they will flatten when they are resting on the plate. I try to remember which hole I filled first so that one gets flipped first. I find that the middle hole gets the hottest so after it's been on the stove for a couple of batches I'll stop using that hole altogether. I've used a canola oil spray and melted butter, but I think I prefer the melted butter....more info
  • Great pan, and we are not fancy cooks
    I got this for my husband for his birthday, since he loves making pancakes for our kids. Once we hit on the right recipe, the results were great and it is easy and fun. Grease/oil the pan well each time you use it so the aebleskivers turn easily. Yum!...more info
  • Great Pan!
    Super, it was everything it said it would be. Cooks nice and even, just spray some Pam on it pour in the batter and you get nice round pancakes....more info
  • Good pan
    It is still a bit sticky when I got it so I had to really season it well some more times . Once this pan is good and seasoned it works really great....more info
  • Aebleskiver pan
    I researched this product and found the lodge cast iron - already seasoned pan to be the best. It releases the cooked product every bit as good as a synthetic coating & is safer. It's cast iron quality distributes the heat evenly. Amazon.com came up with the best price & shipping options also. And I'd been at 5 or 6 different sites. I like cooking - so, it was a new & different way to present a b'fast, lunch or dinner....depending on what you put into the "pancake". Everything I wanted to know about this product was listed. ie: that the handle is cast iron as well, & gets hot also. That you will need something to turn the pancakes with...and they're not included. Nor is recipes. There were no unpleasant surprises....more info
  • Seriously Aebleskiver
    This pan is seriously made to last. It is heavy yet compact and could probably even be used over a campfire if you couldn't leave it behind, though I've never attempted it. ...more info
  • Great pancakes in a snap ...
    With a little practice, you can whip up a batch of delicious pancakes in no time. Practice, because the first batch I made had too much batter which overflowed and the second batch was overdone because the pan retains heat so like any cast iron product additional batches need less heat. Experimented with temperature and portions; third batch was a winner! Couldn't be easier to clean and it arrived preseasoned so you can start cooking right out of the box. Highly recommended....more info
  • Absolutely the best...
    I have wanted this type of pan for so long and found so many choices...but when the reviews were read, this is the pan everyone liked. I love this pan...a heavy, quality piece so well thought out and constructed. The extra handle and the flat ring on the bottom keep it steady on the gas ring. I use the Bisquick recipe and two bamboo skewers to turn the little puffs. They are a joy to make and so easy. My family likes them dipped in syrup, or sprinkled with powdered sugar with preserves on the side. The pan is so easy to care for...I just run it under the hot tap and let it dry on the hot gas ring. I did try the oil in each cup...but found that Pam did a better job. Amazon was so fast with its delivery...I received it within a few days of purchase. We travel between Florida and Maine and this will go with us. Great product. I love it....more info
  • Lovely pan
    I had never heard of this type of pan before, and a Gold Box deal sparked my interest. After reading all the reviews, I elected to purchase the Lodge Pro-Logic model. The pan is well seasoned, and works impressively well. My kids and family were fascinated by the idea of round pancake balls. I used the Krusteaz mix recipe submitted by another reviewer. The first batch was a learning experience, but subsequent batches turned out perfect-brown and crispy on the outside, sweet and moist on the inside. Thanks for the new experience, Amazon!...more info
  • Love it!
    I bought this as an alternative to the Pancake Puff pan as that product did not have favorable reviews. I'm glad I did. I love this pan. It's super easy to use, super easy to clean and we all love the puffs we've made. This is a high quality product I would certainly recommend. I'm sure we'll have many years of use out of it....more info
  • Surprise
    The Aeblesklver Pan is a great product for a very interesting change for your brunch. Guests will be inpressed when you present these delightful little different pancakes for their pleasure. I highly recommend this cast iron pan. It is so well made you can hand it down for several generations to come. ...more info
  • Fun!
    A fun pan to have! I used a recipe I found on the internet. It does take practice, but by the time I did the last couple "rounds" they were perfect! You can't go wrong with a Lodge cast iron pan, always even heating and quality made....more info
  • Alternative to pancake puffs
    My 10 year old son saw a commercial on TV for "pancake puffs" and asked if I could make them. After doing some research, I found out the pancake puffs are amercanized versions of danish aebleskivers. I bought this pan to try them out. The pan worked beautifully. I used bisquick mix for the batter and butter in the pan. After a few tries, I found the right combination of heat, butter and batter and the aebleskivers were delicious. The pan is heavy cast iron and seasoned quickly. Directions are included for seasoning the pan with oil. I'm sure the pan will only cook better with time, but it was pretty close to perfect on our first use. ...more info
  • Great pan, even for a novice
    I'm a big foodie, yet I've never had an aebleskiver before. But they looked like a fun, tasty item to make, so when my wife asked if I wanted anything to help her get free shipping, I had her add one of these pans on while it was on sale.

    It arrived with basically no instructions, so I went off to the internet for recipes, all of which required ingredients I didn't have. So I noticed that someone had used a Krusteaz pancake mix with a little sugar added...so I decided to wing it.

    I rinsed the pan with hot water and scrubbed it a bit (the pan is pre-seasoned with a pretty good coating already), put it on an electric burner to preheat for a bit (it looks like it would work better on a gas stove, but with some preheating time, electric works just fine), added about a teaspoon of oil to each divet, and added some Krusteaz mixture. The first three were pretty much a disaster leaving little chunks behind in the pan. For some reason (more preheating? a little more oil?) the next batch came out better, and the final batch of 3 or 4 came out in perfectly shaped little balls. And EXTREMELY tasty. The pan cleaned up easily, and I've made at least one batch every day since (however I'm almost out of mix now!)....more info
  • Pricey
    There are other aebleskiver pans on the market that can probably do just a capable job as this more pricey pan with limited use. One pays extra for the Pro-Logic finish which wears off in time anyway. It would have been a nicer touch if Lodge included a few recipes to help us to start off with. IMHO I would recommend buying one of the less expensive pans unless you plan on making pancake balls quite often. ...more info
  • Wow!
    I only wonder why I waited so long to get one of these pans. It is very easy to use and I've been experimenting with recipes from the Aebleskiver and More cookbook, which I bought at the same time, as well as recipes from several on-line sources. Great. Easy. Fun to do and they add a lot of eye appeal, as well as a delicious treat to the table. I saw one of these pans almost 20 years ago in Solvang, CA, and didn't buy it because we were flying home and I didn't want to put it in my suitcase. Have been looking at them ever since and thinking one day I would get one. Have recently retired, the time is now! I just love it....more info
  • Double duty
    This Aebleskiver pan does double duty in our house. First, of course, it does wonderful aebleskivers. However, I do not make them all of the time but I do make muffins quite often so the pan also serves as a little muffin pan. The pan will hold one package of muffin mix like a Martha White and it will get you seven nice little golden-crusted muffins. My son calls what comes out "cute little mushroom muffins." I am tempted to get a real cast-iron muffin pan because this one does so well....more info
  • What is an Aebleskiver?
    Well, chances are you already know the answer to that if you are looking at this item. If you don't, it's sort of an apple doughnut hole. They are delicious! I bought this pan over the others displayed because it appeared to be the most durable, and thus far has fulfilled my expectations. Buy it, and start enjoying....more info
  • Very Nicely-Built Aebleskiver Pan
    I've been cooking aebleskivers for several years in an excellent no-name cast iron pan that I bought in Solvang ten years ago. It is very well broken in with a smooth non-stick patina in all seven indents. I want to teach my sons how to cook aebleskivers themselves because they will be out on their own soon, and it never hurts to be able to attract a woman who loves Danish delicacies!

    Therefore, I have been looking to buy some additional aebleskiver pans and I was excited to see this new pan from Lodge, so I ordered one to give it a try. I like the design a lot and am impressed with how it heats up quickly and holds it's temperature nicely. The first batch of aebleskivers had some sticking, but I expected that. I will need to use it a lot more before it has the same non-stick surfaces as my old pan (no, it's not for sale!), but I can tell that this pan will get there with use.

    By the way, I've found that there are many recipes for aebleskivers and several different techniques for cooking them. I'm sure that they all will work well with some practice, but I'll describe the one that I've settled on, because it is so easy:

    Heat the pan at a medium-low setting. Take about two cups of prepared pancake mix (I use Krusteaz Buttermilk) and add a couple of teaspoons of sugar. Mix it in and stir in enough cold water to make the consistency about the same as you would for drop bisquits. Don't overmix it and let it sit for awhile to rise a bit before you cook it. Put a little butter or margerine in each indent and add about a teaspoonful of batter to each indent (If you're new to aebleskivers, I recommend trying only three at once.) I then drizzle a little butter on the edges of each indent. After about a minute, I use a knitting needle (or chopstick) to turn each aebleskiver one quarter turn. I add a little more butter and then turn them so the round side is up. I keep turning them with a spoon until they're done. (You'll just have to break one of them open to check, because it's dependent on your batter and temperature.)

    Once you get it down (usually after a few rejects), serve them in threes on a small plate with thinned out raspberry jam and powdered sugar. Once you eat them, you'll understand why people go through all this just to make a pancake that looks like a racquetball! ...more info