Everybody loves crepes mainly because they are so versatile and can be filled with so many ingredients, sweet or savoury. They are also easy to cook, but the secret lies in the quality of the pan you use.
If you already own an induction cooker there is no need to give up cooking delicious pancakes as now you can find on the market many induction crepe pans that will help you a lot.
The secret lies in choosing the perfect pan
Some professional cookers say that if you want a good pan for cooking crepes, you should choose a pan with flat and thin bottom, straight-edged. Pans with rounded edges are not recommended because they force the dough to gather in the middle so the edges of the crepes will remain thin and dry. And you don’t want that.
Usually, crepes are cooked in pans with shorter sides. The most important utensil when cooking crepes is a good pan, that heats even and fast. Non-stick pans are easier to maintain and can be successfully used. Cast iron retain heat very well, but pans made from this material are very heavy and sometimes difficult to manage.
Crepe pan induction size depends on how big you want your crepes to be. Usually, pans with 15-20 cm diameter are used to prepare crepes for dessert, while pans with 24-32 cm diameter are used to prepare savory pancakes.
The recommendation is to use the induction crepe pan only for preparing pancakes to avoid scratching it and make it loose the non-adherent material on it.
Here is a list of 10 best crepe pans for induction cooktops.
1. Lodge L9OG3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Round Griddle, 10.5-inch
This is a crepe pan made from cast iron and its main advantage is that it retains heat extremely well. It is pre-seasoned so you can use it as you receive it.
There is a solid and practical handle with a hole for hanging, but unfortunately, it gets hot while the pan is used and you can’t use it to flip the crepe.
Its diameter is 10.5 inches and it is perfect for preparing dessert crepes. It measures 15.9 x 10.3 x 1.5 inches and weight 4.4 pounds (yes, it is a little bit heavy). Because of the flat bottom and best even heat conductivity, it is largely appreciated by customers that are looking to avoid Teflon.
Also, if you like this pan you should be aware that iron rusts so you need to clean it very well after each use (but not with soap), rinse it, wipe it dry and store it dry.
2. Mauviel M’steel Crepe Pan, 9.5-Inch
This crepe pan for induction hob has a very good price. It is available in 3 versions depending on the diameter: 8 inches, 8.75 inches and 9.5 inches.
Choose the 8 inch pan if you usually prepare crepes for dessert and opt for 9.5” pan if you usually prefer savoury crepes. It has a long handle that helps you better operate with the pan and even flip the crepe. The material it is made of, that is the cooper, is highly durable even for longer preheating. M’steel is a French brand that offers many solutions for cooking crepes.
However it does not come seasoned so when using it for the first time, you should cover its bottom with oil and heat it for about 5 minutes. Drain the oil but only after the pan gets cool. Next you need to follow the same procedure one more time. After that, you can use it. Its dimensions are 16.5 x 8 x 0.8 inches and it is very light, weighs only 1.8 pounds.
3. Cuisinart FCT23-24NS French Classic Tri-Ply Stainless 10-Inch Nonstick Crepe Pan
What we have here is a 10” nonstick crepe pan ready for an induction hob. The material it is made of is tri-play stainless steel so it looks very modern and clean.
The handle is long and ergonomic, a little bit curved so you can easily grab it and flip the pancakes because it doesn’t get hot. The pan is also easy to operate because of the light weight that is 2.6 pounds.
The fact that is has lifetime warranty should convince us of its best quality. This skillet is versatile as you can use it for cooking fish and omelets apart from making crepes. The even heat is ensured by a 3-layer design in the material it is made from. It measures 3.2 x 9.8 x 17 inches and weighs 1 lb. 15 1/4 oz.
4. Paderno World Cuisine 10 1/4-Inch Carbon Steel Crepe Pan
Here is a pan made specifically for preparing crepes. It is made from carbon steel and its diameter is
10 1/4-Inch but the manufacturer offers other sizes too (beginning with 4 ¾ inches).
But this larger pan can be successfully used for preparing savoury crepes (with about 8 inches diameter). Carbon steel is a very good heat conductor so the induction hob will immediately heat the pan and you will have beautiful and delicious crepes.
Even and fast heat is very important when we talk about how preparing the best crepes so this induction crepe pan will help you a lot. Unfortunately, you can’t wash it in a dishwasher, but this shouldn’t be such a big disadvantage. It measures 10.2 x 10.2 x 0.6 inches and it is quite heavy as the customers put it.
5. Cuisinox Electra Induction 11 Inch Nonstick Crepe Pan
This crepe pan induction is indeed very special because it has very short edges. We have already seen that good crepe pans should have these short edges for better results (consistent and even crepes).
I like it a lot because it is very practical apart from looking very nice. What I mean is that the handle is made from a special material that doesn’t get hot. You can easily use it to flip the crepe on the other side. Nevertheless, the coating is extremely durable as it is produced from 3 solid layers.
Its diameter is 11 inches, I would say just perfect for any kind of crepes, both sweet and savoury. You can clean it in a dishwasher and it comes with lifetime warranty against warping. Its dimensions: 19.5 x 11.5 x 3 inches.
6. La Crepiere Nonstick 10.2 Inch Crepe Pan by Josef Strauss – Induction ready
The non-stick inner coating should be among the first factors you should consider when buying a crepe pan for your induction cooktop.
I admit – this skillet has a higher price, but I am sure you will see better results with it. In fact, customers who already bought it awarded it the maximum rating, which is great. The pan is all black, with very short edges and practical handle (it remains cool while the pan is hot on the induction stove).
It is made from cast aluminum that is an excellent heat conductor. The non-stick coating is also out of PFOA. You are free to use metal utensils with it because it is highly durable and there is no risk to damage it.
7. Le Creuset Toughened Nonstick 11-Inch Crepe Pan
This pan is also specially designed for cooking crepes and it is a little bit larger than La Crepiere. However, its price is doubled. Let’s see why.
The skillet is black but the handle is silver and this combination is perfect. It includes an 8-inch wooden spreader for the dough. The pan is made from hard-anodized aluminum.
It heats very rapidly and spreads the heat all over its bottom. The handle makes it easy to flip the crepes and looks very solid. You can clean this induction crepe pan in a dishwasher. Its dimensions are 18.2 x 11.5 x 2.5 inches and weigh 1.9 pounds. Surprisingly or not it is less positive rated by customers in comparison with La Crepiere.
8. Matfer Bourgeat 666228 Elite Ceramic Crepe Pan, 11-Inch, Brown/Beige
So far we have talked about induction crepe pans made from iron, stainless steel or aluminum, but, this time, we see a different pan, made from ceramic.
It looks impressive with its brown/ beige color for the pan and a silver handle. Its diameter is 11-inch, but it is also available for smaller sizes (although the design is a little bit different).
This pan is made in France, has short edges and is the perfect instrument you need to prepare wonderful crepes.The coating is very durable and solid and what is also interesting is that it is PRFE free.
It heats very rapidly and the heat is evenly distributed. The handle is made from steel with a nice loop for hanging. Its price is reasonable.
9. Swiss Diamond Induction Nonstick Crepe Pan – 9.5″
The Swiss brand offers a qualitative induction crepe pan at a quite high price. Its diameter is 9.5 inches, that stands for 24 cm.
It is made from cast aluminum with a coating free of PFOA. However the material is nonstick so you will be able to prepare both beautiful and delicious crepes like a professional.
You can use this skillet also for preparing omelets or fish. The comfortable handle is what you need to best flip the crepes and perfectly control the pan at any moment because it will remain cool. This crepe pan for induction cooktops measures 17.3 x 9.5 x 1 inches and weighs 2.8 pounds.
10. Valira Aire 11.2 Non-Stick Crepe Pan
This 11.2” induction crepe pan is less popular among the customers although it is highly qualitative. It can be used with 28 cm induction hobs and as the manufacturer stress it, the pan is made from traditional Spanish craftsmanship, cast aluminum.
It is light (weighs only 2.2 pounds) and very easy to use when cooking pancakes. The bottom is thin and heats very quickly, the handle stays cool and you can use it to serve and flip the crepes, the edges of the skillet are short in order to ensure good distribution of the dough.