Automatic Griddle Bakes Three Fluffy Flapjacks a Minute (Oct, 1930)
Automatic Griddle Bakes Three Fluffy Flapjacks a Minute
A FLAPJACK griddle that is entirely automatic in action has recently been placed on the market by a Los Angeles firm. Batter for five hundred cakes may be placed in the tank, after which it is only necessary to turn on the switch and carry away the cakes.
Batter is fed to the grid by an automatic process, making the cakes uniform in size. The aluminum griddle, which requires no grease, revolves just fast enough to bake the cakes on one revolution. Half way around, the flapjacks are automatically flipped over, and when the circle is completed they are lifted off and placed on a plate which is held by a rack on the side.
The heat is controlled by a thermostat, thus saving electricity and insuring that the cakes are cooked to the proper turn. The manufacturers even furnish a prepared flour to which it is only necessary to add water to make light, fluffy cakes.