Convenience of use
The Beper BT.710Y does nothing like the others. It looks more like an electric skillet than a proper crepe maker. Equipped with a handle, this crepe maker is very easy to handle thanks to its light weight of 1.15 kg.
Its cooking plate of only 20 cm in diameter has something to do with it. Indeed, only the Tefal Crep’Party makes smaller pancakes (11.5 cm in diameter), but it can cook six simultaneously. Other competing devices can make pancakes much larger than those of the Beper; the Krampouz Billig being at the top of the list with a diameter of 40 cm, for… 16 kg! Obviously, the uses are different: the Beper can easily be moved and used by experts and beginners alike.
On the other hand, whether you are a crepe maker or not, the Beper delivers particularly fine crepes. In fact, when the crepe maker is dipped in the batter, only the necessary quantity cooks on the plate. the key is a result closer to a pancake than a crepe. On this point, the Beper BT.710Y is very easy to use and allows you to obtain very regular pancakes in a jiffy.
To easily dip the crepe maker into the crepe batter, Beper provides a perfectly sized deep plate. But made of plastic, it only inspires us with relative confidence. In addition, it is very complicated to reach the bottom of the container, at the risk of touching the sides of the plate with the Beper. Also be careful not to dip too much, at the risk of putting paste on the back of the appliance; which could be catastrophic.
In short, this plate is not ideal. The end of the dough can, if necessary, be poured directly onto the BT.710Y, but at the risk of causing an accident. Indeed, the crepe maker is curved and can then hardly receive liquid on its plate. Also forget the Breton pancake option; it is in any case impossible to garnish it on the crepe maker to heat or cook the ingredients.
Always for the sake of ease of use, Beper provides only one command on its BT.710Y: a power button to turn the device on and off. No possibility therefore to choose the heating temperature, the crepe maker is constantly at its maximum; what we regret.
The power cable turns out to be too short. Indeed, as simple as it is, the use of the Beper requires a lot of handling, and you can quickly find yourself blocked by its cable. Its length prevents it from being used elsewhere than on the work surface, despite its light weight and ease of use. It will therefore be necessary to remain near a power outlet!
Our test procedure is identical for all electric crepe makers that pass through our laboratory. We first time the time it takes for the device to reach 200°C. And unsurprisingly, thanks to its modest plate, the Beper is the fastest in our comparison: it only takes 1 min 26 s to reach the target temperature. By way of comparison, the Essentiel B ECPM3 and its 34 cm plate require 3 min 57 s to preheat.
On the other hand, it is very difficult for the Beper to stabilize its heating. As shown in the graph below, our two probes detect a difference of 48°C between the highest and lowest temperature; which is considerable. Especially since the crepe maker struggles to reach our reference temperature for cooking a wheat crepe, which is 210°C. Pancakes do not brown, or only slightly, and we therefore tend to leave them too long on the plate, at the risk of drying them out.
Finally, the homogeneity of heating is catastrophic. Using a thermal camera, we analyze the heating structure of the plate and notice a difference of more than 100°C between the coldest point and the hottest point. If the resistor does its job, the plate fails to conduct heat; which explains this temperature difference.
Possibility of making pancakes out of the kitchen.
Lack of heating homogeneity.
Difficult to maintain a stable temperature.
No power dimmer or thermostat.
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Making pancakes has never been easier than with the Beper BT.710Y. Very playful and quick to heat up, the device plunges directly into the dough and allows you to chain pancakes almost with your eyes closed. Unfortunately, technical shortcomings prevent it from displaying truly convincing results. The crepe maker fails to stabilize its temperature and its even heating is more than poor. If the pancakes are thin and very round, they are never perfectly cooked: they will be either white or slightly golden with a cardboard effect.
Convenience of use
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