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An appliance for when pancakes just aren't enough

The Cuisinart CPP-200 International Chef Crepe/Pizzelle/Pancake Plus offers countertop convenience in a familiar form factor. The kitchen appliance folds open to double the cooking surface.

The Cuisinart CPP-200 International Chef Crepe/Pizzelle/Pancake Plus can be everything to everybody -- without the wait.
The Cuisinart CPP-200 International Chef Crepe/Pizzelle/Pancake Plus can be everything to everybody -- without the wait. Crate and Barrel

Somewhere, there is a breakfast waiting to be eaten. Perhaps it is on your very own kitchen countertop. Or maybe, waiting for breakfast to be ready is a regular occurrence during the weekends, when a traffic jam of family crowds the kitchen. It can seem like a long wait, watching the clock, hungry and waiting for the pancakes to pile up. One by one, the stack gets taller, but meanwhile, the stomach gets hungrier. Hungry eyes stare upon the cooking surface, wishing it to be larger. Wait no longer.

Merging convenience, practicality and versatility is the Cuisinart CPP-200 International Chef Crepe/Pizzelle/Pancake Plus ($99.95). The countertop appliance takes the familiar clamshell shape, but adds the capability of flipping open flat, effectively doubling the cooking area. The round cooking area is conducive to much more than just breakfast pancakes (as the mouthful of a name would imply) and it even includes additional cooking plates.

Accessories that the griddle comes with include a measuring spoon, tongs, and most tellingly, an ice cream cone roller. The aforementioned cooking plates include a textured pizzelle option that pops into the appliance, meaning that homemade ice cream cones are only a few minutes away. Of course, waiting for them to be ready is another story -- good news then, that the pizzelle plate makes three at a time.