When your restaurant offers fine desserts, it's important to figure the pricing and costs of crepe machines into your budget. The prices of commercial crepe machines vary depending on the number of burners. Gas and electric crepe machines are parallel in price. Another cost to consider for your budget is the price of accessories for the crepe machine.
Most chefs prefer to use gas crepe makers over electric. Having a gas source available may be the determining factor on whether you choose an electric or gas commercial crepe griddle. As you weight your options, consider the following:
1. A gas crepe machine heats up instantly, and you should use one when you have the resources.
2. Crepe machines can have a single or double burner.
3. Crepe machine accessories like batter dispensers can decrease the amount of time and waste involved in making crepes.
Find prices for a gas crepe machineGas commercial crepe machines on average have 24,000 BTUs. These machines generally have a temperature range from 120 to over 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Gas crepe makers cost anywhere from $500 to over $2,000.
Get estimates for an electric crepe machineElectric crepe machines mimic a gas crepes machine in every way but power source. Electric crepe makers on average are 220V and 3600 watts. An electric commercial crepe maker ranges from $1,200 for a single-burner machine and around $2,000 for a double-burner machine. Fully automated electric crepe makers cost around $6,000.
Remember accessories for your commercial crepe machineA cook can only be as good as his gadgets, right? Along with a crepe maker, a chef will need the appropriate accessories to go with it. Items that make crepe making easier are batter trowels, spatulas and batter dispensers. Trowels and spatulas are the least expensive accessories, ranging from $7 to $44, and batter dispensers run from the $80 to $120 range.
- Purchase a double crepe machine when your budget allows. When business increases this will save you from purchasing a second machine.