Talk:Pancake machine

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Reviewer: Dharmadhyaksha (talk · contribs) 04:09, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

I will start the review of this article and do minor corrections myself. Will come back with other points here. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 04:09, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

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  • Please add Category:Cooking appliances.
  • Time required for making pancakes should be mentioned for some machines. For example, Vendo's machine made it in 3 minutes as per the source. See if data for some others is also available.
  • The Kiwanis machine makes 750 to 1000 pancakes per hour. Did you skip mentioning it because it actually was just a hot plate and required 4 people to run it?
  • I have expanded the article to include more content about this particular machine (diff). North America1000 12:24, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Please add "as of 2014" to 7000 machines sold sentence.
  • If am not wrong, "semi automatic" should be "semi-automatic".
  • checkY I agree. Changed to "semi-automatic" in article. North America1000 12:16, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
  • The article nowhere mentions any reviews of these specific machines or just pancakes machines in general. There might be some chefs, food critics, food writers who have written about quality of these machines. Something on those lines would be better to include.
  • checkY Reviews for commercial machines are not readily found, but I have added some review information for consumer models (diff). I hesitate to add more, because I don't want the article to resemble a shopper's guide in any manner, shape or form. North America1000 13:08, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Sizes of commercial pancake machines might be difficult to mention and also quite varying for being custom made. But for home-use machines approximate sizes can be mentioned.
  • In-line with above point, and being a machine, some technical aspects needs to be covered in the article. We are so used to electricity that we have missed mentioning the basic thing that this is an electric powered machine we are talking about. Others aspects to be covered would be like power ratings and heating techniques used (Induction heater or Resistive heating or whatever).
  • Sources may not be readily available to fulfill aspects of this request. I couldn't find any information about power ratings. Regarding heating techniques, there is some information in the article: "... a heated conveyor inside of a box unit", "... cook both sides of a pancake simultaneously", "It was a semi-automatic machine that performed all of the cooking functions except for ...". I have also added some content clarifying the electrical nature of the products (diff, diff). Most of the available reliable sources do not expound upon the technical electrical elements of the machines (see example source searches below). North America1000 23:10, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
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  • Last point. Seems that commercially and popularly, simple pancake batter dispensers are also known as "pancake machines". See this product on Amazon for example. This could be mentioned somewhere. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 08:59, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
  • I don't know. That seems like a marketing ploy / original research how a person chose to describe a simple electric mixer on their Amazon listing to make something simple sound like a neat gadget and encourage higher sales volume. One could get the same result using Tupperware and a blender. I don't think this fits into the scope of the article, because it's just a blender. Perhaps this could be mentioned in the electric mixer article. North America1000 16:37, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
I agree with your statement. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 04:10, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
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The article is well written and good job @Northamerica1000:. Congratulations for the new GA!! Symbol support vote.svg §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 04:10, 9 March 2016 (UTC)