Joe Sandor in Illinois has started a Kickstarter project to create a pirate pancake griddle. It’s already over their goal of $13,000, so definitely looking forward to seeing these things made and sold.
From their Kickstarter page:
The Pirate Pancake Griddle was designed, 3D modeled, CNC milled and cast as a prototype in iron in Chicago, IL. It essentially allows you to cast food as a designed object. It is a mold maker for food, kind of like a 3D Printer for food. By blending old technology (green sand iron casting) with new technology (digital designs and CNC milled patterns) we are able to do small batch manufacturing (Made In USA). Our patterns are designed and tested in Chicago and outsourced for industrial casting to foundries in Wisconsin.
Last fall, we did a successful Kickstarter campaign that helped fund our first limited edition production run of cast iron crepe pans. The goal of this Kickstarter project is to continue our growth through the streamlining of the current cast iron cookware operation while expanding our product line to include the Pirate Pancake Griddle. Through this funding, we would like to do 2 limited edition production runs of this new prototype using a professional food grade cast iron foundry.
This whole idea was first conceived of as a cast iron cookware company that was not simply limited to crepe pans. Ultimately we plan to develop and produce custom artist designed waffle irons, pizzelle presses, griddles, etc.
I’m not saying you need to buy me this, dear reader, but I am saying that my birthday was in January and I didn’t get this from anyone.
Like I said, they already hit their pledge amount but if you want to toss some bucks their way to get one of their special packages, here’s the link.