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Meet Our Precision Batter Dispenser

Meet Our Precision Batter Dispenser

Words Amalia Safran

For better pancakes, muffins and cupcakes, we designed a batter dispenser focused on comfort, cleanability and capacity.

At OXO, we’re always looking for ways to make our products better. We look at the design and function of a product and see where we can make improvements. We look to see how we can make the product easier to use and more comfortable for everyone, which is what we’ve done for our Batter Dispenser.

While our cone-shaped dispenser helps make a big batch of pancakes quick work, we wanted to create something new that met a few key goals:

  • Comfort
  • Cleanability
  • Capacity

We took inspiration from watching people bake, but also looked at existing OXO products. One in particular – the OXO Good Gravy Fat Separator – really inspired the design and valve functionality of our new dispenser.

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Comfort for All

Whenever we look at designing products, we take into account all of the hands that will touch it.  For the batter dispenser, we wanted to make sure that the dispenser was comfortable for all hands – including little kid hands that will help with Sunday brunch. We tested optimal shapes for the handle so that wrists and forearms stay straight when they’re filling up muffin tins or making pancakes for a crowd, which results in less fatigue. That means making these apple ring pancakes will be a breeze.

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Sparkling Clean

Batter can get messy and we wanted to make sure that all nooks and crannies were accessible and easy to clean. We created a removable silicone valve for the dispenser, which ensures any batter left behind will get cleaned away.

Ladling out batter also has its own set of problems. Batter usually ends up dripping onto the counter and creating even more of a mess. With our new Batter Dispenser, the shut-off valve stops the batter from dispensing and the lid doubles as a drip tray between squeezes.

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Pancakes for Everyone!

When we’re making pancakes, crepes, filling muffin tins, or making egg cups, we’re usually making a large batch. To accommodate the hungry group, we made sure that four cups of batter would fit in the dispenser, so everyone gets a pancake (or two). Check out the Sweet Potato Pancakes with Sage and Goat Cheese Brooklyn Supper is making…we can’t wait to try these!

batter dispenser

Good tip: Use the Batter Dispenser to make egg cups (like these Green Chile Beef Egg Cups from the Defined Dish). Fill the Silicone Baking Cups with your choice of sauteed vegetables –onion, peppers, mushrooms, etc. Whisk a dozen eggs and fill the cups using the batter dispenser. Bake for 20 minutes at 350℉.

For more behind the design of products (like finding out how a salad spinner works and why we designed our new prep peelers), check out the OXO Blog Behind the Scenes section.

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By Amalia Safran

Amalia Safran is part of OXO's Brand Communications team. She enjoys anything outdoors, exploring new cities and has yet to meet a food she doesn’t like.

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