Lazy? Like Pancakes? This Is For You.

Occasionally we see products that make us wonder how we got to this late day without them. “Batter Blaster” (which is pancake batter in a Cheese Whiz or Redi Whip bottle) is one such product.

Will we be buying this? No. Are we happy the it exists? Yeah. Actually, we are.

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  1. namenomore says:

    They need to fill that with cookie dough. Then we’d have a solution to literally all the world’s problems.

  2. girly says:

    Doesn’t seem like the can holds enough servings to be environmentally friendly.

    Is the can recyclable?

  3. 7j6cei says:

    UH, did I hear this right??? What in this / about this is organic?

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  4. ExVee says:

    Convenience is one thing. The important thing is whether the resultant pancakes taste like propane, the way Redi-Whip or Cheeze Whiz tends to.

    Alternately, do people lazy enough to use such a thing actually care what the end product tastes like, or are they just happy to have pancakes with a minimum of work?

  5. INconsumer says:

    this has me all over it. if you look up the definition of lazy, it has my picture right next to it. and right next to that is a pic of my wife doing everything for me. lol. being lazy rules! it’s sort of a rite of passage in my family. i take great pride in it.

  6. babaki says:

    probably the greatest invention of all time.

  7. INconsumer says:

    @ExVee: why are you eating propane? i guess i wouldn’t know because i’ve never tasted it. lol.

    and propane? propane? are you hank hill? lol.
    they use n20 as a propellent in reddi-whip if i’m not mistaken. i use to love that stuff when i was in high school. (n20, not reddi-whip).

  8. magus_melchior says:

    Hm, this sounds ingenious. The propellant (nitrous oxide if they copied Reddi-whip) can double as the leavening, so you don’t need to worry about the batter going flat, as baking soda/powder leavened stuff will do over time.

    Given how Easy Cheese (similar viscosity) isn’t exactly fast, I’d still go for the restaurant batter dispenser or a ladle. Squirting batter into a waffle iron that close is asking for a nasty burn.

  9. consumerist11211 says:

    @onetakedizzle: Oh I agree with you whole heartedly…turn that pancake batter into cookie dough and it might be the greatest thing since sliced bread!

  10. homerjay says:

    really, if you’re going to buy this, why not just buy Eggo waffles….

  11. homerjay says:

    Sorry, I haven’t finished my thought yet-

    Is it REALLY that difficult to add water to Aunt Jemima mix?

  12. erockO says:

    you should see the toast! i couldn’t even fit it through the door.

  13. s25843 says:

    @homerjay:

    Or, just take one of the new pour water in, and shake pancake mixes (I can’t remember who makes it, but its the little yellow plastic jugs)

  14. brendanm14 says:

    [www.batterblaster.com]

    only in Meijer stores around me.

  15. INconsumer says:

    @erockO: what was that from? i know i’ve seen it.

  16. INconsumer says:

    @INconsumer: uncle buck! whew. i was worried i wouldn’t be able to sleep for a second.

  17. Parting says:

    Probably extra-bad for your health too ;)

  18. josephers says:

    @magus_melchior: laughing gas? Wow, the teachers would love the happy students coming to school on laughing gas.

  19. exkon says:

    “Shake, point, and blast”

    LOL.

    Interesting concept, going to have to buy a can and see how it turns out.

  20. realjen01 says:

    i want one!!

  21. ExtraCelestial says:

    lol!! my college boyfriend and his lax roomies wouldve been alllll over this.

  22. ColoradoShark says:

    Hey, that is a waffle iron in the picture!
    Pancake batter and waffle batter are most definitely not interchangeable. (I’m a waffle snob.)

  23. ThePopOversAreDone says:

    I did this with dog food once.

  24. ThePopOversAreDone says:

    Canned not dry

  25. darkclawsofchaos says:

    @INconsumer: you are probably right, propane will blow that waffle grille in seconds and that stuff taste horrible, not to mention deadly

  26. CumaeanSibyl says:

    @onetakedizzle: Especially since you could get high off the nitrous oxide while you’re squirting the cookie dough into your mouth.

  27. fileunder says:

    on a side note, i’m looking for a more convenient way to eat yogurt. Go-Gurt is just too much of a hassle.

  28. synergy says:

    It’s organic but potentially environmentally unfriendly. Hmm. How about justgetting the mix where you just add water, mix it in a jug and then pour it into a cake decorator bag? It does the same job, but without having to throw out or recycle some propellant can.

  29. tcp100 says:

    What? No comments yet about the “obesity epidemic” and projected guilt about “fat lazy Americans”? C’mon folks, get crackin’!

    This is kinda retro though. Better living through chemistry!

  30. coss3n says:

    Try saying the name of this product 5 times fast without calling it “Bladder Blaster”

  31. DCvision says:

    maybe it’s just me, but can every product mentioned on consumerist be also construed as a porno movie title???

  32. cde says:

    @coss3n: How bout Batter Bastard?

  33. cryrevolution says:

    @fileunder: LOL. I prefer to mix my own batter…but this is quite neat!

  34. LucyInTheSky says:

    I cannot belive i am saying this, but… this is really cool.

  35. wring says:

    @homerjay: thats exactly what i thought when i saw this.

  36. crashman2600 says:

    Hmmm, Organic Batter Blaster…or is it a Organic Baby Batter Blaster…

  37. Scooter says:

    According to the website, you get eight servings per can. Eight pancakes? Pssh, two people could go through that in one breakfast if they were hungry.

    They also have recipes on the website that require you to mix the batter with other ingredients… Um, doesn’t that kind of negate the whole convenience factor they’re going for?

    And, finally, Batter Blaster sounds like a porno about pastry chefs.

  38. trollkiller says:

    What happens when you get to the end of the batter? Does it make the Redi Whip fart? Seems to me a great way to get batter splattered all over the wall.

  39. Hoss says:

    Where did they get the video of Hillary?

  40. KJones says:

    If I want “fast” pancakes or waffles, I’ll buy them frozen. This “can-cakes” idea causes more environmental waste than a frozen package would.

    I *like* to cook, and part of the fun of pancakes is a lazy Sunday morning wearing pajamas, making pancakes, cutting fruit and opening the syrup bottle.

    Damn. Now you’ve made me hungry.

  41. MikeHerbst says:

    @ColoradoShark:
    “Hey, that is a waffle iron in the picture!
    Pancake batter and waffle batter are most definitely not interchangeable.”

    Agreed. Can’t believe no one else has mentioned this.

    People, its two completely different recipes! If you’re making your pancakes and your waffles from the same batter (or God-forbid, the same box of pre-mixed powder crap), then you’re probably doing BOTH of them wrong.

  42. AD8BC says:

    Get yourself a nice deep-fryer full of vegetable oil (or something with some good-ol’ trans fats in it!) and I bet you could make some pretty tasty and quick funnel cakes with this.

  43. AD8BC says:

    @MikeHerbst: Actually the Hungry Jack mix makes some really good waffles. You need to add more of the powder than is stated to get the right consistency.

  44. bdgbill says:

    Yeah! Finally!

    Now they need to make some sausage paste in a can and maybe scrambled eggs.

  45. AD8BC says:

    @bdgbill: There we go. Biscuits & Gravy in a can. Grits. Whipped syrup and butter.

    Sounds like an untapped market!

  46. INconsumer says:

    @fileunder: very funny!

  47. witeowl says:

    I’m actually very sad that this is not available in my area. As a single adult, it’s just a pain to make pancakes as I’m waking up. Were I a mother, I probably wouldn’t see the appeal of this product, as I’d be cooking for more than one person.

    By the way, for those complaining about the packaging, the package is completely recyclable according to the website. Additionally, not all methods of pressurization are evil and there may actually be no propellant involved. [findarticles.com]

  48. EricBrian says:

    This is a hoax, right?

  49. @homerjay: That’s what I was thinking. The “complete” boxes and jugs of mix and the frozen pancakes and Eggos make this kinda redundant.

    Heck, you can buy frozen pancakes wrapped around a sausage on a stick if you wanna.

  50. Jon R. says:

    I can make absolutely delicious pancake batter from scratch in about 5 minutes. Basically, by the time the skillet is hot, the batter is about ready. This product doesn’t even tempt me.

  51. mst3kzz says:

    Bladder Bastard?

  52. magus_melchior says:

    @josephers: You’d need to deflate a few cans of Reddi-Whip to start chuckling, I think.

  53. witeowl says:

    I just wanted to update in case anyone stumbles on this again. I bought it excitedly when it hit our shelves. (A gleeful “whee!” might even have escaped my lips.)

    Verdict: Bummer. It has a disappointing texture and flavor. The texture is the bigger issue. They seem to be so light that butter and syrup lead to instant sogginess. It may be acceptable to those very desperate to save time, but I think I’d rather be pancakeless than spend more money on this. Too bad.

    Important note: For what it’s worth, these are much better than frozen pancakes, so it would be an excellent replacement for people who can choke those things down.