Hot shopping: When life gives you lemons…turn them into a tasty pancake, with our guide to the best Pancake Day gadgets

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  • Can you toss a pancake like a pro? If so, Pancake Day is your chance to shine, so grab a lemon, whip up some batter and start flipping

    When life gives you lemons…turn them into a tasty pancake. Yes, it’s
    that time of year again; time to dig out the frying pan, juice those
    lemons and whip up some batter.

    If Pancake Day isn’t an excuse for
    eating all day long we don’t know what is. And if pancakes aren’t your
    thing (although how can they not be), how about a crispy waffle drenched in maple syrup. Mmmmm.

    1 Give me a little sugar! Pop this retro sugar shaker on your kitchen table and you’ll be transported back to the 1960s. Tala 1960s sugar shaker, £7, John Lewis

    2 Prefer your breakfast treats a little chunkier? Take inspiration from our American cousins and cook up a stack of golden waffles instead. Top with crispy bacon and maple syrup for a heart-stoppingly good breakfast. Waffle pan, £19.99, Lakeland

    3 Ok, so this tray is designed for carrying for Gin & Tonics, but we’ll be using it to serve our pancakes instead. We think it works with both food groups. When Life Hands You Lemons Tin Tray, £9.99, The Contemporary Home

    4 Some say it looks like an alien, others say it doesn’t actually work. Either way, Philippe Starck’s iconic lemon juicer has legions of fans and is a firmly established design classic. We say it’ll look good on our kitchen counter. Alessi Juicy Salif Citrus Squeezer, £47, John Lewis

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