I like to make pancakes and waffles from scratch and, while I don’t do it every day, it’s certainly not for lack of time. A basic pancake batter takes about a minute to measure and mix, then a few minutes more to cook and consume. It doesn’t take much more time to make a specialty pancake batter. But for those cooks out there who simply can’t be bothered to mix their own and are inconvenienced by the hassle of working with a baking mix (like Bisquick or something similar), there is Batter Blaster.
The product is strikingly similar to cheez whiz, in that it is a premade mix that comes in an aerosol can. You simply shake up the bottle and squirt the mix onto a hot skillet or waffle iron. It purports to be quick and easy, although the cooking is the part of the pancake-making process that takes up the most time, so it’s not entirely clear how much time it can actually save. Oddly, the Batter Blaster is also organic. You can see a video of it in action here.
The only real use that comes to mind is as a sort of gag gift for someone who really loves pancakes but cooks on such an irregular basis that s/he doesn’t keep flour, etc. on hand. As for me? I’ll stick to mixing my own.