The delights of French cuisine can be yours in a flash, with an electric crepe maker—so says popular opinion. But did you know that cooking this paper thin pancake is almost as foolproof when done in a standard griddle? That's good news for gourmands whose cramped kitchens can't possibly accommodate another single-use appliance. Besides, let's face it, how often do you whip up this little treat? Chances are it's not often enough to justify the purchase.