Oh my goodness! All these years I have been cooking pancakes in an electric skillet. I am moving and packed the skillet but my 5 year old wanted pancakes for dinner tonight and I indulged the request. I went for my electric skillet only to remember I had packed it already, batter sitting there, kids hungry, I am scrounging around for a suitable and available skillet. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the good ol cast iron 9 in skillet to the rescue. I had never cooked anything but greasy foods in my cast iron (I am just getting started with CI) until tonight. Can I just tell you all that I will never cook pancakes in my electric skillet again!! They were light and fluffy and fantastic!! Now I just need a CI griddle!!