I am unable to produce pancakes with that irregular patterned browned look that you will get from an old-fashioned griddle that doesn't have a non-stick surface. Not only is the appearance affected but also the taste and texture of the pancake as well.
I am using a new non-stick griddle to make the pancakes. The griddle is set at 350 deg F (water droplets will sizzle and bounce), then lightly grease the griddle w/butter and add the pancake mix. The results are a uniform bland light beige look.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.