At $3,500, this little beauty may not find its way onto my kitchen counter any time soon, but I have to admit it's tempting. Fill it with batter, close the lid, and the ChefStack shoots out perfectly formed pancakes at a rate of 200 per hour.
The superhuman PPH rate of the commercial device is not what's so compelling, though -- I doubt I could deal with 200 pancakes in an hour, even with all my neighbors' hungry kids to help. The killer feature is the streamlined way the machine emits and tidily stacks the cakes. The Teflon conveyor belts, pre-packed bags of batter, precision nozzles, and rapid heating elements that dwell within the ChefStack are concealed from view -- all you get is breakfast.
Now ... what if you mounted it on wheels, gave it a battery pack, overclocked the rollers a bit, and let it loose? The only thing cooler than an automatic countertop pancake machine is a free-roving pancake-propelled juggernaut that leaves behind a trail of fresh flapjacks.