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Icelandic Pancake Frying Pan Turns 50

Fifty years have passed since the birth of the Icelandic pancake frying pan, designed by turner Gudmundur Haraldsson, who has worked at the metalwork Málmsmidja Ámunda Sigurdssonar since 1947.

“There was demand for frying pans and I just made the mold,” Haraldsson told Fréttabladid.

Málmsmidjan can make up to 600 pancake frying pans a day and about 3,000 such pans are sold in Iceland every year.

Icelandic pancakes are thin and round and therefore require a special type of pan.

Click here to see a picture of the Icelandic pancake frying pan.

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