What separates a pancake pan from a regular frying pan is that it has very low edges, which allows you to easily flip your pancake. Sometimes the pancake pans come with a small tool that you can use to smear out the batter, to make the pancakes smooth. You can also use your crepe pan to fry other things such as meat, potato or omelet. If you plan on mostly using your crepe pan and pancake pan to make omelets, it can be a good idea to reflect on what size you want your pan to have. A pan with a higher edge is better as an omelet pan than one with a low edge, which is better suited for pancakes.