Are you preparing a large lunch with more dishes than burners? Do you need to prepare anything from scratch using just electricity? Maybe you need to prepare food on the go or on demand, or maybe you simply want to keep it warm on show. Your motive may be as simple as not wanting to turn on the stove. The possibilities are many, but the little gadget in issue has only one: an electric skillet.
A solid electric skillet can take a casual chef far. It’s a portable workhorse that can endure for years and years. They’re versatile alternatives for when you don’t have access to a stove or oven, and are ideal for circumstances such as vacations, camping, or even dorm rooms or lengthy stays at hotels. It should also be easy to store, like our top overall recommendation, the Presto Foldaway Electric Skillet, which has a removable base.
Although electric skillets are not the instrument of choice for most cooks, even the experts recognize their value, particularly in performance situations.
Presto 06857 Electric Folding Skillet
What We Like: The nesting self-storing design, the huge cooking surface, the elegant design, the dishwasher safety, and the high wattage.
What We Don’t Like: Larger dimensions make storage more difficult.
This cast aluminum model has it all: size, functionality, power, and the unique features that have made the newest generation of electric skillets so much better.
A tempered glass lid and stay-cool handles that fold down to remove the pan from the base and allow for compact storage in your cabinet are also useful for serving. Getting those additional inches back in your cabinet is crucial, particularly because you won’t have to give up any of the 16-inch rectangular cooking area.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 20 x 12.5 x 8 inches | 8.5 pounds | 1500 W | Maximum Temperature: 400 degrees
Oster 12-Inch DuraCeramic Electric Skillet
What We Like: Deep sidewalls and a raised surface to prevent harm.
What We Don’t Like: The skillet is not detachable from the base, and the surface may scald.
Electric skillets on the cheap, like other nonstick cookware, have a shorter lifetime than their multi-coated, particularly impregnated, more expensive counterparts. This Oster mid-priced but high-value model is a safe bet for your cash, and its Dura Ceramic surface is devoid of PTFE and PFOA chemicals. Ceramic does not flake or peel as readily as normal nonstick-treated skillets, and this type claims to be four times as durable. It’s also 20% more efficient, allowing you to achieve and maintain your chosen temperature quicker.
Once the probe is unplugged, the broad, ribboned cool-touch handles make it simple to take completed meals like chicken skillet enchiladas to the table. Diners may see the buffet table via the tempered glass cover, which has a steam vent. Finally, deep 2.5-inch sides keep things tidy while people assist themselves to the treat you’ve cooked.
Weight: 6 pounds | Wattage: 1200 W | Maximum Temperature: 420 degrees Dimensions (LxWxH): 14.6 x 5.9 x 13.5 inches
7-Quart All-Clad Electric Nonstick Skillet
What We Like: Removable frying element, 600°F skillet, larger for large batch cooking
What We Don’t Like: It’s really hefty.
This is the skillet to have if you don’t have a stove. This respected brand-name appliance deserves its expensive price tag with bonded, single-ply stainless steel construction that works hard to transfer heat evenly over its huge 14-inch nonstick surface and functions ranging from keep warm to sear. The embossed riveted stainless steel handle and the accents demonstrate this opulent trademark.
For example, consider the unique Eterna coating, which is regarded as one of the world’s most durable, scratch-resistant nonstick treatments. Its impressive 1800-watt capability—on par with electric woks, which emphasis heating—is hundreds of watts more than the conventional maximum. The tempered glass lid has a persistent steam vent and a glossy mirror surface on the outside. The detachable cooking component is oven- and broiler-safe up to 600°F, allowing you to make more use of one tiny device to generate a total larger than its parts. This also makes it quite simple to complete recipes like skillet lasagna without having to use a new pan. Finally, the cord is removable for simpler storage.
Weight: 13.4 pounds | Wattage: 1800 W | Maximum Temperature: 450 degrees Dimensions (LxWxH): 16.75 x 16.7 x 6.5 inches
Black+Decker SK1215BC Electric Skillet for the Whole Family
We like the pan-tilt leg for oily drippings and the dishwasher-safe base.
What We Don’t Like: Only goes to 400 degrees, and its enormous size makes it difficult to store.
This utilitarian electric skillet isn’t very glamorous, but when you’re simply trying to get a lot of food on the table and meals into a lot of mouths, all you really need is something inexpensive that you can depend on to get the job done. That’s what this well-known classic accomplishes, with 2-inch high sides to keep everything tidy and contained, a nonstick surface to make cleaning easier, and a dishwasher-safe base for when a wipe-off isn’t enough.
To make things even easier, it contains an easy-to-use dial probe that shows temperatures in Celsius and Fahrenheit and allows you to keep food warm at temperatures below 200 degrees Fahrenheit. This control also has a quick-release function to help you go from cooking to serving as soon as possible. Of course, cool-touch handles built for a sure-handed grip come in handy while dealing with the turmoil of a ravenous herd. The pan-tilt leg lets burger grease and other fat to drain out and reduces sogginess, making it easier to preserve that crowd-pleaser.
Weight: 7.8 pounds | Wattage: 1200 W | Maximum Temperature: 400 degrees Dimensions (LxWxH): 17.4 x 12 x 4.4 inches
What We Like: Recycled material, eco-friendly curing techniques, vibrant colors, increased height, rivet-free construction, dishwasher-safe.
What We Don’t Like: The maximum temperature is 400 degrees.
With its bright turquoise body, swooping broad and sturdy ribbon-like handles, and hefty knob above its tempered glass cover, this ceramic-coated electric skillet is more than just adorable as a button. This design is intended for environmentally conscious users.
GreenLife stays good to its brand name by making its skillets out of recycled metal. They go on to use a nonstick ceramic coating made from sand that is devoid of PFAS, PFOA2, lead, and cadmium. It achieves this surface via a curing process that emits 60% less carbon dioxide than typical nonstick coating manufacture. But it doesn’t imply it performs any less well. Its Healthy Power heating technology heats up rapidly, and the rivet-free inside makes cleaning up a breeze. With nothing for your ingredients to grab on or adhere to, the fact that the whole apparatus (except the probe) is dishwasher-safe may be meaningless.
Weight: 6.8 pounds | Wattage: 1200 W | Maximum Temperature: 400 degrees Dimensions (LxWxH): 15.7 x 12.2 x 7.1 inches
Electric Hot Pot with Burner KLOLKUTTA
What We Like: Versatile, dishwasher-safe cookware, neat cord storage, and consistent heating.
What We Don’t Like: A hot cooktop might be hazardous, and the heat settings are inaccurate.
Its base has a complete burner with high-efficiency heating tubes that guarantee rapid and uniform heating to minimize hot spots that may occur with coil burner, one-piece electric skillets. It also features built-in overheating protection, with an automated shut-off activated if the plate reaches a temperature greater than its internal preset. With a depth of 3.9 inches and a circumference of 11.8 inches, this is more than just a nonstick skillet—also it’s advertised as a shabu shabu hot pot.
Weight: 7.4 pounds | Wattage: 1200 W Dimensions (LxWxH): 14 x 14 x 9 inches
Electric Skillet Cuisinart CSK-150
While the Cuisinart Electric Skillet is much more costly than other versions on the market, it provides greater performance and is stylish enough to use as a buffet server at sophisticated dinner parties due to its stainless-steel finish and oval shape. At a medium-low heat setting, it was one of just two skillets that maintained a continuous simmer rather than a near boil.
It’s large enough to cook eight hamburgers at once without crowding, making it ideal for a large family, and the patties come out browned and crispy, just as they would on the grill or in a cast-iron skillet. The Cuisinart maintained a temperature that kept the chicken cacciatore hot without overcooking it on the warm setting.
Unlike most skillets, this one is dishwasher safe; but, since it is so enormous and will take up a lot of space, you may choose to wash it by hand. The guidebook that comes with it is not only comprehensive but also full of tempting recipes. I just have one tiny complaint: the stainless-steel lid knob becomes too hot to lift without a potholder.
Very good at simmering
The lid handle becomes heated.
Electric Skillet Gourmet d’Expert Zojirushi
The Zojirushi Gourmet d’Expert Electric Skillet EP-PBC10 is quite tiny in comparison to the other appliances we evaluated, with an inside diameter of 10 12 inches and a capacity of just roughly 3 quarts. This makes it excellent for small families but not for parties. It can cook four or five burgers at simultaneously, depending on their size.
It can only hold four to six chicken pieces, so if you purchase a complete cut-up bird, you won’t be able to cook all of the portions at once. The Zojirushi, on the other hand, warms food quite evenly and, with its round form, would be ideal for a frittata or crustless quiche.
This is a pricey item, and although it isn’t especially appealing, it has a high-quality feel and several unusual functions. The cable magnetically hooks to the base, making it very easy to set up the gadget for cooking. It’s incredibly easy to alter the temperature since the buttons are on the front of the skillet rather than on the cable, and each setting lights up.
There’s a pouring spout on each side of the frying pan, so you can neatly drain out any sauce or fluids as you remove the pan out of the base. The pan may be used both on the stovetop and in the oven.
Can be used on the stove
Pouring spout is included.
Ceramic Copper Titanium Skillet Bella 12″ x 12″
The Bella 12-by-12-inch Ceramic Copper Titanium Skillet is ideal for a family of four. For a weeknight supper, it can prepare five to seven hamburgers, eight pieces of chicken, or Bolognese. The Bella cooks evenly but struggles to maintain a low cooking temperature. On the warm setting, it may, however, keep meals at a serving temperature.
When the wire is plugged in, it obscures the control dial, making it difficult to modify the setting. The ceramic coated inside of the pan features a copper-colored nonstick coating that is exceptionally slippery, making it easy to release food and clean.
slick nonstick coating
Temperatures on the control are difficult to read.