2018 Top Picks and Reviews For The Best Electric Skillet

Ever wondered which are the Top Picks when it comes to electric skillets?We're going to be listing down the top 5 to help you out.

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ALL ABOUT SKILLETS

Prestige Stone Quartz 28 cm Skillet Via Amazon

Prestige Stone Quartz 28 cm Skillet Via Amazon

  • This started way back in the ancient Mesopotamia and also in ancient Greece, where it is actually called taegon. In an Ancient Rome on the other hand, there are called as patella or sartago.
  • During the late 19th century, the flat cast iron skillet was first used
  • It was used to be referred to as “spider” because of its pan with three legs and long handles
  • The typical size of a skillet is 200 to 300mm or 8-12 inches in diameter with relatively low sides that flare outwards and has a long handle with no lid
  • The traditional and old fashioned pans are made of cast iron which is still popular today when it comes to using it for cooking outdoors
  • Most of the pans that are used in common households are now made of metals like stainless steel and aluminum

INVENTION OF ELECTRIC SKILLET

Nesco ES-08 Electric Skillet Via Amazon

Nesco ES-08 Electric Skillet Via Amazon

It was in 1911 when a dish called electric chafing dish was made. It was created with sheet steel that can also be used as a hot plate when you turn it over. But it 1953, a frying pan called Automatic Frypan was made by a company called Sunbeam.

The Automatic Frypan was made of cast aluminum and has a square shape. But eventually, a year later, the S.W. Farber from Sunbeam made the very first frying pan that is made of stainless steel.

PARTS OF A SKILLET

Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet  Via Amazon

Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Via Amazon

  • HANDLE – the handles of a pan is often made of metal or silicone for you to easily remove it from the stove and the oven. Although, the wood and silicone-coated handles are better with staying cool.
  • RIVETS – these are like the screws that are responsible for joining the lid and the handle of the pan
  • BODY – the kind of body of the pan must depend on whatever dish you are going to make, but the stainless steel is ideal for almost every type of dish.
  • RIM – there are two types of rims; the straight edged one which makes it easier for you to toss the ingredients and the slightly rolled rim which is better when pouring liquids.
  • COOKWARE SURFACE – this also depends on what type of dish you are going to use it with. The stainless steel one is ideal for browning; the cast iron is very durable and the non-stick speaks for itself.
  • CORE – this is the type of metal used in a pan. The comment stainless steel cookware actually has multiple layers of metals on it which is either aluminum or copper.
  • SIDES – there are also two kinds of sides; the flared sides are best for cooking liquids to reduce the evaporation and the high vertical sides are mainly for simmering.

PAN VS SKILLET

PAN

SKILLET

A pan has straight sides and a larger surface

A skillet is also a pan but it has slanted sides

This kind of pan is known as a sauté pan

This kind of pan is known as a frying pan

The sauté pan is perfect for searing meat

This kind of pan is perfect for stir-frying and cooking quick dishes

SKILLET MATERIAL GUIDE

Non-Stick

This skillet material is best for pancakes and such but it is not good for browning.

Nonstick Skillets Via cooksillustrated

Stainless-steel

This is the most common one of all since it is very durable. However, it does not conduct heat nicely compared with the others.

Cuisinart 722-36H Chef's Classic Stainless 14-Inch Open Skillet Via Amazon

Cuisinart 722-36H Chef's Classic Stainless 14-Inch Open Skillet Via Amazon

Copper

This is probably the fanciest of all because of its look but it should be lined with tin or stainless steel.

This type of skilled material must be well-maintained.

Copper Skillet Via coppercookwareinfo

Aluminum

This is one is very light-weight and easy to use but it reacts to some type of ingredients which is not good.

Farberware Restaurant Pro Aluminum Nonstick 8-Inch Skillet Via Amazon

Farberware Restaurant Pro Aluminum Nonstick 8-Inch Skillet Via Amazon

2017 TOP PICKS & Reviews FOR THE BEST Electric Skillet

De’Longhi BG45

This large cooking surface is just perfect for breakfast when making your favorite scrambled eggs and sausages.

It also has a fully embedded skillet base heating element.

De'Longhi BG45 Electric Skillet Via Amazon

De'Longhi BG45 Electric Skillet Via Amazon

Things We Liked

  • It comes with a nice tempered glass lid
  • It also has an adjustable thermostat which is also detachable
  • This electric skillet distributes heat very evenly
  • It is also very easy to clean because the non-stick skillet base is dishwasher friendly

Things We Didn't Like

  • The detachable thermostat is difficult to re-attach once removed
  • The body, which is aluminum, can get very hot

Presto 16inch

This electric foldaway skillet is just so amazing since it features a non-stick surface with a heavy cast aluminum base.

It Alos has a two-design feature which is the built in spout which works so well for pouring liquids and the fold down handles that detaches that pan from the base.

Presto 06857 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet, Black Via Amazon

Presto 06857 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet, Black Via Amazon

Things We Liked

  • It features a very simple and easy heating control
  • Very affordable for an electric skillet as well
  • It cooks very well with any type of food

Things We Didn't Like

  • If it gets too hot, the food your cooking will get burnt quickly
  • It takes so much time and effort to clean it up
  • It has a very short cord which is not very convenient

Presto 11 inch

This 11-inch version of the Presto electric skillet is very compact and is perfect for storing.

It can basically do anything like grilling, frying, stew and even bake.

Presto 06620 11-Inch Electric Skillet Via Amazon

Presto 06620 11-Inch Electric Skillet Via Amazon

Things We Liked

  • The heat control that comes with it automatically maintains the proper cooking temperature which is of course very convenient
  • It is like 3-inches deep like a casserole pan but it is not advisable for cooking rice
  • It is also very affordable

Things We Didn't Like

  • The non-stick pan loses its non-stick quality when you overheat it
  • It is smaller than its 11-inch counterparts
  • The paint on the lid peels off after just a few uses
  • It is not that sturdy

Rival 11 inch

This electric skillet provides a platform that is needed when it comes to making any type of dishes.

It also has a nonstick surface just like the other skillets above.

Rival CKRVSK11 11-Inch Square Electric Skillet Via Amazon

Rival CKRVSK11 11-Inch Square Electric Skillet Via Amazon

Things We Liked

  • What is so nice about this skillet is that it has such sophisticated exterior matte design
  • And since it has a really nice look, it can also serve as a serving plate
  • It is also easy to clean since it is dishwasher safe

Things We Didn't Like

  • It heats up very quickly so you can't really leave your food cooking without having your full attention on it.
  • The coating didn't last very long
  • It is difficult to regulate the temperature

Oster 16 inch

Last but not the least is the Oster 16 inch electric skillet. It has a 12-inch cooking surface and is also perfect for breakfast.

It has a secure-fitting tempered glass which helps keep it in place.

Oster CKSTSKFM05 16-Inch Electric Skillet Via Amazon

Oster CKSTSKFM05 16-Inch Electric Skillet Via Amazon

Things We Liked

  • It is dishwasher safe so that means it is very easy to clean
  • It also features cool touch handles so you wouldn't have to be afraid of burning your hands
  • This electric skillet has a very easy adjustable temperature setting

Things We Didn't Like

  • The non-stick coating features didn't last very long only for a couple of uses
  • It doesn't cook the food evenly because of the uneven heating

CONCLUSION

De'Longhi BG45 Electric Skillet Via Amazon

De'Longhi BG45 Electric Skillet Via Amazon

De’Longhi BG45 is the obvious winner of this Top Picks because of its pros and minor cons. Although it still depends on the usage and the maintenance of a product. Make sure to keep in mind all the guidelines above before purchasing to help you out.

Lita Watson
 

Hi there! I’m Lita, and I’m absolutely in love with cooking blogs. I’m a beginner in cooking and i try my best to make it quick and easy. Even though, it’s not always quick and easy to keep up with fancy dinners… so i keep learning and blogging about quick and easy ways to create delicious and yummy foods for my two kids and a wonderful husband.

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