If you lack the space for a cooking range or a stove, or if you just want an easy and cheap way to cook without the hassle of looking after a larger cooking appliance, then a good electric skillet might be just what you need. You can use electric skillets to cook almost anything, be it a main dish or a side dish while the main course gets prepared on your cooking range.
Good electric skillets are built so that they heat evenly, providing you with roughly the same cooking ability of a stove while saving you a lot of cooktop space in the kitchen. So for the next few minutes, let us delve into what the ten best electric skillets on the market are to give ourselves a better idea of what to look for in such a useful cooking tool.
10Zojirushi EP-PBC10 Gourmet d’Expert Electric Skillet
This multi-functional skillet allows you to perform a variety of cooking tasks that would normally require a stove or a grill. It features a titanium ceramic nonstick coated cooking pan that is deep enough to accommodate any type of stew or soup, and wide enough to facilitate any sort of grilling. Like you would expect, it features adjustable temperature settings that go from 176 degrees F to 430 degrees F. Also, it has a tempered glass lid to keep an eye on your cooking at all times.
9Oster CKSTSKFM12-ECO DuraCeramic Electric Skillet
Equipped with a DuraCeramic non-stick coating designed to last more than four times longer than standard nonstick coatings, the CKSTSKFM12-ECO from Oster will hardly ever flake or peel. This innovative surface is PFOA and PTFE free as well, meaning that you will be able to stir fry, brown meats with no risks whatsoever. It also allows you to cook up to 20% faster thanks to not only its high-quality cooking surface but due to its user-friendly temperature control feature.
8West Bend 72212 Electric Skillet
If you aren’t a big fan of greasy foods, then West Bend’s 72212 skillet is what you want. Unlike other skillets, the 72212 features a unique tilt leg designed to drain grease away from food as it cooks. For the actual cooking process, it employs a 12-inch square skillet with variable temperature control and non-stick coating. It also features heat-resistant handles, a glass lid with a steam vent, and the ability to be cleaned inside a dishwasher after removing the heating probe.
7De’Longhi BG45 Electric Skillet
De’Longhi BG45 is one of the most consistent skillets on the market right now, able to distribute heat evenly throughout the entirety of its cooking surface with great precision. It features a detachable adjustable thermostat that allows you to pinpoint the exact temperature you want your dishes to be cooked at, a detachable thermostat that also allows you to clean the cooking surface much easier when the cooking is done.
6Presto 06850 16-inch Electric Skillet
The 06850 from Presto is a cleverly designed skillet capable of roasting, grilling, frying, stewing, baking, and much more. Its cooking surface is a 16-inch nonstick skillet with a heavy cast-aluminum base for greater stability. It also has a very accurate Control Master heat control unit that allows you to maintain the exact temperature you need and a solid cover that will not warp, dent, peel, or bend in any way.
5Oster CKSTSKFM05 16-Inch Electric Skillet
This dishwasher-safe skillet from Oster is equipped with a smooth cooking surface that heats up quickly and evenly. It is a 16×12 surface that will cook anything from scrambled eggs and pancakes to bacon and grilled sandwiches. Thanks to its secure-fitting tempered glass lid, it will trap in heat and moisture, allowing you to monitor the cooking process without disturbing it by constantly lifting up the lid.
4Presto 06626 11 inch Electric Skillet
Similar to the 06850 we talked about, this particular skillet isn’t the most versatile skillet out there but it is definitely one of the most reliable money can buy. It has high sidewalls that enable you to cook a variety of liquid dishes, be them stews or soups. It also has a tempered glass cover that allows you to check up on your food at all times without interfering with the cooking. As for its surface, it has a nonstick cover that makes it 100% dishwasher safe as long as the heating control is removed.
3National Presto 07115 Electric Foldaway Skillet
Equipped with a ceramic nonstick surface, the 07115 skillet from Presto will allow you to clean it easily after you’re done cooking, be it manually or inside a dishwasher. We should point out that its heavy cast aluminum pan with high sidewalls makes the skillet virtually warp-proof while its Control Master heat control unit maintains your desired cooking temperature automatically at all times. It also has a built-in pour spout that you can very well use as a spoon or a spatula holder and a removable base for greater maneuverability.
2Presto 06852 16-Inch Electric Skillet
This fairly large 16-inch skillet from Presto features a sleek design that allows you to use it as a buffet server when entertaining guests. What’s great about this particular skillet is its ability to do what’s required of it while consuming around 20% less power than regular electric skillets, thus saving you a lot of money in the long run. It is also a fully immersible and dishwasher-safe skillet, just as long as you remove the heat control unit.
1Presto 06857 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet
Similar to the 06852 in almost every way, the more popular 06857 from Presto is even more efficient and energy-saving. Just like the 06852, the 06857 also features a clear tempered glass cover and convenient stay-cool handles that allow you to use it as a buffet server. Its heavy cast aluminum base with a deluxe nonstick surface is top-notch while its built-in spout enables you to pour liquids without interfering with the cooking process. Last but not least, it features fold down handles that allow you to detach the skillet pan from the base to make storing it much easier when you’re done cooking.