Best Electric Skillets Reviewed in 2016

An electric skillet is simply a regular skillet with enhanced feature that is to cook without a stovetop. All you need to do to operate this is to plug it into an outlet, and it allows you to cook variety types of foods. Such portability and versatility are just some of the most important reasons why electric skillets are so popular nowadays.

What factors to consider when buying an electric skillet?

Cooking Capacity (Size)


Cooking Style

Temperature Controls

Cleaning Method


Side’s height

Heat-resistant handles


Review of top three electric skillets

1. Presto 06626 11inch Electric Skillet w/glass lid

Cooking Capacity (Size): Being a mid-sized skillet, this can serve main dish for a meal of two or even accommodate side dishes for a small party. Larger versions are available for bigger groups.

Durability: The product is durable and energy saving, making it much more efficient than a normal oven or burner.​

Cooking Style. The glass lid was absent from the previous model of Presto is now available in this updated version. This means that you are able to cook a wider range of dishes, including braise, soup and stew with discreet manner and still can avoid the heat leaking out.​

Temperature Controls. You can set a temperature level between 200 and 400 degrees. The warm setting allows you to store food after cook while waiting to be served. There is also a Master Control for the heat, which make sure the skillet will always operate at an optimal temp.​

Cleaning Method. Because this model of Presto is dishwasher-safe, you can easily remove the heating parts and clean this at great comfort.

Shape. The rectangular shape is extremely convenient for storing large food and also very easy for you to manage the inside, which make it so versatile that it can be perfectly used for every meal in a day, from breakfast to lunch and dinner.

Side’s height: High sidewalls allow you to cook more food and in multiple ways as you want from braise to deep-frying. A larger version can also accommodate a full chicken or large roast.

Price. It is clear that this product offers great values. Even better, it is offered at a super cheap price compared to its amazing features. This is definitely a wise choice for those with a budget and still seeking for quality.


  • Energy-saving.
  • Having glass-lid that prevents loss of heat due to frequent opening.
  • Keep food warm after cook.
  • Master Control keeps temperature at right level when cooking.
  • Can cook a wide variety of food styles.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Accommodate a large amount of food.
  • Can buy larger version of the same model that offers more space.
  • Great quality with affordable price.


  • Max temperature at 400 degrees Fahrenheit does not support deep-frying.

2. Precise Heat 16-Inch Rectangular Surgical Non Stick Stainless Steel Electric Skillet

Cooking Capacity (Size): The Precise Surgical Stainless Steel skillet is larger than the first candidate in term of capacity. With a 16-inch width, this large-sized product can accommodate a significant amount of food.

Durability: Made of stainless steel, this skillet can sustain much better than many of its counterparts. You do not have to purchase new one every one or two years if having this Precise Surgical skillet in your kitchen.

Cooking Style: Many reviewers say that this appliance cooks very nicely golden brown chicken and fishes, making it an excellent choice for stir-frying. Having a domed elegant lid instead of a glass one, this product is less likely to cook braise or soup as its smaller opponent above, except that you do not have to lift the lid too often during the process.

Temperature Controls. The temperature quickly rises up; therefore, you must be wary during cooking process. Some people suggested cooking at its lowest temp to prevent burning. Using a stainless steel coating, this skillet score higher in satisfaction level among customers who are against this Teflon non-stick layer in cooking spot.

Cleaning Method: Because you cannot submerge the spot from its heating system, you have to hand-wash it.

Shape: Common rectangular shape will satisfy most customers with different cooking preferences.

Side’s height: The depth of around two inches allows you to cook many things from Swiss steak, chicken Cordon Bleu to breakfast items like pancakes, bacons or omelettes. However, you cannot roast large or a whole chicken with sidewalls this low.

Heat-resistant handles. Yes. While hollow handles will remain cool during cooking time, the lid handle can get hot. Prepare a mitten when you have to open the lid and this is enough protection.

Price: Can be a little pricey but it’s worth the money. Many customers reported that this is a must-have item in your kitchen. Minor drawbacks are very well outweighed by the amazing qualities.


  • Big and deep space that can store a lot of food.
  • Very durable thanks to its stainless steel material.
  • Non-Teflon coating prevents unexpected flakes on your food.
  • Heat-resistant handle.
  • Can cook various styles of food.
  • Temperature is up to 450 degrees F, allowing for stir-frying and deep-frying alike.
  • Overall excellent quality.


  • Having an attached heating system so it is not dishwasher-safe.
  • Expensive as compared to other competitors.

3. De' Longhi BG45 Electric Skillet

Cooking Capacity (Size). De’Longhi BG45 Electric skillet is another 16-inch appliance, just like the Precise Surgical one. It offers huge cooking space that every family cook loves because not only you can serve family members but you can use for party purposes as well.

Durability. It is made of good quality aluminium and can sustain up to years.

Cooking Style. The tempered glass lid prevents heat from escaping, maintaining moisture, freshness and nutrients for the output that satisfy demanding gastronomical fans. You can also cook many types of food with a glass lid design.

Temperature Controls. Thank to the embedded heating system, this appliance cooks food evenly without overly hot or cold spots. The culinary results from De’Longhi is therefore can be made into aesthetically pleasing entrees for a family dinner of 4-6 or a side dish for larger meet-ups. We have heard excellent reviews from customers about temp controls and actually never received any negative feedback.

Beside normal heating element, the product does have adjustable steam vent holes that allow easy steam evaporation while cooking.

Cleaning Method. It is very easy to clean with dishwasher-safe lid and non-stick skillet base.

Shape. Oblong shape allows multiple ways of setting up food and different recipes.

Side’s height. Having one inch deeper than the previous one, De’Longhi can perform well in deep-frying as well as stir-frying. It also offers huge space for food at one time, making larger meals easier and more convenient.

Heat-resistant handles. The product is designed with safety-first slogan, for which reason, the handles are heat-resistant, allowing for easy movement once the cooking is done.

Price. As compared to other product of the same excellence, De’Longhi is the best of the best in both terms of price and quality.


  • Huge cooking space with wide and deep spot.
  • Long-lasting aluminium material.
  • Having glass-lid that prevents loss of heat due to frequent opening.
  • Excellent temperature controls that cook food evenly.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Heat-resistant handles.
  • Cook many kinds of food easily with all of its essential features.
  • Excellent quality offered at a reasonable price.


  • Users who prefer higher price for higher quality might not feel good at such a price that De’Longhi offers.

All being said, we would highly recommend the last candidate for your kitchen. This model simply has everything you want in an electric skillet. I would say that De’Longhi is a stellar product for a moderate price.

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