What Does an Electric Skillet Do Best?

published Jul 5, 2012
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Q: A friend gave me and my husband an electric skillet as a housewarming gift. Having never owned one before, are there certain dishes that work better in an electric skillet versus a regular pan on a stove top, or is it mostly a back-up product?

Sent by Tamara

Editor: Tamara, I haven’t owned an electric skillet since college, but every time I visit my parents for a weekend I remember how nice they can be. An electric skillet’s advantage is that it can hold a steady temperature better than a pan on the stove. So it’s very good for things like frying doughnuts (or frying anything, really), cooking pancakes, or other griddled food. It also doesn’t heat up the kitchen quite as much as a stove, so some people really like to use it for quick cooking in the summer.

Readers, do you have an electric skillet? What do you use it for?


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