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De'Longhi BG45 Electric Skillet

Pros: The De'Longhi BG45 electric skillet has ample cooking area for steaks, stews, casseroles -- almost anything. The non-stick coating does not flake and the skillet unit and lid are dishwasher safe. It heats quickly and evenly.

Cons: The handles can get hot while the unit is cooking, and the thermostat does not have an "off" setting, only a "warm" setting, so the unit must be unplugged to turn it off completely.

Summary: This electric skillet is large-capacity, non-stick, has an accurate thermostat, heats evenly and cooks quickly. It does everything a cook could ask it to do, for an affordable price. Certainly, the De'Longhi is one of the best electric skillets on the mar
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Presto 06620 11-Inch Electric Skillet

Pros: The Presto 06620 electric skillet is good for smaller households or if a large skillet is not needed. The skillet has a domed lid, a removable thermostat probe that makes it dishwasher safe. The skillet has a non-stick coating and is deep enough for stews

Cons: The cord is not very long, and some users report the paint peels off the outside of the lid with light use. Other users have reported the non-stick finish may peel.

Summary: This is a budget-priced electric skillet, and is good for smaller quantities of food, or where space is tight. The appliance is well worth the price.
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Rival CKRVSK11 11-Inch Square Electric Skillet, Bl...

Pros: A smaller electric skillet, the Rival CKRVSK11 will hold about four hamburger patties. It has a removable thermostat probe, so it can go in the dishwasher, and be used as a serving platter, too. It has a nonstick coating and heats quickly

Cons: Users have reported the skillet heats unevenly and the cord becomes very warm. Also, the non-stick coating may not be very durable.

Summary: This is a good skillet for an apartment, dorm room or anywhere space is a premium. The number of negative reviews has dropped in the past two years, and users seem to be happy with the appliance, overall.
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Oster CKSTSKFM05 16-Inch Electric Skillet, Black a...

Pros: The Oster CKSTSKFM05 electric skillet is a big appliance. It 's roomy enough to cook most foods, including a roast or casserole. It has a non-stick coating and cool touch handles. It is dishwasher safe.

Cons: Many users have reported the appliance does not cook evenly, and does not maintain temperature, since the unit cuts off after it comes up to temperature. Other users say the non-stick coating starts deteriorating after only light use.

Summary: Although it has most of the attributes cooks look for in an electric skillet, the number of complaints about the thermostat, uneven cooking and durability should give a buyer pause.
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Presto 06857 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet, Bl...

Pros: The Presto 06857 Foldaway electric skillet has a large area for cooking nearly any type of food. It has a sturdy, cast aluminum base, and when the skillet is detached, the handles fold in for compact storage. The base and lid are dishwasher safe. This ski

Cons: Although the company says the skillet is dishwasher safe, users have reported paint coming off the bottom of the unit after being in the dishwasher. Other users report the skillet has hot spots, and the thermostat turns on and off, instead of holding the

Summary: The porcelain coating on the inside will appeal to those who do not want Teflon coated cooking surfaces. It is easy to clean and is big enough for most cooking needs, even a roast or frying chicken.