This is an ideal appliance for ‘kitchenless’ living situations, as in the case of dorm rooms, cabins, and caravans. It is easier to use and clean, so preparing meals becomes more convenient - especially if you’re tired of Chinese take-outs but you’re not exactly a genius in the kitchen. However, not all electric skillets are created the same way, and some are definitely better than others. Here are some things you need to consider when shopping for one.
For starters, you want to take note of the features offered by the model you have in mind. Lid design, for instance, can vary. You want skillets that have lids with large viewing windows. This will allow you to see exactly what is going on inside the skillet to make sure that your meal is being cooked properly. It’s also a good idea to opt for a lid that has a fold-down stand so it stands on its own, thereby clearing some counter space.
If you don’t like washing dishes, you have to opt for skillets that are dishwasher safe. You might also want to go for a model that has non-stick Teflon coating so it’s easier to clean. Check if the model has a warming function as well, because this is not a standard feature. It’s also a good idea to opt for a model that has a storage unit (like a wire rack) so you can easily pack and store your skillet when it’s not in use.
When shopping for electric skillets, it’s also important to go over the temperature controls. You want a model that can quickly warm up your food so you don’t have to spend so much time waiting for your leftover meal to heat up. If you’re going to buy a larger skillet, you also want to make sure that you’re getting one that features even heat distribution. The capacity of the skillet is also something that you should take note of particularly if you’re preparing meals for more than two people.
Electric skillets can help you get started with learning how to cook because they are fairly easy to use. It’s the perfect appliance if you’re always on the go and if you don’t have a lot of space in the kitchen for more advanced pots and pans. However, you need to choose well when shopping for this appliance. If the price is too low, the quality may be, too.