5 Best Electric Skillets

The electric skillet is one of the most useful cooking appliances you can have in your kitchen. They are perfect for cooking small amounts of food or for side dishes when your stove top burners are in use for the main course. They are also much cheaper and easier to clean than using stove top burners.

Sizes range from about 7″ x 7″ pans up to 16″ and larger. We find that anything less than 11″ square will leave you wishing you had one just a bit bigger. The 16″ size models usually are rectangular or oval and measure 16 inches long by about 12 inches wide and up to 3 inches deep.

Prices range from about $20 up to over $150, however we found that models up to $50 performed amazingly well for the price compared to the more expensive brands unless you need to deep-fry foods. We, therefore, primarily focused on the cheaper models and as a result our picks are not suited towards deep-frying.

Below you can read our reviews for the top 5 best electric skillets.


Presto 06857 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet

Our choice for the best electric skillet is the Presto 06857 Electric Foldaway Skillet which sells for about $45. It is one of the highest rated models on Amazon and also one of the top sellers. Users seem to overwhelmingly love this unit starting with the evenly heated cooking surface which measures 16 x 12 x 2.75 inches. It also has a deluxe non-stick surface, dishwasher safe pan and lid, spout for pouring liquids, and fold down handles for compact storage.

Overall it is hard to beat the Presto 06857 for its performance at this price point, which is why we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new electric skillet.

It is also available at Amazon.


Cuisinart CSK-250WS GreenGourmet 14-Inch Nonstick Electric Skillet

If you are health-conscious and don’t want to have a non-stick coating that over time flakes off into your meals, then you should consider the Cuisinart CSK-250WS which sells for about $132. This electric skillet is made from stainless steel and coated in a ceramic nonstick finish that contains no PTFE or PFOA and is much more durable that standard non-stick coatings.

Other features of this Cuisinart model include a max temperature of 450 degrees, 14 inch round pan, and dishwasher safe. Overall it heats up evenly and hotter than some other skillets, but the only downside is the price which is much higher than all the other electric skillets on our list.


Hamilton Beach 38528R Deep Dish Durathon Ceramic Skillet

Another electric skillet that is covered in ceramic is the Hamilton Beach 38528R which sells for about $45. This unit is made from metal and then coated in a Durathon ceramic nonstick coating that is 4 times more durable than a traditional nonstick coating. Durathon is also free of PTFE and PFOA.

It features a 15 x 12 x 3 inch cooking surface which gives you a great cooking capacity and ability to handle deeper dishes. The 38528R’s skillet and lid are dishwasher safe.

One negative is that the whole skillet does not quite heat up evenly with a few hotspots. It also tends to be a bit hotter than the set temperature, so it can take some time to get a feel for.


Presto 06626 11-inch Electric Skillet

If you are looking for a smaller electric skillet then the 11-inch Presto 06626 is for you. Available for about $28 this unit measures in at 11 x 11 x 2.75. It heats up very quickly and cooks pretty evenly, but not quite perfect. It also has a nonstick surface and dishwasher safe parts.

The Presto 06626 electric skillet is a great choice for anyone who wants a small skillet that performs decently for a low price.


Proctor Silex 38526 Electric Skillet

The cheapest and best electric skillet under $25 is the Proctor Silex 38526 electric skillet, which also happens to be the best selling electric skillet on Amazon. It has a small nonstick cooking surface of approximately just 10.5 x 10.5 x 2.5 inches. It is dishwasher safe.

Overall it works OK for what it is – a cheap electric skillet. Just don’t expect it to do too much or last too long.

Best Electric Skillet Comparison Chart

Model Rating Price Size Material Lid Dishwasher Safe
Presto 06857 9.1 $44.90 16 x 12 x 2.75 in Aluminum w/ non-stick coating Glass
Cuisinart CSK-250WS 9 $131.99 14 x 14 x 3 in Stainless Steel w/ ceramic coating Glass Yes w/ Heat Control Removed
Hamilton Beach 38528R 8.9 $44.99 15 x 12 x 3 in Ceramic Coating Glass Yes
Presto 06626 8.7 $27.90 11 x 11 x 2.75 in Aluminum w/ non-stick coating Glass Yes w/ Heat Control Removed
Proctor Silex 38526 8.5 $24.99 10.5 x 10.5 x 2.5 in Aluminum w/ non-stick coating Glass Yes

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