GreenGourmet® Electric 14-inch Skillet
I use an electric skillet more than any other pan in my home. I always have. They are easy to use, easy to clean, handy, and you can even bake in them if you so desire. I don't, but it is possible as I have done it before.
My favorite thing to cook in an electric skillet are eggs. Over easy is exactly what you get if you take care of your electric skillet and you'll get them every time.
The best feature of any electric skillet is the fast heating. You do not have to wait for a burner to heat or a pan to heat on a burner. It is as fast as turning it on nearly. The quicker it heats, the sooner you eat, right? I'm very impatient mostly.
Product Features Including What You Get in the Box
Stainless-steel 1800-watt electric skillet with 14-by-14-inch cooking surface
Instruction and Recipe booklet with over 30 recipes
Petroleum-free, ceramic-based, nonstick interior; contains no PTFE or PFOA
Tempered glass lid; die-cast stainless-steel handles; embossed Cuisinart logo
Adjustable temperature control dial that ranges from Warm to 450°F, with indicator light that turns off when desired temperature is reached
Measures 17-1/5 by 18-1/5 by 7-2/7 inches; 3-year limited warranty
Size and Weight
17.2 x 18.2 x 7.3 inches and it weighs 9 pounds
The cooking surface is coated with Cuisinart Ceramica® nonstick coating. Note the registered trademark on that coating. I really like too. I'm always afraid of any Teflon type cooking surface.
What I Love About This Electric Skillet
I've had many electric skillets and most have been good ones. Some better than others and a couple that needed throwing away from the git-go. Not worth using at all really.
The Cuisinart GreenGourmet Electric Skillet is very nice. Sturdy and something I really like is that it is very heavy. I suppose it is awkward for some but I do not like anything that hot sliding around on the counter top. I keep mine on top my glass top stove though. The weight is certainly a plus for me.
The temperature control is right on the nose. It is what it is and it consistently shuts on and off to keep it at the proper temp.
The cord does get warm but not hot. I have never had one that did not at the very least be warm to the touch. I've had some that managed to be entirely too hot to the point of being very dangerous.
I do use a cooking spray or oil some times but most food will slide out without any oil, if you really need for it to.
I've not experienced any chipping or so far, any wear on the cooking surface and I've been using this particular skillet for a couple months on a daily basis. I really am enjoying it.
The recipe book is pretty good that comes with it but honestly I've only used it a couple times. I get most my recipes online.
What Is Not So Good
The lid and I've read complaints about it. I think the lid needs a larger hole in it for steam release or something. It builds up a bit too much condensation and if you are not careful can harm you if you do not take care when removing the lid when frying.
The handles are also stainless steel and have gotten hot before and though it has only happened one time, it tells me that it could happen again.
I wish every company would put some weight on those electrical cords. Not sure why they do not but it would make them safer and keep them cooler.
Buy it! Heck yeah, it is a good skillet and the benefits out-weigh any cons as far as I'm concerned. I may buy another when the time comes or I may not. Depends on what is available on the market by then.
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Amount Paid (US$): 124.00