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Best Electric Skillet Reviews – Top 5 in 2017

In this article we take a look at the best electric skillets available in the UK market. Skillets are used for pan frying, searing and also for browning or sauteing food. Many buyers use one of these for alfresco cooking. They can also be used for outdoor BBQs. A skillet has a very flat bottom and typically vary in size from about an 8" pan to a 12" pan.

Almost all of the traditional skillets were made from cast iron. They were recognisable as they had long handles, a wide flat base and shallow sides. Electric skillets do not look the same as that, but they use the same principle as that original cast iron pan.

The modern electric skillets will have a non-stick coating, and are usually made from some quality of stainless steel. You will also find that many modern day skillets also come with glass see through lids.

Skillet vs Frying Pan​

They are nearly the same thing. The key difference is that the skillet has a much wider and flatter surface. That makes them ideal for uniformly sealing larger joints of meat. People with larger families, or those cooking for larger crowds, will also use a skillet because of this.​

Top 5 Electric Skillets​ (UK)

Below we have listed what we believe to be the top 5 electric skillets in the UK market. The good news is there are plenty of choices available. They also come from some of the very best kitchen brands.

Please note, we have lined up the top 5 electric skillets above. We have placed these in order of best value along with the highest rated by buyers. Any ratings shown are an average, and marked out of a maximum of 5 stars. We have also used average retail UK prices. Both ratings and prices change constantly, so please always check before deciding to make any purchase.

1. Andrew James Electric Teppanyaki Barbecue Table Grill Griddle

This is a popular choice for a BBQ table grill or griddle, from Andrew James, that many people find very useful. This can be used to cook a variety of meats, fish, and vegetables.

  • Ceramic cooking surface
  • Adjustable thermostat
  • Comes with 8 spatulas
  • Heats up quickly
  • 2-year warranty

The pan weighs 2.5 Kg, and measures 24.5 x 12 x 46 cm. It uses 2,000 watts of power and is made of cast iron. This is a great pan for healthy cooking.


2. VonShef 1500W Round Multi Cooker

The VonShef multi-cooker has cool touch handles, and uses 1,500 watts of power to do its cooking on a non-stick surface.

Great for frying, browning, braising and also useful for casserole style cooking.

  • Non-stick cooking surface
  • Aluminium pan with glass lid
  • Full thermostatic control
  • 2-year warranty

3. ​Morphy Richards 48898 Supreme Precision Electric Skillet

This is often referred to as a whole pan for better frying. Typically a pan like this is used for making casseroles, or for paella style dishes.

  • Ceramic cooking surface
  • Adjustable thermostat
  • Cool handle
  • 3-year guarantee

The pan weighs 3 Kg, is 31 cm in diameter and measures 43.6 x 33.8 x 15.4 cm. The cooking area is 30 cm x 30 cm (12" x 12"0 It uses 1,500 watts of power.

4. T​ower T14010 Cerastone Electric Sauté Pan

Many people buy a skillet like this to use in a caravan, camping van or mobile home. That is because they are great for multi-purpose cooking. They are also easy to clean and look after.

This Tower model has a ceramic cooking surface, an adjustable thermostat and cool handles for easy lifting. It is powered by 1,500 watts so heats up quickly.

It also comes with a 3-Year guarantee.​


5. Judge Non-Stick Electric Skillet

This Judge skillet is a 1,500 watt skillet and used mainly from braising casseroles, making lasagna and many rice dishes. It is also used for frying and sauteing, making this a great all rounder.

Measures ​42 x 32.4 x 12.8 cm

Weighs 2.9 Kg​

These are also great if you need to large fry ups and for larger families. Comes with a glass lid for easy viewing. It also has two large handles for easy movement.

5 Easy Meals to Make With An Electric Skillet

Just below I have included a video on 5 easy meals you can make, using an electric skillet.

What is an Electric Skillet Used for?​

In the main these are used for alfresco cooking. The majority of buyers bought one of these skillets to use in some type of mobile home, such as a caravan or a camping van. Primarily they are used for doing something like a large fry up, or to brown and sear large joints.

Thanks to their sloped sides they can also be used for casseroles, stews and many rice dishes.​

Electric Skillet Benefits​

The main benefit of using a skillet, is that it is a large surface, that offers a constant heat across that surface. Many normal frying pans tend to heat up more in the centre, than around the edges. That can lead to uneven cooking. So if for example you wanted to sear a large joint of meat, the centre would be seared more than the edges.

Having a skillet, prevents that from happening. Skillets also have adjustable thermostats which respond quickly to temperature adjustments. That then gives you more control over your cooking.​

Choosing the Best Electric Skillet​ - Saute Pan vs Skillet

It is easy to confuse the difference between a saute pan or a skillet. They both have flat bottoms, but the difference is in the sides of the pan. Saute pans have tall vertical sides, whereas a skillet has sides that flare outwards at an angle. The saute pan will have a larger surface area on the base.

Conclusion​

As you can see there are plenty of choices when it comes to finding a good quality electric skillet. The Tower one is the most popular, which is why we have it first on our list. These electric skillets cost on average around £40. They are a good appliance to have in the kitchen, or indeed use in a caravan.

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(Last Updated On: August 5, 2017)
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Enda

I enjoy cooking and love using a whole variety of small kitchen appliances. On this website, I review many of the best kitchen gadgets that are fun to own, and even more fun to use.

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