I've been getting some questions I will answer here. The electric skillet you see above will take the place of my stove top.
It is a Presto Fold Away. Which means you can make it smaller to store. The inside where you cook can be taken out and washed.
This one got high ratings at every online store I checked. It was under $50.
I bought mine from Walmart.com. But was able to find better photos, above and below, at other stores online...
Here's some info on this...
Master the art of making meals. Plug in to energy-saving power that brings a heat more efficient than a range burner or oven for faster, more precise cooking. The high walls, heavy cast aluminum nonstick construction, master heat control and dishwasher-safe design combine ease, convenience, versatility and durability in an unstoppable kitchen force. 1-year warranty. Model 06857.
- Great for big meals!
- High walls allow for extra cooking and serving capacity
- Tempered glass cover and stay-cool fold-down handles
- Master heat control maintains cooking temperature automatically
- Skillet pan and cover are dishwasher safe with heat control removed
- Built-in spout for pouring liquids doubles as spoon or spatula holder when skillet is in use
- Fold down handles to detach skillet from base; with handles folded in, the base & handles store compactly
I also have a Cuisinart panini maker I brought from Texas. Which makes a really good sandwich. Here it is...
Here's what One King's Lane has to say about the panini maker...
You don't have to travel to Italy for the perfect panini. In fact, you don't even have to walk around the corner. Cuisinart's griddler is a panini press and much more--it also serves as a contact grill, full grill, full griddle and half grill/half griddle. The sleek device has removable, reversible, dishwasher-safe nonstick cooking plates that drain grease for healthy cooking. An integrated drip tray collects grease for easy clean up. A sturdy handle with hinged floating cover adjusts to thickness of your food while a selector knob allows you to choose the grill or griddle function. With adjustable temperature controls you can heat your food exactly right. A dishwasher-safe scraping tool is also included. Limited 3-year warranty.
I have been debating on and reviewing toaster/convection ovens for a month. I do a LOT of research before I buy. The one that seems to get the best ratings is not cheap. Average: $249. But there are smaller ones and other brands. Don't know that I will get one. But will show you the top of the line and best rated, made in Australia. It is from a company called Breville.
Here's what Amazon.com says:
- 1800-watt convection toaster oven with 0.8-cubic-foot nonstick interior
- Element IQ technology for smarter control over the heat; 9 pre-set functions. Blue back-lit LCD screen turns orange during pre-heating.
- 5 quartz heating elements; user-friendly control panel; LCD screen; 3 rack positions
- Auto-eject wire rack; removable crumb tray; pizza pan, baking pan, and broil rack included
- Measures 18-1/2 by 16-1/4 by 11-1/4 inches; 1-year limited warranty
Here's the review The Kitchn gave it...Breville Smart Oven.
She considers the Breville to be an essential in the kitchen.
There are many others, but this one seems to be a relative good prospect to replace your entire stove. In fact many reviews I read said they did just that. But what has me undecided is, it costs a lot, yet it has safety features the others I've found so far do not.
One thing you can be sure of, I do diligent research on everything I buy, whether online or in a store, before I will make a purchase. I will check the reviews for the current year. I will check the store customer reviews. I will check CNET reviews and Consumer Reports. And it has to be energy-efficient, or I won't buy it.
If you have any other questions, shoot me an email. Otherwise will see you around 3 p.m. for Tweak It.