The Best Electric Skillets

Offering simple temperature control and powered by just plugging into an outlet, an electric skillet can be a versatile and efficient addition to your kitchen. Most electric skillets can be used for frying, sautéing, roasting, and keeping food warm for a crowd, but they can vary in size, price, added features, and how easy they are to clean—some are fully dishwasher-safe, while others require hand washing. To help you find the best electric skillet to add to your kitchen, we’ve pulled together four great options. When choosing, consider how much you tend to cook at a time, what your budget is, and how you’d prefer to clean it.

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Best Value

Presto 16-inch Electric Skillet


Budget-Friendly and Easy to Clean. Offering a 16-inch electric skillet for just $30, this Presto electric skillet stands out as the best option on our list, and also offers very easy cleanup. 

What We Liked

This electric skillet from Presto can be fully immersed and washed in the dishwasher with the heat control removed, plus it promises a nonstick surface inside and out—to make cleaning up even elaborate meals a hassle-free breeze. Order Here.

Best Overall 

BELLA Electric Skillet, 12″ x 12″


Fast and Durable. With a ceramic non-stick coating, this 12-inch by 12-inch electric skillet from BELLA offers a 1200-watt heating system and promises to cook up to 30% faster than standard non-stick coatings. 

What We Liked

Boasting thousands of positive reviews from happy customers, this BELLA electric skillet can bake, steam, fry, sauté, and roast all in one convenient machine. Buy Online.

Best Small Option

Nesco Black Electric Skillet, 8 inch


Deep Interior. Offering a deep eight inch by eight inch non-stick interior, this Nesco electric skillet is the smallest option on our list, making it a great choice for those who want to enjoy an electric skillet without sacrificing too much counter space.

What We Liked

Offering 800 watts of power and a thermostat temperature control, this electric skillet from Nesco is a great option for cooking smaller batches. For cleanup, the glass lid is dishwasher safe, but the skillet should be washed with just a soapy dish cloth—not immersed or put in the dishwasher. Purchase Yours Today.

Best Large Option

Maxi-Matic EG-6203 Non-stick Deep Dish Heavy Duty Electric Skillet 


Family Sized. With a depth of over three inches and a roomy 13 by 16 inch cooking surface, this Maxi-Matic electric skillet is a great pick for those who want a large skillet capable of cooking big, family-friendly batches.

What We Liked

This large skillet from Maxi-Matic boasts an impressive eight-quart capacity and 1500 watts of power, so it’s designed to take on meals for a big family or days of meal prepping. Plus, the skillet features a built-in spout to allow for easy pouring. Click Here to Buy.

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