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Old 03-25-2016, 04:23 PM   #11
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That being said,
1) Can anyone provide me with a Chili recipe for the Electric Skillet?
2) Can I use a casserole recipe that says to bake in the oven, in the Electric Skillet?
Like Kayelle said, you probably should use it as a skillet. Like a skillet on a stovetop but electrically self-heating.

Chili and other stews are usually made in pots with higher sides. Hard to tell if you could make chili in the electric skillet you have. Depends on size and other factors.

You can't use the skillet to bake anything. It would be a lot easier for you to bake a casserole in the oven rather than trying to get the equivalent result with an electric skillet.

Kayelle's suggestion of looking up skillet recipes is a good one.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:38 PM   #12
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I have an old electric skillet. The base is oil filled, so it takes a little longer to come to heat, but there are zero hot spots. Heats very evenly. I like it.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:48 PM   #13
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The one thing that my mother and my wife's mother had in common, they both made excellent fried chicken in their electric skillets. My mother did some other things too, but they were usually foods that were essentially fried, even if they had other things added after starting with frying. Things like pork chops or chuck steak finished in a sauce of some sort.
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Old 03-25-2016, 05:41 PM   #14
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I like the idea of an electric skillet for fried chicken. It will make maintaining a Constant temperature much easier.
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:00 PM   #15
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I agree that electric skillets make great fried chicken. Mine died about 10 or 15 years ago, after many years of good use. I'm seriously thinking about getting another one.
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:03 PM   #16
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Got the skillet. The manual is worthless. Does not explain the control. There is a large blank space before the 200 deg. mark. No idea what that does.
The only thing I can think of to use a skillet under 200F for is to keep cooked food warm. Cover it first.
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:26 PM   #17
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I agree that electric skillets make great fried chicken. Mine died about 10 or 15 years ago, after many years of good use. I'm seriously thinking about getting another one.
I've been thinking the same lately. When I had kids at home I loved the fact it was square and food just "fit better" than in a round stove top skillet.

I almost bought this one for the winter holidays...
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:35 PM   #18
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Got the skillet. The manual is worthless. Does not explain the control. There is a large blank space before the 200 deg. mark. No idea what that does...
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The only thing I can think of to use a skillet under 200F for is to keep cooked food warm. Cover it first.
Or, just maybe, 200 degrees is the lowest temperature that the skillet goes to. It might not turn on the elements to heat the thing until it reaches the 200 mark. Only one way to find out - see if something stays warm when you set it halfway between "off" and "200".
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:52 PM   #19
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Or, just maybe, 200 degrees is the lowest temperature that the skillet goes to. It might not turn on the elements to heat the thing until it reaches the 200 mark. Only one way to find out - see if something stays warm when you set it halfway between "off" and "200".
Yup.
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Like Kayelle said, you probably should use it as a skillet. Like a skillet on a stovetop but electrically self-heating.

Chili and other stews are usually made in pots with higher sides. Hard to tell if you could make chili in the electric skillet you have. Depends on size and other factors.

You can't use the skillet to bake anything. It would be a lot easier for you to bake a casserole in the oven rather than trying to get the equivalent result with an electric skillet.

Kayelle's suggestion of looking up skillet recipes is a good one.
My son just found a Pace Salsa magazine from 1995. It has 3 Chili recipes perfect for the electric skillet. Each one says bring to boil, then simmer for 10, 20, or 30 minutes depending on the recipe. Anywhere between 8 - 10 cups. They must have made recipes back then for electric skillets. There are several more, and they all look like they will fit and cook in an electric skillet.
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