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Old 03-21-2016, 09:40 AM   #1
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Electric Skillet

I have an Electric Skillet on order. Due in Wednesday.

Proctor Silex Electric Skillet - Walmart.comreviews_limit=10&wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId =0&adid=22222222227032152529&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3= 61527619832&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=125613958832&veh=sem

I'm hoping I can use this sitting at the table instead of standing at the stove with a real skillet. I don't know what to expect but am looking for a website that might have temp setting for "simmer", "fry", "cook", "saute", and all those other words. Also looking for a good Electric Skillet cookbook. Also, any tips on using this would be appreciated.

I've found web sites for Pressure Cooking and Slow Cooking, are there any specifically for Electric Skillet Cooking?

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Old 03-21-2016, 09:44 AM   #2
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I'd expect the skillet to come with a cookbook. Otherwise, just treat it like a pan on the stove. If you cook sitting at the table, will your stove vent take care of any smoke?
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:27 AM   #3
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Another issue is spatter. If you fry at the table, it's likely to be pretty messy.
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Old 03-21-2016, 11:10 AM   #4
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I have a stool in the kitchen that I pull over to the stove when I need to stand there for a while. I also bought an Instant Pot multicooker that I can plug in next to my prep area on my peninsula, so I can sit there when I use it.
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:50 PM   #5
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I have a 10 year old Zojirushi electric skillet mainly for use at the table to use as a hot pot. I don't think I've ever used it for frying......bought it mainly for doing shabu-shabu type meals. Nice appliance, but I haven't used it in a while...
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:16 PM   #6
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Those skillets are nice because they maintain a temperature that you set it at instead of overheating like a pan on the stove.
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Old 03-25-2016, 02:46 PM   #7
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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. Absolutely no recipes provided. There are Presto, Westbend, Cuisinart, Oil clad, and various other manufactures on the internett providing recipes, but not Proctor Silex.

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?
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:08 PM   #8
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Just treat it like it is...an electric skillet.

Here's some good sounding recipes..

Skillet Recipes : Food Network

http://www.gopresto.com/recipes/skil...PSESSID=6d4888
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:28 PM   #9
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I usually do chili in the crockpot cooked on low all day. I'd just follow the regular recipe for a skillet on the stove. Usually on the back of a chili seasoning packet, they have a recipe for chili where you cook the hamburg, add onions, beans, etc.. Just use that for the electric skillet.

But I usually just cook chili low and slow all day in the crockpot.
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:51 PM   #10
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Thanks for information. Now I can start burning food in a whole new way. (joke)
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