Hamilton Beach Deep Dish Durathon Ceramic Skillet

Last updated date: September 1, 2019

DWYM Score
8.1


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 137 expert reviews, the Hamilton Beach Hamilton Beach Deep Dish Durathon Ceramic Skillet placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 21, 2019:
Checkout The Best Electric Skillet for a detailed review of all the top electric skillets.

Expert Summarized Score
8.0
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
259 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
When it comes to non-stick electric skillets, you would love to have something that lets you play with various recipes and spice up your life. Unlike traditional skillets in the market, this one has a 3” depth, allowing you to experiment with various different dishes.
- The Top Pro
Apart from ensuring that you cook healthier meals, the non-stick coat also makes this skillet super easy to clean. This coat is also free of PFOA and PTFE material to ensure user safety and convenience. Besides, this unit comes with a three-inch depth offering you a perfect fit for a variety of recipes. You will also love the easy to adjust temperature allowing you prepare various meals fast and efficiently.
- Top Ten Review Pro
February 1, 2019 | Full review
The size of the cooking vessel is 12 x 15 inches. The depth of it is 3 inches which is enough to cook anything and everything. A tempered glass lid is provided with vent and cool touch handle. The construction of the skillet is extremely ergonomic and it is better to buy a ceramic non-stick kitchenware than a traditional one because of better durability and less cooking time. The adjustable temperature makes it applicable in various recipes or low to high heat and simmer.
- The AZ Theme
April 4, 2018 | Full review
Impressively durable non-stick coating. Ideal size for larger huoseholds. Suitable for cooking a wide range of dishes. Dishwasher safe for an easy clean-up. Cool touch handles for safe usage.
- Kitchenistic
June 7, 2019 | Full review
The Duration ceramic non-stick coating compares favorably with most analogs in that it retains almost all the vitamins and beneficial properties of ingredients. And here you can cook without the use of butter- a plus for lovers of healthy food.
- Best Advisor
June 17, 2019 | Full review
With the Hamilton Beach deep dish ceramic skillet, Saute, fry, simmer or braise with the ease of a nonstick surface and the flexibility of a deeper dish. Now you can make a French toast casserole for breakfast or classic lasagna for dinner with a 3-inch Depth and 12×15 inch cooking surface of the Hamilton Beach skillet. This electric skillet gives you greater Capacity to make a variety of meals and foods in just one dish.
- My Classy Kitchen
The Hamilton Beach Deep Dish Durathon Ceramic Skillet is a premium quality kitchen cookware that measures 12 inches by 15 inches and features a ceramic non-stick cooking surface. Compared to other non-stick cookware, this gadget is 4 times stronger and more durable and won’t peel or crack with time. Free from PTFE and PFOA, it is designed and crafted with premium quality materials and safe for the whole family. Thanks to its 3-inch depth, it allows you to cook a wide range of dishes and meals regardless of their complexity.
- YoDiv
Hamilton Beach 38528 Deep Dish Ceramic Skillet is made with Durathon Ceramic Coating for immense durability. It offers outstanding nonstick performance. Therefore, you can adjust the temperature according to your need. It saves the time and effort of the chef with faster cooking performance. Both the skillet and lid are dishwasher safe. And for the price, this is another best electric ceramic skillet of the present time.
- Product Referee
March 9, 2019 | Full review
Durathon Ceramic coating 4x more durable than standard non-stick. Operates from warm to 400°. Dishwasher safe once power cord removed. PTFE and PFOA free. Deeper than similar ones of its size, increases cooking capacity.
- Kitchen Thinker
What experts didn't like
While this is a decent choice for a medium-sized family, it may not fit the needs of individuals with a family of more than five people.
- Top Ten Review Pro
February 1, 2019 | Full review
A little slow to heat up.
- Kitchenistic
June 7, 2019 | Full review
Must be placed on a flat surface for stability.
- Best Advisor
June 17, 2019 | Full review
Not recommended to use metal utensils. Steam vent can’t be closed off.
- Kitchen Thinker

From The Manufacturer

Sauté, fry, simmer or braise with the ease of a nonstick surface and the flexibility of a deeper dish with the Hamilton Beach Deep Dish Ceramic Skillet. Make a French toast casserole for breakfast or classic lasagna for dinner. With a 3 inch depth and 12x15 inch cooking surface, this electric skillet gives you greater capacity to make a variety of meals in just one dish. Made with Durathon ceramic coating, this skillet provides you with superior nonstick performance. The heat is adjustable for a range of cooking options and the handles remain cool to the touch throughout the cooking cycle. It also combines the advantages of a countertop skillet and convenient serving dish in one compact machine. After cooking, the skillet and lid can go in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.

Overall Product Rankings

1. BELLA 12-inch Copper Electric Skillet With Lid
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 10
2. Presto 16-Inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 15
3. Presto 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 21
4. De’Longhi BG45 Electric Skillet
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 24
5. Presto 11-Inch Electric Skillet
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 11
6. Maxi-Matic Elite Platinum Non-Stick Electric Skillet
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 9
7. CucinaPro Electric Skillet
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Hamilton Beach Deep Dish Durathon Ceramic Skillet
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 9
9. Nesco 8-inch Electric Skillet
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 13
10. Black & Decker Family Sized Electric Skillet
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 11

An Overview On Electric Skillets

Electric skillets have long been associated with activities like frying chicken and making pancakes. However, some of today’s electric skillets pack in much more versatility. With the right electric skillet, you can avoid firing up the oven or stove, potentially saving money on your utility bill. This is especially true if you buy a skillet designed for energy efficiency.

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In addition to saving energy, electric skillets can be very convenient. Some skillets allow you to use them as buffet servers, which means when you’re cooking for a large group, you can merely put it on “warm” and set it on the counter to allow your guests to serve themselves. Best of all, when you’re finished using it, you can simply slip it into a kitchen cabinet or closet.

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Cleaning your skillet can be a bit more complicated than typical pots and pans. There are heat controls on skillets that shouldn’t be submerged in water. It’s important to consult the user manual that comes with your skillet for cleaning instructions. With many skillets, you can detach the part that comes into contact with food and put it in the dishwasher.

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Most of today’s skillets have nonstick surfaces that make cleanup a breeze. However, there are specific instructions with nonstick coatings. The most well-known nonstick brand, Teflon, is especially prone to flaking off with heavy use. To extend the life of the coating, you should avoid using metal cooking utensils or cooking spray. However, you may find that a little butter or cooking oil can enhance your pan’s nonstick features.

Newer types of ceramic nonstick coating boost durability and give you a little more protection if you use metal spatulas and spoons. Many safety-conscious consumers also like that ceramic nonstick technology doesn’t leach chemicals into the food. However, experts say the concerns about chemicals in Teflon mostly referred to those manufactured before 2013. Today’s coatings have been proven safe for use in cooking.

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One feature that doesn’t get as much attention during griddle shopping is the lid. If you plan to use your griddle as a buffet server, a glass lid can make it easy to see what’s inside without lifting the lid. Some lids are also vented, which lets steam escape. Without that feature, you’ll have to occasionally lift it to let steam out to ensure the food inside cooks properly. Some griddles even have adjustable vents on the lid, which can come in handy for controlling the level of steam escaping.

DYWM Fun Fact

The basic concept of a griddle began with the cooking surface itself. Metal griddles have a long history of use among many cultures, including in Mexico, where clay griddles are used to cook tortillas and toast foods like seeds and nuts. Originally, griddles were built using brick, stone or clay. But the first Teflon-coated electric grill hit the market in the 1960s, allowing consumers to make the same delicious foods they’d tasted in diners, where larger griddle surfaces were used. You can buy non-electric griddles that you use on your stovetop, but electric griddles remain popular as a way to cook a variety of foods.

The Electric Skillet Buying Guide

  • Before you start shopping, think about what you’ll be cooking on your new griddle. Today’s models have much more versatility than the skillets your parents and grandparents likely used. That means you can keep the stove and oven powered off and save electricity. The Presto 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet will fry, roast, grill, stew and bake, which means you can even make cakes in it, in addition to casseroles and stews. With the BELLA 12-inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid, you can fry, bake, sauté, steam and more. The skillet allows you to make items like ratatouilles and risottos in addition to traditional skillet foods like pancakes and omelets.
  • You should also consider capacity. If you’re only cooking for yourself or a small family, this likely won’t matter, but it can still help to be able to squeeze large quantities of food onto the cooking surface at once. The Presto 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet measures 16 X 12 X 2.75 inches, but the Presto 16-Inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover is slightly deeper, at 16 inches long by 3 inches deep. If you plan to regularly make fried chicken on your grill, the BELLA 12-inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid is built for it, with the ability to hold up to 12 drumsticks at once.
  • When you’re finished with your skillet, storage will immediately become an issue. The Presto 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet is built for storage. Simply fold the arms down and nest all the parts together to slide it into a cabinet. It’s also lightweight, so taking it with you to events is easier than with many other skillets.
  • One pesky thing about electric skillets is that they can tend to be uneven in the way they cook. The Presto 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet is best for preventing this, with its unique Control Master heating control. This ensures your food cooks evenly, then stays heated once you put it in warming mode.
  • Many of today’s skillets allow you to use them as buffet servers, which comes in handy if you’re cooking for a group. Simply set the skillet on a counter or table and let your guests serve themselves. The Presto 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet is designed for this, as is the Presto 16-Inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover. But you can also turn down the heat on the BELLA 12-inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid and use it buffet-style.
  • Moving an electric skillet once it’s hot can be dangerous, so it’s important to pay close attention to the user manual. Skillets like the Presto 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet, De’Longhi 16-Inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid and BELLA 12-inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid have handles that stay cool while you’re cooking, allowing you to touch them without oven mitts. The body and control box will likely still be hot, though, so use caution when touching those areas. The handles on the De’Longhi 16-Inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid can be shaky, so it may not be wise to carry it with food inside.
  • The De’Longhi 16-Inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid also has a nonskid base to prevent it from moving around while you’re cooking. But the base gets so hot, it can be dangerous for your countertops, so you may want to use it on your stovetop.
  • The legs on the BELLA 12-inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid are large, providing extra stability while you work. The legs also stay cool, protecting your countertops. The outside of this model also has a coating that helps it stay cool, providing further protection.
  • If you’ve ever owned a skillet, you know how long they can last with proper use. The Presto 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet resists rust, which is useful for something you’ll be washing every time you use it.  The body of the De’Longhi 16-Inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid is made from aluminum for years of use.
  • Unfortunately, Teflon-coated surfaces don’t last forever. Even with careful use, you may find the nonstick surface begins to peel. With the BELLA 12-inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid, you’ll not only get ceramic nonstick technology that resists wear, but it’s also coated with titanium for extra staying power. This surface provides eight times the durability of traditional nonstick coatings. The De’Longhi 16-Inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid will likely last only two to three years.
  • The best thing about nonstick surfaces is that they make cleanup easier. One major downside of the BELLA 12-inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid is that it’s not dishwasher safe, so you’ll have to handwash it after each use. The Presto 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet, De’Longhi 16-Inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid and Presto 16-Inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover are all dishwasher safe.
  • A clear lid is always handy to have, especially if you plan to set your griddle up buffet-style. The Presto 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet, De’Longhi 16-Inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid, Presto 16-Inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover and BELLA 12-inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid all come with clear lids.
  • Another important feature on a griddle lid is a vent. This can help keep steam from becoming trapped, which can improve the taste of some foods. The vent on the De’Longhi 16-Inch Electric Skillet With Glass Lid is adjustable, letting you control the amount of steam that escapes.
  • The Presto 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet has an attached spout that serves as a handy rest for your spoon or spatula. It also has a drainage spout designed to remove excess grease and broth.