Presto 11-Inch Electric Skillet

Last updated date: September 1, 2019

DWYM Score
9.0

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We looked at the top 1 Electric Skillets and dug through the reviews from 11 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, All Best Tops, My Classy Kitchen, Cookwared, Home Gear X, Consumer Reviews, Business Insider, Daringabroad, Bestcovery, Top 6 Pro and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Electric Skillet you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 139 expert reviews, the Presto Presto 11-Inch Electric Skillet placed 6th 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
8.9
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
555 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Very affordable. Dependable non-stick coating. Cooks evenly. Accomodates large amounts of food.
- BestReviews
July 1, 2019 | Full review
Most people love Presto brands and we’ll be lying if we say we don’t. That’s why we could not help it but review this 11-inch electric skillet. Affordable yet versatile, this electric skillet will be the real deal in your kitchen. It is made to last with the innovative plastic EverNu cover that will not dent, bend, peel or warp. It is also equipped with Control Master heat control to enable it to automatically maintain proper cooking temperature. We really love this electric skillet, and we urge you to have the same feeling.
- All Best Tops
With Presto 06620 11-Inch Electric Skillet roasts, fries, grills, stews, bakes and makes casseroles for four people at a time. This machines control Master heat control automatically maintains proper cooking temperature while cooking. Innovative plastic EverNu cover of this skillet won’t dent, warp, peel, or bend. This Presto 06620 11-Inch Electric Skillet’s deluxe nonstick surface is for stick-free cooking, easy cleaning. Presto 06620 11-Inch Electric Skillet is Built to North American Electrical Standards.
- My Classy Kitchen
Even though this electric skillet is smaller than others, it can still cook more than enough food for two people. Due to its comfortably small size, it can easily find a place in any kitchen, especially for those with limited space. Priced for limited budgets.
- Cookwared
Small and compact skillet for up to four people. Comes with Presto's standard heat control. It's offered at a low and attractive price. It comes backed by a 1-year warranty.
- Home Gear X
The Presto 06620 electric skillet is good for smaller households or if a large skillet is not needed. The skillet has a domed lid, a removable thermostat probe that maked it dishwasher safe. The skillet has a non-stick coating and is deep enough for stews.
- Consumer Reviews
July 1, 2019 | Full review
Rivalling the Proctor skillet, this 11-inch skillet conquers cooking outdoors and is extremely portable. What comes with portability usually follows with a lack of durability, but not with this little skillet. Using EverNu plastic, you won’t be damaging this skillet easily.
- Appliance Analysts
The Presto 11-inch Electric Skillet features a nonstick cooking surface that is easy to clean and requires little to no oil or butter. The "Control Master" heat control knob maintains temperatures between "warm" (about 175 degrees) and 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Business Insider
July 18, 2019 | Full review
The Presto 06620 11-Inch Skillet is designed with a removable electric plug. It, therefore, fits perfectly into the dishwasher and does not consume a lot of storage space. Perfect for any kitchen size.
- Daringabroad
July 10, 2019 | Full review
Our most affordable pick, the Presto 06620 Electric Skillet is the biggest little skillet on this list, capable of accommodating almost anything you could ever want to cook, roast, grill or fry. It’s ideal for smaller families, couples, or college students living in a dorm environment. While this 11 inch square skillet doesn't take up much space, the three inch deep sides make it as versatile as any other option in terms of cooking versatility. Even better, the plasticized cover is seven inches in height so you can roast a chicken or small turkey inside without touching the cover. This unit has a coated non-stick surface with a weight saving cast aluminum base which makes it extremely light weight for ease of handling.
- Bestcovery
Despite its peerless performance, the Presto 11-Inch Electric Skillet (06620) is decently priced to make sure you are fully satisfied. Best of all, it is built to North American Electrical standards.
- Top 6 Pro
What experts didn't like
Smaller than its 16-inch counterparts. Short cord.
- BestReviews
July 1, 2019 | Full review
The lid is not transparent; hence, you have to remove it to monitor whatever you are cooking.
- All Best Tops
Metal lid you can’t see through. The low lid may make roasting chickens, etc. difficult. 1 year limited warranty.
- Cookwared
The lid is opaque. It's a rather small skillet.
- Home Gear X
The cord is not very long, and some users report the paint peels off the outside of the lid with light use. Other users have reported the non-stick finish may peel.
- Consumer Reviews
July 1, 2019 | Full review
Plastic cord. Light Use Only.
- Appliance Analysts
There were complaints about users having trouble with baking cakes in the skillet and the nonstick surface flaking off after prolonged use.
- Business Insider
July 18, 2019 | Full review
Starts to bubble when soaked in water.
- Daringabroad
July 10, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Fries, grills, stews and more! Accommodates large roasts, hams and poultry. Innovative EverNu cover won't dent, warp, bend or peel. DiamondCoat deluxe nonstick finish inside and out. Dishwasher safe with heat control removed. 120 volts, 60 Hz only

Overall Product Rankings

1. Presto 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 21
2. BELLA 12-inch Electric Skillet
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 10
3. Presto 16-Inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 15
4. De’Longhi BG45 Electric Skillet
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 24
5. Nesco 8-inch Electric Skillet
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 13
6. Presto 11-Inch Electric Skillet
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 11
7. Maxi-Matic Elite Platinum Non-Stick Electric Skillet
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 9
8. CucinaPro Electric Skillet
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 5
9. Hamilton Beach Deep Dish Durathon Ceramic Skillet
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 9
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.