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Presto 16-inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover

*Est. $40
February 2011
by ConsumerSearch
Presto 16-inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover

Electric skillet for pan frying, sauteing

  • Low price
  • Big cooking surface
  • Heats evenly
  • Nonstick interior
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • No vent in lid
  • Not for deep frying
  • One-year warranty

Reviewers say the Presto 16-inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover is a great value that meets expectations. In particular, the large cooking surface holds substantially more food than stovetop skillets, which makes it ideal for large families and dinner parties. It has a numbered temperature control, which allows for precise cooking temperatures of up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the temperature-control mechanism is removed, the Presto skillet can be immersed in water or cleaned in the dishwasher. It's worth noting that while a maximum temperature setting of 400 degrees is fine for pan frying and sautéing, cooking experts say that 450 degrees works best for deep frying. The Presto fry pan is made of aluminum with a black exterior. If you want an electric skillet with a higher maximum cooking temperature and a vented lid, consider the Cuisinart Electric Skillet CSK-150 (*Est. $120). Although it costs three times as much, the Cuisinart fry pan is a better pick for deep frying, and its stainless-steel exterior makes it a bit nicer looking. The Presto electric frying pan has a one-year warranty.

We didn't uncover any professional reviews of the Presto 16-inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover; however, this electric frying pan is a clear winner among owners at,, and Owners agree it accurately maintains the set temperature and cooks food evenly. We only read a few isolated reports of the nonstick coating flaking off after a short amount of time. For the most part, owners say the nonstick coating holds up through weekly use.

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More than 230 owners review the Presto 16-inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover, resulting in an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Reviewers agree that this electric frying pan heats evenly and is easy to clean. A few owners say the nonstick coating began to flake off before a year was up, and one owner says the glass lid exploded. One reviewer comments that the large size makes it hard to pour out excess oil.

Review: Presto 06852 16-Inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover, Contributors to

2. allows owners to rate products in five categories: value, expectations, features, durability and appearance. All but a handful of the more than 130 owner reviews for the Presto 16-inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover give it a 4- or 5-star rating. Many reviewers say they have tried other electric skillets and found the Presto to be superior. It rapidly heats to the set temperature and doesn't develop hot spots during cooking. The main complaint is no vent in the lid for steam to escape through. One reviewer says the nonstick coating started to flake off after three uses, and another experienced this problem after several months.

Review: Presto 16" Electric Skillet With Glass Cover, Contributors to


The Presto 16-inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover receives a high average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from about 30 owners. Reviewers agree that it maintains an accurate cooking temperature and is very easy to clean. Several say that there's not a better electric skillet for the price.

Review: Presto 6852 Skillet, Contributors to


About 20 owners have posted detailed reviews for the Presto 16-inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover at, where it averages 4.5 stars out of 5. Many reviewers have a big family and are using it to cook large batches of food. Several say it doubles nicely as a griddle for big breakfasts or mention using it as a mini-oven. Owners say it's truly nonstick and can be cleaned in the dishwasher. Downsides noted are the legs may require retightening with a screwdriver, and the size makes it tricky to drain excess oil.

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