Electric Skillet Recipes

What About The Practicality?

By: - Food & Beverage - July 8, 2011
electric skillet recipes what about the practicality

Electric skillet recipes are found across the Internet.  There are even cookbooks where you can find the best electric skillet recipe to suit your needs.  However, as practical as the electric skillet may be, one has to wonder how convenient and good making recipes in an electrical skillet really is.  Is it just another kitchen gadgetry gimmick and/or an impractical use of kitchen space?  Well, it all depends on the person and what their needs are.

Most electric skillet recipes can be done on varied skillet models, found across the market with the popular ones being readily written about in reviews, even recommended with the odd electric skillet recipe.  In fact, an electric skillet can reduce the long-term cost of cooking because they are generally very sturdy, high quality and extremely affordable.  However, do not be convinced into trying your recipes on the skillet’s country cousin, the electric griddle because many will simply cause a mess.  In fact, the recipes you can find to use on your skillet are specially designed for the small space, something that provides less space in many cases that a practical and conventional casserole dish.  It is of course the practicality of using your recipes that you make yourself in a skillet because if you live in a place where you have only a kitchenette or even no kitchen at all, you can enjoy a decent meal, even a hearty breakfast and still have an easy time cleaning because the lid on the skillet will prevent splashes from the food as it cooks from getting on your cooking space, even if that is the floor or a side table.

When you are making electric skillet recipes, consider the volume that you need your skillet to hold before you buy one.  Most are not designed for large groups, even families, and many are more practical for couples or single people.  So, if you are trying a friend’s new pancake electric skillet recipe, you should have no problems with space and ease of cooking.  However, if you are wanting to cook a huge roast, then you simply will be unable to do that recipe.  Think small and practical, using one dish type recipes versus the larger and sometimes more than one pan versions.  Remember that everything that you have to cook has to be done in essentially one dish and cooked together.  If your recipes are not one dish wonders, you simply may have issues in providing a hot meal with things going cold as you wait for yet another dish to cook.  So, does this mean that electric skillets are just a waste of time, space and money? Realistically, they are practical, useful and worth the space if you really have no other means of cooking and if you are single or a couple, but other than that, if you cannot find a family sized one (theses are hard to find) then you simply are better off getting another appliance or falling back onto the tried and true oven or stove.

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