Only a premium quality electric Skillet will offer you perfect even heat distribution feature. The other product will give you even heat distribution but not the way Saladmaster Oil Core Electric Skillet Model 7817 gives and because of this, it is the best electric Skillet priced at a higher price with some interesting additional features.
The Saladmaster brand is known for excellence and above all for durability. These products are built to last a lifetime and then some. The Vapo-Valve system locks in moisture allowing to maintain flavor, and cooking without butter, oils or fat if you so choose.
The main advantage of buying a premium quality electric Skillet is the material they use in constructing the skillet. Stainless steel will transform your cooking ability if you are used to cooking in a cast aluminum electric Skillet. It can easily handle heat up to 400 degrees with step size varying from 250 degrees to 400 degrees.
The inner core of the Skillet has an oil core which is best for even heat conduction. You will notice its effects immediately as food gets cooked evenly from all sides. Because of this, you need not to use the added thermostat for heat setting unless you want to lower the heat or increase the heat considerably.
Apart from the oil core, it has a temperature control electronic probe. With the help of this probe, you can easily set the heat level. It is nothing but a thermostat but with a different concept and design. Countdown timer also helps you to adjust your cooking time based on the preference. Even if you forget, it will remind you. Further, the product comes with off warm and the simmer option.
Saladmaster Oil Core Electric Skillet Model 7817 comes with a Vapor value vacuum heat technology, which builds a vacuum inside the cooking area for better steam and bake. The walls are strong but not too heavy. You can even remove the electric Skillet and separate it from the heat control unit.
Hardly few electric skillets allow you to wash them in the dishwasher. This one has a detachable design, which allows you to clean them in the dishwasher. With complete immersion, it is very easy to clean and maintain the skillet. This feature further makes it a premium product.
Colin is a passionate chef by trade and a kitchen nerd on the side. Growing up in the kitchen, Colin has always had a passion for learning the absolute best way to cook a dish. He quickly realized most kitchens have duplicate cookware and small appliances and had to decide which ones were going to be the “keepers” – causing him to take a closer look at all his products.
As it turns out, small differences make a big impact on the experience. Whether it’s how hard you have to press a microwave button, to how long a cast iron skillet stays warm after you turn off the heat, these little difference changed everything.