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10 Top Electric Skillets & Griddles for Fast, Easy Frying & Grilling

Our top ten list of the best electric skillets and griddles give you fast, affordable frying and grilling that won’t overheat your kitchen this summer.

Top Electric Skillet Roundup

Check out the best electric skillets that can help add another dimension to your cooking and entertaining, from barbecues to dinner parties.

Zojirushi Gourmet d'Expert Electric Skillet

Zojirushi's Gourmet d'Expert Electric Skillet is a high performance skillet with 1300 Watts of frying power and a wide temperature range from 176°F (warming) to 430°F.

Smart Choice

  • Versatile

    The removable non-stick titanium coated skillet pan can be removed and used for cooking directly on the stove or for fast, easy cleaning.


    Quick and easy to disassemble as well as handles that stay cool during cooking make this pan easy to use, move and clean.

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Electric frying pans (i.e. skillets, woks and griddles) might seem redundant since you most likely have a stove to cook on already.

In fact, they can be pretty handy to have for a few reasons:

  • Economical with heat so they don’t heat up the kitchen – bad in winter, great in the hotter summer months.
  • Better temperature control makes cooking tricky dishes easier than stove top frying.
  • Outdoor cooking (anywhere with a power outlet) for camping and barbecues frees you up from hanging around the kitchen.
  • Even heat distribution delivers better cooking results and tastier meals.
  • Portable warming lets you keep side dishes and mains warm at the table.
  • Additional cooking space allows you to cater for bigger events and gatherings.

Just so you know,

The main difference between a skillet and a griddle is that skillets have deep sides to hold food, juice and sauces while griddles only have a shallow rim or no sides at all.

As you’ll see from our top 10 list, there are some pretty cool features and variations in each category that allow you to do a whole range of neat culinary things – from warming draws to panini presses.

To help you choose the right one we’ve focused on models that have proven to deliver excellent value for money – over a range of price points. Only skillets and griddles that are super popular, with overwhelmingly positive reviews are included.

1. Presto Cool Touch Electric Griddle

Presto’s Cool Touch Electric Griddle is a decent size griddle that is fully dishwasher safe and non-stick, making it a great option for people who value convenience.


  • 1300 Watts
  • Premium nonstick surface
  • Fully immersible and dishwasher safe
  • Low profile design
  • Stores easily in a kitchen cabinet.
  • Slide-out drip tray
  • 10-1/2″ x 16″ cooking surface

The heavy cast aluminum base holds onto heat nicely so the griddle makes for an attractive buffet server at the dinner or barbecue table.

What People Say

Plenty of positive reviews average out to around 4.6 out of 5 stars. More often than not owners feel they got excellent value for money and reliable, even heat for better cooking. It’s also, potentially, a great buy for anyone who misses summer barbecues in the cold winter months because it works great indoors.

2. Zojirushi Gourmet Sizzler Electric Griddle

Zojirushi’s Gourmet Sizzler Electric Griddle is a large, high-end griddle that uses a ceramic cooking surface covered with a titanium enhanced non-stick coating for high quality cooking results.


  • 1350 Watts
  • 19″ x 12.5″ cooking surface
  • Variable heat settings from Keep Warm (176F) to 425F
  • Durable and easy-to-clean ceramic cooking surface with titanium enhanced nonstick coating
  • Fully immersible body guard and cooking plate
  • Convenient lid for speedy cooking

Given it’s size, this is a fantastic option if you’re looking to add a more social, interactive element to your dinner parties. Get friends and families to cook their own food together at the dinner table.

A great way to get yourself out of the kitchen and into entertainment mode.

What People Say

High end items often suffer from bad reviews because customers expect to get more from them. Not true for this item. A solid average of 4.4 out of 5 stars means it is overwhelmingly loved by owners. With photo evidence to prove it, some reviewers claim this is the most even cooking grill around.

3. Presto 16″ Electric Skillet

Presto’s 16″ Electric Skillet with Glass Cover is one of the best selling skillets on the market because it is extremely powerful and efficient given the minimal price tag.


  • 1500 Watts
  • 16″ cooking base
  • From warming to 400F
  • High side walls for additional volume
  • Deluxe nonstick surface, inside & out
  • More efficient than using a range burner or oven
  • Fully immersible & dishwasher safe with the heat control removed

With plenty of carrying capacity and a tempered glass cover, this is a great option for whipping a more diverse range of meals than your standard skillet or griddle – everything from roasts to casseroles.

What People Say

With one of the highest ratings around, with more than 80% of people awarding it 5 out of 5 stars, this is arguably the main contender for ‘Best Value For Money‘ title, and possibly ‘Best Overall‘. Most reviewers with big families swear by this model because of its reliability and capacity.

4. All-Clad 7 Qt Electric Skillet

All-Clad’s Stainless Steel Electric Skillet is another high-end option with a stylish and attractive look that will fit in and enhance the look of any kitchen.


  • 14″ circular cooking surface
  • Clear glass lid
  • Stainless-steel handles
  • Bonded metal construction for even heat distribution
  • Adjustable and removable temperature dial
  • From Warm to sear with precise temperatures
  • 7 Qt multi-use capacity
  • Dishwasher-safe nonstick interior

What’s nice about the sturdy attractive design (made in the U.S.A. by the way) is that it looks equally good in the kitchen or as a warm serving dish on the dinner table.

What People Say

With around 70% of all reviewers awarding this unit 5 out of 5 stars, there are plenty of happy All Clad home cooks out there. A lot of positive reviews focused on the sturdy construction and non-stick surface that is able to stand up to some pretty rugged treatment. For tabletop cooking, this is definitely worth a long look.

5. Oster CKSTSKFM16W-TECO Titanium-Infused Duraceramic Electric Skillet

Oster’s Titanium-Infused Duraceramic Electric Skillet offers an extremely durable nonstick cooking surface that could potentially mean you won’t be looking to buy a replacement for a really long time. As a result, this could be a great value for money purchase.


  • Titanium-infused DuraCeramic surface
  • Cooks up to 30% faster than ordinary nonstick surfaces
  • PFOA and PTFE free
  • 8x more durable than ordinary nonstick surfaces
  • Tempered glass lid
  • Adjustable controls let you select from a range of temperatures
  • 12″ x 16″ rectangular cooking surface

Health conscious home cooks might want to consider this model because it is PFOA and PTFE free.

What People Say

Most reviewers were delighted with the non-stick coating that, according to them, does what it says on the tin – no flaking or peeling. It also comes with a generous amount of space, making it a great option for larger families, or healthy appetites.

6. Cuisinart Griddler Elite

Cuisinart’s Griddler Elite is wildly popular because of its incredibly diverse range of cooking configuration and options. Use it as a panini press for the kids, a half grill for a quick snack, or a full grill for Summer barbecues by the pool.


  • Six cooking options
  • Electronic LCD display
  • Removable, reversible and nonstick grill/griddle plates
  • Dual zone temperature control
  • Adjustable top cover with 6 presets
  • BPA free
  • Sear function at 500F

If you’re looking for a cooking appliance that can help you cook pretty much anything family and friends might want this summer, this is it.

With up to 240 square inches of cooking surface you’re going to be able to cater for plenty of hungry mouths. Control both plates, top and bottom, individually to cook different foods simultaneously or fold over the top griddle to top-melt sandwiches.

What People Say

There’s no doubt that many reviewers are quite fanatical about their griddlers. in particular, most people loved the fact that they are able to precisely control dual cooking surfaces at once to cook different foods perfectly at the same time. Given the wide range of features this is also a great value for money purchase with a middle-of-the-range price tag.

7. De’Longhi Electric Skillet with Glass Lid

De’Longhi’s Electric Skillet with Glass Lid has an attractive, black, die-cast aluminium body that also offer plenty of cooking power.


  • 1500 Watts
  • Embedded heating element
  • Non-stick surface
  • Large 19.29″ x 11.81″ cooking surface
  • Adjustable steam vent holes for easy steam evaporation
  • Dishwasher-safe lid and non-stick skillet base

One of my favorite features is the detachable adjustable thermostat that helps you quickly determine if your meal is cooking at the optimal temperature. A great help for Sunday roasts.

What People Say

A popular option with over 600 reviews (at the time of writing), of which more than 70% are 5 out of 5 stars. While value for money and reliability are common praise, quite a few people commented on how the construction and materials seem to be a bit more sturdy and of better quality than most other electric skillets out there.

8. Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Indoor Grill and Electric Griddle Combo

Hamilton Beach’s 3-in-1 Indoor Grill and Electric Griddle Combo is a technically a contact grill, but I’ve included it here because, hey…, it’s also a griddle and it’s super popular.


  • 3 in 1 cooking versatility
  • Open 180 degrees
  • Serves up to 6 or more: family sized 100 square inch surface can grill up to 6 servings at once or double the size by opening flat so you can grill on one side and griddle on the other.
  • Adjustable temperature control: allows for cooking at low or high heat settings Up to 400 degrees. The preheat light will come on when the unit is heated.
  • Cooks more than steaks, BBQ and burgers: grill bacon, chicken, fish, pizza, vegetables, fruit and more. Use the griddle plate for eggs, pancakes, or French toast. Also great for Paleo and keto diets.
  • Easy to clean: the nonstick plates and drip tray are removable for easy, dishwasher safe cleaning.

If you love bacon and eggs in the morning, this is impromptu award is probably something you want to see.

Best for bacon lovers!

It’s fast, clean and easy.

Simply chuck on the bacon, pull the cover down and away you go. No turning required and no oil splatter. Plus you can still keep things healthy by pulling out the kickstand to allow oil to drain while the bacon crisps to perfection.

What People Say

Not surprisingly a lot of bacon lovers took the time to write a five star review in favor of this unit- at average around 4.4 stars out of 5. Two things that made people happy were the fact that the bacon cooks extremely quickly (because of the double sided heating) and, in part a related benefit, that you can cook a large amount of it for the whole family in no time at all.

9. Secura Smokeless 1800 Watt Electric Griddle & Indoor Grill

Secura’s Smokeless Electric Griddle is the most power small electric cooking appliance on our list, weighing in at a whopping 1800 Watts of grilling and frying power.


  • 1800 Watts
  • Reversible, non-stick, cooking plate
  • 15.5” x 11.5” super large cooking surface
  • Removable heavy duty tri-ply cooking plate
  • Grill and Griddle 2-in-1
  • Removable glass lid
  • Cool-touch handles and housin
  • Heating indicator light
  • 1 year limited manufacturer’s warranty

Because this is a 2 in 1 device it’s a great option for anyone who needs a fairly decent size cooking surface – around 180 square inches – that can cater just as easily for breakfasts as it can for barbecues, without needing storage space for two separate appliances.

What People Say

In general people are more than happy with the overall quality (averaging about 4.3 out of 5 stars) and even cooking you get. However, where it really shines is the dual cooking surfaces that cook their respective foodstuffs perfectly, from burgers to pancakes. A lot of reviewers also recommend it for indoor grilling.

10. Zojirushi Gourmet d’Expert Electric Skillet

Zojirushi’s Gourmet d’Expert Electric Skillet offers a diverse range of cooking options from sauteing to stewing and grilling with a removable durable cooking pan that can be used directly on the stove-top.


  • 1300 Watts
  • Approx 11″ circular cooking surface
  • Approx 2″ sidewall depth
  • Titanium ceramic nonstick coated surface
  • Adjustable temperature settings from warming to 400F
  • ETL listed
  • Recipes included
  • Stay cool side handles

The Gourmet d’Expert is an attractive option to consider if you’re thinking of moving towards tabletop cooking for entertaining purposes. It has a magnetic power cord connector so you don’t run the risk of pulling it off the table and spilling food everywhere if a guest trips over the cable

What People Say

One of the best rated electric skillets around, at 4.7 stars out of 5 average, with a reasonable price tag. Reviewers have put this unit to the test and come out recommending it for everything from camping trips to dorm room cooking for the kids. Definitely another contender for best ‘Value for Money’.

So that’s our round up of the best electric skillets and griddles for fast and convenient cooking with hassle free cleaning. Hopefully it’s helped you decide on the right one to suit your budget and gastronomic requirements.