An electric skillet is a small cooking appliance that works like a regular skillet or frying pan placed on a stove, but instead uses an electrical outlet. Electric skillets may be round or square in shape and typically range in size from 12- to 18-inches across.
Electric skillets can sauté, stir fry and grill foods. They can also steam foods when the user adds water and uses a cover. Because this appliance heats foods evenly, it is ideal for making flat dishes, including pancakes and French toast.
Some electric skillets have special features, such as keep-warm functionality and temperature control.