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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.


Season a cast iron skillet by thoroughly washing and drying it, applying a layer of oil, and baking it in an oven. The seasoning improves each time the skillet is used.


Electric skillets are available for purchase online at Amazon.com and in store or online at Walmart, Best Buy and Target. Amazon.com has a large selection of electric skillets for online purchase and organizes the products by consumer reviews.


To clean a cast iron skillet, make a paste of salt and cooking oil, apply it to the surface of the pan, and rub the paste into the skillet with a paper towel. Wipe away the debris and any excess oil.


According to The United States Potato Board, seven types of potatoes are commonly enjoyed by consumers: russet, long white, round white, fingerlings, red, yellow and blue or purple. The potato industry refers to them as table-stock varieties.


While the George Mateljan Foundation for the World's Healthiest Foods considers potatoes an excellent source of vitamin B6, potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber and pantothenic acid, it cautions that most people eat potatoes deep fried with extra fat, which is u


New potatoes are small, freshly harvested young potatoes with thin skins and a waxy texture. They have a higher moisture content than older potatoes, so they tend to be sweeter. They keep their original shape during the cooking process, making them ideal for use in potato salads.


Parts for electric skillets are available from Cuisinart, eReplacementParts.com and Amazon.com, as of 2015. Cuisinart sells parts for its own lines of electric cookware, while both eReplacementParts.com and Amazon.com carry replacement parts for many different skillet manufacturers and models.


Easy recipes for electric skillets include roast beef and chicken chow mein. For the beef, preheat the skillet to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and then add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and one 3- to 4-pound roast. Brown the meat.


Presto makes the best electric skillet of 2015, according to Consumer Search. The brand’s 06857 16-inch electric foldaway skillet receives strong reviews for its ample size, even heating and ease of cleaning.