Electric skillet recipes—what about the Practicality And Usefulness?
Electric skillet recipes are found splattered all over 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 making recipes in an electrical skillet really are. Is it just another kitchen gadgetry gimmick or an unnecessary and impractical use of kitchen space? Well, it all depends on the users and what their needs are.Most electric skillet recipes can be done on a wide variety of electric skillet models, which can be found all over the market with the popular ones being readily written about in reviews, even recommended for some special electric skillet recipes.
In fact, an electric skillet can reduce the long-term cost of cooking because they are generally very durable and sturdy, high quality and extremely affordable.
However, do not be deluded into trying your recipes on the skillet’s country cousin, the electric griddle because many will simply cause a mess with it. In fact, the recipes you can find to use on your skillet are specially designed for the small space, something that provides less than a practical and conventional casserole dish.
It is of course the practicality or usefulness that will make you buy an electric 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 sumptuous breakfast and still have an easy time cleaning because the lid on the skillet will prevent splashes from the food and you will be able to cook without spilling over on all sides.
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 persons.
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 want to cook a huge roast, you simply will be unable to do that.Think small and practical, using one-dish type recipes versus the larger and sometimes more than one pan versions. You should 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, finally, you may ask if this means 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 (these are not hard to find), you simply would be better off getting another kitchen appliance or falling back onto the tried and time-tested oven or stove.