What's the Difference Between an Electric Griddle and an Electric Skillet?
Whether you're cooking dinner or breakfast, an electric skillet or griddle can make the process much easier. Rather than using the oven, getting dozens of pans dirty and making a complete mess out of your kitchen, these convenient kitchen appliances can cook your food quickly and efficiently.
While both an electric skillet and electric griddle can have a number of benefits to any homeowner, there are actually a few key differences between the two appliances. Both are hot surfaces and can cook some similar dishes, but the subtle differences between these cook surfaces can make each better suited to preparing certain foods. Explore the differences between these two appliances and which foods each can make better.
An electric griddle is a large flat surfaces that's heated with an electric heating element. One of the biggest advantages - and main reasons people use electric griddles - over stovetop pans, is that the griddle heats evenly throughout and maintains whatever heat you need. It doesn't fluctuate. Griddles also typically have much more surface area than an average pan.
Electric griddles are perfect for preparing pancakes, scrambled eggs, french toast and dozens of other breakfast foods. The flat, wall-less surface makes flipping and cooking breakfast foods a cinch and the large area makes preparing enough for the whole family a breeze.
The Oster® DuraCeramic™ Electric Griddle has a nonstick surface that is durable and resistant to scratches. It will keep breakfast food from sticking and lets you place your dishes in a convenient warming tray underneath for large meals.
Like an electric griddle, the skillet can sit atop your counter and heat up within minutes of being plugged in. However, unlike the griddle, the skillet provides your flat, heated surface with small walls and a cover. These changes may seem different, but they change they way you use the appliance. The walls help contain any food you want to cook, making stirring and mixing ingredients easier. It also allows you to use liquid ingredients you can't use with a griddle.
The lid gives you better control over the cooking process. An electric skillet is the perfect appliance if you're cooking a massive dinner and need an extra burner or if you just don't want to deal with the hassle of using your stove. You can cook dishes like rice, stir-fry and dozens of other meals in this unique appliance. The Oster® DuraCeramic™ Electric Skillet comes with an easy-to-clean natural nonstick surface.