Oster CKSTSKFM05 16-Inch Electric Skillet Review

Oster CKSTSKFM05 16-Inch Electric Skillet Review

The Oster CKSTSKFM05 electric skilletis yet another device that makes preparing meals in the home easy, comfortable, and fun. It makes it to our list of the Top 5 Best Electric Skillets in the market due to many outstanding properties which will be duly covered in the PROS section of this review.

The Oster CKSTSKFM05 electric skillet is a true chef’s companion that has gathered impressive reviews from users around the globe. The measurements of this electric skillet are an impressively large 6.8 x 19.8 x 13.4 inches, perfect for a large family dinner.

It is suitable for use to cook up just about anything ranging from pancakes, scrambled eggs, baked casserole, grilled cheese sandwiches, French toast, fried chicken, stew and many more delicacies. The cooking surface of this electric skillet is finely and smoothly made, and allows for an even yet quick distribution of heat.

This electric skillet has a secure-fitting tempered glass lid which is transparent, providing a view of the contents of the skillet, and thus indicating when it is ready to be served. The glass lid also helps trap heat and moisture, which keeps the food warm. This Oster electric skillet also has a sleek modern look which is presentable for buffet service.

It features a dial knob which allows the temperature to be adjusted according to preference just by knowing the dial on the user-friendly temperature probe of the skillet.

The skillet is well made totally, and is not exactly heavy in any sense. The isolated “stay cool” made handles allow for easy pick up of the skillet even when it is hot. It also comes with a precise electric cord that is slightly above 2 feet long, so you can conveniently plug itinto any power source within range. The wires are made of averyhigh-quality material, are very flexible (16 gauge wires), and use high-temperature insulation (HPN).

The control knob which we talked about earlier has various temperature control settings it can be adjusted to and from. Temperature markings are both in Celsius and Fahrenheit degrees (°F and °C) and controls range from “simmer”, 220, 270, 320, 370 to420 (°F),to 105, 130, 160, 190, and 215 (°C).

This Oster electric skillet also has a detachable base that is made of Teflon and is non-stick. It also is energy efficient and saves more energy than an oven or even a range burner. It is dishwasher safe if you are not cut out for manual hand washing. To make it easily washable, the base of the skillet is easily detachable.

The Teflon design of this skillet makes sure burned bits of meals never get stuck. To have your skillet looking as new as when it was first bought, prod it gently after use with a Teflon spatula and rinse it out in hot water. If necessary, prod gently again then wipe the skillet with a paper towel. You should never wash a Teflon skillet when it is still hot.

PROS:

  • The tempered glass cover lets you easily view your meals during preparation.
  • The skillet is made of Teflon material that is non-stick, and easily cleaned.
  • This Oster electric skillet can be used with dishwashers, as it is dishwasher safe, and can easily be cleaned.
  • The skillet is very spacious and deep, perfect for deep frying. It also does pretty well in shallow frying meals thanks to its wide base dimension.
  • This electric skillet is very versatile and can easily cook just about any food or snack, from toasts, broths, and roasts to baked foods like cakes.
  • The Teflon base of this skillet is non-stick, and thus easy to clean up after use.
  • The skillet is very energy efficient and thus perfect for minimizing power usage.
  • The skillet enjoys an addition of a side vent which lets moisture/steam escape.
  • This electric skillet is priced reasonably with a price tag of less than $50.

CONS:

  • A few users have complained of the skillet having a very definite hot spot on the opposite end of the pan, making meals on that side either burnt or over cooked than those on the opposite side.
  • After several years of usage, the non-stick tendencies tend to depreciate and foodtends to stick to the skillet.

CONCLUSION:

The Oster CKSTSKFM05 makes it to the list of the Top 5 Best Electric Skillets thanks to its family size and impressive features like a tempered glass lid, a cool carry handle, and Teflon non-stick body which ensures food being cooked don’t stay put on the skillet. It is also dishwasher friendly and as such can be easily washed.

Overall, for its price and features, it deserves a spot on the list which it gets and is a great buy for homemakers.

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