Finding The Perfect Stainless Steel Electric Skillet

When you are cooking for one or two people, a regular size electric skillet will not do. But a mini stainless steel electric skillet is just the right size to cook a couple of eggs or make a grilled cheese sandwich. You can also take it with you when you travel or go on a camping trip. Weighing only a few pounds, a small electric skillet can be dismantled and packed to fit nicely in a suitcase or travel bag.

A stainless steel electric skillet is an indispensable kitchen appliance if you live alone and do not have to cook a lot of food. It’s also perfect for the dorm, small apartment or studio, hotel or RV.

Certainly you will not want to use it to prepare a huge meal but if you only want to cook a couple of burgers then a mini electric skillet will work perfectly. It is also useful for cooking vegetables or condiments while you prepare the main meal on the stove or in the oven,

However, you will really come to appreciate an electric skillet when you travel or go camping.
You can quickly prepare a simple but delicious breakfast in your motel room with it. A mini electric skillet would also make a nice gift for your child when they go off to college. Especially if they live in the dorm.

Eggs, bacon and toast are a cinch to prepare in a small skillet and do not leave a mess. Plus, the money you save will more than compensate for the small amount you paid on the mini electric skillet.

A small electric skillet is a perfect companion on a camping trip. You can use the skillet to prepare your favorite home-cooked meals in your camper. It’s lightweight and does not take up too much space but the convenience it offers is enormous. Use it to fry eggs, cook pancakes, French toast, hotdogs, burgers, vegetables, etc.

Small electric skillets usually measure six or seven inches across. They typically come with a non-stick cooking surface and a glass lid. Mini electric skillets usually have a very rudimentary design. They do not have a thermostat or temperature setting but you can cook at low, medium, or high heat. In addition to the “off” position, there is a setting for very high heat that is only used for preheating purposes.

As the heating element is on the underside of the pan you should place the skillet on a heatproof area to protect the counter.

Small electric skillets are very affordable.  They are available in hardware stores but you can usually get them cheaper online at Amazon or eBay

Features and quality vary greatly between brands, so read a lot of user reviews and comments before deciding which skillet to buy.

Here is our favorite:

The Elite Cuisine 7” Electric Skillet is small and compact making it the perfect appliance to bring on camping trips, RV road trips, or for preparing small servings and solitary meals. After cooking, remove the handle from the skillet and clean-up is quick and easy. This mini skillet has all the features of larger skillets but its convenient small size is perfect for scrambling eggs, frying bacon, or making mini pancakes.


  • 32 oz capacity
  • Small compact size (7″ x 7″) perfect for small servings
  • Adjustable temperature control for cooking versatility
  • Removable locking handle for easy cleaning
  • Tempered glass lid with cool-touch knob
  • Non-stick cooking surface for easy cleaning
  • Fast and convenient for eggs, bacon and sausage cooking

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