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baking in electric skillet
March 24, 2014
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I have read online that you can bake cakes, coffee cakes, biscuits, etc in an electric skillet.  I am wondering if anyone has had any experience doing it and any pros or cons with it.  I have both  nonstick and a stainless steel skillets.  Any advice, opinions or experience would be appreciated.

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March 24, 2014
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mamajhk said
I have read online that you can bake cakes, coffee cakes, biscuits, etc in an electric skillet.  I am wondering if anyone has had any experience doing it and any pros or cons with it.  I have both  nonstick and a stainless steel skillets.  Any advice, opinions or experience would be appreciated.

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Hello, I have done it before, I would be careful as to what I as to what I bake until you get the knack, I have a square skillet and I have a rack that fits inside, it is just a regular cooling rack, nothing fancy, it elevates the baking dish just enough to let the heat circulate around the baking dish.  I have done casseroles, biscuits and casseroles with good luck. I hope this helps. You might want to reduce the temp a bit until you are sure that the temp setting on your skillet is true or if you have a oven thermometer, set it on the rack, let it heat for 10 minutes and them raise the lid and check the inside temp.

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March 24, 2014
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Thanks Joell;  I had read where a rack was advised (I have a couple that will work). I need to get an oven thermometer anyway.  What about timing? Is it about the same as for a regular oven?  I am looking to doing some outdoor cooking with these where fires would not be advisable or available.

March 24, 2014
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mamajhk said
Thanks Joell;  I had read where a rack was advised (I have a couple that will work). I need to get an oven thermometer anyway.  What about timing? Is it about the same as for a regular oven?  I am looking to doing some outdoor cooking with these where fires would not be advisable or available.

Hi Mamajhk, I would say the cooking time would depend on your skillet, if you are baking some thing that you can test, I say test it about half way through and then go from there. For many years I used to bake my Thanksgiving stuffing in a casserole in my skillet then I srarted using a smaller slow cooker for that job  freeing up my skillet for some other dish. They are wonderful appliances, I use mind a lot, they are great beacause they keep a fairly constant temp with out worring about regulating a knob on a stove, I really think I could manage without my large oven very well, except for bread and pastry baking, I do need it for that. Several years ago when we had the blizzard, a cooked for 8 days using just my coffeepot and my skillet. Let us know how things work for you. It is nice to share your experiences with small appiances, we all have them but just forget to use them.

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March 24, 2014
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That's why I like this place so much is that we all can share our experiences (good or bad). Thanks again for the help and I will keep you informed of my tests (good or bad).

April 13, 2014
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I have really been giving the electric skillet baking a work out.  Have made chocolate chip cookies (cooling time help make them crisper), scalloped potatoes (from a box) that I did were IMO better than when I bake them in the oven, baked individual pineapple upside down cakes in it (first time for both) and they were deliciously as well as the cupcakes that I baked from the leftover batter.  The only thing that I was disappointed in was the refrigerated crescent rolls.   I tried those twice and both times they were brown on the bottom but didn't get completely baked.   We ate them but I don't think I will try them again. 

 

Also I have a couple of percolators that I keep on hand for when we have company that drink coffee (we don't).  Used one of them to hard boil eggs (3) in and it worked fine.   In fact they were cooked perfectly which sometimes doesn't happen when I do them the regular way.

 

Just wanted to share the journey with you.

 

January 17, 2017
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Is there skillet that can help warm the food faster? Would to hear any feedback here.

Thanks Again.

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