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Posted: 12/14/2010 7:43:00 PM EDT
My mom wants one for Christmas and after talking to her multiple times I'm not sure wtf she's talking about. Hell, I'm not even sure if SHE knows what she is talking about.

She wants to be able to make omelets but she also wants to be able to fry stuff.

Can both be done in the same thing?

I've done some Googling but I'd like ARFcom's opinion.

What's worked for you?
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 7:44:47 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/14/2010 7:46:29 PM EDT
[#2]


She wants an electric one.

Don't ask me why. She's gone 50+ years without one.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 7:47:33 PM EDT
[#3]
I bought my mom this one. I'd pull it out of the box and test it but I really don't want to clean it.




Link Posted: 12/14/2010 7:53:59 PM EDT
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Quoted:
I bought my mom this one. I'd pull it out of the box and test it but I really don't want to clean it.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411uTyoabVL._SS500_.jpg


THIS is what I envisioned when she explained it to me.

I showed something similar to that to a friend. She told me that's not what my mom wanted.

It's looking like I may just need to email her and have her send me a link to exactly what she wants.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:05:23 PM EDT
[#5]
She might want something with taller sides, which would allow for frying, and you could still cook eggs in it.

Like:


http://www.walmart.com/ip/Rival-11-Electric-Skillet/10598475?sourceid=1500000000000003260370&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=10598475
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:05:31 PM EDT
[#6]
My grandmother used one all the time.
Mostly for fried chicken.
They still make them.
The usual suspects, Presto, Rival, Sunbeam, West Bend, etc.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:06:07 PM EDT
[#7]



Quoted:


My mom wants one for Christmas and after talking to her multiple times I'm not sure wtf she's talking about. Hell, I'm not even sure if SHE knows what she is talking about.



She wants to be able to make omelets but she also wants to be able to fry stuff.



Can both be done in the same thing?





Omelettes are fried.





 
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:06:42 PM EDT
[#8]







Quoted:




She might want something with taller sides, which would allow for frying, and you could still cook eggs in it.
Like:



http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/04/88/94/02/0004889402447_300X300.jpg
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Rival-11-Electric-Skillet/10598475?sourceid=1500000000000003260370&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=10598475




I have one of those but I use it to make rocket fuel, not food.  I've also seen it made with an electric griddle






 
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:09:02 PM EDT
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I think Electric Griddle is the correct terminology.  My wife loves her's.  She makes me lots of bacon and birds in a nest every sunday on it.

http://www.cookware.com/asp/superbrowse.asp?clid=827&caid=&sku=PTO1064&refid=PG75-PTO1064
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:29:59 PM EDT
[#10]
Quoted:
She might want something with taller sides, which would allow for frying, and you could still cook eggs in it.

Like:
http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/04/88/94/02/0004889402447_300X300.jpg

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Rival-11-Electric-Skillet/10598475?sourceid=1500000000000003260370&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=10598475


This looks promising.

The high walls will be good for when she wants to use oil to fry stuff.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:38:53 PM EDT
[#11]
I have both the electric griddle (the big flat one) and electric frying pan and use them alot. They are great.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 9:21:15 PM EDT
[#12]
I'm going to get this one.

Click

Thanks guys.

Now I'm off to get some containers.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 7:38:06 AM EDT
[#13]
Quoted:
I'm going to get this one.

Click

Thanks guys.

Now I'm off to get some containers.


That actually looks like a pretty good model.  The removable base for cleaning is a nice touch.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 7:52:15 AM EDT
[#14]
I found an old on at a estate sale. I love that thing. Cooks great.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 10:23:04 AM EDT
[#15]
Quoted:

I have one of those but I use it to make rocket fuel, not food.  I've also seen it made with an electric griddle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voc_gBC3xxI



I don't see part 2.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 11:14:28 AM EDT
[#16]
The electric skillet is most excellent for fried chicken and chicken fried steak. I also use it for chicken cacciatore.  

My Grandma used hers exclusively for pancakes and it had four distinct marks from each cake.  

I use a large flat electric griddle for pancakes, exactly like the one pictured above.
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