Don't laugh......this baby is THE Cadillac of electric skillets. It was my Grandmother Baird's. She was a sweet lady and apparently a great cook. By the time I met her, she wasn't doing much cooking anymore. After she had to move into a permanent care facility, my mother-in-law and I went over to clean out her house. Neither of us needed any kitchen items, but I came across this electric skillet and decided to give it a try. It's from the 60's.....seriously. It looked brand new and still had the directions with it.
Here's the thing......it's completely submersible, it's stainless steel and it comes apart and goes back together in like 1 minute:
Detachable Broiling Element in Lid
Tilt Mechanism in Handle for draining away oil/fat/grease.
Snap-down Lift & Hold Mechanism - splatter prevention and retains heat.
Snap-down Hinge - If you want to keep the lid open and attached.
Commonly-used temperature guide on side of handle.
Slide Out Warming Tray
I forgot to take a picture of the broiling rack insert, but it's got that too! I also forgot to mention the lid vent. I've used this for about 17 years and it still looks great! Clean-up is a breeze....I don't think I've ever had to scrub it. Yes, it big. Yes, it's heavy (hello...stainless steal). Yes, it's avocado green. NO........I would never part with it! I know that electric skillets have kind of gone by the wayside, but this one is a keeper. Grandmother Baird knew a good appliance when she saw it. If you happen to see one of these at a tag sale, auction or thrift shop, you might want to give it a second look, it's a Cadillac in disguise!
As for that Johnny Cake recipe......I'll save that for another post. (But they were delicious!)
Have a great day and if you have a Grandmother still living.....give her a big hug.