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Hamilton Beach Electric Skillet 38529K vs Elite Gourmet Electric Skillet EG-6203 Side-by-Side Comparison

Hamilton Beach Electric Skillet 38529K vs Elite Gourmet Electric Skillet EG-6203. Discover individual strengths of two similarly large skillets.

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Hamilton Beach Electric Skillet 38529K vs Elite Gourmet Electric Skillet EG-6203

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Pros & Cons

  • Great heat distribution
  • Stable temperatures
  • Sizzling hot pan for searing
  • Durable ceramic non-stick coating
  • High build quality
  • Raised honeycomb pan
  • Large capacity
  • Fast heating speed
  • Stable temperatures
  • Marble coating
  • High build quality
  • Handles need clip-locks
  • Heat distribution

Key Specs

Dimensions
L18.78 x W11.97 x H7.48 inches
L20.55 x W13.27 x H8.27 inches
Cooking Capacity
7.5 quarts
11.1 quarts
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Coating
Durathon ceramic
Marble
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes
Detachable
Yes
No

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$61.70
$58.70

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
9.2
8.9

Analyzing Heat Distribution

8.8
7.3
The Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K with a white oil-absorbent sheet covering the surface of the pan. The dark rectangle indicates where the heating element is.
5 temperature points on the surface of the Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Skillet EG-6203 are 330°F, 377°F, 385°F, 349°F, and 293°F.
Temperature
High heat / 400°F
High heat / 400°F
Temperature Differences
5.9%
13.3%

Making Pancakes

9.4
9.1
The top side of a golden brown pancake inside an air fryer basket. In the corner is the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K.
The top side of a golden brown pancake inside an air fryer basket. In the corner is the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K.
The bottom side of a golden brown pancake inside an air fryer basket. In the corner is the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K.
Two hands breaking a pancake apart. In the background is the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K.
The top side of a golden brown pancake inside an air fryer basket. In the corner is the Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Skillet EG-6203.
The top side of a golden brown pancake inside an air fryer basket. In the corner is the Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Skillet EG-6203.
The bottom side of a golden brown pancake inside an air fryer basket. In the corner is the Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Skillet EG-6203.
Two hands breaking a pancake apart. In the background is the Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Skillet EG-6203.
Heating Time
3 min 20 sec
 2 min 16 sec
Temperature
Medium heat / 350°F
Medium heat / 350°F

Cooking Steaks

9.3
9.4
A piece of deep golden brown steak inside the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K. In front of the skillet is a digital timer and a meat thermometer with its probe inserted into the steak.
A piece of deep golden brown steak inside the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K. In front of the skillet is a digital timer and a meat thermometer with its probe inserted into the steak.
Slices of medium-rare steak on a wooden cutting board. In the background is the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K.
A hand in black glove using a fork to pick up a slice of steak. In the background is the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K.
A piece of golden brown steak inside the Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Skillet EG-6203. In front of the skillet is a digital timer and a meat thermometer with its probe inserted into the steak.
A piece of golden brown steak inside the Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Skillet EG-6203. In front of the skillet is a digital timer and a meat thermometer with its probe inserted into the steak.
On the cutting board, a tong is holding the steak while a knife is slicing the steak.
A hand in black glove using a fork to pick up a slice of steak
Heating Time
4 min 30 sec
3 min 5 sec
Temperature
High heat / 400°F
High heat / 400°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.6
8.8

In the Box

On the upper right is the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K. On the left is its cardboard box. Below the skillet from right to left is an instruction manual, a thermostat, and a detachable base.
On the upper right is the  Elite Gourmet Electric Skillet EG-6203. On the left is its cardboard box. Below the skillet, on the right is a thermostat and on the left is an instruction manual.

Dimensions

The Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K is 18.78 inches in length, 11.97 inches in width, and 7.48 inches in height.
Elite Gourmet Electric Skillet EG 6203 Dimensions
Length
18.8" (47.7 cm)
20.6" (52.2 cm)
Width
12.0" (30.4 cm)
13.3" (33.7 cm)
Height
7.5" (19.0 cm)
8.3" (21.0 cm)
Weight
8.8 oz (250 g)
8.4 lbs (3.8 kg)

Pan

9.0
10
The pan of the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K is 14.96 inches in length, 11.69 inches in width, and 2.48 inches in depth.
The pan of the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K is 14.96 inches in length, 11.69 inches in width, and 2.48 inches in depth.
The bottom of the detached pan of the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K.
The pan of the Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Skillet EG-6203 is 15.94 inches in length, 12.79 inches in width, and 3.15 inches in depth.
Cooking Capacity
7.5 quarts
11.1 quarts
Dimensions
L14.96 x W11.69 x H2.48 inches
L15.94 x W12.79 x H3.15 inches
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Coating
Durathon ceramic
Marble
Handle
Thermosetting plastic
Steel
Spout
No
Yes
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes

Lid

10
10
The tempered glass lid of the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K has a steam vent.
The tempered glass lid of the Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Skillet EG-6203 has a steam vent.
Material
Tempered glass
Tempered glass
Handle
Steel
Thermosetting plastic
Steam Vent
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes

Base

8.0
7.0
The detached base of the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K.
Elite Gourmet Electric Skillet EG 6203 Base
Material
Steel
Steel
Detachable
Yes
No
Anti-Slip Pads
Four
Four
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes

Thermostat

7.0
8.0
The thermostat of the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K has 6 settings including Warm-200–250-300-350-400°F.
The thermostat of the Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Skillet EG-6203 has 6 settings including Warm-200–250-300-350-400°F.
Temperature Range
Warm-200–250-300-350-400°F
200–250-300-350-400°F
Detachable
Yes
Yes
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher-Safe
No
No

Power Cord

The flat two-prong power cord of the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K is 28.74 inches long.
The flat two-prong power cord of the Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Skillet EG-6203 is 31.1 inches long.
Type
Two-prong
Two-prong
Length
28.7" (73.0 cm)
36.8" (93.5 cm)
Power
1500 W
1500 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.3
9.0

Ease of Use

9.5
9.0
The Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K simply lifts off its base.
The pan and lid of the Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Skillet EG-6203.

Cleaning and Storing

9.0
9.0
Burnt caramel on the surface of the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K.
Burnt caramel on the surface of the Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Skillet EG-6203.