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Hamilton Beach Electric Skillet 38529K vs Presto Foldaway Electric Skillet 06857 Side-by-Side Comparison

Hamilton Beach Electric Skillet 38529K vs Presto Foldaway Electric Skillet 06857. Discover individual strengths of two similarly large skillets.

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Hamilton Beach Electric Skillet 38529K vs Presto Foldaway Electric Skillet 06857

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Pros & Cons

  • Great heat distribution
  • Stable temperatures
  • Sizzling hot pan for searing
  • Durable ceramic non-stick coating
  • High build quality
  • Great heat distribution
  • Stable temperatures
  • Sizzling hot searing
  • Foldaway convenience
  • High build quality
  • Handles need clip-locks
  • Teflon non-stick coating
  • Lid not the best fit

Key Specs

Dimensions
L18.78 x W11.97 x H7.48 inches
L20.08 x W11.97 x H8.07 inches
Cooking Capacity
7.5 quarts
8.9 quarts
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Coating
Durathon ceramic
Teflon
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes
Detachable
Yes
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$61.70
$77.40

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
9.2
9.0

Analyzing Heat Distribution

8.8
8.9
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.
The Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 with a white oil-absorbent sheet covering the surface of the pan. The dark rectangle indicates where the heating element is.
Temperature
High heat / 400°F
High heat / 400°F
Temperature Differences
5.9%
5.7%

Making Pancakes

9.4
9.4
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 Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857.
The top side of a golden brown pancake inside an air fryer basket. In the corner is the Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857.
The bottom side of a golden brown pancake inside an air fryer basket. In the corner is the Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857.
Two hands breaking a pancake apart. In the background is the Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857.
Heating Time
3 min 20 sec
3 min 50 sec
Temperature
Medium heat / 350°F
Medium heat / 350°F

Cooking Steaks

9.3
8.7
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 Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857. 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 Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857. 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 with a meat thermometer inserted into it on a wooden cutting board. At the corner is the Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857.
On the cutting board, a tong is holding the steak while a knife is slicing the steak.
Slices of medium-rare steak on a wooden cutting board.
A hand in black glove using a fork to pick up a slice of steak.
Heating Time
4 min 30 sec
4 min
Temperature
High heat / 400°F
High heat / 400°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.6
8.4

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 Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857. On the left is its cardboard box. Below the skillet from right to left is an instruction manual, a thermostat, and a detachable base.

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.
The Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 is 20.08 inches in length, 11.97 inches in width, and 8.07 inches in height.
Length
18.8" (47.7 cm)
20.1" (51.0 cm)
Width
12.0" (30.4 cm)
12.0" (30.4 cm)
Height
7.5" (19.0 cm)
8.1" (20.5 cm)
Weight
8.8 oz (250 g)
8.5 oz (241 g)

Pan

9.0
9.0
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 Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 is 15.71 inches in length, 11.77 inches in width, and 2.79 inches in depth.
The pan of the Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 is 15.71 inches in length, 11.77 inches in width, and 2.79 inches in depth.
The Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 has a pouring spout.
The bottom of the detached pan of the Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857.
Cooking Capacity
7.5 quarts
 8.9 quarts
Dimensions
L14.96 x W11.69 x H2.48 inches
L15.71 x W11.77 x H2.79 inches
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Coating
Durathon ceramic
Teflon
Handle
Thermosetting plastic
Thermosetting plastic
Spout
No
Yes
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes

Lid

10
7.0
The tempered glass lid of the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K has a steam vent.
The tempered glass lid of the Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857.
Material
Tempered glass
Tempered glass
Handle
Steel
Steel
Steam Vent
Yes
No
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes

Base

8.0
9.0
The detached base of the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K.
The detached base of the Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857.
Material
Steel
Thermosetting plastic
Detachable
Yes
Yes
Anti-Slip Pads
Four
Four
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes

Thermostat

7.0
7.0
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 Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 has 6 settings including Warm-200–250-300-350-400°F.
Temperature Range
Warm-200–250-300-350-400°F
Warm-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 Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 is 31.1 inches long.
Type
Two-prong
Two-prong
Length
28.7" (73.0 cm)
31.1" (79.0 cm)
Power
1500 W
1500 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.3
9.5

Ease of Use

9.5
9.5
The Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K simply lifts off its base.
The base of Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 clips off and the pan can be lifted up.

Cleaning and Storing

9.0
9.5
Burnt caramel on the surface of the Hamilton Beach Ceramic Non-Stick Electric Skillet 38529K.
With handles folded in, the base of the Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 fits into the pan.