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Presto Foldaway Electric Skillet 06857 vs Elite Gourmet Electric Skillet EG-6203 Side-by-Side Comparison

Presto Foldaway Electric Skillet 06857 vs Elite Gourmet Electric Skillet EG-6203. Discover individual strengths of two large skillets.

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Presto Foldaway Electric Skillet 06857 vs Elite Gourmet Electric Skillet EG-6203

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Pros & Cons

  • Great heat distribution
  • Stable temperatures
  • Sizzling hot searing
  • Foldaway convenience
  • High build quality
  • Raised honeycomb pan
  • Large capacity
  • Fast heating speed
  • Stable temperatures
  • Marble coating
  • High build quality
  • Teflon non-stick coating
  • Lid not the best fit
  • Heat distribution

Key Specs

Dimensions
L20.08 x W11.97 x H8.07 inches
L20.55 x W13.27 x H8.27 inches
Cooking Capacity
8.9 quarts
11.1 quarts
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Coating
Teflon
Marble
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes
Detachable
Yes
No

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$77.40
$58.70

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
9.0
8.9

Analyzing Heat Distribution

8.9
7.3
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.
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
5.7%
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 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.
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 50 sec
 2 min 16 sec
Temperature
Medium heat / 350°F
Medium heat / 350°F

Cooking Steaks

8.7
9.4
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.
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
3 min 5 sec
Temperature
High heat / 400°F
High heat / 400°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.4
8.8

In the Box

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.
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 Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 is 20.08 inches in length, 11.97 inches in width, and 8.07 inches in height.
Elite Gourmet Electric Skillet EG 6203 Dimensions
Length
20.1" (51.0 cm)
20.6" (52.2 cm)
Width
12.0" (30.4 cm)
13.3" (33.7 cm)
Height
8.1" (20.5 cm)
8.3" (21.0 cm)
Weight
8.5 oz (241 g)
8.4 lbs (3.8 kg)

Pan

9.0
10
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.
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
 8.9 quarts
11.1 quarts
Dimensions
L15.71 x W11.77 x H2.79 inches
L15.94 x W12.79 x H3.15 inches
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Coating
Teflon
Marble
Handle
Thermosetting plastic
Steel
Spout
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes

Lid

7.0
10
The tempered glass lid of the Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857.
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
No
Yes
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes

Base

9.0
7.0
The detached base of the Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857.
Elite Gourmet Electric Skillet EG 6203 Base
Material
Thermosetting plastic
Steel
Detachable
Yes
No
Anti-Slip Pads
Four
Four
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes

Thermostat

7.0
8.0
The thermostat of the Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 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 Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 is 31.1 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
31.1" (79.0 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
9.5
9.0

Ease of Use

9.5
9.0
The base of Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 clips off and the pan can be lifted up.
The pan and lid of the Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Skillet EG-6203.

Cleaning and Storing

9.5
9.0
With handles folded in, the base of the Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 fits into the pan.
Burnt caramel on the surface of the Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Skillet EG-6203.