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Presto Foldaway Electric Skillet 06857 vs Presto Electric Skillet 06852 Side-by-Side Comparison

Presto Foldaway Electric Skillet 06857 vs Presto Electric Skillet 06852. Discover individual strengths of two large skillets of the same brand.

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Presto Foldaway Electric Skillet 06857 vs Presto Electric Skillet 06852

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Pros & Cons

  • Great heat distribution
  • Stable temperatures
  • Sizzling hot searing
  • Foldaway convenience
  • High build quality
  • Great heat distribution
  • Stable temperatures
  • Sizzling hot searing
  • High build quality
  • Teflon non-stick coating
  • Lid not the best fit
  • Teflon non-stick coating
  • Lid not the best fit
  • No anti-slip pads

Key Specs

Dimensions
L20.08 x W11.97 x H8.07 inches
L22.44 x W12.05 x H8.07 inches
Cooking Capacity
8.9 quarts
8.9 quarts
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Coating
Teflon
Teflon
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes
Detachable
Yes
No

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$77.40
$63

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
9.0
8.8

Analyzing Heat Distribution

8.9
8.8
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.
The Presto Electric Skillet 06852 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
5.7%
5.8%

Making Pancakes

9.4
8.9
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 Presto Electric Skillet 06852.
The top side of a golden brown pancake inside an air fryer basket. In the corner is the Presto Electric Skillet 06852.
The bottom side of a golden brown pancake inside an air fryer basket. In the corner is the Presto Electric Skillet 06852.
 Two hands breaking a pancake apart. In the background is the Presto Electric Skillet 06852.
Heating Time
3 min 50 sec
3 min 44 sec
Temperature
Medium heat / 350°F
Medium heat / 350°

Cooking Steaks

8.7
8.8
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 Presto Electric Skillet 06852. 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 Electric Skillet 06852. 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
5 min 20 sec
Temperature
High heat / 400°F
High heat / 400°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.4
7.0

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 Presto Electric Skillet 06852. On the left is its cardboard box. Below the skillet from right to left is an instruction manual, a thermostat, and two screw-on handles.

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.
The Presto Electric Skillet 06852 is 22.44 inches in length, 12.05 inches in width, and 8.07 inches in height.
Length
20.1" (51.0 cm)
22.4" (57.0 cm)
Width
12.0" (30.4 cm)
12.1" (30.6 cm)
Height
8.1" (20.5 cm)
8.1" (20.5 cm)
Weight
8.5 oz (241 g)
7.8 lbs (3.6 kg)

Pan

9.0
9.0
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 Presto Electric Skillet 06852 is 15.71 inches in length, 11.73 inches in width, and 2.79 inches in depth.
Cooking Capacity
 8.9 quarts
8.9 qt.
Dimensions
L15.71 x W11.77 x H2.79 inches
L15.71 x W11.73 x H2.79 inches
Material
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum
Coating
Teflon
Teflon
Handle
Thermosetting plastic
Thermosetting plastic
Spout
Yes
No
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes

Lid

7.0
8.0
The tempered glass lid of the Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857.
The tempered glass lid of the Presto Electric Skillet 06852 has a steam vent.
Material
Tempered glass
Tempered glass
Handle
Steel
Steel
Steam Vent
No
Yes
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes

Base

9.0
4.0
The detached base of the Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857.
The base of the Presto Electric Skillet 06852 has four stands.
Material
Thermosetting plastic
Thermosetting plastic
Detachable
Yes
No
Anti-Slip Pads
Four
No
Dishwasher-Safe
Yes
Yes

Thermostat

7.0
7.0
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 Presto Electric Skillet 06852 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 Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 is 31.1 inches long.
The flat two-prong power cord of the Presto Electric Skillet 06852 is 31.1 inches long.
Type
Two-prong
Two-prong
Length
31.1" (79.0 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
9.5
6.2

Ease of Use

9.5
5.0
The base of Presto Foldaway Non-Stick Electric Skillet 06857 clips off and the pan can be lifted up.
The Presto Electric Skillet 06852 with its thermostat inserted.

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 Presto Electric Skillet 06852.