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Presto Presto 16" Electric Skillet With Glass Cover, 06852

To fry, grill, stew, roast, and bake without much effort, get the Presto 06852 Electric Skillet. The tempered glass cover and the stylish design of this Presto 16" electric skillet with glass cover make it ideal for serving food. The large base of this skillet is made from heavy cast aluminum for durability. The high side walls prevent spilling of food to the outer surface. This electric skillet features nonstick interiors and exteriors for easy food release and cleaning. The heat control maintains accurate and automatic cooking temperatures. This non-stick electric skillet is dishwasher safe with the heat control removed.
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Questions & Answers for Presto Presto 16" Electric Skillet With Glass Cover, 06852

Question

Does the temperature control unit have an "off" position?

I bought a Faberware and the lowest setting was 150 degrees with no off setting so it was always hot when plugged in. Dangerous.
asked 7 months ago
By
larry
on Presto 16" Electric Skillet With Glass Cover, 06852
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes it has a off position
answered 3 months ago
By
coastoregon
answer 2
Yes it has an off setting, it also has a warm setting, the temps range between 200 @ 400 degrees.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
hcdk
answer 3
Yes it has an Off position.
answered 7 months ago
By
BigRod73
answer 4
Yes it does have an OFF position.
answered 7 months ago
By
BigRod73
answer 5
Yes
answered 7 months ago
By
Kimba333
answer 6
Yes, the Presto does have an OFF position on the control and the light on the control goes off in the OFF position
answered 7 months ago
By
TexMomNana
Question

Are the numbers (degrees) on the heat control large enough so they are readable.

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Presto 16" Electric Skillet With Glass Cover, 06852
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes they are! Thanks!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
GCLADY
 - Hope Mills, NC
answer 2
yes
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
snazzieturtle
 - pennsylvania
answer 3
Yes. They are larger that the print in large print books.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Swingincatz
 - Port Richey, FL
answer 4
Yes.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
kerriberri
 - Fort Worth, TX
answer 5
I can see them without my glasses.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Chsn4Gr8nss
 - Philadelphia, PA
answer 6
Yes, I have found them to be easy to read.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Red7777
 - Carson City, NV
answer 7
Yes
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Oakshores
answer 8
Yes
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Olydad
answer 9
I HAD NO PROBLEM READING THE
DIAL - WARM TO 400 DEGREES.
answered 4 years ago
By
trinket94
 - Marietta, NC
answer 10
They're large enough, in my opinion, but I guess that depends on the individual. I wear corrective lenses, but I can see them perfectly fine without moving in close.
answered 4 years ago
By
ImPickyToo
 - St. Louis, MO
answer 11
yes plenty large enough
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
chefjim
 - ephrata,pa.
Question

Is heat control digital

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
rubyskid
on Presto 16" Electric Skillet With Glass Cover, 06852
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
No it has a dial! Thanks!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
GCLADY
 - Hope Mills, NC
answer 2
No, it's a dial. The font is large enough for anyone to read.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Swingincatz
 - Port Richey, FL
answer 3
No. It's analog (a dial).
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
kerriberri
 - Fort Worth, TX
answer 4
No, the heat control is not digital. You turn a dial to the desired temperature and a little LED tells you when that temperature is reached.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
TheSunsFan
 - Mesa, AZ
answer 5
No, the control is not digital
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Chsn4Gr8nss
 - Philadelphia, PA
answer 6
No
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Red7777
 - Carson City, NV
answer 7
NOT DIGITAL - ROUND DIAL FROM
WARM TO 400 DEGREES
answered 4 years ago
By
trinket94
 - Marietta, NC
answer 8
digital
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
chefjim
 - ephrata,pa.
answer 9
no, but it works better than the digital control that I previously owned
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Teachmom02
 - South Jersey
Question

type of bottpm of skillet

Does this skillet have a flat or grooved bottom?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Billings
on Presto 16" Electric Skillet With Glass Cover, 06852
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Flat.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
FiveElevenMinusOneFoot
answer 2
If you mean the inside bottom where the nonstick surface is, it's flat. I had an electric skillet I believe from Rival that had a dimpled non stick surface, if that is what you mean.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Swingincatz
 - Port Richey, FL
answer 3
Flat, not grooved. Will work great for things like pancakes.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
kerriberri
 - Fort Worth, TX
answer 4
flat.. wish it was 1/2 and 1/2 but it's all flat
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - NYC
answer 5
The skillet handles keeps it raised, but the bottom is grooved. The heating element is outlined on the bottom.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Chsn4Gr8nss
 - Philadelphia, PA
answer 6
SKILLET HAS FLAT BOTTOM - NO
GROOVES.
answered 4 years ago
By
trinket94
 - Marietta, NC
answer 7
The skillet has a flat bottom rounded interior edges and corners.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
DocFalworth
 - Texas
answer 8
made of heavy gauge steel- has flat bottom with non-stick coating
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
mazo
 - illinois
Question

How strong is the glass cover? Will it shatter if it falls on the floor?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
serasilly
on Presto 16" Electric Skillet With Glass Cover, 06852
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Probably.
How soft is your floor?
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
FiveElevenMinusOneFoot
answer 2
It's a thick tempered glass. I haven't dropped mine on the floor, but it has slipped out of my hands about 1 foot above the counter and no cracks. It's pretty durable. I would guess if it were to fall from a reasonably tall height to a hard surface, it might crack, but the glass is too thick to shatter all over the place like delicate glass items would.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Swingincatz
 - Port Richey, FL
answer 3
This appears to be tempered glass. It seems strong, but not too many things can withstand being dropped from a height onto a hard tile floor.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
kerriberri
 - Fort Worth, TX
answer 4
Mine did - shattered to hundreds of pieces - but we have a porcelin tile floor and everything breaks when it hits.
Love the skillet - have an older skillet with a lid that "kind of" fits but wish I could find a replacement.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
sassy53
 - texas
answer 5
not yet. only drooped once
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
downtoeearth
 - tsn
answer 6
I dropped mine on CARPET and it shattered like a windshield. very small pieces. There is no way to buy a replacement lid, so mine isn't much use to me now. I used it to fry large amounts like a chicken.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
sadaboutit
answer 7
I've dropped my cover once on linoleum. It did not shatter, but I think the seal around the cover was compromised. Steam escapes.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Chsn4Gr8nss
 - Philadelphia, PA
answer 8
These lids are designed to be durable. I've not dropped mine (I hope I never do), so I would say that it would depend upon subjective circumstances. In truth, anything dropped under the right circumstances will break. In terms of shattering, I'm sure that for the most part, the pieces will be large, and tend to stay in the general area. I don't think you'll find shards of glass all over the place (use caution as if there is, though), unless perhaps you subject the lid to opposing extreme temperatures.

To sum up, I think if you dropped it and it broke, it'll most likely crack, and maybe fall out of the frame as a couple of large pieces, but as I said, I haven't dropped mine and hope I don't.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
FireBolt
 - Salem, OR
Question

Does the lid have a vent?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
JBSD
on Presto 16" Electric Skillet With Glass Cover, 06852
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
No it doesn't, but you can just open the lid a little!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
GCLADY
 - Hope Mills, NC
answer 2
No vent, but in my experience of cooking with several electric skillets (20+ years), I've had vented models and there is virtually no difference in the cooking. Since the lid is not air tight, when the pressure is high enough, the steam will slowly find it's way out, but not too much. You can steam anything in this skillet beautifully. I can poach eggs, and steam broccoli just fine and quicker than on my stove.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Swingincatz
 - Port Richey, FL
answer 3
No it does not.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
HateTheseSurveys
 - Mokena, Illinois
answer 4
No, no vent.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
kerriberri
 - Fort Worth, TX
answer 5
No, the lid is not vented
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Chsn4Gr8nss
 - Philadelphia, PA
answer 6
NO VENT. IT TILTED THE LID AS
NEEDED.
answered 4 years ago
By
trinket94
 - Marietta, NC
answer 7
No, PRESTO recommends setting the lid slightly askew to provide venting. Another alternative is to place a wooden or fiber cooking utensil between the lid and skillet.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
DocFalworth
 - Texas
answer 8
No, the lid does not have a vent.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Oneytx
Question

How long is the electric cord ?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
oilchange
on Presto 16" Electric Skillet With Glass Cover, 06852
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
11 Metres, with the optional 10 metre extension cord.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
FiveElevenMinusOneFoot
answer 2
It's about 3.5 feet.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Swingincatz
 - Port Richey, FL
answer 3
Cord is 30 inches.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
kerriberri
 - Fort Worth, TX
answer 4
The cord is about 2 feet long.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Chsn4Gr8nss
 - Philadelphia, PA
answer 5
The electrical Cord is 30 in long
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Red7777
 - Carson City, NV
answer 6
30" The cord extends from the
right side - not the long center
section.
answered 4 years ago
By
trinket94
 - Marietta, NC
answer 7
30" cord.
Plenty-long for most counter top use.
answered 4 years ago
By
ImPickyToo
 - St. Louis, MO
Question

Does this casserole section of this skillet can it go into the oven?

asked 5 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Zephyrhills,FL
on Presto 16" Electric Skillet With Glass Cover, 06852
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
it IS an oven.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
FiveElevenMinusOneFoot
answer 2
No, it doesn't come off the legs
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
snazzieturtle
 - pennsylvania
answer 3
No; the feet are attached and the electrical components would be damaged in an oven. This is just an electric skillet, designed to be used on a countertop.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
kerriberri
 - Fort Worth, TX
answer 4
No, the heating element can not be removed.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Chsn4Gr8nss
 - Philadelphia, PA
answer 5
I WOULD NOT PUT THE SKILLET IN
THE OVEN - THE LEGS ARE MOLDED
PLASTIC - NOT METAL.
answered 4 years ago
By
trinket94
 - Marietta, NC
answer 6
That specific application is not recommended.

If top browning is desired, there is only one (OTHER) brand that has a detachable casserole pan section. From my experience, I would never recommend that (OTHER) brand for anything other than a pet feeder.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
DocFalworth
 - Texas
answer 7
No this is a skillet. It does not detach. It can not be used in the oven.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
dmapre
 - dmapre
Question

Is it okay to deep fry chichen???????

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Jan
on Presto 16" Electric Skillet With Glass Cover, 06852
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 7 months ago
By
TexMomNana
answer 2
YES COMES OUT PERFECT!!!
answered 1 year ago
By
KIMALIZE
answer 3
Yes
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Willybum
answer 4
its really not a deep fryer but you can fry chicken in it
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
barblee
answer 5
Absolutely.
However Presto makes a Multi-cooker (approx $30) which includes a metal basket which I use INSTEAD of this great product, and I use the Multi-cooker for a crock-style cook pot/fryer as it has the same temperature control as the skillet where most budget crocks have 3. Avoid fryers with plastic utensils as these WILL melt and become a part of your dinner. Bon appetite.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
FiveElevenMinusOneFoot
answer 6
You cannot deep fry as part of the chicken will be exposed. But it will fry very well. You just have to turn the chicken.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Patricks
answer 7
Deep frying would not be recommended in a skillet due to the limited depth. Filling the unit with oil and then adding food could pose a hazardous situation if the oil where to spill/foam/bubble over the sides. This unit does do a very nice job of frying chicken though. If you have additional questions about its use, please feel free to contact Presto Customer Service at 1-800-877-0441 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. CST.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
PrestoCustomerService
Question

Does the lid latch onto the pan in any fashion?

asked 5 months ago
By
Jan
on Presto 16" Electric Skillet With Glass Cover, 06852
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No it doesn`t latch onto the pan
answered 3 months ago
By
coastoregon
answer 2
No it can't
answered 3 months ago
By
Betyliz
answer 3
The lid is keyed in place for positive fit and seal but not latched down.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
ohoneyhugger
answer 4
No, the lid does not latch to the pan.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 5
no latches, has a little rim to fit into the pan
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Clarry
answer 6
No, the cover does not latch onto the skillet, it just sits on the base of the skillet.
answered 5 months ago
By
Presto Customer Service
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