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Nesting skillet transforms for storage

The Presto 06857 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet offers convenience and versatility, with handles that fold into the base.

Brian Krepshaw
Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.
Brian Krepshaw
When not in use, the electric skillet transforms for storage.
When not in use, the electric skillet transforms for storage. Presto

Storage in the kitchen is no small matter. Kitchen appliances may come in all shapes and sizes, but most of them have odd angles and weird protuberances. Rarely does something come along that fits nicely in the cupboard, allowing for easy storage and quick accessibility. The option of leaving it out on the countertop may at first seem appealing, but after so many coffeemakers, food processors, and clamshell specialty appliances, the reality is sometimes storage considerations have to take front and center.

Nesting away while not in use, the Presto 06857 Electric Foldaway Skillet is a convenient space-saver that stores at-the-ready. Composed of a base, a lid, a 16-inch skillet, and a heat control, the distinctive design allows for the handles to be folded away into the base and then placed within the skillet for storage. The result is a nice, rectangular cuboid that may not be an exact brick, but for storage purposes plays nicely in the cupboard.

In use, the skillet provides ample area and high side walls for versatile meal-making. A built-in spout accommodates pouring collected liquids, while the nonstick interior allows for easy cleanup. Capable of doubling as a buffet server due to its stay-cool handles, the appliance lends itself to usefulness--without even needing to wrestle it out of the cupboard.