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Proctor Silex Electric Skillet User Manual

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Proctor Silex Electric Skillet

Proctor Silex Electric Skillet


When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and/or injury to persons, including the following:

  1. Read all instructions.
  2. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge unless they are closely supervised and instructed concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
  3. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
  4. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs, which may be warm. Use oven mitts.
  5. Be sure that the Handle/Feet are assembled and fastened properly. See detailed assembly instructions.
  6. To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse the cord, plug, or temperature control in water or other liquid.
  7. Unplug from the outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts and before cleaning.
  8. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged supply cord or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions or has been dropped or damaged in any manner. Supply cord replacement and repairs must be conducted by the manufacturer, its service agent, or similarly qualified persons to avoid a hazard. Call the provided customer service number for information on examination, repair, or adjustment.
  9. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may cause injuries.
  10. Do not use outdoors.
  11. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter, or touch hot surfaces, including the stove.
  12. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  13. Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot oil or other hot liquids.
  14. Always attach the plug to the appliance first; then plug the cord into a wall outlet. To disconnect, turn any control to OFF and then remove the plug from the wall outlet.
  15. Do not use the appliance for other than intended use.
  16. Never leave an appliance unattended while in use.
  17. This appliance is not intended for deep frying foods.
  18. Use only the temperature-controlling plug provided by the manufacturer. The use of another temperature-control plug may cause injury.
  19.  Do not operate the appliance using an external timer or a separate remote-control system.

Parts and Features

To order parts

Proctor Silex Electric Skillet 1

  1. Lid Handle
  2. Glass Lid
  3. Nonstick Skillet
  4. Handle/Feet
  5. Temperature Control
  6. Proctor Silex Electric Skillet 2 Long Screw
  7. Split Lock Washer
  8. Flat Washer

Screws and washers may be partially screwed into a base for shipping purposes. Remove them to assemble the handle/feet to the base. After assembly, the handles/feet should feel secure. If the handles/feet are loose, or the unit rocks when on a flat surface, the handles are not installed properly. Loosen the screws and realign handles; then retighten as shown. Periodically check screws and retighten as necessary.

How to Use

  1. Always use a skillet on a dry, level, heat-resistant surface.
  2. Plug the temperature control into the skillet. Set the temperature control dial to OFF; then plug the cord into a wall outlet.
  3. Refer to the Cooking Chart that follows for selecting the correct heat setting.
  4. Preheat the skillet, uncovered, for 5 to 10 minutes until the desired temperature is reached.
  5. When the indicator light on the temperature control goes out, the cooking temperature has been reached. Food may now be added. Heat may be increased or decreased, depending on personal preference and the type or amount of food being repaired.
  6. When finished cooking, remove food, turn the temperature control to OFF, and unplug the unit from the wall outlet.

Only use wooden or plastic cooking utensils to prolong the life of the nonstick coating. Never use the skillet and the cover in the oven or microwave oven, or on the range top.

Cooking Chart

Proctor Silex Electric Skillet 3

Care and Cleaning

  1. When finished cooking, turn the temperature control to OFF; unplug from the outlet and then from the skillet.
  2. Let the skillet cool completely.
  3. Clean the skillet and lid with hot, soapy water, using a nylon scouring pad. Rinse; then dry. The skillet and lid may also be washed in a dishwasher.
    Do not use metal scouring pads or abrasive cleansers. This will damage the nonstick coating.
  4. If necessary, wipe the temperature control and cord with a damp cloth and then wipe dry.


This warranty applies to products purchased and used in the U.S. and Canada. This is the only express warranty for this product and is instead of any other warranty or condition. This product is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for three (3) years from the date of original purchase. During this period, your exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of this product or any component found to be defective, at our option; however, you are responsible for all costs associated with returning the product to us and our returning a product or component under this warranty to you.

If the product or component is no longer available, we will replace it with a similar one of equal or greater value. This warranty does not cover glass, filters, wear from normal use, use not in conformity with the printed directions, or damage to the product resulting from accident, alteration, abuse, or misuse. This warranty extends only to the original consumer purchaser or gift recipient. Keep the original sales receipt, as proof of purchase is required to make a warranty claim.

This warranty is void if the product is used for other than single-family household use or subjected to any voltage and waveform other than as specified on the rating label (e.g., 120V ~ 60Hz). We exclude all claims for special, incidental, and consequential damages caused by breach of express or implied warranty. All liability is limited to the amount of the purchase price.

Every implied warranty, including any statutory warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is disclaimed except to the extent prohibited by law, in which case such warranty or condition is limited to the duration of this written warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other legal rights that vary depending on where you live. Some states or provinces do not allow limitations on implied warranties or special, incidental, or consequential damages, so the foregoing limitations may not apply to you.

To make a warranty claim, do not return this appliance to the store. Please write Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., Customer ServiceDepartment, 4421 Waterfront Dr., Glen Allen, VA 23060, or visit hamiltonbeach.com/customerservice in the U.S. or hamiltonbeach.ca/ customer-service in Canada. For faster service, locate the model, type, and series numbers on your appliance.

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FAQS About Proctor Silex Electric Skillet

What is a Proctor Silex Electric Skillet?

A Proctor Silex Electric Skillet is a kitchen appliance that functions as a portable frying pan, allowing you to cook various dishes without needing a stove. It typically features a non-stick cooking surface and adjustable temperature control.

How does a Proctor Silex Electric Skillet work?

The skillet is plugged into an electrical outlet, and the heating element underneath the cooking surface generates heat. The user can adjust the temperature settings to achieve the desired cooking temperature for different recipes.

What can I cook with a Proctor Silex Electric Skillet?

You can cook a wide range of dishes including pancakes, eggs, bacon, stir-fries, sautés, stews, and more. Its versatility makes it suitable for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even desserts.

Is the cooking surface non-stick?

Yes, most Proctor Silex Electric Skillets come with a non-stick cooking surface, which makes cooking and cleaning easier.

What are the temperature settings?

Temperature settings vary depending on the model, but typically range from warm to 400°F (approximately 204°C). This allows for precise control over the cooking process.

Is it easy to clean?

Yes, the non-stick cooking surface makes cleaning the skillet relatively easy. After use, allow it to cool down, then wash it with warm, soapy water and a soft sponge or cloth. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or utensils that could scratch the surface.

Can I use metal utensils with the skillet?

It’s recommended to use wooden, silicone, or plastic utensils to avoid damaging the non-stick surface. Metal utensils may scratch the coating, reducing its effectiveness over time.

Is it dishwasher safe?

Some parts of the Proctor Silex Electric Skillet, such as the lid and temperature control probe, may be dishwasher safe. However, it’s essential to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for specific cleaning recommendations.

What safety features does it have?

Proctor Silex Electric Skillets typically feature cool-touch handles and non-slip feet for stability. Additionally, they may have an automatic shut-off function for overheating protection.

Can I store it vertically?

It’s generally not recommended to store electric skillets vertically, as this could potentially cause damage to the heating element or other components. It’s best to store it horizontally in a cool, dry place when not in use.

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