We like to cook good meals, but we are always running around doing other things in the house too. We make good use of our crock pot, but sometimes we like skillet meals. We looked for the best electric skillet we could find. Something that would keep the temperature even, and was just the right size for our countertop. When we have time to just stay in the kitchen right at the stove, we will use traditional pans and skillets on the stove top. When one of us is running around taking care of the kids, feeding the dogs or doing chores, the other one is cooking in the kitchen and staying close by at the table doing bills or sorting coupons or mail.
We believe a cook should stay in the kitchen except maybe when the crock pot is in use. Then we just check on it every so often. But even when cooking with the best electric skillet out there, we monitor the cooking process by staying close by. I am the one who makes the best skillet meals, so you will find me with my letter opener and paper shredder next to the table as things are stewing, frying, or baking in the kitchen right in front of me. I do a lot of multitasking like most folks these days, but I am never unsafe about it.
At our house we eat a lot of venison we take ourselves. When I was a child my mother cooked a venison roast in her old Teflon coated electric skillet using just some bay leaf and maybe some salt and stuff. It was super delicious. The skillet was set at a temperature to cook it slowly, and the bay leaf infused it with flavor. Venison is not a fatty meat, and it can be tough if you cook it wrong. It can be gamey tasting if you prepare it right too. I have been a fan of electric skillets since then, and I use ours to cook up some mouthwatering meals for my family.