This product does NOT come assembled !!!! - You have to have, find, borrow, or buy tools to put it together ... as well as have the time and the skills - so disappointing that THIS brand isn't already assembled!
As soon as it was delivered, I took it out of the box to test it out. The thermostat **** fell off almost immediately. It was very disappointing. Thankfully, I was able to get a refund for it. The reviews looked really promising, so I might have just gotten unlucky with this one.
We always had electric skillets in the house when I was growing up and I didn't think they were much different than using a pan on the stove. I purchased this one as my first electric skillet of my own and I guess I never realized just how different it feels to cook according to a temperature dial and on the counter! It's a convenience for sure and provides a different feel to cooking. This skillet washes easily and has a nice non-stick coating for the price. If they put out a Kenmore branded skillet with ceramic coating I would buy that next!
My favorite thing about this skillet when it comes to washing it is that the lid handle isn't flat against the glass; there are drainage openings so water doesn't get trapped. My favorite thing about it overall is that it seems to deliver consistent heat and without strange smells or sounds. It just works.