Review: Precise Heat 3-1/2-Quart Surgical Stainless-Steel Oil Core Skillet

Precise Heat 3-1/2-Quart Surgical Stainless-Steel Oil Core Skillet

Precise Heat 3-1/2-Quart Surgical Stainless-Steel Oil Core Skillet
@ 3-ply skillet features low dome cover, stay-cool handles & knobs and mirror finish for beatury & durability. Unique oil core liquid is sealed between layers of heavy gauge surgical stainless steel.

  • 3-1/2-quart 3-Ply T304 surgical stainless steel
  • 12-1/4-inch Outside Diameter, 11-inch Inside Diameter
  • Waterless, Greaseless Cooking
  • Limited lifetime warranty on non-electric parts; Limited 5 year warranty on electric componets
  • 120V, 1300-watt

List Price: $ 147.94

Price: $ 147.94

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  1. Heavy Metal Freak says
    85 of 88 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    A massive disappointment, February 21, 2010
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    Heavy Metal Freak (Quincy, Mi.) –

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    This review is from: Precise Heat 3-1/2-Quart Surgical Stainless-Steel Oil Core Skillet (Kitchen)
    Ordered this pan for my wife for Valentines day 2010, which in itself made me a little apprehensive after the birthday vacuum fiasco many years back.
    Seems women don’t always appreciate getting tools on special occasions. Who knew ?

    Arrival: Double boxed and well protected, the wife carefully opened the containers. Enclosed was a beautiful pan wrapped in a protective plastic bag and dripping in oil. Oh-Oh, recalling a few closing reviews about leakers.

    Not to worry, the instructions mention washing in hot, soapy water to remove oil residues from the manufacturing process. OK then..still, why make such a beautiful product and not take the time to clean it a bit ?

    Anyway, we cleaned it and re-arranged cupboards to give it a safe place from dings. Put it away until today when we pulled it down to cook a few hamburgers.

    Some of the write ups mentioned a lack of heat control accuracy as well as extended time to heat so I instrumented the new pan by inserting a digital thermometer probe through the lid vent and set a digital kitchen timer to count up.

    Pan on. Temp rise was pleasingly quick – about 11 minutes from room temp to 350 F. The pan kept going…and going…at 405 F ( remember, it’s set to 350) oil begins leaking out of the top rim and the handles where expansion vents are located. I chicken out and turn dial to 250. Now 13 minutes since pan on temp is 425 F and still climbing. I turn the dial to off , power light stays on. Oil continues to leak. I continue to wipe.It continues to heat. Finally it begins to smoke. Temp now 441 F. Pulled the plug and used the stove to cook our burgers.

    A beautiful pan ruined by poor manufacturing quality control, a real shame on them. I won’t be trying anything from Precise Heat again until I’ve heard they got their act together.

    Needless to say, this is going back. I ordered thru Amazon rather than one of the less expensive on-line stores just in case this happened, it turns out now to have been a wise choice. Amazon makes returns easy and covers the return shipping too.

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  2. M.K. says
    45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The best, July 23, 2008
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    M.K. (Atlanta GA USA) –

    This review is from: Precise Heat 3-1/2-Quart Surgical Stainless-Steel Oil Core Skillet (Kitchen)
    An electric skillet is a much underrated kitchen helper. Many benefits to it, including that it controls the heat and you can leave it unwatched. I own this skillet in a vacation house. Now I will buy it at Amazon for much less than I paid for the first one. This skillet is the best I have ever seen or used. It is heavy, cooks well (you do have to get used to the heat levels), cleans like a dream, goes through the dishwasher perfectly.
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  3. Ecila says
    26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This skillet gets a big thumb’s up!, December 2, 2008
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    Ecila (Massachusetts) –

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    This review is from: Precise Heat 3-1/2-Quart Surgical Stainless-Steel Oil Core Skillet (Kitchen)
    Got this skillet for my husband who is the head chef in our house. He had tired of continually having to replace non-stick skillets and specifically requested a stainless steel version. After doing some research, I settled on this model … he is delighted with it.

    One strange thing, however — the pricing on this is bizarrely erratic. I bought it in the $70 range … now I see it listed over $189! And, since I check it occasionally, have seen it in the $140 range, at $115, etc. Have no idea why there is this erratic pricing — but, if you ever see it at a good, LOW price, snatch it up. It’s great!

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