My husband and I are in our early 60s and have owned numerous electric grills in the past. We bought the Cuisinart Electric Skillet to replace our GE electric skillet that wore out. Because of the cost of the Cuisinart I was reluctant to purchase it but now that we have it and use it at least 4 times a week, it was worth every penny we paid for it.
The lower priced electric skillets moved when we tried to remove food from it but the Cuisinart Electric Skillet weighs 15 pounds and does not move unless we intentionally move it.
Clean up is a breeze because nothing sticks to it; we just wipe it out with a damp cloth or paper towel.
Food cooks evenly and completely in the Cuisinart Electric Skillet and holds more than less expensive electric skillets that are the same dimensions. In our worn out electric skillet from a different manufacturer, we could only cook 4 chicken thighs/legs at one time but in the Cuisinart Electric Skillet, we cook 6 chicken thighs/legs at a time or 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
We have cooked beef stew, boneless chicken breasts with diced portobello mushroom sauce, southern fried chicken, beef roasts in mushroom gravy, and much more in the Cuisinart Electric Skillet. Everything we cook in this skillet is cooked to perfection and to repeat myself, this skillet is worth every penny we paid for it. We love our Cuisinart Electric Skillet.