Awesome. Just awesome.
I picked this up because I was looking for something light and small that wouldn't heat my small flat in summer. I was surprised at just how awesome this little skillet turned out to be.
As a single older person, I ate mostly the same droll fodder every day. Dinner times were nothing more than an annoying messy chore.
Then, after unpacking this little beauty, I'm whipping up everything from slow cooks, roasts, casseroles and steaks to sausage and egg breakkies. Suddenly dinner is my favourite time of the day. It makes a perfect serving for 2, ...
Owned and used regularly for 5 years
I can't be 'just lucky', can I? This skillet was accidentally bequeathed to me when a housemate moved out. I found it stashed in my pots n' pans cupboard, in it's box - brand new, months after he'd moved out.
Anywho, I've used nothing but timber and silicon utensils on/with it, and it's still in tip-top shape to this day. I've got a Kambrook Deep Banquet fry pan that's deteriorated after just 12 months (same utensils used on it). This Sunbeam is hardy af in regards to the non-stick coating.
I've cooked tonnes of different stuff in it, the tempe...
Purchased in June 2014 at Gift.
- the kind folk at sunbeam offered me a new one or refund!
Am full of praise for the immediate attention I got from sunbeam, I have not used the replacement one but with exceptional service from both the head office and the young lady at Harvey norman
I am sure all will be just fine.
Thanks so much for stepping in so quickly in resolving this for me.
Ignore the initial comments below
I cant begin to tell you how happy I was when I bought home the skillet, the first few times it was superb, easy to clean and apart from the stupid extra thing that is part of the cord I was delighted. But now a...fter about three weeks its decided to not work properly, no heat on min or min-med, zilch nothing, if I turn it up to max then yep I get heat, burning heat. Such a disappointment. I will be taking it back .
Good starter appliance for growing kids
Ok read many reviews, seen the issue with the non-stick coating. Practically all I have ever bought from Sunbeams classic range lose their non stick integrity and need to be handled with the right cooking tools but also, they will deteriorate over time. Still they have lasted long enough for me to keep geting them. As far as the metal lids go, they are in my opinion are nostalgic tinny covers that cannot be cleaned easily to honour the cheap lids of old 1950's cookware. They do their job but are the first things to look bad in the shortest ...possible ownership time. This model is good for kids learning to cook as they may be on their phones or get distracted but at least the temp control is there. Give them a gas hob and a fire will start. I bought it for that reason. Not one Sunbeam I have ever owned has had an element fail, this I think is more due to the sensible watts density of the element and the casting methods. The units are washable safe, as long as you dry them adequately. What I find not useful is that they have gone away from a temperature dial and replaced it with low / med ; high decals. Now while the temp range it the same, it is far more useful to have this Sunbeam, a low med high is for an energy regulator (simmerstat control) and not for a thermal probe control. Why?? If you want them to last let them cool down after cooking, wipe them out with paper towels and then wash them in warm water, dont thermally shock the cast plates when they are hot. Now for a grumble.... Sunbeam why did you remove FP5900P from sale and keep the FP5910? Same base but different lids. The FP5900P has a high dome lid and is more useful for roasting where as the low lid makes the unit the most pointless unfriendly appliance ever. I cant find them anywhere and no one stocks them.
The classic skillet does everything you've come to expect from sunbeam products .it distributes the heat evenly .no burnt edges ,no underdone parts .the control is so easy to use . and most importantly so easy to clean .it is so much more convenient to use and store than the bigger frypans ,it is the modern way to go .
Not happy with this skillet.
I also bought a ceramic base skillet from the Good Guys. At first it worked well, but after two/three weeks the base was scratched and has food stains embedded in those cracks. Not happy with sunbeam anymore and would certainly consider buying goods that don’t not bear the sunbeam name or other products made by sunbeam.
I'm not happy at all.
This skillets coating is sub standard. The coating is coming off and it just gets worse and worse. It also pitted. Battle to cook food in it. Scrambled eggs are sticking to surface. I am a pensioner and thought this was one of the best makes but sadly disappointed. No money to buy another one.
New Sunbeam Skillet ******* Brilliant! by Willo Northern Irish
The New Sunbeam Electric Skillet is simply brilliant, the new none stick surface is so impressive & and you only need a teaspoon of olive oil to cook your Eggs, Its so easy to clean with a damp clean cloth.
A very compact unit which is very stable and easy to use
Bought this skillet hoping it would be better than the ordinary non- stick one and was extremely disappointed as it had tiny chips in it and they multiplied on heating and also didn't like the way it burnt the food.
Returned it to Harvey Norman for a replacement.
Replacement was worse than the first one, more chips, so returned it also and received a refund.
Thanks Harvey Norman for the great service and not sure if we were just unlucky or these skillets are a flop.
Bought the sunbeam duraceramic skillet. Loved it cooks great easy to clean, however 3weeks into use the ceramic coating was scratch and began to crack, cracks deep enough to put a fingernail in. I purchased another thinking this was just related this unit. However today three weeks later, I am going to return this unit as it cracked last night. There was no mark on the base at the start of cooking. Even though it says more durable and scratch resistant I only use silicone implements this is the second skillet to do this. I am very disappointed because this skillet is just a perfect size for the two of us.
Sunbeam Classic Skillet
This is my second Sunbeam Classic Skillet, my last one lasted over 7 years. A great skillet for easy, quick cooking for breakfast,lunch, dinner or snack. This skillet is great for those who meal prep, cooking chicken thigh/breasts, beef or pork along with vegetables stir-fry's, scrambled eggs, bacon for those mouth watering BLT with cheese. The only down side to this unit is the outdated lid, Sunbeam please listen, a a glass dome would be way better. The skillet is very easy to wash, I have a small kitchen at the moment and it fits easily inside to clean.
What a disappointment
Mine went into the garbage after about 12 month's usage. Non stick surface peeled off and silver lid was difficult to clean, losing colour. Money down the drain. My normal Sunbeam frypan was great until my partner accidentally ran over it on a picnic...it was more than 5 years old.
Needed something for quickly whipping up bacon and eggs, snags, chops, whatever needed and saves dragging my big pan out or firing up the bbq its great for my van easy cleanup just wipe down with papper towel. It's great for 1 or 2 persons high dome lid will be trying a few recipes in this little beauty No complaints
Fabulous! Handy, great size, easy to clean, quick to heat up. So convinient!
I love this skillet. For a small family of two, this size is just perfect. We don't have a dishwasher & this size suits the kitchen sink for washing perfectly. It is so easy for a quick wash & becomes perfectly clean immediately. It works so well without any issues whatsoever. To protect its non-stick coating, I only use a silicone fryspoon, which will never leave any marks, scratches or damage on the coating. So it will last longer.
I have beeing using it for more than 3 months (about 3 to 4 times a week on average). I love this skillet mor...e than the cast iron frypan I got. It is reasonablely light-weighted yet works so well. I have to say that it suits female home cooks much better :) Those extremely expensive & heavy cast iron frypans I got are so difficult to hold and move around. But this skillet never gives me headaches like that. LOL. We don't roast meat at home, mainly Asian style cooking. So the dome lid may never be used. I would like a glass lid compared to the non-see-through dome lid, as I love & need to see the food to know the cooking process sometimes. Luckily we have many glass lids at home. Some of them fit onto this skillet perfectly. Therefore it is not really an issue for me. One day, maybe when I am in the mood to learn roasting, I would love to try that cute dome lid though.
Non-stick? Non. Sticks
After 40 yrs of Sunbeam Aluminium Skillet - finally upgraded to non-stick Classic (to dodge Al poisoning) - what a disappointment after approx 3 mths (after first Salmon steak ) - blackened surface and everything sticks after that.
Read the reviews - maybe no durable non-stick electrics exist of any brand.
I have long been a Sunbeam brand lover & have appreciated my skillet for both size & convenience. My last Skillet lasted me for 7 years & I only tossed it out after it lost 1 leg & became unsafe. I purchased a new Sunbeam skillet & I threw it out after just 6 months due to the dreadful smell while in use. It had nothing to do with a high temperature as I have seen Sunbeam reps blame in reviews, & the non-stick lining was bubbling & peeling soon after purchase. Sunbeam have really gone down in quality & standard. I could not possibly give them a good rating unfortunately & will look for a new skillet in different brand after checking reviews first.
A kitchen appliance must have!
I have owned one for ever and replace every few years. Never experienced any of the smell issues recorded here.
I have purchased for all my family - they too are full of compliments - no issues whatsoever with any purchase, everybody totally loves this live without Sunbeam product .
This pan has a strong chemical smell when it is hot. I have used it 5 times and it smells bad while I am cooking and taints the flavour of the food. I have tried smearing it with oil and heating it up as suggested by Sunbeam Support Team and i have tried boiling milk as suggested below but the chemical smell persists. I have now thrown it in the rubbish bin
Questions & Answers
How heavy is this skillet. My aged mother is wanting one but she is quite weak and she needs to be able to lift it - preferrably with one hand.
Your mother should have no problem using this pan, I am 75 and absolutely love it, heat is gentle on the lower levels but can easily be turned to a higher heat as and when required but watch it as it is inclined to heat pretty fast if turned beyond the lower temperatures. Easy to clean , pour water into it till cooled then just wipe out with a paper towel.
Leanne, its light and manageable. I cannot manually handle large or heavy pans but this is wonderful. The aluminium lid makes it 1/3 of the weight lighter than other smaller frypans with heavy glass lids. I can lift with one hand. You can always have staff unbox one before purchasing at a retailer. I do that all the time to check as I'm older, weaker & have tiny hands.
What tempreture is 200 in numbers on the skillet plug i'm cooking chicken drumsticks please help.
I am in New Zealand and love my skillet and urgently want to purchase another one for my holiday house.... Who stocks this type of skillet?
Unfortunately the SK4200P has been discontinued in NZ and is no longer available. However we do have a stainless steel skillet available SK6450 and you will find in stores such as Harvey Norman, Farmers and Noel Leeming.
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