This is the Cuisinart: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002...
This is the Precise Heat: http://www.amazon.com/Precise-Heat-Re...
My Dad uses an electric skillet to fry Indian-style fish outside, but his current version is worn out, the non-stick coating is peeling away, and the whole thing is rather flimsy. I like that this Cuisinart model has the "Ceramica nonstick petroleum-free ceramic-based cooking surface" and that the Precise Heat has no coating at all, and I was thinking of getting him one of these for Father's Day. I noticed a number of complaints in the Amazon reviews of the Cuisinart about the lid and steam release valve, and some heating element problems noted in reviews for the Precise Heat model.
Does anyone have either of these? Are the lid and valve big problems on the Cuisinart?
Are there any other models out there that work well and have a "greener" non-stick coating or no coating at all?