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Power cord for hoover electric skillet

I have a hoover stainless steel skillet, that is in excellent condition, except that the power cord went bad.It is unusual, in that it has three female fittings, as opposed to the normal two female, one male, that most skillets have. Is there anywhere i can find one of these?

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Re: power cord for hoover electric skillet

Hello: We just had one of those exact heat controls and sold it in our ebay store, I can send you some photos to compare the controls. That specific heat control model is very hard to find and normally you do not see them, I have not found them anywhere else.

We have a cookware store on ebay for the last 5 years and carry some replacement parts for the vintage appliances - you can email me through the ebay store - our ebay store ID is bestcookwareforless! (with the exclamation point at the end) or email me at and I will add you to my customer wanted items list. We get excellent pre-owned used heat controls in all the time and are more than happy to help our customers locate a specific one.

All is not lost, so don't throw out your favorite Hoover skillet - they are built like a tank, made to last and very hard to find nowdays. Keep her and get her a new heat control and she will last another 50 years (smile).

Hope we can help you!

Kindest Regards, Jasmine

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

Re: power cord for hoover electric skillet

Were you able to find a controller?

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I see the postings are from 2007, but I do have a solution in case anyone is still interested... I've used this vendor before and the probe works perfectly. In fact, I'm ordering another one after about 15 years... not bad for a replacement!

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