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Skillet: A trade skill window replacement

Skillet is a replacement for the default tradeskill and craft UI, and is based on Advanced Trade Skill Window, by Slarti.

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  • Larger the the standard tradeskill window
  • Built-in queue for creating multiple, different items
  • User editable list of notes attached to reagents and crafted items.
  • Automatically buy reagents for queued recipes when visiting a vendor
  • Recipes can be filtered by name, whether or not you could level when creating the item, and whether or not you have the mats available.
  • If you can craft a reagent needed by a recipe, then clicking on that reagent will take you to its recipe (same features as Reverse Engineering.
  • Queued items are saved when you log out and are restored on log in
  • If the item to be crafted requires a minimum level to use, that level can be displayed along with the recipe (disabled by default)
  • The shopping list of items needed for all queued recipes for all alts can be displayed at banks, auction houses, or from the command line
  • Items needed for crafting queued items can be automatically retrieved from your bank or guild bank (by using the shopping list)
  • Sorting of recipes (name, difficulty, level, and quality of crafted item)
  • Complete or mostly complete localizations for deDE, esES, frFR, ruRU, koKR, zhCN, zhTW.
  • Tracking inventory on alternate characters
  • Item tooltips can be set to display the list of alternate characters that can craft the item.
  • Custom filtering of recipes (have mats, have mats in bank, min level/max level, etc)
  • Custom grouping


  • 2.61 - Performance issues.
  • 2.60 - Update for WoW 6.02. Add workaround for Blizzard GetTradeSkillInfo bug in Engineering.
  • 2.57 - Fix bug reported on WoWInterface. Clicking on reagents would crash if the tradeskill for the reagent had not been displayed.
  • 2.51 - 2.56 - Bugfixes.
  • 2.50 - new shopping window with guild bank support
  • 2.45 - update for 5.4 - since patch tradeskills of alts not showing, waiting solution from Blizzard
  • 2.44 - update for 5.3
  • 2.43 - more fixes for errors after patch 5.2 - get this version asap
  • 2.41 - update for 5.2, fixed bug in Blizzard's API - (thanks to Speedwaystar and sapu94)
  • 2.34 -bugfixes / skillet was interrupting queue processing after Launch Quest event
  • 2.31 - Fixed Glyph UI being crashed by Skillet
  • 2.3beta1 - Fixes for Patch 5.0 - Mists of Pandaria - this version will work with new and old version of WoW so it's safe to update before patch. Added /skillet reset - to reset window position
  • 2.21 - Fixed minimize to queue button
  • 2.20 - Patch 4.3, fixed close in combat, minor bugfixes
  • 2.18 - View Crafters support, bugfixes
  • 2.17 - nil error bugfix
  • 2.15+2.16 - buttons for camp fire, auto milling, auto prospecting / auto use enchanting vellums
  • 2.14 - bugfix in queue management when skipping items
  • 2.13 - Guild View All works, Expand/Collapse All, fixed Ink Vendor counts, ignore queue positions with missing mats
  • 2.12+2.11 - Freeze issue fixed
  • 2.10 - Show profession skill-up, Minimize to queue only window
  • 2.09 - Improved profession scanning, Save/Load queues
  • 2.07 - More fixes, Bean Counter support, Queue reordering (right click on queue items)
  • 2.07beta - Migration to Ace3, new Tooltip options (use Alt to switch tooltips), bugfixes


  • What are the numbers in the middle and how to hide them? - It's the number of craftable items using reagents in your bag, bank, alts. Right+Click on the bag icon to turn them off
  • How to search in the item name only? - Start your search phrase with exclamation mark: !ink
  • How to search in Auction House? - Alt+Click on shopping list
  • How to retrieve items from bank? - Turn on "Display shopping list at banks"
  • How to turn off Skillet temporarily? - Shift+Click your profession button/link. It also works for View All in your Guild Tab.
  • How to use Enchanting Vellum? - Right Click on Process/Create/Create All button. You create only 1 enchanted vellum, repeat to create more
  • How to use auto Milling/Prospecting? - Alt+Click/Right Click on Prospect/Milling icons. You can also create a macro /click SkilletAutoMilling or /click SkilletAutoProspecting
  • How to paste a recipe in the chat? - double click on the recipe list

- nogudnik - creator of Skillet, left WoW
- lilsparky - took this project over, creator of Gnome Works and LilSparky's Workshop

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  • Avatar of Vizarden Vizarden Oct 23, 2010 at 11:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Have to agree with Tabby.

    Just loaded up Gnomeworks and it's awesome!

    Worth the try!

    Wont be waiting for Skillet update. This works and its updated to patch 4.**

  • Avatar of dupont72 dupont72 Oct 20, 2010 at 08:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for this link tabby.

  • Avatar of tabbytabz tabbytabz Oct 18, 2010 at 16:39 UTC - 0 likes is by lilsparky too and is currently still working and will be updated soon it is his/her main focus right now so you might want to check that out. it works the same way as skillet but has even more info. I was a die hard skillet fan until it stopped working and i tried gnomeworks now i wont switch back even if skillet is updated i love the look and feel of gnome works.

  • Avatar of planeswalker94 planeswalker94 Oct 17, 2010 at 19:51 UTC - 0 likes

    As of yesterday, no. In fact it and item rack cause my frame rates to plummet from 60 to 2. So sadly I am waiting patiently for news.

  • Avatar of tlai tlai Oct 14, 2010 at 10:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Anyone able to get this working for 4.0.1?

  • Avatar of Mechrior Mechrior Oct 06, 2010 at 04:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Comes up EVERY time i hover over a heading in the list!

    [2010/10/06 04:57:50-911-x1]: Skillet-1.10-LS-163\UI\MainFrame.lua:1430: attempt to index global 'skill_style_type' (a nil value) <string>:"*:OnEnter":3: in function <[string "*:OnEnter"]:1>

    Locals: self = SkilletScrollButton3 { highlight = SkilletScrollHightlight3 { } locked = true rawIndex = 3 0 = <userdata> skill = <table> { } index = 3 } motion = true


  • Avatar of penaiel penaiel Sep 14, 2010 at 11:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Btw, I love old skillet. Don´t get the idea with Gnomeworks, looks nice but more complicated to do what I´m used to do in skillet... Just set up the recipies I want to do and then goto a vendor and buy them... Maybe it´s just me, maybe I just need to learn the new way it is gonna be.

  • Avatar of penaiel penaiel Sep 14, 2010 at 11:13 UTC - 0 likes

    When I hover mouse over a recipy I get this error:

    1x Skillet-1.10-LS-163\UI\MainFrame.lua:1430: attempt to index global 'skill_style_type' (a nil value) Overachiever_Trade-0.56\TradeSkills.lua:281: in function `SkillButton_OnEnter' <string>:"*:OnEnter":3: in function <[string "*:OnEnter"]:1> <in C code>: ?

    Locals: obj = <table> { RecipeGroupPruneList = <function> @ Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:609: SkillButton_NewGroup = <function> @ Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:2380: mouseOver = SkilletScrollButton3 {} ClearQueue = <function> @ Skillet\SkilletQueue.lua:193: RecipeGroupInitFlatten = <function> @ Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:450: SkillButton_OnDragStop = <function> @ Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:2210: RecipeGroupConstructDBString = <function> @ Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:576: SkilletShow = <function> @ Skillet\Skillet.lua:713: internal_HideAllWindows = <function> @ Skillet\Skillet.lua:1053: QueueChanged = <function> @ Skillet\Skillet.lua:1132: DisplayShoppingList = <function> @ Skillet\ThirdPartyHooks.lua:456: QueueAllItems = <function> @ Skillet\SkilletQueue.lua:295: visited = <table> {} RecipeNote_OnClick = <function> @ Skillet\UI\RecipeNotes.lua:99: AddToQueue = <function> @ Skillet\SkilletQueue.lua:141: hideTrivialRecipes = false RecipeDifficultyButton_OnShow = <function> @ Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:548: UpdateMerchantFrame = <function> @ Skillet\UI\MerchantWindow.lua:111: RecipeGroupSort = <function> @ Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:427: EnableResize = <function> @ Skillet\UI\Utils.lua:121: ConfigureRecipeControls = <function> @ Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:489: UpdateNotesWindow = <function> @ Skillet\UI\RecipeNotes.lua:135: GetTradeSkillIcon = <function> @ Skillet\TradeskillInfo.lua:280: GetItemIDFromLink = <function> @ Skillet\TradeskillInfo.lua:36: FreeCaches = <function> @ Skillet\Skillet.lua:815: GetTradeSkillRecipeLink = <function> @ Skillet\TradeskillInfo.lua:211: internal_SortAndFilterRecipes = <function> @ Skillet\UI\Sorting.lua:453: RecipeGroupNew = <function> @ Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:87: internal_AddPreButtonShowCallback = <function> @ Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:71: GetReagentLabel = <function> @ Skillet\ThirdPartyHooks.lua:177: SortDropdown_OnLoad = <function> @ Skillet\UI\Sorting.lua:493: RecipeGroupRenameEntry = <function> @ Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:397: RankFrame_OnEnter = <function> @ Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:2637: RecipeGroupFlatten = <function> @ Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:466: recipeDB = <table> {} RecipeGroupMoveEntry = <function> @ Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:293: GetTradeSkillReagentItemLink = <function> @ Skillet\TradeskillInfo.lua:195: ReagentButtonSkillSelect = <function> @ Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:2696: GetTradeSkillTools = <function> @ Skillet\TradeskillInfo.lua:225: SortDropdown_OnClick = <function> @ Skillet\UI\Sorting.lua:555: name = "Skillet" internal_ShowTradeSkillWindow = <function> @ Skillet\Skillet.lua:1014: CHAT_MSG_SKILL = <function> @ Skillet\SkilletData.lua:1170: TradeButton_OnEnter = <function> @ Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:559: SetSelectedSkill = <function> @ Skillet\Skillet.lua:1097: UpdateTradeSkill = <function> @ Skillet\Skillet.lua:982: ProcessQueue = <function> @ Skillet\SkilletQueue.lua:210: InventoryFilterButton_OnShow = <function> @ Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:2892: SetTradeSkillToolTip = <function> @ Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:1523: SetTradeSkill = <function> defined @I -

  • Avatar of Mechrior Mechrior Aug 13, 2010 at 12:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Multiple errors across ALL the addons buttons on the first install

    [2010/08/13 13:37:15-650-x1]: Skillet-1.10-LS-163\UI\MainFrame.lua:1430: attempt to index global 'skill_style_type' (a nil value) Overachiever_Trade-0.56\TradeSkills.lua:281: in function `SkillButton_OnEnter' <string>:"*:OnEnter":3: in function <[string "*:OnEnter"]:1> <in C code>: ?

    Locals: obj = <table> { RecipeGroupPruneList = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:609 SkillButton_NewGroup = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:2380 mouseOver = SkilletScrollButton12 { } ClearQueue = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\SkilletQueue.lua:193 RecipeGroupInitFlatten = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:450 SkillButton_OnDragStop = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:2210 RecipeGroupConstructDBString = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:576 SkilletShow = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\Skillet.lua:713 internal_HideAllWindows = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\Skillet.lua:1053 QueueChanged = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\Skillet.lua:1132 DisplayShoppingList = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\ThirdPartyHooks.lua:456 QueueAllItems = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\SkilletQueue.lua:295 visited = <table> { } RecipeNote_OnClick = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\UI\RecipeNotes.lua:99 AddToQueue = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\SkilletQueue.lua:141 hideTrivialRecipes = false RecipeDifficultyButton_OnShow = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:548 UpdateMerchantFrame = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\UI\MerchantWindow.lua:111 RecipeGroupSort = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:427 EnableResize = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\UI\Utils.lua:121 ConfigureRecipeControls = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:489 UpdateNotesWindow = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\UI\RecipeNotes.lua:135 GetTradeSkillIcon = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\TradeskillInfo.lua:280 GetItemIDFromLink = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\TradeskillInfo.lua:36 FreeCaches = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\Skillet.lua:815 GetTradeSkillRecipeLink = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\TradeskillInfo.lua:211 internal_SortAndFilterRecipes = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\UI\Sorting.lua:453 RecipeGroupNew = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:87 internal_AddPreButtonShowCallback = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:71 GetReagentLabel = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\ThirdPartyHooks.lua:177 SortDropdown_OnLoad = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\UI\Sorting.lua:493 RecipeGroupRenameEntry = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:397 RankFrame_OnEnter = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:2637 RecipeGroupFlatten = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:466 recipeDB = <table> { } RecipeGroupMoveEntry = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\RecipeGroups.lua:293 GetTradeSkillReagentItemLink = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Skillet\TradeskillI (... more ...)

  • Avatar of tcmjr tcmjr Aug 07, 2010 at 13:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey lilsparky,

    I installed your trunk version of skillet and got this error on the first time I opened it.

    Date: 2010-08-07 10:17:20 ID: 1 Error occured in: Global Count: 26 Message: ..\AddOns\Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua line 1430: attempt to index global 'skill_style_type' (a nil value) Debug: [C]: ? Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:1430: SkillButton_OnEnter() [string "*:OnEnter"]:3: [string "*:OnEnter"]:1 AddOns: Swatter, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) WowheadLooter, v30316 Ace3, v Altoholic, v3.3.002b AtlasLoot, vv5.11.03a AtlasLootFu, vv5.11.03a AucAdvanced, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucFilterBasic, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucFilterOutlier, v5.8.4723.2531 AucMatchUndercut, v5.8.4723.2531 AucStatHistogram, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucStatiLevel, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucStatPurchased, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucStatSales, v5.8.4723.2842 AucStatSimple, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucStatStdDev, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucStatWOWEcon, v5.8.4723.2530 AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.8.4723.3311 AucUtilAppraiser, v5.8.4723.2530 AucUtilAskPrice, v5.8.4723.3175 AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.8.4723.3142 AucUtilCompactUI, v5.8.4723.2530 AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.8.4723.3583 AucUtilFixAH, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucUtilGlypher, v5.8.4723.2545 AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.8.4723.3108 AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.8.4723.2545 AucUtilScanButton, v5.8.4723.2530 AucUtilScanFinish, v5.8.4723.3576 AucUtilScanProgress, v5.8.4723.2530 AucUtilScanStart, v5.8.4723.2530 AucUtilSearchUI, v5.8.4723.3655 AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.8.4723.4546 AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.8.4723.2530 Auditor2, v4.3.3 Bagnon, v2.13.2b BagnonForever, v1.1.2 BagnonTooltips, v BankStack, vv17 BeanCounter, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) BrokerAuditor, v4.3.3 Clique, vwowi:revision Configator, v5.1.DEV.130 DataStore, v3.3.001 DataStoreAchievements, v3.3.001 DataStoreAuctions, v3.3.001 DataStoreCharacters, v3.3.001 DataStoreContainers, v3.3.001 DataStoreCrafts, v3.3.002 DataStoreCurrencies, v3.3.001 DataStoreInventory, v3.3.002 DataStoreMails, v3.3.001 DataStorePets, v3.3.001 DataStoreQuests, v3.3.001 DataStoreReputations, v3.3.001 DataStoreSkills, v3.3.002 DataStoreSpells, v3.3.001 DataStoreStats, v3.3.001 DataStoreTalents, v3.3.001 DBMCore, v Enchantrix, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) EnchantrixBarker, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) Gatherer, v3.1.14 GathererDBWowhead, v1.0.2009-12-09 Grid, v1.30300.1308 Informant, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) LilSparkysWorkshop, v OmniCC, v2.5.9 Postal, v3.3.2 QuickAuctions, v Recount, v Routes, vv1.2.8a SellOMatic, vv1.2.8a Skillet, v SlideBar, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) SlyProfits, v1.1.2 SpamThrottle, vv1.4 Stubby, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) TipTac, v10.05.01 TipTacItemRef, v10.02.27 TipTacTalents, v10.02.27 Titan, v4.3.8.30300 - Revision 386 TitanAmmo, v4.3.8.30300 TitanBag, v4.3.8.30300 TitanClock, v4.3.8.30300 TitanCoords, v4.3.8.30300 TitanGoldTracker, v4.3.8.30300 TitanLootType, v4.3.8.30300 TitanPerformance, v4.3.8.30300 TitanRegen, v4.3.8.30300 TitanRepair, v4.3.8.30300 TitanVolume, v4.3.8.30300 TitanXP, v4.3.8.30300 WIM, v3.3.7 BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v3.3.5.30300 <us> (ck=b26)


Date created
Aug 27, 2008
Last update
Oct 20, 2014
Development stage
  • deDE
  • enUS
  • esES
  • frFR
  • koKR
  • ruRU
  • zhCN
  • zhTW
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  • A: r386 for 6.0.2 Oct 20, 2014
  • A: r385 for 6.0.2 Oct 20, 2014
  • A: r384 for 6.0.2 Oct 19, 2014
  • A: r383 for 6.0.2 Oct 19, 2014
  • A: r382 for 6.0.2 Oct 18, 2014