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Skillet: A trade skill window replacement

Skillet is a replacement for the default tradeskill and craft UI.

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  • Larger the the standard tradeskill window
  • Built-in queue for creating multiple, different items
  • Queued items are saved when you log out and are restored on log in
  • Automatically buy reagents for queued recipes when visiting a vendor
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • User editable list of notes attached to reagents and crafted items.
  • 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.
  • Sorting of recipes (name, difficulty, level, and quality of crafted item)
  • Tracking inventory on alternate characters
  • Item tooltips can be set to display the list of alternate characters that can craft the item.
  • Custom grouping
  • User managed Ignored Materials List
  • Complete or mostly complete localizations for deDE, esES, frFR, ruRU, koKR, zhCN, zhTW.


  • 2.86
    • Fix ticket 347 and Curse comment reported bug
    • Rework craftable counts, add recursive craftable count (ticket 348)
    • Update Inscription Ink from vendor list
  • 2.85
    • Fix overlap of required tools and cooldowns (ticket 345)
  • 2.84
    • Add description to recipe detail frame
    • Add wordwrap to unavailable (cooldown) text
    • Get version from TOC metadata
  • 2.83
    • Update TOC to 60200
    • Add SVN build number to frame title
    • Cleanup unused code in Mainframe.lua
    • Change NPC crafting to check GUID if necessary
    • Fix NPC crafting to properly close NPC
  • 2.82
    • Remove distinction between bags and bank (reagents are used from both)
    • Fixes for tickets 336, 337, 338, 340, 341, 342, 343
    • InitializeDatabase optimizations
    • Prevent guild tradeskills from polluting savedvariables
    • Remove global API table
    • Add shift-click on crafting NPCs to open Blizzard Tradeskill frame
  • 2.81
    • Add Draenor transmutes to the ignore list
    • Cosmetic and debug changes
  • 2.80
    • Update TOC to 60100
  • 2.78
    • Fix errors in custom grouping (ticket 333)
  • 2.77
    • Fix GetTradeSkillLevels to always return numbers (ticket 331)
  • 2.76
    • Use TradeskillInfo for skill difficulty data if available (LibPeriodicTable is not up to date)
    • Disable tooltip and dropdown for selecting other character's tradeskills (ticket 330)
  • 2.75
    • Fix Thermal Anvil (ticket 327)
    • Fix last item fetched from guild bank remaining on cursor
    • Minimize the use of the Blizzard frame for followers (ticket 328, requires localization)
  • 2.74
    • Add option to choose which frame to use for followers (that can use both)
  • 2.73
    • Curse didn't properly release 2.72
  • 2.72
    • Always use bags + bank when counting reagents (ticket 322)
    • Use IsNPCCrafting() for garrison follower crafting (ticket 321)
  • 2.71
    • Add user managed Ignored Materials table (thanks to Tarkumi)
    • Add cooldown check to queue processing
    • Add support for Enchanting Scrolls (thanks to Tarkumi)
    • Some code cleanup and minor bug fixes
  • 2.70
    • Add FlushRecipeData function
    • Fix flushalldata command
    • Add flushrecipedata command (and localization)
    • Add the WoW build number to
    • Flush recipe data when the WoW build number changes.
    • Move the dataVersion to (from db.realm)
  • 2.69
    • Add option to shopping list to include items in the bank (ticket 313)
  • 2.68
    • Another TradeSkillInfo plugin fix
  • 2.67
    • Fix TradeSkillInfo plugin (Ticket 312)
  • 2.66
    • Disable Skillet for crafting illusions, because it is allowed only from Blizz UI (Ticket 309)
    • Change "Using Bank" message to a warning (DA.WARN)
    • Locale independent fix for Blizzard's Engineering bug
    • Remove Altoholic dependent code (we do it ourselves now)
    • Fix unavailable skills in garrison
  • 2.65
    • Localize Blizzard's Engineering bug (Ticket 308)
  • 2.64
    • Add count of Auction House items independent of Altoholic (Ticket 304)
    • Increase maximum queue item count to 9999, (Ticket 305)
    • Change 1/0 to true/false for Blizzard API calls (Ticket 306)
  • 2.63
    • Bump Skillet database version.
    • Add slash command to reinitialize Skillet database.
    • Add persistent bank storage.
    • Reagent Bank added (treat it as just another bank bag).
    • Use bank reagents when processing queue.
    • Bug fixes.
  • 2.62 - Partial Reagent Bank functionality added (treat it as just another bank bag). Bug fixes.
  • 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


  • 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 paste a recipe in the chat? - double click on the recipe list

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

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  • Avatar of yossa yossa Dec 15, 2010 at 09:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, Recently I had no time to work on Skillet, but today i sat down and found another nasty code, which probably caused freezes. And good news: my friend had this issue too, so we will test it today and finally give you a working addon :)

  • Avatar of peterwemm peterwemm Dec 14, 2010 at 18:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Regarding freezing on opening. I've seen a few references lately to interactions between opening/closing headers and TRADE_SKILL_UPDATE events which lead to recursion.

    Apparently if you call the API to expand a header, change a filter etc, it causes an update event. There are a lot of modules out there that hook the update event and trigger a rescan.. which causes a huge amount of processing and appears to "freeze" things for a while.

    This is compounded by other addons that also hook the update events. The Altoholic/datastore modules have code to avoid this, but it only temporarily deregisters its own update event hooks to reduce the recursion it causes itself.

  • Avatar of mopa mopa Dec 13, 2010 at 12:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @Koramiho I think that only option is to do it manualy by entering WTF -> account -> char name -> skillet.lua and change to some normal values :P

    ["tradeSkillLocation_x"] = -20.825021292185, ["tradeSkillLocation_y"] = -20.7856044095154,

  • Avatar of Koramiho Koramiho Dec 10, 2010 at 15:17 UTC - 0 likes

    I accidentally moved Skillet off screen and can't seem to reposition it. I feel bad for coming here and wasting a comment, but is there a way to reposition at all without dragging?

  • Avatar of iamtheomen iamtheomen Dec 01, 2010 at 16:05 UTC - 0 likes

    so yeah recently I've also been freezing up real bad. To the point I crash 90% of the time I open the tradeskill window. Releease version 2.09, i've just noticed a some alpha file i'll give those a shot.

    as the game crashes completely I have no bug report or anything else to report I'm afraid, I actually had to disable skillet for the time being.

    sorry I cant be of more help.

    Last edited Dec 01, 2010 by iamtheomen
  • Avatar of Luckyjack_SL Luckyjack_SL Nov 27, 2010 at 12:24 UTC - 0 likes

    In addition to the freezing part...

    Open Skillet when you have all bankslots and bagslots open.
    This will make it freeze too for a bit.

  • Avatar of Luckyjack_SL Luckyjack_SL Nov 26, 2010 at 12:33 UTC - 0 likes

    When I open Skillet my results vary.
    From freezing the game for * seconds to minutes, or even to the point that I have to force-close the game.
    Particularly on my priest with tailoring it tends to crash (r231).
    The release version (v2.0.9) also freezes very shortly but doesn't perma-freeze my screen (Windowed mode 1920*1080).

  • Avatar of Mudley Mudley Nov 22, 2010 at 10:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Yossa, it is running so great now. You have done a fantastic job and I thank you very much for your efforts. This addon makes life so much easier. I have eight toons that are maxed on all professions and I use Skillet with my crafting professions, I sell a lot on auctions and make everything I sell. I would go nuts if I had to do all this work without it.

  • Avatar of yossa yossa Nov 16, 2010 at 09:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Mudley: I have found what could cause such problems. Fix will be published when I get back home.

  • Avatar of Mudley Mudley Nov 12, 2010 at 09:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Just updated from 2.06 to 2.08. Nothing worked. No recipes showed at all no matter what I did. Any suggestions? TY 2.06 works well, however.


Date created
Aug 27, 2008
Last update
Sep 05, 2015
Development stage
  • deDE
  • enUS
  • esES
  • frFR
  • koKR
  • ruRU
  • zhCN
  • zhTW
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  • R: 2.86 for 6.2.2 Sep 05, 2015
  • A: r476 for 6.2.2 Sep 05, 2015
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