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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.


  • 3.13
    • Update TOC to 70100
    • Add options to Plugins\Auctionator.lua
  • 3.12
    • Bugfixes and Optimizations
    • Update suffix code in Plugins\Auctionator.lua
  • 3.11
    • Rearrange the Skillet header
    • Added clone of Blizzard's trade skill filter
    • Changes to the code which calculates the counts
  • 3.10
    • Added "Chef's Hat" additional skill button
    • Added the ability to adjust number made (right-click and shift-right-click on the detail item icon)
    • Fixed startup with empty saved variables file
    • Fixed Flat sorting for learned and unlearned
  • 3.09
    • Update herbs, enchants, and inks for Legion
    • Add Auctionator specific support (ticket 442)
    • Update and enhance third-party and plugin support (ticket 439)
    • Update Skillet's list of missing vendor items when at a Merchant
    • Add "Use guildbank as alt" option (affects counts)
    • Add Skinning Skills and Herbalism Skills (force Blizzard frame for now)
    • Fix detail extra text location when there are no reagents
  • 3.08
    • Fix for ticket 440
  • 3.07
    • Fix ResetTradeSkillFilter (ticket 435)
    • Rewrite Guildbank processing (ticket 436)
    • Update SkilletData with Legion enchants (ticket 438)
    • Update TradeSkillInfo plugin (ticket 437)
    • Update all plugins to have an enable option
    • Add plugin for Auctionator
    • Add plugin for The Undermine Journal
  • 3.06
    • Fix for FlushRecipeData (ticket 432)
  • 3.05
    • Fix for ticket 431
  • 3.04
    • Blizzard's favorites are now Skillet's favorites and vice versa
    • Upgradeable recipes are now fully supported by Skillet
    • The slider to adjust the count of the number of items to craft has been replaced with up and down buttons
    • Lots of bug fixes and code optimizations
  • 3.03
    • Fix Progress Bars causing other errors
    • Known Issue: Creating multiple identical items will sometimes fail
  • 3.02
    • Updated for WoW 7.0.3
    • Known Issue: Creating multiple identical items will sometimes fail
    • Known Issue: Upgradable recipes will be listed multiple times
  • 2.88
    • Change displayed version number
  • 2.87
    • Fix error when talking to NPC crafter
    • Fix calculation of craftables (ticket 350)
    • Fix display of crafted counts
    • Fix timing issue with GuildBank
    • Add Thermal Anvil icon to Smelting
  • 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


  • What are the numbers in the middle and how to hide them?
    • Blue = How many you have
    • Green = How many you can make from materials you have.
    • Yellow = How many you can make by crafting the reagents.
    • Orange = How many you can make if you purchase materials from a vendor.
    • Purple = How many you can make using materials on your alts.
      Right-click on the bag icon above the numbers.
  • 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 Mythras Mythras Jan 05, 2011 at 06:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello : I'm new to Skillet, having been using ATSW until now. I see from the features list that Skillet can automatically retrieve items needed to craft queued items from my bank using the shopping list. With a queued item in place when I open my bank I and display the shopping list I don't see any way to cause this retrieval to occur. Is there supposed to be a button or some widget to trigger the action? I use bagnon as my bags manager for my bank and my character. Could this be interfering with Skillet's abilities?

    While I'm on the subject, can skillet be made to search the AH for items in the shopping list? That was a nice ATSW feature, FYI.

    Let me know what you think, and thanks for a most excellent addon! I like it.


    Last edited Jan 05, 2011 by Mythras: Weird markup inserted
  • Avatar of yossa yossa Dec 27, 2010 at 22:25 UTC - 0 likes

    I will be one more week out of town so you have to be patient. Leave comments, open tickets and I will check them all when I'm back.

  • Avatar of Xargan Xargan Dec 27, 2010 at 19:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, just wanted to say thanks for an awesome mod!

    I have but one request that I hope is simple, and that is to please add a collapse/expand all button.

    It's the only think I can think of that this mod needs... its perfect otherwise :)

  • Avatar of fixitman fixitman Dec 19, 2010 at 15:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Freezes are gone for me, thank you for all the hard work :D

  • Avatar of yossa yossa Dec 18, 2010 at 23:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Sunhead: Number of skill-ups is displayed in the middle column in {}. There is just no up-arrow, but I will add it in future.

  • Avatar of yossa yossa Dec 18, 2010 at 23:14 UTC - 0 likes

    2.12 is out and this issue should be solved.

    I've spent a whole day debuging Skillet in 1000 different ways and finally found the problem.
    Skillet was trying to scan your profession list in the initial event launched by Wow - TRADE_SKILL_SHOW. Everything looked fine, this scan was taking about 1sec.
    But after that Wow was doing strange things. I suppose it was launching lots of TRADE_SKILL_UPDATE events and they were all eaten by the standard UI causing lag and freeze. I changed the way it works and it's much better now.

  • Avatar of fixitman fixitman Dec 18, 2010 at 22:47 UTC - 0 likes

    I noticed some discrepancies from my previous post, so I went ahead and did some experimentation.

    I first disabled all other addons for my Undead Rogue and then closed WoW completely. I then logged in to my Undead Rogue and opened LW. WoW froze for approximately 1 minute 10 seconds. I then opened First Aid and Cooking with less than 2 second freezes (NOT an issue). After that, I logged out and back in to the Rogue. All tradeskill openings were less than 2 second freeze. I then logged out, and logged in to my Tauren Warrior. Opening his Engineering, Smelting, Cooking, and First Aid all had less than a 2 second Freeze. I got the same result with my Night Elf Warrior opening all secondaries, as well as his sizable Alchemy tradeskill.

    At this point, I figured it had something to do with the first time opening a primary tradeskill after initial loading of WoW. I completely closed WoW, and then launched it fresh from my desktop. Logging in to my Rogue, I discovered a 35 second pause to open LW . Both secondary tradeskills took about 5 seconds each. All opened very quickly (2 second pause) after that.

    I'm thinking that the cache is somehow expiring, causing everything to be reloaded after a certain period of time. I'm not sure how skillet gets its information, so I really can't test much more at this point. If there is anything else I can do to help narrow this down, just let me know :)

    Last edited Dec 18, 2010 by fixitman: typos (oops)
  • Avatar of iamtheomen iamtheomen Dec 18, 2010 at 18:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Freezing up is still happening periodicallly seems pretty random, sometimes it take a while other times it first time i use it.

    i prefer this to any other tradeskill window, but i still cannot use it do to it locking up wow completely and having to end process in task manager.

    Also this is with the lasest version 2.11

    Last edited Dec 18, 2010 by iamtheomen: added version
  • Avatar of Sunhead Sunhead Dec 18, 2010 at 10:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to expose in Skillet the 'number of skill-ups' value that you can see in the vanilla UI?

  • Avatar of fixitman fixitman Dec 18, 2010 at 04:14 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm still getting a freeze when opening leatherworking with my rogue. The good news is that it has only ever happened the first time I open it after logging in. Every opening after that is quick, provided I don't re-log. I timed the freeze several times before the last update, and it always froze for 2 1/2 minutes. It now only freezes for 1 1/2 minutes, and I have a dozen or so more "recipes" than I had before.

    Edit: I tried again with all other addons disabled (what was I thinking lol). It still freezes at first opening, but only for about 1 min 10 sec.

    Last edited Dec 18, 2010 by fixitman: Added more info


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Aug 27, 2008
Last update
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