Wok cooking can be a fun and exciting experience. There are two main types of woks to choose from: Electric or Traditional. Traditional stove top woks typically have a flat or round bottom. Round bottom woks are generally for pit stoves because the bottom sits in sort of a fire lit hole. Flat bottom woks are for standard or induction cook tops. They also come in electric versions. Woks are made from stainless steel, cast iron or carbon steel and has become very popular as it is a great way to cook quickly.
The surface of the woks are nonstick which allows for healthier cooking without the need for extra oil. They heat quickly and maintain that heat throughout the cooking process. The high sides of the wok makes it easy to utilize the entire surface of the wok. Whether you choose an electric or traditional wok, you will be able to enjoy the versatility that comes with owning one. You can also use your wok to braise, steam or deep fry.
Woks come in a variety of sizes and you don't have to spend a lot of money to find a good quality one. With so many types on the market, it won't be hard to choose the best wok for your needs. Just a little bit of research goes a long way when selecting the right one for you.
Breville Hot Wok Pro BEW800XL
Aroma AEW-306 5-Quart Electric Wok
West Bend 79586 6-Quart Electric Wok
Breville EW30XL Electric Gourmet Wok
Aroma 7-qt. Electric Wok with Heavy-Duty, Nonstick Body and Lid AEW-305
Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 14-1/4-Inch Wok
Presto 5900 Stainless-Steel Electric Wok
Cuisinart 726-38H Chef's Classic Stainless 14-Inch Stir-Fry Pan with Helper Handle and Glass Cover
Lodge Cast Iron Pro-Logic Wok With Loop Handles
Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Flat Bottom Wok
Breville Hot Wok Pro BEW800XL
This wok mimics the the same high performance cooking one could expect from a stove top wok. The Breville Hot Wok Pro is a champ in this category. Made with an 1800 watt heating element, stir frying will be a breeze. It has 15 temperature settings for up to 450 degrees F. The smooth interior is made of durable aluminum and a toxin free nonstick cooking surface. It also comes with a tempered glass lid with an adjustable vent. To clean, simply disassemble, hand wash and store. You will love the versatility and portability of this wok.
Cook like a pro with the Aroma AEW-306 5-Quart Electric Wok. This amazing wok has a nonstick surface that will heat evenly and make sure that foods retain heat. It comes with a domed lid that allows you to control how fast or slow your food cooks. It also includes, long cooking chopsticks, a steam rack and a tempura rack. You will be able to expertly prepare anything from stews and soups to deep fried or stir fried dishes. The cool touch handles makes for easy transportation hassle free clean up, you will disassemble, place into your dishwasher and that's it. Enjoy your favorite foods cooked to perfection with this wok.
This sleek wok performs well and looks great. With the West Bend 79586 6-Quart Capacity Electric Wok, you can fix all of your favorite traditional dishes. The flexibility of this electric wok makes it a great investment. It has a 1500 watt heating element and a nonstick interior that heats quickly and evenly. This also ensures that the wok will not cool in between additions of food. The handles as well as the base are heat resistant. Take full control over the cooking speed of your food by using the adjustable temperature dial. The domed lid seals in moisture and will help keep food warm.
The Breville EW30XL Electric Gourmet Wok is a bit larger than the standard. It has a 4-layer quantanium nonstick cooking surface that keeps food from stick. It has 4 heat settings and a 1500 heating element for high temp cooking and even heating. There is even a “high sear” seating for extra sizzle. The heavy glass lid has a stainless steel rim and a steam vent. Easily cook for a crowd with the substantial wok bowl. The scratch free surface encourages healthy cooking as it needs less oil. It comes with a booklet of recipes as well as a plastic spatula. Disassembles for easy dishwasher clean up.
The Aroma 7-qt. Electric Wok with Heavy-Duty, Nonstick Body and Lid has the durability and quality that can be expected from the Aroma brand. This wok heats up quickly and maintains high heating during the cooking process. The interior of the wok has a smooth nonstick coating that makes it easy to move foods around to ensure even and proper cooking. The great thing about this wok is that you can use it for other processes. You can braise in it, steam foods and even deep fry. The handles are cool to touch and clean up is simple.
The Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 14-1/4 Wok w/ Glass Lid is one of the best woks you can find. This cast iron surface and enameled exterior makes wok cooking an amazing experience. It comes in a variety of colors and an exterior that is guaranteed not to or crack or chip. The lid locks to retain moisture while cooking. The cast iron interior ensures even heating, maintains heat and won't absorb odors nor suffer damage from acids. This flat bottom wok can be used on conventional stoves. The handles allow for comfortable and safe transportation from stove to oven or table and can withstand oven temperatures of up to 350 degrees F.
This attractive, high performance wok is in a class all by itself. I simply could not resist placing this wok on the list due to its incredible features. The Presto 5900 1500-Watt Electric Wok gets my vote for being a great overall electric wok. You can take this durable wok anywhere and enjoy even heating and versatility. It boasts an aluminum base and a 1500 watt heating element for speedy heating. It also comes with a wooden spoon with a tempered glass cover. To top it off, it's also dishwasher safe.
Cuisinart is one of my favorite brands and as usual, they never disappoint. The Cuisinart 726-38H Chef's Classic Stainless 14-Inch Stir-Fry Pan with Helper Handle and Glass Cover has a little bit of everything you want in a wok. The 18/10 stainless steel design with an encapsulated aluminum core will allow your foods to glide easily around your pan without sticking. You can also be confident that the non reactive surface will not discolor or alter the taste of your food. A perfect conductor of even heating, this pan can withstand oven temperatures up to 550 degrees F and can be used in the freezer. The stay cool handles allow for safe transport and the tapered rim prevents spills.
The Lodge Pro-Logic P14W3 Cast Iron Wok is a good quality cast iron wok from a trusted brand that knows quality cookware. It comes already seasoned and is ready for use immediately. Cast iron is one of the best materials for even heating and heat retention, so you can expect this wok to perform beautifully. The rustproof finish is easy to clean by hand washing. With a nonstick interior, you can stir fry, steam or fry with confidence. The large loop style handles allow for easy handling. This flat bottom wok can be used on any cook top.
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I have a huge repertoire of necessary gadgets and machines that make my life easier. I am always searching for the next best kitchen star tool!I am also trained in both wine tasting, pairing and I had a stint as a professional, private sommelier. My experience with food, wine and professional kitchen appliances/tools are what makes me an expert in the broad culinary industry.
I have a huge repertoire of necessary gadgets and machines that make my life easier. I am always searching for the next best kitchen star tool!