What wok to buy? Tips for choosing a wok
Do you want to buy a wok to cook but you have not just decided? After reading this post, you will be very clear about it and you will not be able to cook some recipes without a wok.
The Wok (kuo in the Mandarin language) which literally means "vessel in which it is cooked", is an original and very popular utensil in China.
One of my favorites and one that I use often is the Le Creuset Wok . One of its main advantages is that it is made of cast iron, which retains heat and heats evenly. It also prevents oxidation and food from sticking. This utensil has the perfect shape for frying, stewing, boiling or steaming, its great versatility allows a wide range of culinary possibilities.
Photo: Wok by Le Creuset
Its wide and deep design produces different temperature zones: hotter at the bottom, where food browns quickly, and warmer on the sides to keep it hot once cooked. The wok allows you to use very little oil or fat, so everything I cook in it is very healthy and tasty.
Then there is one of the most used and best-selling woks in the world, the Ken Hom wok. It is a wok made of carbon steel (an iron wok), practical and that distributes the heat wonderfully. It is in its most common version, for gas and ceramic hobs (the Ken Hom Everyday wok, this one ) and also the version that is also suitable for induction cooking (the Ken Hom Professional wok, here ). Both the Ken Hom Everyday and the Ken Hom Professional result in an indisputable value for money.
If you are looking for a wok that is lighter than cast iron, we highly recommend Kuhn Rikon's . It is a wok with a practical handle and its non-stick coating is highly reinforced, which is very interesting and convenient for kitchen utensils that work at high temperatures, such as the wok. This Kuhn Rikon wok can be used on all types of cookers, including induction.
Carbon steel woks Ken Hom, Everyday (for gas and vitro cookers) and Professional, for induction cookers ; and Kuhn Rikon non-stick wok
For ceramic lovers Emile Henry has made the first ceramic wok, called "Flame®". With ceramic, the wok quickly reaches cooking temperature, but also stabilizes keeping flavors and food crisp. The Emile Henry wok ensures healthy and very easy cooking, maintaining the traditional ceramic utensils.
Photo: ceramic wok
Another excellent wok that you will love is made by Silit in Silargan ceramic. It is a material with high durability, very resistant to scratches, non-abrasive and nickel-free. The base, suitable for all cookers including induction, has a smooth design to protect the cooking surface, and is also a very good conductor of heat, saving energy.
And for lovers of outdoor barbecues, I want to show you a utensil that you are going to love. This stainless steel wok pan is ideal to enjoy your barbecue even more. In it you can cook vegetables, seafood or even meat or fish in a simple way while maintaining all the flavor and aromas of the barbecue. What do you think? A marvel, right?
Photo: stainless steel wok pan
Well then, I hope it has helped you to learn a little more about this great and little-known kitchen utensil, which, in addition to giving us excellent results, helps to take care of ourselves and cook in a very healthy way.
Have you already chosen the wok that best suits your needs and tastes? I hope this post has given you clues on how to choose a wok . I would stay with everyone!