The difference between woks and stir-fry pans can be that a wok may be traditional, but the newer, flat-bottom stir–fry pans work better on most stoves. Nonstick pans are not suitable for stir-frying because food simply doesn’t sear or caramelize as well as when you use a carbon-steel wok.
Stir–frying for a crowd is a snap when you use this generously sized pan, which quickly sears ingredients while preserving their fresh colors, flavors and textures. Here are some of the best rated woks and stir fry pans with reviews.
Best Woks for Amazing Stir Frys
T-fal A80789 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe PFOA-Free Jumbo Wok Cookware, 14-Inch, Black
24 used from $ 19.99
- Large capacity for cooking family size meals
- Superior nonstick interior and exterior make it easy to cook and clean. Healthy cooking results with minimal oils or fat
- Aluminum construction for fast and even heat distribution
- Dishwasher safe; Oven safe up to 350 degrees F
- Limited lifetime warranty
Joyce Chen 21-9972, Classic Series Carbon Steel Wok Set, 4-Piece
5 used from $ 25.28
- Wok set includes 14-inch wok, dome lid, 12-inch bamboo spatula, and recipe booklet
- Made of 1-1/2 mm gauge carbon steel for fast, even heating; requires seasoning before use
- Birch-wood stay-cool handles--one long and an opposite helper handle
- Nonstick steel dome lid with knob helps keep in heat, moisture, and nutrients
- Safe for use on either gas or electric cooktops; hand wash
Cast Iron Shallow Concave Wok, Black - by Utopia Kitchen
2 used from $ 22.42
- 12 inch wide Cast-Iron wok offers ample size for many recipe and cooking with a wok is a fast and easy way to prepare food
- Woks are used in a range of different cooking techniques including stir frying and pan frying being the most common methods
- Iron deficiency is fairly common worldwide especially among women so cooking food in a cast iron skillet can increase iron content by as much as 20%
- Use on all cooking surfaces, grills, campfires and oven safe,gas, campfire, induction stove, oven, infrared stove
- To clean your cast iron wok you just simply scrub your grill pan with a stiff brush and hot water and dry it completely
Cuisinart 726-38H Chef's Classic Stainless 14-Inch Stir-Fry Pan with Helper Handle and Glass Cover
- 14-inch stir-fry pan made of 18/10 stainless steel with encapsulated aluminum core
- Stay-cool riveted handle and opposite helper handle for a secure hold
- See-through glass cover with loop handle and stainless-steel rim
- Dishwasher-safe for quick cleanup; oven-safe up to 550 degrees F
- Measures approximately 14-2/7 by 21-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches; limited lifetime warranty; Does not work with induction stove.
14" Japanese Style Steel Wok
- Recommended for restaurant/commercial use only.
- 1.2 mm thick
- Welded Joints with round bottom.
- Protective coating must be burned off before use.
- Because of the nature of carbon steel, the wok need to be seasoned each time after cooking. Otherwise it would be rusted.
Joyce Chen 21-9978, Classic Series Carbon Steel Wok, 14-inch
4 used from $ 23.64
- 1.5 mm gauge Carbon Steel body
- Natural Carbon Steel
- 14 inch diameter Wok
- Birch wood handles
- Use on gas, electric or induction stovetops
Rachael Ray Cucina Hard-Anodized Nonstick Covered Stir Fry Pan, 11-Inch, Gray, Agave Blue Handles
- Hard-Anodized aluminum stir fry provides fast, even heating; long-lasting PFOA-free espresso-colored nonstick offers easy food release and cleanup
- Comfortable dual-riveted, silicone-over-stainless-steel handles have a warm, earthy hue; shatter-resistant glass lids have wide stainless steel rims
- Oven safe to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, the aluminum stir fry pan is suitable for all stovetops, except induction, and is conveniently dishwasher safe
- This rustic, modern nonstick stir fry makes a handsome addition to other Rachael ray Cucina collection serve ware, dinnerware and cookware
- Lifetime limited warranty
Joyce Chen 22-9938, Pro Chef 14 Inch 10 Piece Excalibur Non-Stick Wok Set
- Complete 10 pc Wok Set
- Heavy Gauge 2.0 mm carbon steel
- Excalibur premium nonstick surface
- Safe for metal utensils
- 25 year warranty
Ecolution Non-Stick Carbon Steel Wok with Soft Touch Riveted Handles, 14",Black
1 used from $ 15.98
- Features a Non-Stick Coating that is PFOA Free which is safer for you and fewer greenhouse gases.
- Versatile Ideal for everything from stir fry to deep frying.
- Flat base for balance which also enables the wok to sit directly on the burner, maximizing the heat in the pan. Built in helper handle.
- High heat transfer for even cooking. Suitable for Electric, Gas, Glass Ceramic stove tops.
- Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware, Flat-Bottom Wok, 10-inch, Black
4 used from $ 31.58
- Heavy-gauge aluminum construction ensures even heating and is hard-anodized for durability. It also makes it dishwasher-safe.
- Interior includes three layers of nonstick coating - two layers provide durability and the third layer offers easy release performance.
- The long, brushed stainless steel handles are designed to stay cool on the stovetop. Pans and covers are also oven safe, making it ideal for finishing a gourmet dish.
- Adapted from a traditional round-bottom wok, this flat-bottom wok has a wide cooking surface ideal for stir-frying on gas or electric ranges. The domed cover is perfect for steaming and simmering soups.
- The nonstick surface means you can cook healthier using less fat, with effortless cleanup. Comes with Calphalon's full lifetime warranty.
Originally posted 2015-09-04 01:52:25.
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- 1 Best Woks for Amazing Stir Frys
- 1.1 T-fal A80789 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe PFOA-Free Jumbo Wok Cookware, 14-Inch, Black
- 1.2 Joyce Chen 21-9972, Classic Series Carbon Steel Wok Set, 4-Piece
- 1.3 Cast Iron Shallow Concave Wok, Black - by Utopia Kitchen
- 1.4 Cuisinart 726-38H Chef's Classic Stainless 14-Inch Stir-Fry Pan with Helper Handle and Glass Cover
- 1.5 14" Japanese Style Steel Wok
- 1.6 Joyce Chen 21-9978, Classic Series Carbon Steel Wok, 14-inch
- 1.7 Rachael Ray Cucina Hard-Anodized Nonstick Covered Stir Fry Pan, 11-Inch, Gray, Agave Blue Handles
- 1.8 Joyce Chen 22-9938, Pro Chef 14 Inch 10 Piece Excalibur Non-Stick Wok Set
- 1.9 Ecolution Non-Stick Carbon Steel Wok with Soft Touch Riveted Handles, 14",Black
- 1.10 Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware, Flat-Bottom Wok, 10-inch, Black