Which wok to get?

Akasha

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Hi guys

I wanna get my bf a wok for his birthday (he asked for one).

What would you suggest?
 

Akasha

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Thanks guys. I've never had a wok so hard no clue.
 

3WA

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Do you have a braai area? Woks can be fun on a hot fire.
 

CamiKaze

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How often do you (anyone here) make food on a wok?
Been thinking of buying one for my gas stove as well for quite some time.
 

kienah

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A wok should be made of Carbon Steel. Buy the cheapest and nastiest one you can find from the Chinese Shops... Also no Teflon..
The thinner the wok, the better the conductivity of heat distribution. Cast iron, takes too long and if cools down slightly, you end up stewing everything.

Seasoning of your wok is very important. Look it up on YouTube.

I bought a wok from a Chinese shop about 8 years ago. R160. Still going strong and better non stick than any Teflon pan out there.

Good luck
 

maumau

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Thanks for this - love Lodge but you're right about the prices. I've got just about every size dutch oven and skillet/pan except the HUMUNGOUS pot and the wok.

Lodge used to be available at Boardmans but that went pear shaped. Happy to hear it's available again and hope they stay in the country this time. Importing cast iron does not come cheap :)
 
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