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Old 06-30-2012, 07:05 AM   #11
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My woks have round bottoms so I've never used the wok stands. Unless one's cooking with lots of enthusiasm it's kinda difficult to tip over a wok! I also found that the stands are too high which decreases the amout of heat to the bottom of the wok. Mine set right on the tips of the flames and gets smokin' hot!
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:20 AM   #12
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I use a flat bottom wok and it's stable on the burner grate. I tend to shake it back and for while stirring to move the ingredients around and have no issues.

The OP has not responded so I guess we can chat among ourselves until he does.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:12 AM   #13
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I too have a large, flat-bottome carbon steel wok, and use it on my gas stove with no issues. My only complaint is that it has wooden handles, which makes it unusable on a campfire. How cool would it be to whip up a great stir-fry out in the woods? Uncle Bob might roll his eyes at that picture.

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Old 06-30-2012, 11:42 AM   #14
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I have two flat bottom woks. The flat part is barely large enough to provide stability on the burner, the sides are curved enough to allow traditional wok style cooking where you push food up the sides to slow cooking, push stuff in the middle to apply more heat. Doesn't need any stand.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:45 PM   #15
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I too have a large, flat-bottome carbon steel wok, and use it on my gas stove with no issues. My only complaint is that it has wooden handles, which makes it unusable on a campfire. How cool would it be to whip up a great stir-fry out in the woods? Uncle Bob might roll his eyes at that picture.

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Too bad we're not closer, I'd loan you mine. My kids bought me a beautiful 20 inch carbon wok with metal handles. I love the thing but it's a tad too big for my burners. This is really funny as I bought the stove because of the big burner on the left, however, I still cannot get enough heat for a stir fry in the 20 incher. I do use it for braising and thought i might try smoking in it. Who knows.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:47 PM   #16
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Sounds like you could go sledding in it...
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:24 PM   #17
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Sometimes those wok rings don't seat too well over those spindly stovetop grates like what the OP has.
Perhaps a large square piece of expanded metal (diamond shaped BBQ smoker grates) placed over the cooktop grates will give the wok a more solid platform.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:31 PM   #18
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I always removed the grate to be able to use my wok. The base held it better that way.
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:48 PM   #19
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I always removed the grate to be able to use my wok. The base held it better that way.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:13 AM   #20
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Thanks for all the replies.

Where would I be able to pick up a (not extortionately expensive) gadget like the one in post 5?

Ideally shipping within the UK.
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