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Old 09-19-2014, 12:48 PM   #11
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I have several woks that see use. My favorite is the thin cast iron one.
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:43 PM   #12
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I also prefer carbon steel and got a new one fairly recently that is made in japan - Yamada Wok. Best one I've ever had - hands down. Hand hammered, carbon steel. It's lightweight (about half the weight of my old spun steel wok) and lovely. The seasoning instructions worked perfectly.


Initially I ordered a 12 inch but a 14 inch would be a more useful size for a family.

You can see them here: Product : Hitachiya USA
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:16 PM   #13
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I also prefer carbon steel and got a new one fairly recently that is made in japan - Yamada Wok. Best one I've ever had - hands down. Hand hammered, carbon steel. It's lightweight (about half the weight of my old spun steel wok) and lovely. The seasoning instructions worked perfectly.


Initially I ordered a 12 inch but a 14 inch would be a more useful size for a family.

You can see them here: Product : Hitachiya USA
That is a nice looking wok.

I book marked the page, want one of the clay rice pots.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:52 PM   #14
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14" carbon steel here.

it was handed down to me by my uncle. he bought it from one of the very first infomercials ever seen on tv, " the great wok of china" from about 30 years ago. hand hammered, ultra flat bottom. comes with wok tools (ladle, scoop, spider, giant cooking chopsticks, and a bamboo cleaning brush) and a "flavor dome".

gotta have the flavor dome.

but really, it also came with a heat ring. it's a ring base that goes over the burners that the wok sits in.
DO NOT USE THE HEAT RING ON A STOVE TOP. the built up heat ends up discolouring the stove top surface around the burner.
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:10 AM   #15
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14" carbon steel here.

it was handed down to me by my uncle. he bought it from one of the very first infomercials ever seen on tv, " the great wok of china" from about 30 years ago. hand hammered, ultra flat bottom. comes with wok tools (ladle, scoop, spider, giant cooking chopsticks, and a bamboo cleaning brush) and a "flavor dome".

gotta have the flavor dome.

but really, it also came with a heat ring. it's a ring base that goes over the burners that the wok sits in.
DO NOT USE THE HEAT RING ON A STOVE TOP. the built up heat ends up discolouring the stove top surface around the burner.
My new cooker has a built in Wok burner and ring. Not used it, however, as it is is at the back of the hob and involves leaning across the hob to reach it. Who designs these things!
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:58 AM   #16
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I also prefer carbon steel and got a new one fairly recently that is made in japan - Yamada Wok. Best one I've ever had - hands down. Hand hammered, carbon steel. It's lightweight (about half the weight of my old spun steel wok) and lovely. The seasoning instructions worked perfectly.


Initially I ordered a 12 inch but a 14 inch would be a more useful size for a family.

You can see them here: Product : Hitachiya USA
Ooh.... I like those! And they do make a flat bottomed model.
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:48 AM   #17
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Way too pricy for a retired old goat on a fixed income.

I paid 12 bucks for my 14-inch hand hammered carbon steel wok at Cost Plus World Market about 20 years ago and it has seen a lot of stir frying since. It has a flat bottom, so it works fine on my ceramic range, but it also works great on the side burner of my barbecue grill.

I also have a 24-inch cast iron wok in the Amoretti Test Kitchen that I picked up in a thrift store, brand new and still in the box, for around 10 bucks, but most people find it a bit cumbersome to use.
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