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Old 11-19-2005, 09:49 AM   #1
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Which wok?

Do you have a wok skillet or an electric wok? Is one better than the other?
I'm leaving to go get one this afternoon.

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Old 11-19-2005, 09:58 AM   #2
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tg, electric woks do not get hot enough to do a good stir fry, so i would go with a real (carbon steel ) wok.

you have to care for it like cast iron, but it's worth it.

i have one of the original ones that were sold by that moustached english guy on one of the first infomercials on tv, from about 25 or 30 years ago. it's still going strong. (the wok. i don't know about the english guy)
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(the wok. i don't know about the english guy)
bucky, your a nut!

Thank you. Now, is my electric stove going to get hot enough?
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Old 11-19-2005, 10:08 AM   #4
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i've never used an electric stove, so i don't know how well they work with woks. it might be a problem.
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If you have an electric stove look for a flat bottom wok. It still will not get hot enough to do "real" wok cooking, but it will get you closer than using a round bottom wok.
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Old 11-19-2005, 10:50 AM   #6
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I also recommend a carbon steel flat-bottom wok. It's the best for most home kitchens.
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I also recommend a carbon steel flat-bottom wok. It's the best for most home kitchens.
And they are also pretty inexpensive
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Old 11-19-2005, 10:53 AM   #8
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Just great!
I wish I still had a gas oven. When we moved here, it was all electric. There is no natural gas down here. You have to get propane and this house isn't equipt with the lines.
Thanks for your info. I appreciate it. I guess I won't be getting one after all. Why pay for something that isn't going to work right. DH is gonna be disappointed.
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Also try to get some Asian peanut oil. It's more flavorful than US peanut oil and has a high smoke point for wok cooking.
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Old 11-19-2005, 11:41 AM   #10
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I got one from Le Cruset, it is enamel coated cast iron and has a flat bottom. Because it is cast iron it will hold the heat well on either electric or gas. The drawback is the price, but well worth the money IMHO.
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