These seemed to be all the go a few years back. They were (are? I hope!) a removable stove element that was bowl-shaped instead of flat. To use it, you pulled out the flat element and inserted this one, and hey presto, a wok-friendly heat source! I did not buy one at the time because my range was a GE and the element would not fit, GE and Hotpoint manufacturers having gotten into a snit about this wok element for some reason or another--something about patents if memory serves--so the wok-element manufacturer proceeded to build an element that would fit any electric range except
a GE or a Hotpoint.
Well, I have since moved, and my new kitchen range is a Frigidaire, and no wok element to be found anywhere that I have looked, and that's a lot of places, and I am FRUSTRATED! I have this perfectly marvelous 16-inch wok that is utterly unusable until/unless I find a curved element for it. I gave away my 12-inch and 8-inch thin steel woks, but I refuse to divest myself of this one. To quote Lorelei, "There really is a limit to almost everything."
Does anybody know where I might be able to get one of these? It doesn't even have to be new, come to that. Thank you, thank you, thank you! (bows deeply)
All together, now: ELECTRIC STOVES ARE POSITIVELY NO GOOD!!! YOU WILL BE SORRY IF YOU BUY ONE!!!*
*I had no choice; mine came with the apartment. To add insult to injury, it's a 22" toy. ARRRGH!!!
Thanks again, everybody--not least for wading through both the tale and the diatribe!!