Woks And Stir Frys
A staple in any kitchen, woks and stir-fry pans are typically made from carbon steel or cast iron. Woks, which comes from the Cantonese word “cooking pots”, are traditionally made from carbon steel. This material tends to heat up quicker than stainless steel and is able to withstand a much higher temperature, making carbon steel woks extremely versatile for cooking. Alternatively cast-iron woks are often favoured by those wanting even heat distribution and durability.
Whether you’re a newbie to Asian cuisine or a seasoned connoisseur, why not get a wok or stir-fry saucepan and start experimenting with new recipes, flavours and spices? Woks with lids are popular for reducing mess and keeping hot food out of reach of children and most of our woks come with a glass or metal lid. It’s then a choice between cast-iron woks that are ceramic coated, meaning food is less prone to damage and are easier to clean up, or carbon steel woks, which can withstand high temperatures and help food cook quickly.