Helen Chen's Asian Kitchen 14-inch Carbon Steel Flat Bottom Lidded Wok Set
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- Traditional carbon steel wok set created in collaboration with Helen Chen
- Includes 14-inch wok, domed metal lid, 13-inch bamboo spatula, and recipes
- Crafted from 1.6 mm carbon steel for durability, comfortable weight, and quick conduction
- Durable and attractive wooden handles; compatible with gas and electric stoves
- Washing by hand recommended; simple initial seasoning required
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Part of the Carbon Steel Wok Series by Helen's Asian Kitchen the 14 inch Carbon Steel Wok Set is a great gift or beginner set. It is made for use on gas or electric burners and the pan's carbon steel body is designed for rapid, even heating and cooling a must for any stir-fry. Its generous size will enable you to make delicious Asian meals for your entire family. These heavy weight carbon steel pans will render superior cooking performance. This pan is perfect for creating such authentic Asian-style recipes as curried shrimp with lemon rice and Szechwan beef stir-fry. This pan features heat-resistant natural wood and helper handles. Has a loop on the handle for easy hanging storage. Set comes with 1.6 mm 14 inch carbon steel flat-bottom wok, 13 inch bamboo spatula, high-dome lid and recipe booklet.
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Top Customer Reviews
Cooking is way fast(er) and the wok is adaptable. Yesterday I cooked General Tao Chicken Wings in it. Great taste and very fast! Today I will probably try one of the recipes that come with the wok. If you prepare the wok thoroughly before the first use, you'll get a nice, natural nonstick coating.
Now I would like to leave behind all the modern, western cookware I have in my kitchen and replace it with carbon steel. I was afraid cooking in it was going to be challenging and sticky. Well, it's nothing of that sort. Thank you Helen. I am contemplating buying one of your cookbooks too.
All recomended carbon steel as for material because it keeps and distributes the heat evenly.
You have to prepare the wok before cooking and I followed the instructions carefully.
After about fourthy five minutes, I was ready for my first try at cooking using only a little canola oil.
Their was no sticking and the food tasted just like my favorite chinese restaurant.
The wok is fourteen inches across with a large handle and a smaller handle on the other side. It comes with an alluminium cover and a wooden spatula.
I got the flat bottom model because I use an electric stove. If you have an open flame such as a gaz stove, you would be better off with the rounded bottom model.
As with all carbon steel woks, you will have to season it prior to its first use. Instructions for this are included, and other tips can easily be found on the web.
Two negatives keeping this from a five star rating. First, the coating that comes on all new woks seemed particularly difficult to remove, and it is also quite hard to tell whether you have gotten it all off. This is a perennial problem with carbon steel woks, but this one seemed particularly difficult. Second, when positioned normally the primary wooden handle has a very large and unsightly logo on it. This would have been grounds for a very serious downgrade in rating from me as it makes the wok look more like a cheap advertisement than a kitchen tool. However, the handle can easily be reversed so that the logo is below the handle and thus mostly invisible - this fact saved me from some serious disappointment, especially since the photos do not really show the big logo on the handle.
Very reasonable price - you really dont need to pay a lot for a Wok - ask any Chinese cook! - I did make sure it was seasoned well before use, this is very important and I did it at least four times. It leaves a nice dark surface on which to cook. After cooking just wipe off the residue, with paper towels, I have not put it into water since I bought it as this ruins the 'seasoning'.
It cooked ingredients well on my flat-top ceramic stove and the lid is great you can steam veggies and dumplings with it, as it fits nicely.
I loved the fact that the handle can be unscrewed, it arrived in the post like that and it makes for easy storing once the handle is taken off and it fits in my saucepan cupboard.
Very pleased and I saved a lot on a simple, stylish item.
Most recent customer reviews
Had to throw it out. Wouldn't keep its seasoning. Re-seasoned (complicated process) it several times but would eventually rustPublished 6 days ago by J Kirsten
Only used this product for three months and the entire thing rusted. Completely waste of money. Don't buy this !!!Published 3 months ago by Lauren E. Freeman
it rust easily after one wash, and i followed their instructions, returned the itemPublished 7 months ago by Gina
AFTER WASHING ITS LEFT WITH LOT OF ZINC TYPE OF LIQUID ON THE SURFACE.
I HAVE TO THROW THIS S*** ITEM.
No recommend......it just turned to black color after cooking......Published 12 months ago by james huang