Woks are a traditional style of cooking pan found in Asian cuisine. The word ‘wok’ is an onomatopoeia originating from the loud wailing of the metal sieve scraped across its hot cooking surface. The shape of the wok is such that it is a very efficient stir fry and sauté tool. The shape also allows foods to be cooked quickly with minimal consumption of oil or fat, making stir fries healthier. These attributes make woks ideal for cooks who are looking to make more healthful meals. Woks are made from different materials and come in many different sizes. They can be made from either carbon or stainless steel, though carbon steel is more common. Stainless steel woks are often preferred because of their non-stick attributes and longevity. A carbon steel wok conducts heat poorly, so food will take longer to cook on the surface and can be easily scorched.
Most woks are generally designed to work on any surface but some are for specific stoves. Today we are going to take a look at those that are friendly to gas top stoves. and not only friendly, but also have the best results achievable.
The Best Woks for the Gas Stove
You can find woks that are made for many different types of stoves, but we are going to stick to the gas stove. As far as we know, these are the best woks out there, and I have put them in the list below. We have taken a look at their features and ways in which you may be able to cook different kinds of meals with them.
This wok is perfect for long and low cooking. It has a round bottom so as not to tip over while cooking. It also has a perfect non-stick surface (so no sticking). The surface is hard and thick, making it suitable for frying, stir-frying and braising. The measurements are 14 inches across, 8 inches wide at the rim and 2 1/2 inches deep. The weight is 16 pounds. It has a solid steel handle and it is wire-free. The wok can be used on an electric stove or an induction stove. All you have to do is heat the wok for a few minutes before cooking, and then pour in the food ingredients and stir-fry/bake in the wok for about 20 minutes (or until your food reaches the desired consistency).
The Kasian House cast iron wok is perfect for your gas stove. It has a flat bottom and wide rim that makes it easy to stir-fry ingredients. The handle is wood and feels great. The wok also has a wooden lid so you can avoid any chance of spatters during cooking. When you buy this product, it comes pre-seasoned so you don’t have to worry about seasoning it before use (although you can do that too if you want more flavor). The measurements of the wok are 13 inches across by 4 inches deep by 9 inches high. It weighs just over one pound. This is an ideal size for stir-fry, braising and boiling. All you have to do is heat the wok up on the stove for a few minutes before cooking, add some rice or pasta, and then turn down the flame until it’s just hot enough to cook. Then you can add your ingredients, cover it with a lid, and cook for 10-20 minutes until done.
This wok is 14 inches across and 2 1/2 inches deep. The bottom is flat to make it stable in the pan. The inside of the wok is coated with a non-stick surface that is safe for use in ovens, broilers and grills although it is best used on a gas stove. It is pre-seasoned to make sure the wok is ready to use. It weighs just over one pound. The iron handle that comes with it is wider than your average wok, so you don’t need to use a wider skillet or pot for mixing and sautéing ingredients. To keep it safe from any splatters from food, there is a wooden lid that you can cover over the wok to prevent anything from coming into contact with your food.
The wok is 14 inches long, 2 1/2 inches deep and 8 inches wide. It weighs 8 pounds. The nonstick surface makes it easier to stir-fry while the flat bottom allows it to sit well in a pan or on the stove. The handle is comfortable, large enough that you can easily grip it (and let go without scorching yourself), and most importantly, has an ergonomic shape that makes it easier to stir-fry than woks with smaller handles. The size is perfect. Less than half of the wok is used so you can stir-fry larger amounts of food and they will cook faster without having to cover them in oil. The most amusing feature of this high grade wok is that it tells you when its is ready for use. When you put it on the stove on heat, the ring turns solid red when the pan is ready.
The measurements are 14 inches across by 7 inches deep and 8 inches high. The wok weighs about 1.8 pounds. It sits well in a flat pan and is perfect for stir-frying, braising, stove top steaming and keeping food warm. The flat bottom allows it to sit well in a flat pan or on the stove while the loop handles make it easy to handle without burning yourself. When being carried, the lid is wide enough to be used as a holder so you can carry it safely.
The measurements of the wok are 14 inches across, 8 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches deep. The weight is just under 3 pounds. It sits well in a flat pan and is perfect for stir-frying, braising, stove top steaming and keeping food warm. The flat bottom allows it to sit well in a flat pan or on the stove while the loop handles make it easy to handle without burning yourself. When being carried, the lid is large enough to be used as a holder so you can carry it safely.
This is a large wok pan that measures 11 inches across, 8 inches deep and 2 1/2 inches high. It weighs about 2 pounds. It has a modern look unlike the other conventional woks. This will definitely pair well with your kitchen décor. The blue color is definitely a plus on this appliance. Its high temperature ranges of up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit allows you to even use it in the oven.
All being said, we hope that this will come in handy when making your purchase. Whether you are looking for a different wok, or if we had missed one that you think is a must-have, please let us know. Do you have a favorite wok? We would love to hear from you in the comments section below.
If you are going to invest in a good quality wok, then do not forget to buy some useful accessories for safe and convenient use of your new purchase.