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How to Season a Wok

I just bought a carbon steel wok and I was told to season it before I could use it. Since this was my first wok purchase, I had no idea on how to season a wok so I decided to do some research on this seasoning process. I discovered there …

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Can I Use a Wok Ring on an Gas Range?

I have had a few people contact me and ask if they could use a wok on a gas range. From my many years of using a wok, I knew the short answer would be “yes,” however, I wanted to give them a little more information rather than just a …

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What Kind of Wok is Best for an Electric Stove?

The flat-bottomed wok is generally best for an electric stove. There are two types of electric stoves you could use with your wok. The first stove is an electric coil stove and the second type of electric stove is the glass -ceramic top stove. Usually, the electric coil stove is older technology …

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How to Select a Wok for College Students

When I went to an engineering college in Wisconsin, I roomed in a dorm with 4-5 other students. I can remember that each of us took turns cooking. Sometimes it was a struggle to see what we could bring to the table. One thing was for sure, we all loved Chinese …

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What is a Wok Burner?

In my search for different types of woks, I came across a wok burner as an alternative method for heating woks. I did not know what a wok burner was, so I decided to do some research. Here is what I found about wok burners: Wok burners are made for woks …

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What is the Best Oil to Use With a Wok?

A common question that is often asked is “What is the best oil to use in a wok?” I had the same question about what oils to use in a wok. I didn’t know the answer so I decided to do some research. Here are my findings. First, let me …

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A Guide to Buying the Right Wok

Here is a guide to help you buy the right wok. There are many types of woks and selecting the right one will enhance your cooking experience. It is essential to purchase a wok that fits your needs, requirements, and style of cooking. Here are some questions you might ask …

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Why Use a Wok With A Flat Bottom?

I live in a neighborhood where families on either side of me use a grill or a wok on the weekends. In fact, there are three families on my short block that all use woks. Some of them used a wok burner and others just put their flat-bottomed wok on …

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Why Use a Wok With a Round Bottom?

I thought I knew everything about woks since I have been using a flat-bottomed wok for years until my fiance came home with a round-bottomed wok. It appeared that she knew more about woks than I did so I decided to do some research to find out what was so …