A good stir-fry is one of our favorite weeknight meals. It's easy to throw to together and is also great for clearing veggies and meats out of your fridge before they go bad. And if there's one way to really take your stir-fry game to the next level, it's with a good-quality wok like this one from The Wok Shop.
When it comes to buying a wok, carbon steel is best because it can withstand the very high temperatures required for stir-frying. For most home cooks, a flat-bottomed wok is the best choice; it gives you more stability on your stove, while still heating the ingredients properly.
Keep in mind that carbon steel is like cast iron in that it needs to be seasoned to make it a nonstick surface.
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Aside from being made of carbon steel, this wok from The Wok Shop hits all of our other must-haves: a long wooden handle and a small loop handle with a wooden grip, a flat bottom. We recommend the 14-inch size.
Now all that's left is to get stir-frying.
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