The quintessential Asian wok can be used for steaming, deep-frying, smoking, and stir-frying, and that’s just the beginning! It’s a multi-talented star of many kitchens and restaurants around the world. We wanted in on the best wok, so we tried and tested dozens of them with plenty of fun recipes. We got spattered with oil, we burned a few things, and, once we got better at using a kitchen wok, there is no turning back! The result: real-world wok reviews that will help you pick out the best wok to buy for your kitchen. Whether you’re a beginner cook ready to shake up your meals with some stir-fry or an experienced chef, you can find a variety of woks reviewed here that are made for use in the modern kitchen. From stainless steel to nonstick, we tested them all! If you’re new to the world of woks and Asian cookware, check out the following features you need to know when buying your wok. Sounds good? Let’s go!
Wok Material: Different materials have different pros and cons. On our list, you’ll find woks made from stainless steel, cast iron, and anodized aluminum with various nonstick coatings. We’ll describe the benefits of the material in each review.
Handle Material: The handle is one of the main factors in the oven-safe temperature a wok can handle. Stainless steel is durable, but a handle with a silicon coating may be more comfortable and easier for you to use to lift a heavy pan of stir-fry.
Non-Stick: We included a mix of non-stick and traditional woks on our list! Some people find non-stick cookware easier to work with than classic materials, and nonstick cookware also tends to be lighter than stainless steel or iron cookware.
Dishwasher Safe: For fast and easy cleanup, nothing feels better than stuffing your cookware into the dishwasher after dinner instead of spending half an hour scrubbing. A lot of the heroes in this wok test are conveniently dishwasher safe. Yeah!
Lid Included: Lids are ideal for helping along the cooking process without drying out the food in your wok. An included lid is a convenient feature that allows you to cook a wider range of recipes in your wok to delicious perfection.
Size: The size of a wok determines how much food you can cook in it at one time. The woks on our list range from a family-sized 14-inch diameter down to a 10-inch diameter for people cooking smaller meals.
All right, we bet you’re hungry and excited to see the best Asian kitchen woks, right? Perfect! If you’re in a hurry, check out the recommended top pick and budget pick. If you prefer more nuance, all 10 winning woks are reviewed in more detail below. Happy cooking and bon appetit!