How to choose the best round bottom wok?

The wok is an indispensable kitchen tool for Chinese dishes. Besides, you can make many other dishes with this wok.

Currently, wok is being used and widely known thanks to its durability and outstanding features.

The best round bottom wok is more suitable for gas stoves than for electric stoves because the flame can spread evenly to both sides of the wok. This perfectly fits the characteristics of Chinese cuisine, which requires a great fire to cook.

However, to choose a round bottom wok, you need to consider some factors to be able to make the most appropriate choice.

Here are some factors that we have summarized:

#1 Size

The diameter of a round bottom wok usually ranges from 8- 79 inches, and you should choose one that is the right size for your family needs.

A small family should use a round bottom wok about 12-14 inches in diameter, don’t buy a big one to avoid unnecessary investment.

If you want to buy a round bottom wok for a commercial kitchen then you should invest in a bigger one.

#2 Material

A round bottom wok can be made from many different materials such as aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron and non-stick coatings.

Each material has its own advantages so you should research carefully to choose the right type for you.

These woks made from aluminum are usually light and thin, they can’t retain heat well but are great for storage.

Carbon steel wok is a good choice for you, it’s light enough to have good stability. Moreover it can retain heat well, easy to clean and has a long-life span.

Stainless steel wok does not affect user health and is also extremely durable.

Cast iron is the traditional material of a wok, it holds extremely good heat but is heavy and difficult to clean. Also non-stick coating wok can’t stand the heat but it is great for non-stick food when cooking.

#3 The handle

The wok has two common types of handles: two small handles on either side or a long handle.

The choice between these two types is up to your personal taste, but choose a wok that has a firm handle and can fixed to the wok.