Joyce Chen Classic Series 4 Piece Nonstick Wok Set

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$35.65
By
Joyce Chen

General Information

Joyce Chen opened her first restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1958. She found that the selection and quality of Chinese cookware in America didn't live up to her high standards… so she developed her own. Today, Joyce Chen Products sources from all over the Pacific Rim to bring the best of Asia to you. This Nonstick Wok Set features a quality 1.5 mm weight wok with a birch wood handle and non-stick coating. Its generous size will enable you to make delicious Asian meals for your entire family. The set includes 14" Nonstick Wok, Nonstick Steel Lid, 12" Bamboo Spatula, and a Recipe Booklet. This set comes giftboxed.

Details

Binding
Kitchen
EAN
0048002219716
Label
Joyce Chen
List Price
$44.95
Manufacturer
Joyce Chen
Product Group
Kitchen
Product Type Name
ABIS_KITCHEN
Publisher
Joyce Chen
Studio
Joyce Chen
Title
Joyce Chen Classic Series 4 Piece Nonstick Wok Set
Feature
Gift boxed
UPC
048002219716
Brand
Joyce Chen
Height
5.67 inches
Length
23.25 inches
Width
14 inches
Model
J21-9971
Color
Charcoal

Latest reviews

Value
3.00 star(s)
Performance
3.00 star(s)
Durability
4.00 star(s)
Cooking Evenness
3.00 star(s)
Ease of Cleaning
4.00 star(s)
Purchase Date
2006-10-20
Pros: Big, flat bottom means it can be used with any stove
Cons: Flat bottom has cooking drawbacks, steel doesn't heat evening, large size makes it difficult to handle when full
I got this for my birthday one year.  I cook a lot of Chinese food with Chinese friends, with just a regular stove.  I have this wok, and another, smaller wok.  I use the smaller one for 95% wok-required cooking.  This one is so big that when it's loaded up, there isn't much advantage to it vs. a dutch oven.  The steel also doesn't heat very evenly.

If you have a stove that can accomodate a round-bottom wok, get a cast-iron round-bottom wok.  If you want an easy-to-use wok for quickly preparing authentic Chinese food on a regular Western-style stove, get a smaller wok.  If you need to occasionally prepare larger batches of Chinese food on a Western-style stove, just use a regular pot.  Only if you don't have much money and regularly need to cook a lot of Chinese food at onces would this maybe be an appropriate choice.

In general, not recommended.

Comments

I respectfully disagree with some of the information presented. We have used our Joyce Chen wok for a whole variety of foods (even omelets), most often to serve just two, though we've occasionally loaded it chock-full for a larger crowd without difficulty, and while it did take us a while to learn what heat settings were optimal for which dishes (they do vary), we have never encountered any unevenness in the heat distribution of the wok itself.
I do agree that the big, flat bottom means the wok can be used with any stove. Having moved around a lot, we have had the opportunity to use ours on countless stoves, old, new, finicky and just plain average. The wok worked well on all.
And it is super-easy it is to clean--a quick soak and it's ready to rinse; no scrubbing necessary!
 

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