Joyce Chen Classic Series 4 Piece Nonstick Wok Set

Rating:
3/5,
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Price:
$35.65
By:
Joyce Chen
  • 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.
  • 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

Recent User Reviews

  1. emathias
    "Acceptable but not great"
    3/5,
    Value:
    3/5,
    Performance:
    3/5,
    Durability:
    4/5,
    Cooking Evenness:
    3/5,
    Ease of Cleaning:
    4/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Oct 20, 2006
    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.

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  1. gourmetm
    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!