Yamada iron launch one hand wok (thickness 1.2mm) 33cm (japan import)

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Japan Import.

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Binding
Kitchen
EAN
4905001240379
Label
Yamadakogyojyo(Japan)
Manufacturer
Yamadakogyojyo(Japan)
Publisher
Yamadakogyojyo(Japan)
Studio
Yamadakogyojyo(Japan)
Title
Yamada iron launch one hand wok (thickness 1.2mm) 33cm (japan import)
Feature
Size: 330x100mm
Weight: about 1150g
Country of origin: Japan
Brand
Yamadakogyojyo(Japan)
MPN
0274-0704
Model
0274-0704
Package Height
12.6 inches
Package Length
18.9 inches
Package Weight
2.54 pounds
Package Width
18.9 inches
ProductGroup
Kitchen
ProductTypeName
HOME
PackageQuantity
1
PartNumber
0274-0704

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Value
5.00 star(s)
Performance
5.00 star(s)
Durability
5.00 star(s)
Cooking Evenness
5.00 star(s)
Ease of Cleaning
5.00 star(s)
Purchase Date
2015-12-05
Purchase Price
$63.00
Pros: Thicker carbon steel, still light weight, handle is very sturdy forged/welded not riveted
Cons: handle is too short, bottom kind of flat
My first wok was a giant 16" one from chinatown.  Very thin, perfectly round, riveted handles.  On a wok like that, the bottom of the wok is the hottest part and the sides are less hot.  It's an intended feature not a bug.   My problem was the flimsiness of the handle.  It feels too 'flexy' even when empty.  If you need to move a bunch of frying oil, you'll be scared for your life.

This yamada wok is different in a lot of ways.  It's smaller,  the steel is thicker, the handle is forged on.  I knew all of that going in.

The bottom is slightly flat, not enough to sit on a stove securely, but enough to be awkward for a wok shovel.  As you can see, a wok shovel is designed to reach the bottm of a round wok:

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To use it on this one I might need to flatten out the middle a bit.

My second problem is that the handle is way too short and since the wok is smaller, the flames from the burner lick up the sides.  I have to wear forging gloves when I use this thing.

The thicker steel gives you a bit more temperature control which is nice.
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Reply to Review: Almost great
The slightly flat bottom is the peking style wok.  As far as flames comiing up the sides, that's kind of what you want for stir fry for the wok hei, hands be damned.  A burner issue as much as a wok issue.  I can't complain about how it cooks, it has the immediacy of a wok, but also retains heat a bit better than really thin ones.
 

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