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

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5/5,
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Yamadakogyojyo(Japan)
  • Japan Import.
  • 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

Recent User Reviews

  1. millionsknives
    "Almost great"
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Performance:
    5/5,
    Durability:
    5/5,
    Cooking Evenness:
    5/5,
    Ease of Cleaning:
    5/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Dec 5, 2015
    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:


    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.
      1 person likes this.

Comments

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  1. apprentichef
    From the look of it you could add as long a handle on it as you wanted. May even benefit from a wok ring on a gas burner with the flat bottom.
  2. millionsknives
    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.
  3. apprentichef
    ...and you still gave it 4.5 stars?