Induction compatible wok?

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  1. obxcrabby

    obxcrabby

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    I have a glass induction cooktop with which I am very happy. I would like to be able to stir fry, but regular pans do a marginal job at best. I know that ideally a wok should have a round bottom and that carbon steel works best. I am looking for suggestions as to the best pan or wok to use with that cooktop. Thanks.
     
  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    A carbon steel wok works well on an induction cooktop. There are plenty of flat-bottom carbon-steel woks out there. Heats quickly, good heat recovery.

    You can order on-line from http://www.wokshop.com/ or Amazon. If you want to shop locally, Asian grocers are your best bet.

    I did find a good one at Kroger operated department store locally (Smith's). Imusa brand, good handle, well built, reasonable price. I have some other IMUSA cast iron I've liked as well.  I seasoned it up and gave it to a friend for Christmas. I'm tempted to get one for myself as well.

    If you're committed to a round bottom wok, there are specialized induction burners for those out there too.   I have one of these I like a lot too.
     
  3. obxcrabby

    obxcrabby

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    Thanks, I appreciate the advice.