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Like frying pans, there are various types of woks made from different materials. This includes the likes of aluminium, stainless steel and cast iron. Woks are also versatile enough for various cooking styles ranging from stir-frying to deep-frying.

Now, here comes the all-important question: Which one should you pick? Well, it all depends on your personal preference. But to make it easier, we’ve listed the top woks you can buy locally!

Best Chinese wok

The China-originating Meyer wok is ideal for stir-frying meat and vegetables, thanks to its heavy gauge aluminium body that helps to distribute heat evenly. The wok is reinforced with a triple layer non-stick coating to prevent your food from sticking during the stir-frying process. This is also helpful to make the wok easier to wash and clean.

Best for induction

Suitable for use on electric and induction stovetops, the Masflex Platinum Induction Wok is a high-quality cookware made of heavy gauge aluminium material. With a 2-layer non-stick coating, you won’t have to worry about food sticking at the bottom of the wok.

Handling the wok is equally a breeze, thanks to its soft-touch bakelite handle and heat-resistant properties. Finally, the reinforced stainless steel bottom adds durability to the wok while ensuring faster and more even heat distribution.

Best for electric stove

Compatible with electric stoves, the Tefal Essential Chef De France is equipped with Powerglide non-stick coating to ensure easy cooking and effortless cleaning. 

The wok is also blessed with the Thermo-Spot heat indicator technology, a useful feature which comes in particularly handy for perfect cooking every single time. It is activated when the wok reaches an ideal temperature and turns completely red. This is to prevent you from accidentally overcooking, and to help preserve the flavour of your food. 

Best for gas stove

Tefal’s versatile Asian Black Wok can be used on both gas and electric stoves. It has all the essential bells and whistles that you will find in a good-quality wok. This includes Tefal’s very own Thermo-Spot technology, a heat indicator that ensures you achieve the right cooking temperature. The non-stick coating also makes cleaning easier.

Best for induction hob

This induction-friendly 32cm Tefal wok is made from stainless steel -- a popular cookware material suitable for either home or professional use. Frankly, it’s easy to see why: stainless steel woks tend to be tough, scratch-resistant, with better heat transfer. This also ensures your food cooks evenly.

Other highlights of this Tefal stainless steel wok includes the brand’s proprietary Thermo-Spot heat indicator, a reinforced titanium hard base for added durability, and two side handles for easy handling during the cooking or stir-frying process. It also provides better stability whenever you are pouring or transferring your food to another cookware.

Best for home use

Although hard anodized cookware is typically used for professional kitchens, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest in it for your home use. The Tefal Novel Induction Hard Anodized Wok, for instance, is strengthened with hard anodized material on both its interior and exterior to make it extra durable and long-lasting.

The 3mm thick aluminium coating also ensures that you are able to achieve quicker and more even heat distribution during the cooking process. This wok can be used on different hobs including ceramic, electric, gas and induction. 

Best for deep-frying

The ability to handle high heat is important when it comes to using a wok for deep-frying purposes. This brings us to the Omega 36cm wok, which is made from sturdy carbon steel. Not only is this particular material durable, it is also able to withstand high-temperature cooking. The high-heat tolerance means that safe usage is ensured and you won’t have to worry about toxic fumes being emitted.

Not to mention, this Omega wok is naturally non-stick, making cleaning less of a hassle. The wok also comes with a heat-resistant bakelite handle that is lightweight and easy to handle.

Best for ceramic hob

Ideal on all hob surfaces including ceramic, the Tefal Daily Cook Wok Pan is designed for everyday cooking. Made from premium-grade stainless steel, it is built to last even after many years of use. The titanium non-stick coating ensures better heat retention and even heat distribution.

Among other highlights of this wok includes a Thermo-Spot heat indicator and a handle that is ergonomically built for a comfortable grip and easy use. 

Best for fried rice
9. Beka Arome Wok 34cm With Lid
Best for fried rice

Made from cast iron, a material known to be durable and able to retain heat longer than most cookware, the Beka Arome Wok is ideal for stir-frying dishes such as fried rice, meat and vegetables. The wok also covers all the essential functions including having two stainless steel side handles and a glass lid with a vent hole.

Best with lid

Mention the word “Tupperware” and the first thing that comes to mind are their signature plastic food containers. But did you know that they made cookware as well such this Inspire Wok? It is designed to be versatile enough for various cooking recipes ranging from searing meats to stir-frying vegetables.

This wok also has a close valve atop the lid that allows for water-less cooking - which helps to preserve the flavour and nutrients of food. The lid itself is made from a see-through glass, complete with a special seal and rim to lock-in moisture. This allows food to cook in its natural juices.

Other highlights include a full 3-ply stainless steel found in both the wok’s base and vessel for added durability, and a synchro-heat solid flat base that uses magnetic stainless steel to ensure even heat distribution during the cooking process.

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