Woks have been in existence for over 2000 years in China. But people from other parts of the world are just starting to get familiar with the wonderful benefits of using a wok for cooking.
Now we have the electric wok. A great invention, as it’s less tricky to use.
A regular wok you use a stove for cooking and it can be tricky on an electric stove. Due to the fact the bottom of a stove top wok can possibly reflect heat back to your stovetop and damage the heating elements. Best to use a gas stove.
If you are considering purchasing a wok, you might be wise to consider an electric wok. Electric woks are highly recommended for their high heat and even heat distribution.
You don’t even need a stove, just an electric outlet. Can be used on the dining room table, the patio, even camping if you have access to an electrical outlet. Very versatile.
Plus, they are not just for stir fry, they can be used for boiling, braising, deep frying, poaching, smoking and especially great for sautéing greens.
Much easier to clean, but the one drawback is that they take up a lot of space.
So I will give you the lowdown on the best electric woks review for 2018.
My Top Picks.
Breville Hot Wok Pro
This wok has a large capacity with a quick release bowl which is dishwasher safe. It has 15 heat settings up to 425 degrees. Has a very good design, round bottom for ease of cooking.
Designed so the heat is evenly distributed throughout all the wok’s surface. This wok has a non stick surface so you can cook anything without it sticking. The wok port detaches so you can wash it in the sink or dishwasher.
Breville is a top notched brand and you can rely on the quality and reliability of this product. I’m sure you will enjoy many years of use from this wok.
Stainless steel electric wok. An aluminum clad base makes this wok quick to heat and produce even heat. It has a tempered glass lid with stainless steel rim and top handle.
This model heats up to 400 degrees and will not stick with this stainless steel finish if you use oil to cook and stir frequently.
Very easy to clean, just put in the dishwasher. It’s a very versatile addition to any kitchen and the price is right.
Best wok for the price. A very good performer that beats out the competition with a powerful 1,500 watts and reliable stainless steel finish.
Aroma Heavy duty non-stick 7 quart wok $51.22
This wok is great because it heats fast and has very consistent heat retention.
A full range of temperature controls. Comes with lid and the base and handles stay cool to the touch.
It’s made with cast metal base, with a non stick finish, creates even, fast heat. Dishwasher safe for ease of cleanup.
Oster 4.5 liter Duraceramic Wok $47.49
It cooks food about 20% faster and the coating on this wok is PFOA and PTFE free, so you can cook without any concerns. It’s a great time saver and if you haven’t used a wok before, you will certainly enjoy it’s versatility.
Cuisinart Wok – 730 Stainless Steel 7 2/7 quart
This wok adjusts to any temperature. Has a great non-stick surface for ease of cooking and also for easy clean-up.
It also has stainless steel exterior with die-cast handles. But be careful the handles can get very hot.
360 degree 3 dimensional loop heating coil. It’s a high-end intelligent cooking machine.
It cooks food in 3 to 4 minutes without any fumes or smoke for a smoke-free kitchen and dining room.
Due to the fact it has automatic stirring, it has uniform heat distribution. Also has a non-stick surface for easy cleanup.
Quite a large price tag, but you get all the bells and whistles with this wok and it come in pink.
It’s 6 liter capacity is perfect for a growing and busy family.
Breville EW30XL Electric Gourmet Wok $389.00.
This wok is also on the expensive side.
It’s 18 1/6 by 15 1/ finish. Has 14 settings and a high sear setting. This gourmet wok is updated in all details.
1500 watt butterfly heating element, which creates a heat zone over the entire surface. This wok is great for
stir-frying and also searing.
The wok bowl is 14″ die-cast and very roomy.
Very easy clean-up plus it is scratch resistant.
Less oil is needed for cooking which makes it healthier for you and your family.
This wok comes with a glass lid and stainless steel rim, plus a vent for steam.
The biggest difference between this wok and your old one (if you have an old one) is a quick release base so you can put everything but the power cord and the temperature probe in the dishwasher
This wok also comes with a temperature indicator and a plastic spatula.
All in all a great electric wok.
I hope this article has helped you sort out the differences in the many different electric woks that are available.
Picking a wok to suit your needs is very much an individual’s personal needs. Plus a lot will depend on how much you will need a wok.
If you have any questions or want to leave a comment, please do so below, Thanks, Deanna