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  1. #1
    DC Guest

    Default Enamel Woks

    Hi,

    I'm thinking of getting a wok and noticed that the local Chinese grocer
    has enamel woks going cheap. I have seen steel woks before and I'm
    wondering how the enamel woks compare.

    Has anyone used them?

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    Edwin Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Enamel Woks


    "DC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm thinking of getting a wok and noticed that the local Chinese grocer
    > has enamel woks going cheap. I have seen steel woks before and I'm
    > wondering how the enamel woks compare.
    >
    > Has anyone used them?


    I can guess why they are cheap. No respectable traditional wok cooker would
    use one.



  3. #3
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Enamel Woks


    "Edwin Pawlowski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "DC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I'm thinking of getting a wok and noticed that the local Chinese grocer
    >> has enamel woks going cheap. I have seen steel woks before and I'm
    >> wondering how the enamel woks compare.
    >>
    >> Has anyone used them?

    >
    > I can guess why they are cheap. No respectable traditional wok cooker
    > would use one.


    It seems like a really bad idea.



  4. #4
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Enamel Woks

    On 2008-07-20, DC <[email protected]> wrote:

    > has enamel woks going cheap. I have seen steel woks before and I'm
    > wondering how the enamel woks compare.


    I'm guessing you could tour a thousand Chinese restaurants and never ever
    run across a single enamel wok. .....'nuff said

    nb

  5. #5
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Enamel Woks

    On Sun, 20 Jul 2008 09:40:02 -0400, "cybercat" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Edwin Pawlowski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:BmGgk.15859$[email protected] ..
    >>
    >> "DC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:48832f71$0$20551$[email protected]..
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> I'm thinking of getting a wok and noticed that the local Chinese grocer
    >>> has enamel woks going cheap. I have seen steel woks before and I'm
    >>> wondering how the enamel woks compare.
    >>>
    >>> Has anyone used them?

    >>
    >> I can guess why they are cheap. No respectable traditional wok cooker
    >> would use one.

    >
    >It seems like a really bad idea.
    >


    i would think they would chip easily if you were vigorous at all.
    might be a good vessel for some things besides stir-frying.

    your pal,
    blake




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  6. #6
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Enamel Woks

    DC <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm thinking of getting a wok and noticed that the local Chinese grocer
    > has enamel woks going cheap. I have seen steel woks before and I'm
    > wondering how the enamel woks compare.
    >
    > Has anyone used them?


    An enamel wok would not be used for stir-frying. They are using for
    simmering, braising, and steaming.

    -sw

  7. #7
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Enamel Woks

    On Jul 20, 1:28*pm, DC <u...@nospam.net> wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm thinking of getting a wok and noticed that the local Chinese grocer
    > has enamel woks going cheap. I have seen steel woks before and I'm
    > wondering how the enamel woks compare.
    >
    > Has anyone used them?


    Never, I can't see the advantage over a steel Wok?

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    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Enamel Woks


    "DC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:48832f71$0$20551$[email protected]..
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm thinking of getting a wok and noticed that the local Chinese grocer
    > has enamel woks going cheap. I have seen steel woks before and I'm
    > wondering how the enamel woks compare.
    >
    > Has anyone used them?



    They are cheap because its a bad product.

    Don't waste your money.


    --
    Old Scoundrel

    (AKA Dimitri)




  9. #9
    aem Guest

    Default Re: Enamel Woks

    On Jul 20, 5:28*am, DC <u...@nospam.net> wrote:
    > I'm thinking of getting a wok and noticed that the local Chinese grocer
    > has enamel woks going cheap. I have seen steel woks before and I'm
    > wondering how the enamel woks compare.
    >

    What kind of cooking do you want to use the wok for? If for
    stirfrying, forget enamel. In "The Breath of A Wok" Grace Young
    discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different kinds of woks
    for stirfrying: carbon steel vs. cast iron, round-bottom vs. flat,
    Cantonese style vs. northern. She also mentions several types of woks
    that are not recommended: stainless steel, electric, nonstick.
    Nowhere does she even mention enamel woks.

    If you're thinking of stewing or braising, enamel is a good surface
    but the wok is not the most suitable shape and it doesn't offer the
    option of putting it in the oven. If you're thinking of deep frying,
    the wok shape is good (with a flat bottom) because it gives you
    maximum surface area for least amount of oil but enamel has no
    advantage over steel.

    No, after due consideration I can't think of any reason to want an
    enamel wok. -aem

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