Any opinions about a hard anodized wok?
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I do a lot of wok cooking. I also bought my first hard-anodized cookware (a saute pan and a saucepot) in January and love them. I found a hard-anodized circulon wok and am interested (like I really need a third wok!) because it would use a lot less oil when cooking. I baby this new cookware and so far, so good, but a wok is meant to be stirred furiously and I wonder how this type of nonstick finish will hold up, even using silicone utensils. Any opinons before I go ahead and willy-nilly buy the thing???
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  Re: Any opinions about a hard anodized wok? by foodfiend (I do a lot of wok co...)
I would think the high heat alone needed for your cooking would wipe out a nonstick finish very quickly!! Don't think I'd go that route.
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  Re: Re: Any opinions about a hard anodized wok? by cjs (I would think the hi...)
It does, my Analon wok is shot. I'm going to the restaurant supply store for the next one.

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  Re: Re: Any opinions about a hard anodized wok? by Mare749 (It does, my Analon w...)
I have one of those as well and find a problem with time and finish---but the good part is that the company I bought it from has a FREE service to recoat it. I have had it for about five years and have had a recoat once. I do a great deal of wok cooking--have a few other styles and I interchange them (according to my mood at the time )

This would not be a product I would recommend
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  Re: Any opinions about a hard anodized wok? by foodfiend (I do a lot of wok co...)
I have a smooth top ceramic range, so I bought an electric wok. Even though I've used it infrequently and with non-metallic utensils I have a lot of scratches. Carbon steel woks are heavier, typically don't cost that much more than anodized, and last forever.
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  Re: Re: Any opinions about a hard anodized wok? by Ron (I have a smooth top ...)
I have a smooth top as well, Ron. I use ALL of my woks on it with NO PROBLEM!!!!
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  Re: Re: Any opinions about a hard anodized wok? by Roxanne 21 (I have a smooth top ...)
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I have a smooth top as well, Ron. I use ALL of my woks on it with NO PROBLEM!!!!



Hmmm, I was told that was a no-go when I bought. The electric just doesn't get as hot as I would like, and I wish I had a stovetop model. Do you stabilize it with anything?
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  Re: Re: Any opinions about a hard anodized wok? by Ron ([blockquote]Quote:[h...)
No, not at all and I achieve any temp I need--I know I have said this before but I will again---I LOVE MY SMOOTH TOP!!! Wouldn't work with anything else---sorry you gas lovers!!! You might want to try it---borrow a friend's for an experiment and go from there. Just a thought...
"Never eat more than you can lift" Miss Piggy
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  Re: Re: Any opinions about a hard anodized wok? by Roxanne 21 (No, not at all and I...)
When I said "the electric just doesn't get as hot as I want," I was referring to the plug-in electric wok, not the electric range. My range is capable of more heat than I ever use.
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  Re: Re: Any opinions about a hard anodized wok? by Ron (When I said "the ele...)
I know what you meant, Ron. My Mom has an electric wok and what a nightmare!!! I worked around the deficiencies while I was visiting but I must admit the results were less than I had hoped for---in other words, TERRIBLE but still edible....not my finest moment-----
"Never eat more than you can lift" Miss Piggy
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