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This pan was wonderful at first, then when I used it to cook more than a two portion meal and it was more than a quarter full of food, it bent out of shape when moving from hob to trivet. Even more so when the heavy glass lid was in place. A second handle is necessary at the very least. The non stick coating has started to peel after 4 months and everything sticks despite careful use at all times. It has been replaced by the manufactures once but I hold out no hope that the replacement will be any better. At least mine was replaced with no postage costs unlike other reviewers who have had to pay. I only bought this as it was suitable for induction hob, I have now found an alternative cheap one that already has lasted longer than the Bistro pan and is far sturdier. Would not recommend at all.
I've had the Bistro Ready Steady Cook Wok for about 2 years now - and I still use it on a regular basis. I have several woks and for some reason it tends to be one of those pieces of cooking equipment that I buy far more than I could ever use.....and while I use a wok every day, I certainly don't need the six different woks I currently have! However, the Bistro Ready Steady Cook Wok is one of the six woks and it's been used regularly over the past two years since I had it. I can't remember how much I paid for it, but it is currently listed on Amazon to be £29.99 - which seems a fairly reasonable price. This includes a 25 year guarantee which is also a real bonus and gave me confidence when I bought it that the wok was built to last!
The wok is a really good size, with a height of 17cm, a width of 30 cm and a length of 47cm. It is therefore perfectly adequate in size for a normal size family meal and I regularly cook stirfries in it for the whole family. It is made of stainless steel and so it's very robust and doesn't dent or buckle under the heat - and to be honest the wok looks pretty new still. There is no scratching on the body of the wok and no rust. There is also a long handle which makes handling the wok a lot easier, and the handle has silicone grips which stop the handle from getting too hot and help it not to slip out of your hands. It also comes with a glass lid with a metal handle on it so that the food can be covered during cooking - which I find particularly useful to use while simmering a stew or casserole.
Using the wok is a joy really because it doesn't get food stuck to it - and although the wok is fairly heavy, it doesn't feel hard to manoevere and the handle grips play a part in that. The wok sits securely on a flat surface as it has enough of a base to not topple over and so this adds security.
The wok can be cleaned in the dishwasher, although I do find it comes up much better if it's hand washed and so that's what I tend to do more often than not.
Overall, the Bistro Ready Steady Cook Wok is a good product that I can recommend.
Bought this as cook virtually everything in a wok and this one can be used on induction hob.
Nice size the sloping sides are a good angle to ensure everything doesn't fall to the middle.
Has one of those good feeling tactile handles with good curved shape for holding, heats up very quickly and seemingly with even heat distribution as well as a good clear glass lid (albeit heavy and can be cumbersome).
Cleans easily and so far (after 5 months) has retained its non-stick coating well.
However, with only a small amount of food in the wok if you pick it up with the lid on you can see where the handle is attached bending; if you have a fair amount of food in the wok then pick it up with the lid on the shape of the wok bowl distort (you can see a gap between the lid and the rim of the wok develop) !!!
Even empty the point where the handle connects bends if you have the glass lid on the wok.
Unless you want to put the steamy side downwards the lid also is a bit of an inconvenience to put down anywhere as the handle on top of it is shaped like a curved bow so it lies at an angle and consequently may spin round on the work top if you are not careful.
The wok really needs another gripping handle on the opposite side to the holding handle; I cannot believe they have created this with such design faults.
Given it a 3 star despite all this because it cooks well but would recommend you only use the lid to cover the pan after it has either been placed on the hob or on your work top, then take it off before you move it anywhere.
(Not sure if the same applies to other cooking pans in the ready steady cook range but would recommend checking them in the shop for yourself before buying and deciding for yourself if the draw backs would cause you a problem).
Stir Fry Pan