Product Type: Ken Hom Crockery
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Quite a good buy!
Ken Hom Wok
Member Name: -michelle-
Ken Hom Wok
Advantages: It has lasted longer than the average wok
Disadvantages: None yet . . .
I have had many wok's as I like to make stir fry's quite often but I always seem to get wok's in such a mess, the more I use one the worse state I seem to get it in, and more often than not I'll throw it out and buy a new one. A costly business I know, but the state I can get a wok into... I'm sure you would throw it out yourself, if it was your own.
~Ken Hom Wok~
The latest wok I bought, which has quite surprised me as I've had it a while now and still find it useable. It's a 31cm Ken Hom Wok that I bought from Argos, I paid £19.99 for it, which at first I thought was quite steep considering I get through so many of them. However the wok came with a carbon steel lid and a bamboo spatula. The wok and lid are are quite heavy, the handle of the wok is Rubberwood, I've no idea what Rubberwood is, I just read it off the instruction leaflet. which incidentally tells me how to care for the wok, maybe I should actually read this, then my wok's might last longer! There's also some handy recipes on there as well.
I really like using a wok rather than using a frying pan as I can slosh everything around easier, without all the contents spilling out all over the cooker top, as the sides of the wok are so much deeper than that of my frying pan and this makes it far easier to make sure the contents in the wok are cooked right through. The spatula is handy too, I have many different size spatulas, some plastic some wood, but I like to use the one that came with the wok, so I therefore keep it separate for wok cooking only. I rarely, if ever use the lid with the wok so that remains in an excellent, as new condition.
~Trying to take care of it~
I've been using this particular wok for quite a while now and I haven't really made that much of a mess of it. I read somewhere that the blacker a wok gets the better it performs/cooks food. Whether this is true or not I don't know, but I continue to wash my wok out thoroughly anyway, I can't cope with dirty things, and if I had to use a wok that was all burnt and black I don't think I'd bother. I do have to be careful when washing it though because of the non stick coating, I don't want to scrub that off, if I can help it.
This particular wok is suitable to use on these hob types: Electric, Gas, Ceramic, Halogen and Solid hotplates.
Finding somewhere to store my wok when not in use was a bit of a pain, we ended up having to put a hook up especially for the wok to hang on as it is very wide in comparison to my other pans and it needed it's very own place, luckily the wok comes complete with a metal ring on the end of the handle, making it easy to just hang up out of the way, and this is ok because at least I always know where it is, unlike many other items in my kitchen.
So I guess I would recommend this particular wok, it's very sturdy, well made and strong. It has lasted me longer than any of my others, so for me I guess it was a good buy and if like me you like the odd stir fry, then I wouldn't hesitate to buy this Ken Hom Wok from Argos for £19.99.
4 stars then for this Ken Hom Wok, quite a decent buy for me.
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Summary: Great for stir fry's
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