Thinking of getting a new Wok.

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    boomchakabowwow

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    Anyone using the CraftWok from Amazon?

    my current wok is the same size. 14”. Mine has two hoop handles so “tossing” the cooking food with dramatic flair ain’t happening. :). I think I want to try a handled version. Trust me, seasoning a new carbon steel vessel is very low on my to-do list. Bllech.

    any real world reviews? It looks good and heavy.
     

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    I bought that wok a few months ago: https://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/threads/show-your-newest-gear.41801/page-3#post-638120

    I'm very happy with it. Has taken a beautiful pitch-black patina, is seriously non-stick, and nice quality. I removed the handle for seasoning and, while it was off, gave it a thorough soaking with teak oil (after sanding it a little bit smoother). That wok will easily survive me and my children…

    I'm not sure how much casual tossing of ingredients you will do with it though. It's not super-heavy, but not a light-weight either (at least not with food in it).
     
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    You can toss with the two handle versions (around the 1 min mark)


    I still think you should get the yamada lol. I’d be wary of the rivets on the one you linked (I’m sure it’s fine though)
     
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    My stepdad could toss a big wok like that. I’m not him. His forearms were iron.
     
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    I purchased my ChanChiKee wok my last trip to China, I had to fit it into my check bag and it was totally worth it lol
     
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    thanks bud. appreciate the input. i can almost toss my current wok but it is a myriad of problems. first is my weaker left arm. next is my backyard wok burner - it allows a small bit of flame to lap out the front. even with a towel, my kid hands get hot. i like that hammered look.

    i will be in Japan and Taipei in a couple of months. not sure i even want a Yamada. i dont gravitate to things cuz of japan or cost.
     
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    I just bought the Craft Wok a month ago. It’s awesome. It was very easy to season and has been performing quite well. Highly recommended. I could use a higher BTU stove but that is not the wok’s fault :) Looking into making a flame concentrator like the wokmon.
     
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