10 best woks to buy for stir-frying at home

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Picture this: after a long morning (craving stir-fry) and then a long afternoon (still craving stir-fry), you promise yourself you’ll finally cave in for dinnertime.

Your broccoli florets are washed, the soy sauce is measured in bowls and the sesame seeds are secured on your counter. Now, you go to turn your stovetop burner on and…

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No wok.

OK, it’s not the end of the world (especially because the Always Pan exists), but a quality wok in your kitchen collection is key to that fiery char and heat we deem chef’s kiss.

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Not only great for stir-frying, but one of the woks we rounded up below will power you through cooking large quantities of meats, seafood and vegetables like a pro, much ado to its powerful heat reactivity that only a wok can produce.

So get ready to meal prep (perhaps with one of our favorite celebrity cookbooks) and get excited to add these sensational stovetop superheroes to your carts.

1. Chulkurs 12.5″ Flat Bottom Wok Pan, $38.90

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Amazon

Enter an Amazon’s Choice product that gives off that ethnic bamboo charm with its handle and lid. Coming with a spatula and wok brush, it’s the perfect bundle that’s impressively less than $50.

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2. Sur La Table Professional Nonstick Wok, $36.95

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Sur La Table

What we love about Sur La Table’s wok is that it offers that deep pan feature that’s crucial to store all your fresh produce and protein without turning up the heat on price. It’s also lightweight, perfect for that delicious flip to master the art of stir-frying.

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3. MadeIn Blue Carbon Steel Wok, $99

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MadeIn

An option that’s all about the aesthetics and the high-heat-powered rapid movement, MadeIn’s Blue Carbon Steel Wok has a classic shape and an ergonomic handle for easy sauteeing and soy-sauce-infusing. And, it’s known for being exceptionally light on the wrist.

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4. Craft Wok Traditional Hand-Hammered Carbon Steel Pow Wok, $59.75 (originally $65.99)

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Amazon

Steel and no other frills, Craft Wok’s model is bringing out the big guns (or, in this instance, the dictionary definition of the word “wok”). Its sturdy construction has been hand-hammered by Chinese professionals in Guangzhou.

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5. Ruffoni Opus Prima Hammered Stainless Steel Wok with Warming Stand, $489.95

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Williams Sonoma

Buffet for the King and Queen? Perhaps not, but Ruffoni’s Opus Prima Hammered Stainless Steel Wok makes you feel like royalty, honoring the tried-and-true look of banquet hall buffet tables. Impressively, we love the included warming stand that’s perfect for entertaining.

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6. Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron Wok, $250

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Williams Sonoma

Our jaws nearly dropped when we realized Le Creuset busted out a new wok. Its Signature Enameled Cast Iron make comes in a variety of colors and has a spill-proof, non-splatter lid that’ll come in handy.

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7. Our Table Five-Piece Carbon Steel Wok Set, $40

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Bed Bath & Beyond

For a more affordable option, consider Our Table’s Five-Piece Carbon Steel Wok Set, clad with the wok, a tempura rack, bamboo chopsticks, bamboo tongs and a lid. Not to mention, the riveted handle allows for a secure grip with cooking.

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8. Rachael Ray 14.25″ Aluminum Gray Open Wok, $44.99

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Target

If you’re seeking a large, open wok, Rachael Ray has you covered. You can go from stovetop to table with this beaut, which is dishwasher safe and even oven-safe to 400 degrees.

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9. Willow & Everett Wok Pan, $69.99

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Amazon

For an all-around stainless steel option, Willow & Everett’s Wok Pan is your winner. For less than $100, too, it’s an easy-to-use cooker that’s just as stunning to display on your stovetop.

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10. Bruntmor Cast Iron Enameled 14″ Wok, $64.95

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Amazon

Red like fiery stir-fry flames is Bruntmor’s bold wok, designed with a full-frame cast iron that’s too good to ignore. It’s especially tasteful as a fun accent for modern kitchens, too.

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