What are some good types of Chinese woks?


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Carbon steel or cast iron woks with flat bottoms and two wooden handles are some good types of Chinese woks. Other types of woks include those made with non-stick materials, anodized aluminum and ceramic coated. However, these types of woks can release harmful materials and don't work with metal utensils.

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Traditionally, carbon steel is the most common type of wok. It is durable, handles easily and seasons well. While most traditional woks have round bottoms, the flat bottom style tends to work better on modern stovetops. Some easy-to-handle types of woks include those with a long wooden handle on one side for tossing and working the wok and an additional short wooden handle on the other side to make carrying the cookware easier.

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