We all know that food sticks to stainless steel cookware, but now, they have figured out how to make stainless steel non-stick. The surface is made to minimize contact with the foodstuff such that the food “floats”. This is a winning combo – abrasion-proof and non-stick, plus even heating. But, does it really work as advertised? Let me show you.
I got hold of the 32cm wok by Joyoung for 115 Yuan (S$23) – the cheapest option on the product page. Yes, that’s what you typically pay for an aluminium non-stick wok, and it comes with a lid as well. I would say it’s a little shallow, so if you prefer deeper wok go for the larger sizes.
Another advantage with this wok – even heating. This is very good for stir-fry. In comparison, non-stick cookware have very uneven heating – concentrated near the flame.
I would say I’m won over. I was expecting to be anyway. I’m tired of having to replace non-stick cookware half-yearly, plus, they do pose some danger because the non-stick coating will surely come off (and into your food) over time. That said, you probably still need a non-stick pan around for frying fish, or those times you need to multitask and cannot monitor the cooking closely.
If you’re going to purchase a non-stick stainless steel wok, don’t forget to get cashback for your Taobao purchases through Shopback (referral link).