Best Electric Wok Reviews (UK) – Top 5 in 2017
In this article we take a look at the best electric woks available in the UK market. Primarily woks are used fora whole range of Chinese cooking methods. Most people use them for making great tasting stir fries. They can however also be used for deep frying, searing, poaching, boiling and to make soups and stews.
It is in its simplest form a pan with a rounded bottom, and with deep slanting sides. Typically they are made from aluminium and the better ones from stainless steel. The Wok looks like an hemisphere, and is usually made of metal or ceramic. They either comes with two "cool" handles or a single long handle.
The traditional wok is used over a gas stove. The advantage of the electric wok is that you simply switch it on, and allow it to heat up. After that you can start your cooking. People also use what are called a chahn (spatula) to cook, and also used a ladle known as a hoak.
Top 5 Electric Woks in the UK
Below we have listed what we believe to be the top 5 electric woks in the UK market. The good news is there are plenty of choices available. They also come from some of the very best kitchen brands.
1. Stellar Electric Wok
This is the highest rated and one of the best selling woks on the UK market right now.
It has the important non-stick coating, and also has cool handles, that allows it to be carried easily. The glass lid is convenient for easy viewing, and also has steam vents built into it.
It uses 1,800 watts of power, is about 5" deep and easy to clean.
2. JElgento E14018 Non-Stick Electric Wok
This wok is 30 cm (12")in diameter and comes with an adjustable thermostat that has an indicator light.
It measures 17.5 x 44.5 x 17 cm and weighs around 2.8 Kg
It uses 1,000 watts of power. Like the first one on the list, it also has a glass lid and that has steam vents.
When finished cooking this wok can be unplugged and taken to the table, as can be seen in the image below.
3. Andrew James Premium Electric Wok
The Andrew James brand is now a very popular choice in the UK. They offer great looking products, and they also pack in extra value.
This is the cheapest electric wok that I could find, and yet it has a powerful 1,500 watts of power, is made from high quality steel and is also non-stick.
You also get a tempura cooling rack and a bamboo spatula.
The pan weighs 4.6 Kg, and measures 26 x 10 x 32 cm. The cooking area is 25 cm wide x 25 cm long x 8 cm high and comes with a 2-year guarantee
4. Trevidea CL246 Wokuoco
This is a 4.5 litre wok that uses 1,500 watts of power for fast heat up.
It has an adjustable thermostat that allows you to set the temperature for cooking. Like all good woks it has a non-stick surface.
Like the others is also has a glass lid. With this model you can cook your food and then bring it to the table, ready to serve design.
The base can be removed as well as the electric parts for easy cleaning
The pan weighs 3 Kg, and measures 45 x 20 x 33 cm.
5. Swan SF23010CDWN Come Dine With Me Party Wok
And finally for something completely different. This style of wok is ideal for those who like to host dinner parties.
It came into popularity with the popular Channel 4 program "Come Dine With Me."
This is a set of 6 individual woks that all sit on a thermostatically controlled hot plate.
6 Mini woks each with 12 cm diameter. That allows you to prepare individual dishes, or individual foods.
Top Tips and Tricks for Using An Electric Wok
Just below I have included a video on the best tips for using an electric wok
What is an Electric Wok Used for?
In the main these are used for stir frying. They are a very useful cooking pan for these types of foods that need high heat all over the pan. They do of course have many other uses, but primarily people in the UK use these for stir fries.
Electric Wok Cooking Tips
The main benefit of using a wok is the fact that the pan is deep, heats quickly and maintains an overall heat throughout the cooking process. The wok uses very little oil and that of course makes for healthier cooking. As the food can be pushed up the sides of the wok, you can drain off any excess oil before the food is served.
As you can see there are plenty of choices when it comes to finding a good quality electric wok. The Andrew James model that I have shown above is the cheapest that I could find, and I think a great way of trying out if cooking with a wok is really for you.