Monday, February 12, 2018

43/365/Objects in 61

We used our wedding-gift electric wok for a quarter century, and when it died, we tried a stovetop wok, but the gas burner wasn’t strong enough to heat it properly, and when we bought our Breville electric wok, which heats evenly all the way up the sides, we rejoiced. We use it weekly. For stir-fries. And sometimes for Mali’s fried rice.


  1. I have a truly horrifying electric wok from the Hannigan-White days, still limping along. I'm going to check out that Breville one online right now. Would be nice to not terrify dinner guests.

    1. Kim, I think they've changed/upgraded the wok since I bought it! But I'm guessing it's still great...

  2. I must check out the Breville wok too. Though I admit, I just use a large frying pan.

  3. I never heard of an electric wok. I'm sure Breville does a good job. I don't know what happened to my big carbon steel wok; it disappeared during the kitchen remodel 15 years ago. Do you suppose I should give up trying to find it?

  4. PS: Oooh, I'm going to make Mali's fried rice! I have jasmine rice from Thailand in my pantry as we speak, and fish sauce and limes are in the fridge. But I'll have to leave out the tomatoes. And maybe a couple of other things. Don't tell Mali.

  5. We need a wok if for nothing else than Mali's friend rice.