Cookware & Cutlery

How to Choose an Electric Wok

How to Choose an Electric Wok

An electric wok is a very useful cooking tool.  You will find many choices of this device at stores that sell kitchen appliances as well as places on the Internet.  There are different things to consider when purchasing an electric wok.  Consider the following tips.

Decide if you need a certain size

Electric woks come in different sizes.  Some are five quart, others are six quart and others are different sizes.  Decide if you have any size requirements.  You might need something that is larger if you are preparing very large meals. On the other hand, you might not need one that is very large for your cooking and you might instead want to conserve the amount of counter space the wok takes up.

Decide if there is a particular brand that you want

There are many brands of electronic woks.  Some manufacturers include Aroma, West Bend and Presto.  You may have a particular preference for a brand because you have liked their products in the past.  On the other hand, there might be a brand that you would prefer to avoid.

Ask for recommendations

It might help you to choose an electric wok if you get a recommendation from someone you know.  Especially if you know someone who is an avid cook and uses their electric wok a lot or has had it for a long time; they might be able to point you in the right direction.  If their particular electric wok is no longer being offered, you might at least be able to get a recommendation for a brand.

Read reviews

There are different places where you can read reviews on electric woks.  One great place is, where you can also purchase the item.  They have ratings of 1 to 5 stars and reviews as well.  Both can be helpful in aiding you to make your decision.  Obviously, you should consider the higher-rated electric woks the most.

Decide what features and options you want

Different electric woks have different features.  Some might have different cooking features while others might have various extras.  They also have different looks to them. 

Consider how much you want to spend

Electric woks range greatly in price.  Sometimes you will get a lot more, but sometimes the extra features are not worth the money.

Put it all together

Look through the electric woks at the brick and mortar stores and/or on the Internet.  Keep in mind all of the considerations listed above.  When you decide on the one you want, price compare to get the best deal.  By carefully doing your research, you will find the electric wok that is right for you.