Wok’s are a great addition to the cooking utensils in your kitchen. They are very versatile which is why in a Chinese restaurants just about everything, and I mean everything gets cooked in the Wok. Stir frying vegetables? In the wok. Deep frying chicken? Add a bunch of oil at high heat and cook that chicken. Need to steam something? Throw a steaming basket on top and you have a perfect steamer.

The Best Woks are Designed for Induction Ranges

The irony is the best woks on the market are perfect for an induction range. Yes, even I had one of those aluminum jobs I bought at Ikea for $7 and yes, it worked fine. Not perfect, but fine. But it is aluminum so a no go for induction. Yes you can use the induction plate but the problem is the surface area on the bottom is so small you have a hard time warming it up.

Carbon Steel Woks for Induction Cooking

What you are looking for is a Carbon Steel wok to use with your induction range. You should be able to stick a magnet to the side of the Wok and it should stick. And because it is ferro magnetic, the entire wok will heat up, not just the bottom.

Joyce Chen 21-9972, Classic Series Carbon Steel Wok Set, 4-Piece, 14-Inch, Charcoal
  • Wok set includes 14-inch wok, dome lid, 12-inch bamboo spatula, and recipe booklet
  • Made of 1-1/2 mm gauge carbon steel for fast, even heating; requires seasoning before use
  • Birch-wood stay-cool handles--one long and an opposite helper handle
  • Nonstick steel dome lid with knob helps keep in heat, moisture, and nutrients
  • Safe for use on either gas or electric cooktops; hand wash

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Carbon Steel woks are similar to cast iron skillets. They are very magnetic and need to be seasoned to become non-stick. Once you season it is should be slick just like your cast iron pan and kinda be black and ugly. But this allows you to add all kinds of foods and not have it stick.

Flat Bottom Woks for Induction Cooking

The wok I originally wanted to get I couldn’t for a very simple reason. It was a traditional round bottom wok. Traditional round bottom woks are designed to sit over a fire, and if you go to a Chinese restaurants they are high BTU wok stands. But because we are using induction, we need to have a flat bottom that touches the cooking surface. So be careful and don’t buy a round bottom wok.

Cast Iron Woks for your Induction Stove

Everyone loves cast iron and it works extremely well. Once it is seasoned properly it creates a slick surface to cook things. And a Cast Iron Wok can work for you as well. There are several cast iron woks sold on Amazon with a flat bottom. This is also a great choose for your induction range.

Lodge 14 Inch Cast Iron Wok. Pre-Seasoned Wok with Flattened Bottom for Asian Stir Fry and Sautees
  • 14 Inch Seasoned Cast Iron Wok. The Lodge Cast Iron Wok weighs 11.86 lbs and is made of 100% cast iron, which retains heat better than other metals and makes for short work of everything from a stir fry to a summer vegetable sauté. The flattened bottom is ideal for all cooking surfaces, including induction.
  • SEASONED COOKWARE. A good seasoning makes all the difference. Lodge seasons its cookware with 100% vegetable oil; no synthetic coatings or chemicals. The more you use your iron, the better the seasoning will get.
  • MADE IN THE USA. Lodge has been making cast iron cookware in South Pittsburg, Tennessee (pop. 3,300) since 1896. With over 120 years of experience, their cast iron is known for its high quality design, lifetime durability, and cooking versatility.
  • MAKE EVERY MEAL A MEMORY. Lodge knows that cooking is about more than just the food; its about the memories.
  • FAMILY-OWNED. Lodge is more than just a business; its a family. The Lodge family founded the company in 1896, and they still own it today. From environmental responsibility to community development, their heads and hearts are rooted in America. When deep frying, fill cookware only to 1/3 of capacity.Hand wash the skillet, dry, and then rub with cooking oil

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Non Stick Wok Please

While we can talk about all the great things about cast iron and carbon steel, they can be difficult at times. They need to be seasoned before use, and they are not dishwasher safe either. And I live in Hawaii which means everything rusts, even aluminum. I am not kidding, i had aluminum windows rust (technically they oxidized but come on!).

If thats what you are looking for, let’s take a look at two choices for you. First is from All Clad and they have a very nice non-stick flat bottom wok with a built in induction plate to allow you to use it on the induction stove.

All-Clad E7859464 HA1 Hard Anodized Nonstick Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Chefs Pan/Wok Cookware, 12-Inch, Black
  • 12-inch Chefs pan with flat base, wide mouth and high sides;Dimension:30 CM
  • Hard Anodized aluminum construction for fast, even heating and easy cleanup; stainless-steel bonded Anti-Warp base; optimized for induction
  • PFOA-free nonstick scratch resistant coating for healthier cooking with less fat; secure-fitting lids trap in heat and moisture and allow for checking on food at a glance
  • Stainless-steel handles contoured for a comfortable hold and permanently secured with stainless-steel rivets
  • Oven safe to 500 degrees F (without lids); dishwasher-safe, handwash recommended; limited lifetime warranty

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If $99 is a bit heavy, Analon also has a real nice flat bottom wok and lid that also has the built in induction plate to use on your induction range. Be careful you get the proper Analon wok. There are two of them. One has the induction plate and the other does not. I have linked below to the one with the induction plate.

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard-Anodized Nonstick Covered Wok, 12-Inch, Dark Gray
  • The woks durable, hard-anodized construction is crafted with copper to deliver optimum heat control
  • PFOA-free restaurant-quality Autograph 2 nonstick from DuPont is long lasting, makes cleaning up effortless and is metal utensil safe
  • Cast stainless steel handles are attached to the wok using innovative flat-rivet technology; the stainless steel lid locks in heat and moisture
  • Oven safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and compatible with all cooktops, the covered wok complements the entire gourmet-quality Anolon collection
  • Lifetime Warranty

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Both would be a nice but I do like the AllClad just dUE to the all metal handles versus the silicon coated ones that for some reason get icky in Hawaii. My sister prefers the Analon and I would say they are better quality than the Calphalon ones in my opinion.

Induction is perfect for Wok Cooking

So don’t be afraid to get a wok for your induction range. They are perfect way to quickly cook vegetables, meats and steam fish if you get the basket to go on top. Which one did you choose?

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