Last Updated on January 11, 2022
The wok is a versatile wonder. While most famous for stir-frying, it can also replace the duties of most pots and pans. As a bonus, all the woks on this list perform deliciously on any induction hob. So, if you love the sound of sizzling food, have a snazzy hob, and want to try a few Chinese preparation techniques, then let’s see which of these woks is the best one for your kitchen.
Product Testing & Review
Our reviewer used a specific set of guidelines to determine the best of the best:
- Quality of make
- Ease of use
- Unique make
The most important thing for our reviewer was that she got a high-quality wok. If the handle was easily loosened, the pan scratched easily, or it was unbalanced, the wok lost a lot of points in our list. The second determining factor was each wok’s ease of use – how easy is it to use, and how simple is the cleaning/maintenance process?
Finally, our reviewer looked for what set each wok apart from the competition. Does it have a unique look or function? Does the manufacturer offer a warranty? And if so, does it cover just the pan, or the nonstick coating, too? Each of these played a major part in where each otherwise quite similar pan placed in the list.
The Best Woks For Induction Hobs Reviewed In 2022
- Material: Stainless steel and wooden handle
- Special Features: Standing lid, nonstick PFOA-free coating
This wok is a truly unique pan that won our top spot for quite a good reason – it’s a wonderful pan. It comes with a wooden handle for the pan and lid, allowing a non-heating surface to grab. The wood handles also give it quite a bit of personality that isn’t present in most of the other woks on this list.
While our reviewer found that this requires a bit of special care, it’s not too much. Carefully wash the handles with soapy warm water, same as the pan. She also loved how surprisingly deep this wok is – it offers a great deal of volume to cook for any number of people.
Overall, this is a fantastic pan.
- Resilient metal and toughened glass.
- Non-stick surface.
- Needs little to no oil.
- Fast and energy-efficient.
- It can be used on an induction hob and other cookers.
- Standing lid
- Unique, sleek look
- Couldn’t find any
2. The Copper Stone Pans: 28cm By JML (Product #R0mcw20100000001)
- Dimensions: 48.3 x 28.7 x 10 cm
- Material: Aluminium core & stainless steel
- Special Features: Nonstick
Here’s an odd beauty for you. This induction wok looks like a ceramic pan with a wooden handle. This is perfect for someone who doesn’t like metal handles because they get too hot and prefer the cool safety of wood.
This is also a great choice if you want to try a wok for the first time but feel intimidated by the bowl shape. You can confidently cook with this wok because it handles just like a frying pan. In addition, you can use the wok on different hob types – from gas to electric, this guy is at home in any kitchen.
The induction wok is made from aluminium and the base is stainless steel. Together, they handle the rigours of wok cooking so that you can enjoy great-tasting recipes for years to come. That’s a healthy prospect because you need no oil with this induction wok.
This is a beautiful pan that our reviewer loved. Its look is unique, and it performs quite well. Its heavy handle and odd balance make it harder to leave flat on a burner, but it works quite well as it’s intended – as a wok. Despite it not being dishwasher safe, it’s quite easy to clean, so it works out pretty well.
- A beautiful clay-and-marble look.
- Super-non-stick surface.
- Quick to heat, easy to clean.
- The handle makes the wok side-heavy and could cause uneven heating (if the handle is not held during cooking).
- Not dishwasher safe.
3. The Neverstick 28cm Wok By Scoville (Product #B071G13NZ4)
- Dimensions: 44.1 x 33.79 x 11.5 cm
- Material: Aluminium
- Special Features: Nonstick, PFOA free, lifetime warranty covering nonstick coating and pan
Who will love this wok? Anyone who wants a wok pan with a quality non-stick surface and a dark marble finish.
The non-stick in this case is reportedly fantastic. Two things are noteworthy while we’re on the topic. The surface is easy to clean and you get a lifetime guarantee on the non-stick material itself (the wok is designed to never peel but in case that happens, you’ll get a new coating).
The body is high-grade aluminium and the base, which is stainless steel, is flattened to provide stability on your induction hob. It can handle the high heat of stir-fries and plenty of other cooking, giving a lifetime of healthy meals that are prepared quickly to retain a full body of flavour.
Our reviewer found that this was a great, nontoxic, nonstick pan. It comes with a lifetime guarantee on the nonstick and the pan itself – which you know we love. It’s dishwasher safe, as well, but it doesn’t come with a lid (big bummer). Some online reviewers found that this wok scratched their induction hob surface, but we didn’t experience this.
- Lifetime guarantee.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Needs no oil or butter.
- No lid included.
- Some consumers found that the wok scratched their induction hob but this is not a common complaint.
4. The Large 28cm Marble Cast Aluminium PanBy VonShef (Product #B0785VRHSM)
- Dimensions: 43.2 x 34.1 x 14.6 cm
- Material: Aluminium, stainless steel & tempered glass lid
- Special Features: 2-year warranty, nonstick, lid w/ steam vent
This is one of the best wok pans for cooking if a quality lid is a must. The glass lid is not only secure and tempered for extra strength but it has a steam vent to control cooking and seal in the flavour. You can also look forward to using this multi-purpose pan for the perfect stir fry, other types of frying, stewing or boiling.
The wok is also designed to be spill-free, saving you from wiping down a mess on your induction hob. Cooking is also stable, thanks to the wok’s balanced and flat base. The body is also made from durable aluminium.
Nobody likes a hot handle so you’ll love the soft-grip silicone handle designed to stay cool. You can roast the chicken, not your nails. The interior of the wok pan is also non-stick and sloped to ensure that food heats up evenly and can be easily stirred.
Our reviewer loved this wok. It’s got a 2-year warranty, is nonstick, and cools well thanks to a quality handle. The lid is quite nice and has a steam vent which is quite handy. The big downside to this is that it’s not dishwasher safe, and cannot be allowed to air dry. If you don’t mind special care for your pans, you’ll love this guy.
- 2-Year warranty.
- The product measures 28 cm in diameter.
- Non-stick surface.
- It can be used on other cookers.
- Cool technology handle to avoid burns.
- The wok is not dishwasher safe.
- The wok is never allowed to air dry. It must be cleaned and dried soon after use.
5. The Vivo By Villeroy & Boch (Product #CW0570)
- Dimensions: 51 x 32 x 18 cm
- Material: Stainless steel, tempered glass lid
- Special Features: Nonstick
This shiny wok is a dreamy choice if you love the look of silver or stainless steel in the kitchen. But besides a sleek and professional look, what else can you look forward to with this induction hob wok? Let’s go over the highlights that make this wok so popular.
One of its best traits is its compatibility with all stove types. From your normal electric plates to induction hobs, you can use this durable wok to make a variety of delicious meals. The glass lid is tempered for extra strength and the wok is also coated inside with a non-stick veneer that allows you to cook with little to no oil.
Our reviewer found this to be quite middle of the road. It’s easy to clean, easy to use, and comes with a nice lid. Its big downside is that the handle heats quite quickly, being stainless steel. It’s got a nice, clean look, so if you like its look, this is a great pan.
- Extra handle for easier handling.
- Stylish look.
- Compatible with all stove types.
- Tempered glass lid.
- The handle can get hot.
6. The Top Extra Large Wok Pan By KitchenCraft (Product #KCOR4)
- Dimensions: 28 x 18 x 18 cm
- Material: Carbon steel
- Special Features: Nonstick, 10 year warranty, 3 year warranty on nonstick, phenolic handle
This wok is another great choice if you prefer a blend of traditional looks and modern extras. This extra-large wok, which measures 36 cm in diameter, has the classic appearance of old-school woks but comes with a slightly flattened base so that it can be used on an induction hob without losing stability.
The wok is made of safe carbon steel. This allows you to turn up the heat and create those fantastic high-temperature dishes from the East. The non-stick surface further aids in preparing authentic meals as you can easily swirl ingredients around and fry them without burning.
Our reviewer found this to be a great pan. It’s large, has a quality nonstick coating, and comes with a generous warranty. Additionally, the phenolic handle ensures you won’t be burnt by a hot handle (looking at you, #5). Its big problems are that a) it doesn’t come with a lid, and b) it’s poorly balanced due to the handle, so needs to be watched.
- Large and suitable for a big family.
- Classic appearance.
- Non-stick coating.
- Suitable for all hob types.
- The wok tends to fall to one side when empty.
- No lid
- Dimensions: 28 x 18 x 18 cm
- Material: Heavy-gauge carbon steel
- Special Features: Uncoated wok – needs seasoning, 10-year warranty
At first glance, this uncoated wok seems like a bad idea. No non-stick coating? What madness is this?
Actually, this type of wok is suitable for people who want to cook authentic oriental cuisine. This wok is made with carbon steel, the material of choice for centuries in the east. The uncoated carbon steel wok adds a smokey flavour that is the hallmark of restaurants that serve traditional oriental meals.
The carbon steel is also tough. The induction wok can handle strong heat, making cooking a variety of dishes a quick and easy experience. There is also no reason why you cannot use it on other hobs or stoves. The bottom is flat enough to safely balance on any cooking top while its sloped sides allow for even heat distribution, which is the secret to the best stir fry.
Our reviewer actually really liked this wok, it’s just uncoated and not dishwasher safe, making it require a good amount of special care. However, it comes with a 10-year warranty and works quite well as a traditional wok. It will allow you to season and treat it to your own liking, developing flavour and character over time. If you want a nonstick pan, though – do not get this.
- 10-Year guarantee.
- Great traditional look and materials.
- The wok has a hang loop for easy storage.
- The handle is securely riveted and stays cool.
- You can use metal utensils without damaging the surface.
- The wok doesn’t have a non-stick coating.
- Not dishwasher safe.
8. The Top Induction Hob Wok By KCJoy (Product #B094VKX3KH)
- Dimensions: 53 x 32 x 9.4 cm
- Material: Carbon steel, wood lid
- Special Features: Nonstick once seasoned
If you are looking for another traditional wok that will develop its own patina (as opposed to having a non-stick coating), this is another dependable utensil for your kitchen. With a hammer-pattern surface, wooden handle and lid, the wok is very stylish. It’s also practical so let’s have a closer look at what you can do with this pan.
Made with carbon steel, you can create all the traditional dishes. Thanks to its quick-heating ability, you are assured of that sought-after smoky taste in every dish. You can also create liquids like sauces and soups, using the convenient soup spout to pour the fluids out.
Our reviewer was torn on this wok. On one hand, it’s extremely high quality and looks quite nice. On the other hand, it requires special treatment to get a nonstick coating, and the lid will require special care to prevent warping and bacterial growth. If you’re willing to put in the work to keep it alive, this is a wonderful wok.
- 100% high quality carbon steel.
- Handle has a hanging ring for storage.
- Authentic oriental taste.
- Visually appealing wok.
- Serves 3 to 4 people.
- Takes a while to create its own non-stick patina.
- Dimensions: 50.5 x 30.6 x 13 cm
- Material: Carbon steel
- Special Features: Nonstick, 10-year warranty
Another great induction hob wok is this pan. The wok has a modern and simplistic look. But besides adding style to any kitchen, you can put this wok through its heavy-duty paces. You can even fire up that hob for high heat recipes and here’s the best part – this wok has a non-stick coating but infuses food with the smokey flavour you’d normally expect from a traditional uncoated wok.
The wok is made from carbon steel and is reinforced with stainless steel. This combination is so tough that you can use metal utensils and these non-stick woks won’t lose their coating.
The handle is extra-long to keep your fingers safe from the heat. After you’ve made a smokey stir fry, or perhaps cooked something in the oven with it, you can just pop this wok into the dishwasher and forget about scrubbing the pan yourself.
This is the best induction hob wok for the busiest home chefs or commercial kitchens. This non-stick wok can truly take a beating and keep on cooking, making sure each dish is served perfectly every time.
Our reviewer found that this was a quite average pan. It’s nonstick, comes with a 10-year warranty (only on the pan, not the nonstick), and has an extra-long riveted handle. It also has nothing to set itself apart, making it great as a starter wok, but not ideal for someone looking for something unique and long-lasting. The fact that it doesn’t come with a lid is just another minor downside that’s a bit frustrating.
- 10-Year guarantee.
- The pan is sturdy enough for commercial cooking.
- Oven and dishwasher friendly.
- Long handle for safe handling.
- The wok adds the sought-after smokiness to meals.
- 100 percent induction hob safe.
- This induction wok also works on other cooking hobs and stoves.
- The wok doesn’t have a lid.
- Some consumers feel that the wok is too heavy.
- Material: Bakelite & aluminium
- Special Features: Nonstick, 2-year warranty on nonstick layer, stay-cool Bakelite handles, lifetime warranty on pan
This wok matches the average size of most woks on this list. However, the bottom is cleverly designed to accommodate bigger portions. In other words, if you like the size of the others but want to get more done in less time, then this could be your new induction wok.
Appearance-wise, this is a classy black wok. The modern design also includes a non-stick ceramic surface that is toxin-free. So you don’t have to worry that overheating might release dangerous fumes. Additionally, the coating protects the wok from scratches, warping, and losing heat.
The handle stays cool, so you don’t have to worry about getting burned when the wok is cooking something really hot. As a bonus, you can use it on most other cooking tops, not just an induction hob. Overall, the wok’s good looks, an excellent coating, and a large cooking area make this a well-rounded and useful induction wok.
Our reviewer was torn on this pan. Its unique shape allows a bit of extra volume, at the cost of balance. The wok comes with two generous warranties, and the handle is a nice stay-cool Bakelite make. The coating is scratch-resistant (not scratch-proof). and it’s dishwasher safe. It (unfortunately) doesn’t come with a lid, and some users have found that it takes quite a while to heat up. It’s a good starter wok, but not great for those seeking something authentic or unique.
- Lifetime warranty.
- Multi-purpose regarding the meals you can make and cooking tops it works with.
- Oven and dishwasher friendly.
- The coating is resistant to metal utensils.
- The wok doesn’t include a lid.
- Some consumers feel that the wok takes too long to heat up.
- Poorly balanced
Your Induction Wok Buying Guide
The Wok Must Suit Your Needs.
Some people just love the occasional stir fry. Others are home chefs who whip up elaborate oriental cuisine. Buy a wok that can handle the heat of your passion – or lack thereof.
Smaller woks without lids might be best for the Friday night snack. Larger induction woks with all the bells and whistles are better for the cook who uses their wok on most days.
How To Spot Quality Induction Woks.
A quality induction wok is simple to spot. These woks are normally made from high-grade cast iron or stainless steel. Their coating should be scratch-resistant and spread heat evenly.
In all honesty, they just look better. Some have a high-quality ceramic or enamel layer, safety handles, and special lids that prevent food from boiling over. It won’t hurt to look at brands known to produce high-quality appliances, either.
Read Reviews Before You Buy An Induction Wok.
Avoid buying woks in the heat of the moment. It takes a few minutes to read the real-life experiences of people who have bought and used the woks you fancy. Their stories are worth taking into account before making up your mind.
This doesn’t mean that you must abandon a wok you have your heart set on – just because two people had a bad experience. But weigh the good and bad reviews against each other to get a good idea of what kind of service you’ll get from your chosen induction wok.
Does Your Induction Wok Come With A Guarantee?
Manufacturers give warranties when they have faith in their products. They’ll go bankrupt otherwise. Imagine having a bad product but you promise a refund for each one that people return; the profit margin will swirl down the drain.
It’s better when customers are happy with the product and keep the wok. Indeed, smart manufacturers only put warranties on products they are certain will perform as advertised. When you see that your chosen induction wok comes with a guarantee, it’s a good sign that your product is made with high-quality materials.
Follow the Induction Wok Manual’s Guidelines.
Unfortunately, some woks fail to give good service due to guidelines that weren’t followed in the beginning. Chances are that your new induction wok doesn’t need special seasoning but some do (especially before you heat them for the first time).
There should be a manual in the box explaining how to prepare and care for your wok. Follow these rules and your new induction appliance will prepare tasty meals for years to come.
Q: What Is The Best Wok To Buy?
A: The best wok to buy is a wok that suits your needs – and one that is made from quality materials. So figure out what you want to use it for (for example, simple or complicated cuisine) and search for stainless steel woks or cast iron induction woks, which are some of the best woks on the market due to their high-grade parts.
Q: What Is A Wok Used For?
A: A wok is used for Chinese cooking techniques. But this doesn’t mean that you must only cook Chinese dishes. You can use a wok to make anything that requires frying, poaching, boiling, searing, boiling, stewing, steaming, roasting, smoking, and braising,
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