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My first cast iron pan was the standard Lodge 10.25", which quickly became my go to pan for most things. However, for many meals, it is just too small. I wasn't thrilled about buying, maintaining, and storing multiple cast iron pans (12", 14", 16" skillets and/or various Dutch pots), so this wok is the catch all for anything that doesn't fit in the 10.25" skillet, and it works as awesome as the lodge cast iron skillet.
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Ya he comprado varios productos de esta marca y estoy muy contento con ella, aún cuando algunos por descuido los he estropeado solo con seguir las instrucciones de la página (lijar, aceitar y hornear) los he mantenido como nuevos.
Este wok tiene buen desempeño con el manejo de calor y si en los sartenes no tengo problemas para freír empanadas, con este además de no tener problemas gastaré menos aceite.
Ventajas de este tipo de productos: - la capa antiadherente es reconstituible - no se doblan ni se "aflojan" las asas con el tiempo, pues esta forjada en una pieza - no requiere el uso de utensilios especiales para cocinar - por su retención de calor ahorras combustible (en mi caso Gas L.P.) - puedes cocinar con muy poca grasa (y cuando digo muy poca es muuuuuuy poca) - lo puedes poner en cualquier tipo de fuente de calor sin problema
Desventajas: Los puntos que voy a poner no son desventajas como tal, al menos para mí, si no las actividades adicionales y consideraciones que hay que tener con ellos - Lavar con cepillo de cerda dura y jabón suave (nada de "arranca grasa") preferentemente - Secar e hidratar con aceite - Puede ser frustrante al inicio su uso por que uno no acostumbra a "esperar" a que un sartén común se caliente - Uso obligatorio de guantes para su manejo - El peso podría hacerlos poco manejables para personas mayores (aunque para eso hay una gamma hecha en acero y son mas livianos)
I use this for almost everything. Spaghetti sauce, chili, roasting, you name it. Superb quality. It's heavy if you have problems with strength though. Too bad it has no lid. I use a lid from another pot I had. I find it odd that a "feature" to rate in this review is "light weight". How absurd when you're rating cast iron cookware. Of course it's NOT lightweight, so that just brings down the rating of an otherwise great wok. What a dumb question!
Honestly, if you don't cook with this, you could put it on a pedestal and call it a sculpture, it is so beautiful. As a cooking utensil, I am having a great time with this magnificent beast of a pot. I use an electric stove, and the base really only fits on the smaller element, so it does take a while to heat up. I set it to heat while I prep various ingredients. Other than that, it works really well, and clean up was much easier and faster than I had imagined. Ideally it would come with some silicone handle covers... the handles can get very hot. Fortunately the pot is heavy enough that it sits very firmly on the stove even with vigorous spatula manipulation. I bought some handle covers and a big wok lid to cover it separately. I have quite a few Lodge pieces, and I think this one will get the most use of all of them.
Arrived a little late but only by a few days which in these difficult times, is great. This is a well made, solid and heavy cast-iron wok. Excellent heat distribution and wonderful to cook in. Made several dishes last night, including Pork Lo Mein - cooks as cast iron should, and easy to clean. This is a wok that will last forever and that will still be in excellent condition for my daughter to inherit - I've inherited my grandmother's cast-iron fry pans which are now over 110 years old and have been in continuous use since they were bought for her as a wedding gift! Quality made cast iron last forever and I highly recommend. I plan on adding a Lodge Dutch Oven sometime soon!