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Sturdy and well built product, but it’s a bit rough, and would benefit from smoothing, like old fashioned cast iron techniques. Flat bottom is great for all burners, and a round wok surface is fantastic. This is not the best products for Asian cuisines, as heat up times are slow, and it retains heat. This is great for people who already have a carbon steel wok, and would love something with a round bottom that can be used on all cooktops, for Spanish dishes, frying, and non-acidic curries. Definitely season it a few extra times to make the surface less sticky. Stir fries should be cooked in thin woks.
The surface area on the base is quite small, so does not work fantastically on induction ranges. On a gas burner it is excellent. It comes "pre-seasoned" which is great for lazy sods like me. Nice and heavy with good heat retention and a nice finish. 14" is a slightly awkward size and the handles stick out making a draining rack something of a challenge. But overall would happily recommend.
nice finish, you can see and feel the difference between Lodge product and other cast iron brands. have made a few stir fry with it so far and it's great. Look forward to cooking with this for decades to come