I’m sure it will surprise you that I would make that statement. Check out this link to Amazon and the price is now over $400, up nearly $100 from earlier in the week. I wondered why this one was so expensive, so I went to the Breville site. It only shows it is out of stock as most other places I checked. The wok was to retail at under $100. But because there are none available, the few people who have them are gouging anyone who wants to pay these crazy prices. It is a shame because it has great customer reviews from owners.
I think Breville is replacing it with this model, the Breville BEW600XL Hot Wok. But that is my opinion only. But it is a pretty educated guess. I checked out many different sites and the only ones available were inflated prices, and there were only a few of those. If the EW30XL again becomes available, I will tell you about it here and revise this post.
Here is a chart giving the highlights for this model as well as the EW30XL . You see the chart shows the much higher price for the 30XL and it is even higher now.
You can click on the links in the chart and see any other relevant information you are seeking. I hope I was able to give you the information and why I recommend your not paying the crazy prices dealers are asking for the EW30XL. I could not figure out why it so expensive until I realized it was not meant to sell at those prices. But that is an example of supply and demand. Check out my other reviews on other electric woks below.