The Presto 5900 1500-Watt Stainless-Steel Electric Wok is presently the #1 selling electric wok on Amazon. Let’s look at the reasons why so many people love this wok.
We will start with the stainless steel finish. Many customers said they didn’t want to have to worry about non stick coatings wearing out and coming off. Of course some people complained about cleaning it after use. Just think of it as any other stainless steel cookware and how most professional cooks use stainless steel. Most said it cleaned up pretty easily.
I saw a few complaints about the heating element being only in the flat bottom of this wok. But this would be the same for the woks heated on the stove, especially an electric stovetops, which heat only where the wok comes in contact with the stove. Many said it had even heating. Some people talked about it staining, but it can be cleaned like any stainless steel. There are special cleaners for stainless steel if needed.
It is suggested to use wooden or other non metal utensils to keep from scratching. I always say use common sense, but some people seem to forget that sometimes (that includes me). Someone answered a question about using a metal spatula and said it was OK, but again why risk scratching your wok. By the way, a wooden spatula is included, along with a useful recipe book.
Someone asked how hot it would get and the answer is 400 degrees for this electric wok, but another said she used a setting of 300-350 for most of her stir fry dishes. Another asked if it needed seasoning before using. No, stainless steel does not require seasoning like cast iron.
Other features I saw mentioned that people loved was that it was dishwasher safe. The clear tempered glass cover was a big plus so you could see what was happening without removing the cover. This was especially helpful when steaming vegetables and similar cooking.
Finally several said it was well worth the money and lasted much longer than the non stick ones they owned before. Overall this wok was given a very solid 4+ star rating and seems to deserve its spot as the #1 selling electric wok on Amazon.
Several said they received this as a gift and as I write this, the holidays are just around the corner. So you might consider this as a gift for someone that enjoys this style of healthy cooking.
Hopefully I have been able to answer any questions you might have had and provided you with useful information that will help you in your buying decision. I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to read my review and encourage you to use one of the links above or just click on the photo to purchase or get more information.