Woks role is cooking Southeast Asian cuisine like Thai and Chinese food. However, they specialize for stir-fry, then you could use them for boiling, deep-frying, steaming, braising, and making stews and soups. They are versatile cooking utensils made from a variety of materials. You have woks made from stainless steel, cast iron, carbon steel and aluminum. There is also an electric wok. You do not need a stove to cook in such a wok. Simply plug it to an electrical source and the wok itself acts like a heating element.
Advantages of using a wok that uses electricity are several. Apart from cooking delicious food, they have some advantages over other woks. Let us highlight some of them:
1) Storage: Electricity operated woks are very compact and suited to keep at home. Their design is in such a way that you can simply push them in your cabinet. You can even easily stack them in the corner of your kitchen. They also have good looks unlike the heavy iron woks that have to hide somewhere. So, you can use them even on the dining table with friends all around and the food gets cooked there itself. Apart from a good conversation, you could also share some delicious aroma arising from the wok.
2) Portable: Since these woks work on electricity, it is very easy to use them wherever you have a plug point. You could carry it when you go for your camping or other trips. All it needs to work is an electricity source. Therefore, even if you go to a place where you cannot have a kitchen to work or fuel, you can cook food in your wok that uses electricity.
3) Cooking: A wok makes delicious food, especially stir-fry and noodles, vegetable fried rice, spaghetti, ground turkey, French fries, and meat sauce. As this runs on electricity, cooking becomes even more convenient. In this wok, you can cook omelets, hash brown potatoes and stew among others. In fact, anything that you can cook in your pan can still fit in a wok.
4) Easy Cleaning: Woks that use electricity are very easy to clean and maintain. Since they are mostly made of non-stick material, you do not even have to scrub too much as the food does not stick on the sides.
5) No stove needed: The biggest advantage of an electric wok is that you do not need any fuel or heating element to cook food. Electricity is all you need. So, it becomes very convenient to cook in summers when the temperatures are extremely hot to stand in the kitchen and cook for hours.
6) Savings: To cook a meal, you do not need to work on two-three burners at a time as it costs a lot. A wok that runs on electricity is a cheaper option. It is a one-time investment and this wok stays with you for long. If you were planning to buy a wok, I would recommend to definitely by an electric wok. It is necessary for every kitchen.