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Aug 31, 2011 02:28 PM

Iwatani Stove For Wok Question

I'm getting ready to buy a 15,000 BTU Iwatani stove and a wok. Do I need to worry about the wooden handles (or handles in general) from the wok and the flame?

Or, are some woks incompatible with the Iwatani stove?

Thank you for your time,

El Bandito

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  1. You don't have to worry about the wooden handle. By the time the heat gets up around the sides of the wok, it has cooled and defused.

    Round bottom woks - you NEED to use one hand to hold onto the handle at all times.
    Flat bottom woks - more stable, but I still hold onto the wok.

    1. Wood handles are fairly normal. It is entirely up to you if you like a metal handle or a wood handle. Wood handle stays cool. Metal handle is more robust.