debuyer vs. unnamed brand
ok i just broke down and bought a debuyer small pan. $20 on clearance at tuesday morning (hurry - there might be one left for you!)
so here's my question - i was just in cost plus and they had a nice pan, which they were calling a wok, for under $20. (looked more like a country saute pan - flatter bottom than wok, and shorter sides. it was made in china and had a nice, large, wooden handle.) is there a reason this would not be as good a pan as a debuyer? it felt heavy, was carbon steel, and was a reasonable price. the quality LOOKED good.... i'm wondering if it might be worth trying
< flatter bottom than wok, and shorter sides. it was made in china and had a nice, large, wooden handle.) is there a reason this would not be as good a pan as a debuyer?>
Carbon steel cookware does not vary too much. This is a carbon steel pan/wok, right? If the pan feel solid, and the handle is well attached, then I don't see any problem. While DeBuyer is a famous carbon steel cookware maker, it is not known for making woks.
Woks are things unto themselves, and I'm not sure the comparison of a brand (a great brand not famous for woks) and a particular shape and style of cooking is very meaningful.
That being said, deBuyer is a great maker, and does make woks. This one, in particular, looks good and thick to me: http://www.ablekitchen.com/supplies/E...
On the other hand, very thin, no-name woks work pretty well.