5 Reasons to Use a Stir Fry Pan Instead of a Wok
By: Kayla Brown
Are you obsessed with making Asian-inspired dishes from the comfort of your home? Interested in purchasing a wok but aren’t sure how much use it’ll actually get in your kitchen? You’re not alone. Many claim that a wok is necessary for good stir-fried foods. However, Swiss Diamond’s collection of EDGE Stir Fry Pan’s provide a wonderful base for cooking delicious stir-fry, without the hassle of a large wok. Below are 5 simple reasons for why you should use a stir-fry pan instead of a wok!
1. A Beginners Best Friend
If you are new to cooking with a wok, using a stir fry pan first can be a great way to ease into the technique. A heated wok can be very difficult to control if you are unfamiliar with how to adjust heat accordingly – which is something that comes along with practice. Using a stir-fry pan first will make it easier to use a wok for future dishes.
2. Easy Storage
We all love a great wok. But finding an effective way to store these larger pieces of cookware can be frustrating. Stir-fry pans allow you more cabinet space, while helping you still produce all of your favorite Asian-inspired recipes!
3. Easier to Adapt Recipes
While woks are one of our favorite kitchen tools, they aren’t always friendly on our favorite ingredient swaps. For example, tofu is a delicate meat alternative that is popular in many vegan, Asian-inspired recipes. While woks are great for traditional meats, the flat bottom of a stir-fry pan can provide an exceptional base for you to cook the tofu, without pieces breaking apart.
4. Easier to Clean
With Swiss Diamond, cleanup is a breeze. But a stir-fry pan makes it that much more of a convenient task. Simply wash out the pan with hot water and soap, and voilà! Even the stickiest of sauces wipe off with ease.
If you’re looking to make more Asian-inspired dishes, but are unsure about how often you’ll actually use a wok – a stir-fry pan is the perfect option. While it requires some practice to create that smoky flavor of a stir-fried meal, you can also use this pan in replace of a traditional fry pan. The tall, curved sides protect against food spilling out of the pan and the perfectly flat base conduct heat evenly.
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