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Sunday 28 December 2014

The 10 best woks

1. KEN HOM TAO MINI:
Ken Hom's dinky non-stick wok is just thing for whipping up a quick stir fry if you're on the move or are making a meal for one. £12.50, debenhams.com
2. MEYER INFINITE CIRCULON WITH LID:
Meyer's wok has a unique 'high-low' groove system on its cooking surface which allows you to cook with little or no oil. It's oven- and dishwasher-safe. £60, johnlewis.com
3. KITCHEN CRAFT PURE ORIENTAL:
A fine workhorse of a wok which is extremely reasonably priced at less than £15, since it's non-stick, has a large flat cooking base and comes with a pack of recipes. £12.52, amazon.co.uk
4. SKÄNKA WITH LID:
The thick aluminium walls on this wok mean the heat is evenly distributed, and the thick base helps prevent food burning and sticking to the Teflon surface. The second handle is a useful feature, too. £17.99, ikea.com
5. GREENPAN VIENNA OPEN:
Instead of the standard Teflon coating, this clever pan has a unique environmentally friendly ceramic coating which is scratch- and heat-resistant and doesn't release chemical nasties as it ages. £65.00, green-pan.co.uk
6. PRESTIGE ELECTRIC:
Ditch the hob-top fryer for this electric number, which comes with a tempura and steaming rack, stay-cool hand grips and a shaped heating element which ensures even heat distribution. £34.39, sainsburys.co.uk
7. LE CREUSET WITH LID:
Le Creuset is the real heavyhitter of the cookware world - its cast-iron offering evenly diffuses your hob's heat and is sturdy enough to stand up to any rough spatula action. Plus it looks so pretty you can serve your dinner straight from it. £99.50,amazon.co.uk
8. FISSLER WITH LID:
Fissler woks are the Maseratis of the stir-frying world. This stainless steel one has a quickheating induction base, an inbuilt grill for putting cooked food on and a pouring rim. Dishwasher and ovenproof, as well. £264.00, selfridges.com
9. ROYAL VKB BOOMERANG:
Save your cooker hob from all those spilt bean sprouts with Nikolaï Carels' Teflon and aluminium wok which has curled-in sides, so you can stir and flip without losing half your lunch. £99.95, madeindesign.co.uk
10. BODUM CAST IRON:
As well as being practically unbreakable, cast-iron woks are also great for stir-frying because they retain heat remarkably well. This one also features a rack for cooked food and has a glass lid. £89.00, bodum.com

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