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Old 06-15-20, 09:24 PM
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Is my new wok safe for induction stove top?

i received a big flat-bottom wok. has black anti-rust coating. 14 inches across.

the box is in unintelligible Asian writing.
I dont see induction symbol on it.

Will it work properly with a induction stove top?

I swear it takes alot longer to heat things up with this wok than a regular induction-spec pot/pan.

i feel like this thing is really wasting valuable electricity.



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Old 06-15-20, 09:28 PM
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The fact that it claims the basic substance is "iron" strongly suggests it would respond to inductive heating.

And indeed iron or steel are what woks are supposed to be made of.
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Old 06-15-20, 09:35 PM
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ok...i read about magnet test...

so i use a refrigerator magnet.

first i tested my induction-spec pot...yep, the magnet stuck strongly to it.

then, i tested this wok...uh oh... the magnet also stuck to the bottle of the wok, but the force is not as strong.

something is fishy here.

my bet is the “Titan Enamel” on the bottom of the wok is blocking some of the electric current.



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Old 06-15-20, 10:12 PM
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How did you measure the current?

Could the wok be made of a non-ferromagnetic form of iron?

Is that your mouldy cutting board under it?
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Old 06-15-20, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
How did you measure the current?

Could the wok be made of a non-ferromagnetic form of iron?

Is that your mouldy cutting board under it?
i used my watch.
the fact is that if i use same power setting, it take longer to heat water in this wok than my other pots, suggests there is less current running thru wok.

on my other pot, i use power level 3 (out of 9) to keep soup simmering. but on this wok, i had to up the power level 2 notches to 5 to keep simmer.

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Old 06-15-20, 11:29 PM
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Just use propane heats the wok up then throw on the meat and vegetables.

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