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Presto 5900 1500-Watt Stainless-Steel Electric Wok

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  • Easy-to-use electric wok with a durable stainless-steel body
  • 1500-watt heating element; aluminum-clad base for fast, even heating
  • Side loop handles; tempered-glass cover with stainless-steel rim and handle
  • Long-handled wooden spatula included; dishwasher-safe wok and lid
  • Measures 17 by 14 by 10 inches
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Material Stainless Steel iron Stainless Steel Carbon
Size 17 IN 6-qt. 18 x 18 x 10 18.6 IN
Dimensions 10 inches x 17 inches x 14 inches 6.4 inches x 18.6 inches x 18.3 inches 17.75 inches x 17.75 inches x 9.25 inches 10.2 inches x 18.6 inches x 14.4 inches
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The quick and easy way to prepare sizzling stir-fry meals. Healthy stir-fry cooking sears ingredients in just a small amount of oil to preserve nutrients as well as fresh colors, flavors, and textures. 120 volts, 60 Hz only. It should not be used with an adapter.

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  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 14 x 10 inches ; 7.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0017UTSLY
  • Item model number: 5900
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (374 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,935 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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227 of 238 people found the following review helpful By A. L. Duran on October 22, 2009
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I was considering buying the Breville EW30XL wok but balked at the non-stick surface scratching issues that I'd read other consumers were experiencing. In all fairness to Breville this is what they wrote me about the non-stick scratching issue people are experiencing:

The coating used in our EW30XL is a very high quality coating called Quantanium, made by Whitford. We recommend using wooden utensils and avoiding the use of excessive oil. This product has less than a 1% defective rate currently.

I pondered buying the Breville EW30XL but ended up buying the Presto 5900 Stainless Steel Wok. I figured no matter how careful I'd be with the EW30XL it'd eventually become scratched due to my negligence just like the rest of my other non-scratch surface type kitchen pans.
I'm sure you wouldn't go wrong with the Breville EW30XL wok given the proper care and attention.
A few days after I purchased the Presto 5900 Stainless Steel Wok I tried out one of the recipes that came with the instructions and it came out great (Chicken with Snow Peas, Carrots and Bean Sprouts). The vegetables came out nice and crisp and the chicken wasn't tough or dried out. It was a big improvement over the way I used to cook stir fry which was cooking with a traditional wok, the kind with the ring that the wok sits on while it's cooking on the range. I cooked over a natural gas range that wasn't calorific enough to provide the satisfactory results needed for a good stir fry. This resulted in everything I stir fried coming out lukewarm and mushy.
One thing you'll have to pay attention to when you're cooking with the Presto 5900 Stainless Steel Wok, is that you'll have to have all of your "ducks in a row".
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113 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Ron W on October 7, 2010
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I purchased a Presto stainless steel wok to get away from coated surfaces. Overall, the product was a pleasant surprise. First, a warning to those who are leaving older, coated, electric woks; the temperature control on this wok is very quick to respond after preheating. It's almost as quick to heat and cool as a steel wok on a gas stove. Very impressive! If you were used to preheating your teflon wok to 375 degrees for stir-frying, you probably noticed that after you began adding ingredients, the temperature declined and never returned fully to the desired temp. The Presto wok hits the temperature you set and stays there. The company recommends some lower temperatures for such things as seafood and vegetables. Take them seriously. Use the lower recommended settings and reserve 375 for searing beef, pork, and chicken. Be prepared to turn the heat down after that. It will respond quickly. In fact, everything will stir-fry faster than most coated woks, so be prepared to step lively while cooking!

One drawback to the Presto wok is a lack of racks for steaming or draining tempura. Presto and its call center are both still located in Wisconsin, and a call to them revealed that the company never gave much thought to these other wok functions. A tempura rack and steaming insert (the simple, perforated aluminum type for 14" wok) are inexpensive and easily obtained online. I recommend The Wok Shop out of New York. The glass cover of the Presto wok is heavy and unvented, a slight drawback to steaming. I simply left the lid slightly ajar to vent, set the temp to just under 225, and used 2 to 3 cups of water. It works like a charm, and I can even steam tamales with the wok.

If capacity is a question, I would estimate this wok at 6.5 qts.
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120 of 127 people found the following review helpful By Z id on August 27, 2010
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If you found this review using a search engine, you are probably VERY interested
in how many quarts this thing holds. I was, when I researched woks, and NOWHERE
on the net was this listed. Sure, the dimensions are there but that includes handles, etc. I was trying to replace a 7 quart wok and might have settled for 6, but 5 would have been unacceptable. Someone at Presto really screwed up not providing this critical piece of information in their marketing write ups which are parroted all over the net, including at Amazon. I'm sure it is costing them sales.

Drumroll please......IT HOLDS JUST OVER 7 QUARTS. I almost did not buy this because of the aforementioned mystery but relented since it seemed to fit, in every other way, what I was looking for. I got lucky.

As for other aspects: The cover is real nice. The body is a bit lighter weight than I thought it might be but is acceptable. There are a couple of manufacturing flaws in the body which I will live with (a small deformation bump in the base and a small pit in the side) so don't expect a perfect product. The legs are screwed into the aluminum base and it would be real easy to strip the threads if you are not careful. The instructions warn about that. Two of the legs required tightening right out of the box, not a big deal. The legs smartly have rubber pads on the bottom to prevent slipping on the counter. I will confirm the control cord is short, but that is fine with me. Longer would actually be inconvenient. It seems to heat well, though I don't have a lot of experience with it yet. My needs are not heavy in that area.

Overall I am happy with it and, since it luckily meets my capacity requirements, I am giving it 4 stars. It would have been 5 if I did not have to guess at what I was buying and did not have the very minor flaws in the body.
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