Aroma Housewares AEW-306 5-Quart Electric Wok
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- Large 5-quart capacity with high domed lid
- Rapid heat-up with consistent heat retention
- Full-range temperature control
- Durable nonstick coating
- Cool-touch base and handles
- 5-year warranty for customer peace of mind
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From the manufacturer
Everything just gets a bit more, professional.
Temperature dial control from 1-10 gives you the precision to cook restaurant quality dishes.
Tasty is a must while healthy is a choice.
Stir fry, deep fry, tempura. Everything sounds just like your favorites already. Don't forget about the steam rack included so you can prepare something healthier to yourself from time to time.
All-you-need accessories included.
Extra long wooden chopsticks for deep-fry to prevent your hands from oil splashing. Tempura racks allow you to rest the food after it's deep fried. Steam rack provides a healthy option for nutritious and fresh vegetables and meat.
|Temperature control||dial (low-high)||dial (1-10)||dial with precise control (300/350/400/450F)||dial with precise control (300/350/400/450F)|
|Cooking pot||inverted dome shape||inverted dome shape||flat round with raised ridges||flat square with raised ridges|
|Accessories||long wooden chopsticks (for deep fry), tempura rack, steam rack||-||-||-|
Stir-fry in style with the Aroma 5-qt. Electric Wok; perfect for braising, tempura, steaming, and more. This sleek, cast metal wok has a nonstick coating, heats up quickly and retains heat, for professional results every time. Includes everything you need to make all your favorite modern and traditional foods, and the large glass dome lid with adjustable steam vent allows for maximum control. The entire unit easily detaches from the base and is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup and even easier storage. Includes long cooking chopsticks, steam rack and tempura rack.
Top Customer Reviews
I am not completely satisfied with the temperature control. It seems that once the wok is heated to the presumed temperature and the heater light switches off, the wok cools down quite fast and the heater does not kick back in until the temperature is much cooler than the presumed number. In other words, i cannot cook at a certain temperature continuously for more than like 5 min. If I want to keep the wok hot, i need to crank the temperature control higher every 5 min so that the heater will stay on. That said, the higher the temperature is set, the longer the heater will be on.
Another thing I am confused with is the lid. Supposedly, the lid can control how much moist the wok can keep during steaming. However, I cannot work that function out.
I decided to try this wok out, despite my being averse in general to non stick surfaces. I tend to believe that non stick prevents good caramelizing of food for whatever reason. The price was right and I figured it might be a means of getting me acquainted with more recipes that I had been loathe to try.
First off, I received the package promptly, two days after ordering through my prime account - everything was packaged well.
The box contained everything I needed, including two big chopsticks to go with the wok, lid and plug and small racks that hang on the side of the wok, ostensibly for preparing fried foods and allowing them to drain.
I got right to work,preparing a dish of onions, snow peas and beef in an Asian sauce.
I turned the control to "8" because the thermostat does not give readings in degrees.
That seemed to be the perfect temperature for the meat, which I placed in , allowed to brown for about 30 seconds and stirred around before removal to prepare for veggies.
I then placed by non meat item is with very little oil and stir fried. They were ready in a jiffy, with 8 being the heat setting. I added everything back in, scooted it to one side, and added my liquid, which began to boil almost immediately and reduced quickly. A pinch of cornstarch and I stirred everything in.
The dish was great. I was satisfied. The vegetables stayed crunchy and colorful - results I was often unable to get cooking on my stove top.
In the ensuing 10-12 days I used the wok for a variety of dishes, from tempura to curries. I also used it to dry fry my tofu before marinating - that wok works very well for doing that, with the temperature set to about 9, as ten is too hot and eight is too cool for my purposes.
I used it to make fried rice, with great results.
If I had one complaint it would be the temperature gauge - I would like to know the temps.. . just because. Also the heat is concentrated at the bottom and about 1 or so inches up the sides. I am not sure if that is the way things are supposed to be, though, in wok cooking.
The non stick surface cleans up easily - I use a damp sponge to wipe it out.
Overall, I think it is a good value at the price. I use it nearly every day, so I will update if anything goes bad.
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