GSI Outdoors Hard Anodized Extreme Wok Set
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- Extreme Wok Set
- Perfect for scouts, backpackers
- Comes with mesh bag
- 6 piece mess kit
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|Package Height||3.6 x 9.5 x 9.6 inches|
|Shipping Weight||1.75 pounds|
Hard Anodized Extreme Wok Set
Serve up an exciting Asian feast with the GSI Outdoors Hard Anodized Extreme Non-Stick Wok Set. This wok is perfect for those times when you want to stir-fry, saute, or deep fry your food. The Extreme wok has a lightweight design for even heat distribution and a traditional wok profile with a flat bottom for universal stove use. The hard anodization process alters and hardens the structure of the cookware surface, making it virtually abrasion proof. The Hard Anodized Extreme triple coat non-stick surface makes for healthier, low-fat cooking in less time. And the exclusive SureLock folding handle tucks away for easy packing and remains cool while you cook. It's easy to clean both the inside and outside of the cookware with the ultra-hard exterior surface and Extreme interior finish. This set includes a fully-nesting hard anodized lid and two sets of chopsticks.
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To the manufacturer, I would suggest a hammered or ridged surface instead of a smooth surface. A correctly used wok allows you to pull food up so that it sits on the sides out of the intense heat at the bottom center. I am not sure how I feel about the non-stick surface. For camping, I thought I would try it just for easy clean-up. Another change I would make is to go back to a high domed lid that when turned upside down it would basically fit completely to the bottom of the wok. Then utensils could be layed inside the lid before placing in a stuff sack. I would also suggest going to a two looped handle design where they would fold down over both sides of the wok holding the lid in place. One could use a grip style pot lifter handle if they wanted a longer handle like a skillet.
Bottom line: Although this product was okay... I would not recommend it for anyone wanting to put it in a backpack and take it camping. RVing... maybe.
Around the fire that night I heard/learned from them the virtues of "the wok".It makes sense, but still not sure how I missed it all these years of camping. I'm a pretty simple person, and this is now my "one Pot" versus a tradional pot and a small skillet. Since I use one bag only on trips - 1 item vs. 2 is a real plus.
It makes sense when you hear that the wok was designed for open fire cooking - that the orient is drastically short on firewood in a lot of its rural farm areas - that it evolved it's shape over eons of use by people who use "one pan" to cook everything and usually pass that pan from generation to generation. and it's really true, it requires SO much less fuel/wood/time on the hoome-stove to heat and cook with this wok versus my old pot/skillet.
Of course, the chopsticks went into the trash for me, but it fries my fish fine, makes pancakes (my version of bannock, I have pancakes for my bread too) it's easy to make noodles, even a box of mac/cheese if you wanted. easy to boil water given the inherent design. The lid functions as a plate and/or bowl if desired. It's easy clean up - and most of all - it LOVES open fires. In the coals, or on a grid/grate, it's really a sweet/simple set up. The first few days out I will take heavier items like real potatoes and carrots and the lid/wok design makes it easy to steam them too, not just have to fry them. I may not be right for you but this piece of gear is AWESOME for me!
The big disappointment is that this wok does not have a domed lid, unlike its smaller incarnation. This means that you'll be unable to use a steamer basket in this wok or be able to cook larger items.
Why did GSI do this?
Therefore, minus one star.
The product image is somewhat disingenuous due to angle of the wok in the product image (taken directly from GSI's product page). You'd never know about the problem lid unless you have seen the product in person.
Minus another star.
Also, the lid is not the same material or quality as the wok itself, and appears to be an after-thought add-on to what is simply an aluminum wok with a folding handle.
Minus another star.
Altogether, at 1 lb. 15 oz., this is simply a lightweight kitchen wok with a non-stick surface.
It does appear that GSI is discontinuing this wok so if you find one, buy it. You could probably find a similar size wok in an Asian market or a kitchen supply store. The only downside is that the handles will probably not fold down like the GSI.