STAUB 37CM WOK WITH GLASS LID $286.75, from Tott USING IT The heaviest of the lot, it sports two short handles useful for lifting it off the hob but not for tipping food out. The handles were too hot to grip right after cooking. While this wide and sturdy wok kept ingredients in easily, it was the most cumbersome to wash in the sink.
PERFORMANCE The wok imparted heat to the rice well, so it smelt and tasted fragrant. The fish was well cooked with a good bite and even colour, and the vegetables didn’t overcook. But it took the most effort to scrub off egg stuck to the non-oiled wok.
VERDICT It cooks well, but its sheer size and weight make it hard to manage.