More from Insider Picks: I use heat to evaporate absolutely all of the water. Free Shipping by Amazon. The aluminum is covered with a nonstick coating both outside and in. The pan is only 10 inches in diameter and 5. Buyers report that they have achieved excellent results even when using oil sparingly. Is cooking with one a summertime thing more than it is used in any other season?
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Cast iron is another popular choice because of its superior heat retention and conductivity, and it too will form a nonstick surface if care is taken in seasoning and maintenance. For its small stature, this pan is surprisingly heavy at 4. The large handle facilitates flipping and stir-frying, while the short helper handle makes it easy to lift. They are, without fail, made from low-gauge steel and prone to developing hot and cold spots, as well as feeling flimsy. Traditional hand-hammered woks like the ones they used to sell in those infomercials in the '80s are an excellent choice.