"An Electric Wok That Rocks"

"Read why this Electric Wok Beats Stovetop Stir Fry Pans Hands Down"


I was recently discussing the benefits of using a carbon steel wok for making delicious Asian style stir fry when one of my friends piped up and informed the group that there is an electric wok that works every bit as well as the stove top models.


Well I was dubious...after all isn't it a well known fact that electric woks don't generate enough of the heat necessary to quickly stir fry the food?


So needing to keep my reputation intact, I didn't let on that I didn't know what she was talking about and we moved on to other things.


As soon as I got home, I hopped on the net to search for this mysterious electric wok that can produce enough heat to create amazing stir fries.


Unfortunately my friend didn't know the brand at the time so it was up to me to find it but since I own this website and research is what I do I knew I would find it...if in fact it was out there at all.


"So where did my research take me"


Well after checking out a range of electric woks I was beginning to feel quite smug and justified in my original assessment of electric woks.  When I later mentioned this to my friend, she replied "Uh uh! and did you look at the Breville Electric Gourmet Wok?"...well nice to know she finally remembered what it was she was talking about...but all I could I say at the time was "No, I hadn't".


So off I went again to find out all about the Breville electric wok which I eventually figured out was the Breville EW30XL Electric Gourmet Wok model. I knew that I would add this wok to this site if it was indeed as good as she said it was but I needed to ensure that it made the grade.


  • What was I looking for in a wok?

  • An electric wok that can raise enough heat to sizzle not stew
    A wok that is easy to clean
      Easy to control heat

    So did the Breville EW30xl make the grade?


    It certainly did.  The reviews for this wok are amazing with a massive 5 star rating on Amazon. This electric wok certainly gives the stove top woks a run for their money.


    It Gets Hot Baby!

    It churns out a whopping 1500 watts of heat and  you have 14 heat settings plus a high sear setting, so you have plenty of control over the heat.

  • There is a butterfly shaped element that gives you even heat over the entire surface. The temperature indicator light takes all the guess work out of knowing what the temperature is and it lets you know when the right temperature has been reached.


Clean up is a breeze

Usually electrical items are a pain in the proverbial 'you know what' to clean up.  But this wok breaks down so that everything except the power cord and the temperature probe can be placed in the dishwasher.


The surface of the wok is non-stick and scratch resistant so you aren't going to get bits of burnt on food even at high temperatures and because you don't have to use fats and oils your cooking will be healthy.


Something to consider


If you like to lift your wok to toss the food, you are not going to be able to do this with the electric wok, you will have to use a spatula or spoon to move the food around. 


What do others say


Well this wok is highly recommended by almost everyone who owns it, from a professional Chef who cooks Asian meals to the home cook who just loves to make healthy, tasty Asian stir fry's for their family. We've already mentioned the 5 star rating on Amazon


So there you have it, my friend was right...there is an electric wok that performs every bit, if not better than the traditional stove top woks and I have to thank her for bringing it to my attention.


What's in the Box?

It includes the Breville EW30xl Electric Wok, a booklet of recipes and tips, and a plastic spatula.

Where Can I Get the Best Price?

We found the best price at Amazon where you can pick this electric wok up for just under $100.