Summary: This wok is large and quite heavy. It does a decent job when stir frying but does not have sufficiently large heating coil for deep frying except for small quantity of food. The temperature control has a fairly wide latency range which allows the heat to undershoot quite a bit before the heating coils are activated again. The non-stick surface is relatively soft and easy to scratch, even with careful handling.
Summary: When it comes to Breville, I am a firm believer in their products. I have a lot of Breville product and they are what I consider the best made Kitchen products made. You definitely pay the price for purchasing Breville, but you do get what you pay for. I have used the Hot Wok many times (close to twenty or so) since purchasing with Christmas money that I received. I am as usual very happy with my purchase. It heats very quickly and does a great job at stir-frying.
Summary: Oh my goodness, I love this thing! I am admittedly no wok/stir-fry expert. But I do love Breville appliances, have a killer juicer and a stand mixer that is the bomb from them. I wanted to get a good wok that had its own heat source, and research and my love for Breville led me to this one. It heats up great, cooks quickly and not one complaint. Has the standard Breville easy to remove plug and a 1-14/Sear selection on the dial.
Summary: Heats up nicely, will sear food as promised. Cleans up easily for me, but it might be a bit heavy for some people to handle, carry and wash easily. Having difficulty attaching the wok to the base at times, takes a few tries sometimes..can get frustrating! Generous size, can easily feed 4-6 people at a time. I am happy with the purchase overall.
Summary: I bought this for my husband to see if it might expand his culinary horizons. He loves to cook, but has never seriously tried Chinese. OMG!! After several months, I feel like we've moved to Hong Kong! He bought some wok recipe books and dove in head first and this wok cooks anything and everything perfectly!! It's easy to use, with a bit of practice, easy to clean and make totally delicious food!!
Summary: If I were able to give the Breville Hot Wok a rating of 10, I would! Put simply, this wok has changed my life! I know...that sounds goofy, but it really has. I am a single 40-something who used to barely cook. I would burn water...if you know what I mean. I hate clean-up, hate following recipes for 2-4+ and it being only for me, I hate waiting for things to cook in the pot and the pans and all the dishes.... All those dishes... Bluntly..
Summary: I've owned both stovetop and several different electric woks and have never found them satisfactory. Finally, a real winner with the Breville wok! It's quick to heat up, maintains its temperature throughout and cleans up easily.
Summary: My wife calls me a gadget guy (especially in the kitchen) and I am. I love this thing. It's great for normal stir frying as you would imagine. But cutting up potatoes (1/2-3/4" cubes) and frying them covered is awesome and tasty. Making all sorts of new things with this. No problems with it - and I've used it a lot. Very fast heating and very easy to control. Also, easy to clean up - separate the top from the bottom.
Summary: This is a great wok. I love Breville products and was not disappointed with this. Great uniform heating and very easy to clean. Be careful with the top. In the process of cleaning, I disassembled the top airing mechanism and had difficulty getting it back together. When you clean it either do not disassemble the top to get the water out, or watch the exact order of the components. Mine is back together but it was a bit of an education doing it.