Best wok to buy & a guide on how to choose one

A wok is one of the most important tools in your kitchen. If you love to cook and enjoy experimenting with different cuisines, a good quality wok is essential.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cook, investing in a good wok can take your stir-frying game to the next level. In this listicle, we’ll be discussing the best models on the market based on their material, size, shape, handle, weight, and price, so you can make an informed decision and find the perfect wok for your kitchen.


The general consensus is that the best material for a wok is carbon steel. Keep in mind, though, that quality may vary widely across brands and the price range. The main advantages of carbon steel are:

  • good heat conduction
  • chemical-free composition
  • longevity
  • low price

The main disadvantage is poor heat retention; carbon steel loses heat relatively quickly to the surrounding air and surfaces.

Aluminium woks are a popular choice because of their:

  • low weight
  • low price
  • good heat conduction

Aluminium is light and soft, which also makes it prone to damage and warping; they have to be replaced more quickly than woks made of other materials.

Stainless steel woks are generally not the best for stir frying but still hold their own because they are:

  • acid-resistant
  • rust-resistant
  • light
  • easy to clean

Stainless steel does not conduct heat as well as carbon steel and iron, which can slow your cooking.

Cast iron woks are also regarded highly. The main advantages of cast iron are:

  • good heat conduction
  • chemical-free composition
  • durability
  • versatility

A cast iron wok is heavier than its counterparts, though, and may not be suitable for all cooks.


There are 2 main factors to consider when you consider the size of a wok:

  • How much you cook at a time
  • The weight of the wok

Most home chefs will be comfortable with a wok that is between 20 cm (8 in) and 30 cm (12 in). You may consider a smaller or larger one if it will be better suited to your needs.


Woks traditionally have a round bottom that makes it easy to toss ingredients together when stir frying. Some newer designs may also incorporate a flat base for use on an induction or electric stove.


A wok with two handles makes for easy lifting and tossing of ingredients. Wooden or bamboo handles are good options as they do not conduct heat.


A wok should be lightweight enough to toss and stir-fry ingredients easily.


Woks can cost less than S$50 while some can cost many hundreds of dollars. While it is generally true that the most expensive models are of better quality, consider whether using a cheaper everyday brand and model will really affect the quality of the food you cook.

We took into account value for money and practical use when we compiled our list.

Here are the 10 best woks in Singapore

1. Yosukata Black Carbon Steel Flat Bottom Wok

Woks - Yosukata Black Carbon Steel
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  • Material: Carbon steel
  • Size: 30cm
  • Weight: 1.3kg
  • Accessories: Lid

Buy now from S$336 at Lazada

2. COOKCELL Blackcube Hybrid Wok with Non-Stick Blue Diamond Coating 

Woks - Cookcell Blackcube Hybrid
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  • Material: Stainless steel with PFOA-free coating
  • Size: 32cm
  • Weight: 1.39kg (2.14kg with lid)
  • Accessories: Glass lid

Buy now from S$144 at Lazada Shopee

3. Joyce Chen J21-9972 Classic Series

Woks - Joyce Chen J21 9972
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  • Material: Carbon steel
  • Size: 35cm
  • Weight: 1.47kg
  • Accessories: Lid, 12-inch bamboo spatula, recipe booklet

Buy now from S$343 at Lazada

4. La Gourmet Shogun Ikawa Marble Wok LGSN368034

Woks - La Gourmet Shogun Ikawa
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  • Material: Marble
  • Size: 28cm
  • Weight: 1kg (1.85kg with lid)
  • Capacity: 4.2L
  • Accessories: Glass lid

Buy now from S$60 at Lazada Shopee

5. Jim Beam JB0200

Woks - Jim Beam JB020
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  • Material: Cast iron
  • Size: 30cm
  • Weight: 2.58kg
  • Capacity: 4.8L

Buy now from S$58 at Lazada

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6. Tefal C52896 Wok

Woks - Tefal C52896
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  • Material: Aluminium with PFOA-free ceramic coating
  • Size: 36cm
  • Accessories: Stainless steel lid

Buy now from S$67 at Lazada Shopee

7. KitchenAid Induction Non-stick Wok GPKA647737

Woks - KitchenAid GPKA647737
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  • Material: Aluminum 3003 with 3-layer PFOA-free Teflon
  • Size: 36cm
  • Weight: 3.78kg
  • Capacity: 8.3L
  • Accessories: Lid

Buy now from S$159 at Lazada Shopee

8. La Gourmet Shogun Misato 32cm Marble Wok LGSM368003

Woks - La Gourmet Shogun Misato
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  • Material: Aluminium with  6-layer non-stick Tritanium Dura coating
  • Size: 32cm
  • Weight: 2.3kg
  • Capacity: 5.8L

Buy now from S$69 at Lazada Shopee

9. Todlabe Nonstick Carbon Steel Wok

Woks - Todlabe nonstick
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  • Material: Carbon steel
  • Size: 33cm
  • Weight: 1.43kg (2.0kg with lid)
  • Accessories: Vertical lid, stainless steel spatula

Buy now from S$227 at Lazada

10. Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless Wok

Woks - Cuisinart Chefs Classic
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  • Material: Stainless steel with encapsulated aluminium core
  • Size: 35.6cm
  • Accessories: Glass lid

Buy now from S$130 at Lazada

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