Cuisinart is making a wok workstation with wok burner

50k BTUs, comes with a wok, and is available in May 2024 for about tree fiddy. What do you think?
https://www.cuisinart.com/shopping/outdoor-grilling/grills-griddles/cgg-1265/

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this is just more encroachment. nobody should be buying or embracing "wok" anything, ever.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We have stir fries and such pretty often. I cook them in a big stainless skillet. I've been thinking about buying a wok. Any opinions on this? Should I or should I not bother?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Looks like a nice little addition to the consoomer with an outdoor kitchen.

      Stir frying in a wok is easier than in a skillet. It's deeper with a rounded bottom, so you lose fewer bits while stirring vigorously, and the angles are better for tossing the ingredients together. The problem is that it's a pain in the ass to use them on a normal western flat cooktop, you need either a specialty burner as in OP or some kind of adapter to let it sit on a regular gas burner. They don't really work on electric stoves unless they have a flat bottom.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, I had my eye on this flat-bottom boi: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002AQSWMU
        ATK rates it highly and I usually agree with them, so I feel fairly good about it. I just don't want to invest in a piece of cookware that sits in my cabinet for the rest of time.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Made in China shit from cuisinart yet given some French name, we'll all have ro get on that immediatly.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Woks are from China, and Chinks know what they need to cook with one. I fail to see the problem here.

      this is just more encroachment. nobody should be buying or embracing "wok" anything, ever.

      Encroachment? Wtf are you on about here, sjw?

      Looks like a nice little addition to the consoomer with an outdoor kitchen.

      Stir frying in a wok is easier than in a skillet. It's deeper with a rounded bottom, so you lose fewer bits while stirring vigorously, and the angles are better for tossing the ingredients together. The problem is that it's a pain in the ass to use them on a normal western flat cooktop, you need either a specialty burner as in OP or some kind of adapter to let it sit on a regular gas burner. They don't really work on electric stoves unless they have a flat bottom.

      Yeah, I had my eye on this flat-bottom boi: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002AQSWMU
      ATK rates it highly and I usually agree with them, so I feel fairly good about it. I just don't want to invest in a piece of cookware that sits in my cabinet for the rest of time.

      The problem with woks on electric, which I assume is why people buy flat bottom woks, is that as soon as you lift the wok off the burner to toss your food, it stops heating. A lot of wok technique is lifting the wok to constantly flip your food, so you will need to compensate with a wok spatula, but the additional problem is that now you've got a flat bottom wok with uneven curvature, so a wok spatula won't be able to easily scrape anything in the crease just above the flat spot.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, that makes sense. Fortunately I'm on gas, and my stove has a pretty oomphy high-output burner. (I don't know the BTUs cause it came with the apartment, but it's the burner we use for boiling pasta water etc.) I've been assuming that a flat-bottom wok plus that high-output burner would be a decent combo. Probably not as good as a round-bottom wok but a lot safer to use on a standard gas burner.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Woks are for larpers. A skillet will give an equivalent or better result.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wok shape allows you to use less oil

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    tree fiddy and wok away.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    man that looks like a shoddy piece of shit that wouldn't last one season

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most propanegays don't even grill once, they just keep it around as a larp for their husbands and their molested adopted sons.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, the plastic wheels, sheet metal construction and plastic knob would make me want to use it in a garage instead of on a deck.

      It would make more sense if it was a flat top with a removable or flip up top. Then you could just use the burner. This is single use bullshit.

      I am so sick of using a removable wok trivet. An integrated wok burner with an attached table is nice to have.

      >50k BTU
      That's like 40% hotter than a stove and fully 100% less hot than an actual wok burner, how useless.

      It's a step in the right direction. Restaurant wok burners don't need to be used on 100% power all the time for all foods anyway.

      What this thing purports to accomplish is offering a platform that you can use to keep your wok continuously tossing food, at the correct height, without dealing with a wobbly wok trivet sitting loosely on a flat top. It would be nice if the flames are hot enough to get some wok hei in your food, although I do wonder if 50k BTUs will be enough for that.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Would rather have a Blackstone griddle.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if this is designed as a workaround for California Asians who aren't allowed to install gas stoves in their houses anymore.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It would make more sense if it was a flat top with a removable or flip up top. Then you could just use the burner. This is single use bullshit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wok burners are specialized things that wouldn't work as well for regular pots or pans, so it kinda makes sense that it's single use. Making it a separate outdoor $350 thing is a lot more reasonable than installing one permanently in your indoor range too.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >50k BTU
    That's like 40% hotter than a stove and fully 100% less hot than an actual wok burner, how useless.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    don't they already have wok burners that accept propane tanks? This seems like 100$ extra for shitty plastic construction

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I never would have thought to use a boomer grill for wok cooking.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can get free standing propane powered wok burners off Amazon for like $50. Looks like something for absolutely clueless yuppies.

      This is what you can get on Amazon:

      Freestanding:
      https://www.amazon.com/King-Kooker-24WC-Heavy-Duty-Portable/dp/B000BWFTJE/
      https://www.amazon.com/Eastman-Outdoors-Big-Kahuna-Burner/dp/B0000CAQ0R/
      https://www.amazon.com/Eastman-Outdoors-Portable-Adjustable-Removable/dp/B003GISCDK/
      https://www.amazon.com/Eastman-Outdoors-37212-Outdoor-Gourmet/dp/B0002OOMRG/

      Non-freestanding:
      https://www.amazon.com/CONCORD-Single-Propane-Outdoor-Camping/dp/B0CTJ9KXTT/
      https://www.amazon.com/ARC-USA-Portable-Regulator-Pressure/dp/B07ML62FK2/
      https://www.amazon.com/Propane-0-20PSI-Regulator-Outdoor-Cooking/dp/B0BQ8JJ4QS/

      These are turkey fryers, NOT wok burners (you need a separate wok trivet, which reduces stability):
      https://www.amazon.com/GasOne-B-5350-Propane-Regulator-Pressure/dp/B08HCRRRMQ/
      https://www.amazon.com/COOKAMP-Pressure-1-Burner-Adjustable-Regulator/dp/B079Q351J4/

      Not a single product available on Amazon is like the Cuisinart one, where the burner is integrated into a work table. In a Chinese restaurant kitchen, the wok burner is sunk into a table. It's not some sort of free-standing thing on a flimsy camera tripod outside, but always integrated into a table that you can set things on and abuse the shit out of.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this shit sucks

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I love wok. You suck

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can get free standing propane powered wok burners off Amazon for like $50. Looks like something for absolutely clueless yuppies.

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