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is a cast iron wok safe to burn wood IN?

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is a cast iron wok safe to burn wood IN?

Lynndsey Rigberg | Jun 30, 2011 10:12 PM

Dear Chowhounds,

I have a random question, but I'm certain someone will know the answer....or have an opinion. : )

I have a flat bottomed cast iron wok that has been sitting around unused. This weekend, I thought it would be fun to use it as a "fire pit" and let my son and his friends roast their hot dogs over a teeny tiny wood burning fire.

If its hearty enough to handle intense heat on the outside, I figure its hearty enough to put logs in it and burn wood on the inside. I do not intend to use this wok anyway so I don't care if its ruined - just dont' want it to crack and spill hot embers out!

Any thoughts? Thanks and happy 4th!

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