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What's the ideal wok shape, flat or round bottom?

VFish | Jul 21, 202102:29 PM     108

I was set on getting a 14" round bottomed hammered carbon steel wok with a ring but then I saw somewhere on youtube that the flat bottom was better for searing with more bottom surface area so now I don't know what I should get.

This would be for a gas burner. For the time being, I am going to use an open side burner next to the gas grill.

I had always thought the rounded bottom would be better for stirring.

Does anyone have any insight or preference on what is the best for stir-frying most things?

Of course, I can't find the video now where it was mentioned.

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