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Thinnish carbon steel wok - OK for high BTU cooking?

dave_in_gva | Jan 25, 2012 07:39 AM

I've been on a bit of a voyage of discovery about woks and am planning on getting a high BTU (around 90,000) propane wok burner for outdoor wok cooking.

The place selling the burner also sells 35 cm carbon steel woks. I asked the vendor what the thickness is of the metal and he says probably around 0.5-1mm thick. This is about half as thick as the standard 14 guage woks one sees advertised widely.

Assuming he is right that the woks he carries are only that thick is there likely to be any issue with the high heat burner I am planning on using? Obviously its not a price issue - the woks he's selling are 19€. More that I am just not sure if I should be getting a heavier guage CS.

Dave M

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