This exemplary modern wok is a fantastic bridge for those trying to master wok cooking techniques, supported by the peace of mind of working with a non-stick surface. With this model from Calphalon, you get all the familiarity, ease, and quality of hard anodized cookware – and then some. Its three-layer interior is a significant improvement on its already excellent other lines; it’s remarkable that it can withstand the use of metal spatulas, whisks, and spoons (but not knives or forks), which is typically a no-no for non-stick. In addition, this wok boasts a specially textured surface designed for frying that can mimic the coveted wok hei effect of kissed food. Another technical, traditional aspect that makes this wok a winner is the relatively small size of the flat bottom combined with a wide overall diameter of 13 inches. This dramatic expansion means your food is less likely to sit on the bottom and burn or pile up and steam, collecting crunchy killing moisture.