The Calphalon 12-inch wok is a beginner-friendly wok for those looking for a full-size wok. A heavy aluminum bowl heats up more slowly than carbon steel pans and hold heat longer, making it difficult to adjust the heat on the fly. The advantage is that the wok is more forgiving because it reduces dramatically temperature changes. The durable non-stick surface prevents ingredients from sticking to the surface, requiring less oil and less effort to clean. Its size and shape make it perfect for stir-fries and soups for the whole family. This pan is also supplied with a lid, which is ideal for stewing or retaining heat after removing it from the hob. The wok is it’s also dishwasher safe, making cleaning a breeze. Plus, this wok has one of the most durable non-stick surfaces we’ve tested, which makes it even more user-friendly. However, the metal auxiliary handle gets hot, which sometimes requires a glove. Plus the price is decent steep and will probably be its biggest drawback for the average consumer. You get what you pay for in terms of quality, durability, and ease of use. All in all, the Calphalon is an ideal multi-purpose pan that leans toward stir-fries.