The Kenmore Hammond flat bottom is made of carbon steel and has a PTFE and PFOA-free non-stick surface, which is a nice combination of conventional design and modern paint. We enjoyed cooking with this wok because it reacts to temperature changes, the non-stick surface makes it a breeze to use and is designed for high heat up to 500º F. The non-stick surface means no seasoning is needed, it is easy to clean and has virtually no gluing problems. The acacia handles are visually appealing and reduce the need for pot mats even when cooking at high temperatures. Conversely, Kenmore’s non-stick surface requires some
precautions—the manufacturer recommends plastic or wooden utensils to prevent scratching. In addition, the manufacturer recommends slowly bringing the pan to a high temperature and not placing it in the oven. At a distance of 22 5/8 inches from the handle for handling, the Kenmore also takes up a significant amount of space in the kitchen cabinet and on the stovetop. Despite the power and warmth of the Kenmore Combining modern and conventional design elements, the wok is a great choice for frying enthusiasts who want easy cleaning, minimal maintenance, and a price tag that won’t break the bank.