Waterless Woks

All wok cooking requires some water.  The “waterless” wok is so named because it reduces water use in many ways.  Most notably, the waterless wok does not use water as a means to cool the equipment.  Conventional wok stoves use water for two main purposes:

  1. Cooling the stove top -- as wok stove burners generate high levels of heat for fast meal preparation, water flows across the cook top to absorb excess heat that could damage the equipment.
  2. Cleaning the wok -- the wok is rinsed between each dish that is prepared.  A small amount of water is also used for cleaning the cook top.