Breville BEW600XL Hot Wok Review

Having an actual wok under flame every time you want to cook is quite inconvenient and in some cases even impossible for some at home. There’s a solution for this problem though – electric woks that are convenient to use and promise similar experience of a conventional wok under a flame. One of the most popular electric wok models is Breville BEW600XL but is it actually any good? Keep reading to find out!


Breville BEW600XL main specifications

Breville BEW600XL hot wok is equipped with 1500 watt heating element that’s powerful enough to heat the cooking surface to 425°F (218°C)

It has cooking space that’s 6 quarts large and 14 inches in diameter which is large enough to cook for a family of 4.


Performance

The first thing you notice when you cook with Breville BEW600XL is how fast in heats up and therefore cooks. If you select maximum temperature setting which is 425°F it will get there in less than 5 minutes (achieving lower temperatures take even less).

It cooks well too. There are no hotspot and Breville BEW600XL cooks evenly. Meat takes just a couple minutes to properly sear and you can finish cooking complete meals in just few minutes – very fast and convenient.

Breville BEW600XL is not quite as good as the real thing (cast-iron wok over open flame) but it’s VERY close.



Temperature control

Heat dial has 15 indicated temperarature settings however there are actually far more as the dial has almost stepless adjustment. Adjusting temperature is really simple and you have more settings than you need (which is not a bad thing).


Clean up

Cooking surface has PFOA free quantanium non-stick coating so it’s really easy to clean. Typicilly wiping with a towel is enough to get rid of everything that remains on cooking surface. On top of that the bowl and tempered glass lid are dishwasher safe.


Flaws

As good as Breville BEW600XL is there are some things to complain about. First, it’s quite large and heavy. Second, the cord is rather short so you have to use it near an outlet. Granted these are really minor flaws but it shows you that nothing is perfect.


Verdict

Breville BEW600XL is the best electric wok you can buy. If you want one then BEW600XL is the one to get.




Breville BEW600XL Hot Wok Specifications:

  • Voltage: 110-120 Volts
  • Power: 1500W
  • Cooking capacity: 6 quarts
  • Cooking surface diameter: 14 inches
  • Maximum temperature: 425°F / 218°C

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