I was recently contacted by STONELINE Cookware and they asked me to provide a review of the STONELINE non stick wok with the unique patented micro-stone coating, that is 100% PFOA-free from the manufacturers to use and provide a non biased review.
I was immediately intrigued by this natural non stick stone coating, since the non stick cooking surface does not contain any chemicals, and I couldn’t wait to see how stone cookware performed against my other non stick cookware sets.
A wok is a traditional metal Chinese cooking vessel with a small flat bottom and flared sides that is used for quick stir frying, deep frying, boiling, braising and searing meat, chicken, fish, pork and vegetables. The small flat bottom generates high heat that allows you cook food quickly, and the flared sides allows you to push food up the sides of the wok so they cook at a lower temperature as compared to food on the bottom that is in direct contact with heat.
I tested out the Stoneline Non stick wok making my one of my favorite Chinese Food dishes, Szechuan beef with asparagus. Read on to find out how well this stone cookware wok performed, and see my review of this unique non stick wok.
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What is STONELINE Cookware?
STONELINE is a revolutionary natural non stick stone cookware developed in Germany over ten years ago with a patented PFOA-free (Perfluorooctanoic acid) natural micro-stone non stick coating, that is said to be 10 times harder than other non stick coatings for many years of happy use. With the patented micro stone coating, this Stone Cookware is nonstick and scratch resistant, you can cook hot and fast like a regular wok for perfect stir-frying, steaming, braising, deep frying and simmering, and without all the unhealthy oil. The manufacturers of Stoneline took the features and needs home cooks needed and asked for and built them into what many people say is the best non stick cookware set on the market.
How Does the STONELINE Wok work?
The Stoneline Non Stick Wok has a large 12″ diameter and a flat bottom to sit on an electric, gas, or induction burner, and has a see thru shatter-proof lid.
Before your first use, wash with a sponge and warm soapy water. Dry and season with a few drops of olive oil. This will give the micro stone coating slippery feel.
A unique feature of the PFOA-Free STONE Cookware Wok is a stainless steel plate on the bottom that generates heat from the burner and transfers it directly to the cooking surface, so you can stir frying, fry, boil, braise or sear meat, chicken, fish, pork and vegetables in it’s own juices without the use of added oil or fat, which adds unhealthy trans-fat and calories to your food. While oil is not needed, you can add just 1-2 tablespoons of oil for frying.
No Oil Needed
With a regular wok, you need to use a lot of oil for flavor and to transfer heat from the pan to the food. A unique feature of this STONELINE non stick pan is the stainless steel plate on the bottom, which transfers heat directly from the burner to the pan. This unique feature not found on other non stick pans allows you can cook with little or no oil for healthy cooking.
What Kind of Utensils Can Be Used in STONE Cookware?
To prevent scratching of the micro-stone coating, you should only use wood or silicone utensils in this or any non stick cookware. Usually to saute onions and garlic, you need alteast a tablespoon of olive oil in the pan.
I was able to saute onions, garlic, ginger and vegetables with no oil other than the few drops of olive oil to season the wok. Within a few minutes I had perfectly translucent onions and the garlic didn’t burn, which is a problem I frequently have with other pans.
Unique Lid Design with vent hole
The STONELINE Non Stick Wok comes with a sturdy clear glass lid with a ventilation hole. With this unique design you can put a lid on the wok to prevent liquid splattering or to keep heat in, and you won’t have to worry about steam or liquid escaping from the lid and making a mess on your stove top.
This is the best non stick wok I have used, since it comes with two large ergonomic handles so you can comfortably hold the wok in place with one hand while you stir fry with the other hand.
Once I added the chicken I was easily able to stir fry the beef and vegetables with one hand while holding the wok comfortably with the other hand, due to the large ergonomic handles. Having the handles on the sides makes the wok easy to handle and away from the heat, so you won’t get burned.
What is the Warranty?
The STONELINE cookware wok comes with a 12 year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty does not cover damage due to misuse or improper handling.
How Can you Clean the Wok?
The beauty of stone cookware surface is this revolutionary non stick cookware is easy to clean. Depending on what you cook in it, you can either simply wipe down the surface with with a damp sponge or wet paper towel.
If you need to clean with a sponge and soap, dry with a towel and re-season with a few drops of oil. STONELINE cookware should not be washed in the dishwasher, as this can damage the coating and may void your warranty.
Where Can You Buy the STONELINE Cookware Wok?