Seeing as how I am the only adult in our home I get the pleasure of doing all the cooking! Peyton is only 6-years-old so I don’t let her do any fo the actual cooking. But I do let her do prep work and dishes! Tonight we use the WaxonWare Jumbo Wok to cook up a jumbo batch of taco meat. This is my first experience with WaxonWare. And yes, I know this is called a Wok, but you can use it to cook more than stirfry. The first thing I noticed when I unboxed the WaxonWare was – there is no black Teflon! I hate using pans with Teflon because it never fails, the coating breaks down and I end up throwing the pans out well before the pan itself is worn out. That Teflon is not something I want floating around in my food! So at first sign of wear in the trash they go. With WaxonWare you don’t have that issue!
WaxonWare is made out of FDA approved natural Stone/Granite with a 5 layer ultra non-stick ceramic coating. It’s 100% PFOA, lead and cadmium free. With it being made out of stone I was expecting a heavy pan similar to the weight of a cast iron skillet but it’s light. And not one rough edge anywhere! Plus they give you a flexible trivet that you can use to place a hot WaxonWare pan on or use it to protect your new WaxonWare pan during storage. So far I am loving what I see. But now it’s time to cook with it. Since we are going camping tomorrow, for the whole weekend, I am doing a little cooking ahead of time. Tonight we are making taco meat, from scratch, so we can heat it up tomorrow night for dinner. I used a plastic spatula with my WaxonWare. While I was cooking the meat I noticed how nothing stuck to the sides of the pan. I also noticed how even the heat was. The meat was cooking all at the same rate and time. I’ve had pans where one side conducts heat faster and that can cause hot spots giving you an uneven cooking time. I didn’t encounter this at all tonight.
Once I was done making the meat, I took the pan off the burner and let it cool. Once cooled, I stored the meat in some containers and looked at how messy the pan was. Full of grease from the beef. I was not looking forward to cleaning this! But I had an idea, I took a few paper towels and I wiped the grease out of the pan and into the trash can. It was so easy! The grease just glided off the pan. Now it’s going to be a snap to clean!
WaxonWare is dishwasher safe but I prefer to do all my pots and pan by hand. I feel it’s gentler on the pan and will help increase the lifespan of my pans. I am very satisfied with my new WaxonWare Jumbo Wok. I see this becoming one of my more used pans around the house. If it had a lid I would be using it to steam veggies and pasta dishes too!