Ozeri Green Earth Non-Toxic Scratch-Resistant Wok, 14-Inch

Last updated date: January 6, 2022

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Ozeri Green Earth Non-Toxic Scratch-Resistant Wok, 14-Inch

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We looked at the top Woks and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wok you should buy.

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Overall Take

The nonstick coating on this wok is entirely free of PTFE and PFOA. The wok's heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum construction means you can count on it lasting for many years. Of course, the best feature is the wok's ability to evenly distribute heat, which means you won't have to worry about any cold spots.

In our analysis of 190 expert reviews, the Ozeri Green Earth Non-Toxic Scratch-Resistant Wok, 14-Inch placed 5th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Utilizing pure ceramic as a coating, the Green Earth Wok by Ozeri is one of the world’s first frying woks to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals. Conventional cookware and other ceramic cookware brands achieve their non-stick performance through a coating of PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene), a synthetic substance that has waxy properties. At very high temperatures, PTFE begins to decompose and release fumes which are documented to be lethal to birds and small pets, and which can be harmful to humans. In addition, traditional cookware incorporating PTFE is often manufactured with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which the EPA has classified as a ‘persistent pollutant of the environment’. With the Green Earth Wok’s ecozeri technology, even under high temperatures, such harmful toxic fumes are never released into the environment. This is because the Green Earth Wok by Ozeri utilizes a 100% ceramic coating inspired by nature. The Green Earth Wok’s ceramic coating is completely free of PTFE and PFOA. In addition to being and ultra-safe, the Green Earth Wok’s ceramic coating is far more durable and scratch-resistant than other non-stick surfaces. With better non-stick properties, the Green Earth Wok by Ozeri allows you to sauté, fry, bake, boil and braise with as little as half the amount of oil normally used, and it makes cleaning a breeze. The Green Earth Wok by Ozeri is made of the highest quality die-cast aluminum that allows for even cooking and fantastic browning without the risk of hot spots. It boasts a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves, and a heat resistant Backlight handle. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

24 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

1,000 user reviews

What experts liked

Our favorite feature without a doubt like with other Ozeri Cookware, is that it has no chemicals and emits no harmful fumes or toxins that would be released while we cook our meals. As an added bonus this wok has a nice color and a good overall feel.
- Crafty Spices
It is made up of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum with no heavy metals or harmful chemicals. It Boast a comfortable heat resistant Bake light handle, and a magnetized induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer.
- Ama Top 10
The other advantage that you get when you have Ozeri Green Earth Wok Nonstick Pan is that you will clean the pan with ease. The light handle and the even heat distribution is one of the features that we should also highlight the product.
- Closeup Check
July 1, 2019 | Full review
I really love the Green Earth Wok because of its size and its cooking ability. It is deep enough to fit a lot of vegetables and meat – enough to make a full meal. The wok has a magnetized induction base that will not scratch glass surfaces.
- The Stuff of Success
But I love how the wok is so thick and well made there was no fear of any breaking or damaging the item itself.
- The Review Ballerina
I love all my Ozeri products (you can find my past reviews here, here and here) and haven’t been disappointed by any of them. They’re durable, well-made, sleek, modern and convenient.
- Yee Wittle Things
July 25, 2012 | Full review
Would I recommend this product? Yes. This is the only Wok currently that I have found with perfect build quality, doesn’t contain any nasty chemicals, great value price, and makes food to perfection.
- Marccorn
August 31, 2015 | Full review
We’ve had this wok for three months now and it still works like it did on day one. The green colour cookware actually looks great and clean up is a breeze. Would definitely buy again and recommend to family and friends.
- The Growing Family
March 4, 2014 | Full review
Not only it looks stylish and pretty, it really is a non-stick wok
- Chez Maximka
October 8, 2013 | Full review
Clean up is a breeze, nothing has ever stuck in this wok. I use a small amount of dish detergent with a soft cloth and it looks like new after cleaning. I am pleased with the quality and construction of this wok by Ozeri and I like how they are green in color for Green Earth!
- The Martha Review
April 30, 2016 | Full review
I absolutely love this wok and would totally recommend it, if like me, you have always struggled in the past. Perfect for all those turkey stirfries post Christmas!
- Elsie Button Reviews
November 21, 2013 | Full review
One thing that shocked me about both the pan and the wok was the large base. This is the base that helps transfer heat evenly throughout the pan. I have never had a pan with a raised base, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect.
- Week 99er
The handle is a nice big handles that is easy to carry to the table and I love the nice Bright green color of it. It also comes with a piece of clothing for you to put inside the wok so other pans don’t scrap the inside.
- Reviews by Melanie
July 25, 2016 | Full review
​This green earth wok is perfect for stir-fry’s, sautéing veggies, cooking meat . You barely need any type of oil , grease or butter because the pan alone is nonstick. It is so very easy to clean up, you do not need any type of scrubbers-just hot soapy water.
- A2Z Reviews
November 21, 2016 | Full review
Absolutely nothing sticks to it. Nothing. Maybe if you let the pan sit on high heat for a long time without stirring something will stick to it; but we have not had trouble with food sticking to this wok. Cleaning is pretty easy – you simply wipe it out with a soft soapy cloth.
- The Winey Foodies
November 6, 2015 | Full review
I love how the bottom is thick layered and distributes heat evenly to get the perfect cooked food. I recommend this to anybody who wants to give their hands and back a break from scrubbing those awful sticking pans!
- Just A Country Gal
June 24, 2012 | Full review
Excellent non stick qualities that dont produce any harmful fumes even at a high temperature
- DBRDurham
I can honesly say this is the best quality wok I’ve used, it really does have non stick power and best of all, it requires little effort washing up as everything just slides off.
- Mummy's Little Stars
August 21, 2015 | Full review
Another feature I totally love about my Ozeri Wok, it has an ultra-safe ceramic coating derived from nature which is 100% PTFE and PFOA free.
- Guide 4 Moms
Later on, I will have to get a wok recipe book on how to get more ideas but for now the ribs passed the test because of the great feature of the wok's ability to allow you to bake in it, sauté in it, bake, broil and braise. Wow! No wonder my meat came out delish and cooked evenly.
- The Color Wheel Gallery
March 17, 2015 | Full review
I love how large Ozeri's Green Earth Wok is. I can fit a ton of vegetables in my stir fry and I love how quickly and evenly everything cooks.
- Living a Fit and Full Life
October 19, 2016 | Full review
When I picked up this wok I was impressed! It is super heavy duty and large.
- My So Called Balanced Life
August 19, 2012 | Full review
I really like this pan and it holds so much which is perfect for a large family making stir-fry’s, sautéing veggies, cooking meat or tofu which ever protein you like. I love the fact it is eco-friendly and will not cause me to get sick or kill any pets as the coating of the pan is safe.
- Missys Product Reviews
April 25, 2015 | Full review
I also love that it is none stick. Clean up was just a few swipes of the sponge and drying it was shiny new. It cooked perfectly even so no hot spots.
- Tabby's Pantry
September 30, 2016 | Full review

What experts didn't like

Challenging to cook in
- Ama Top 10
The handle is a bit loose and might get off.
- Closeup Check
July 1, 2019 | Full review
Some may find the handle a bit too long
- The Growing Family
March 4, 2014 | Full review
The outside is a painted surface and not as easy to clean. This is only a problem if you spill food on the outside while over heating the wok.
- The Winey Foodies
November 6, 2015 | Full review

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

An Overview On Woks

The wok is one of the most useful pieces of kitchen equipment for both professional chefs and home cooks. It has been used in Chinese kitchens for centuries and is now a staple in many kitchens around the world.

“There’s a reason why the wok is the single most important tool in the Asian kitchen: its incredible versatility,” says our resident culinary expert Julie Chernoff, a long-time food journalist and dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. “Stir fry, deep fry, steam, blanch… the wok can do it all.”

In order to use the wok effectively, you need to first have very high heat. This results in meals that cook in a short amount of time. Because of the high heat, it’s important to use the right amount of oil so that the ingredients don’t stick to the pan. In many recipes, the ingredients, such as chicken, beef, pork or fish, plus vegetables like carrots or cabbage, are seared on high heat in the wok, before being used in a different cooking method in the same pan. The wok can be used to boil ingredients in a liquid or steam them by using the lid.

Don’t overfill the wok. If this happens, the ingredients will cook too slowly and you won’t get the proper amount of heat. Before putting any ingredients in the pan, it’s critical to prepare all of your ingredients by washing, cutting and setting them out. This mise en place technique ensures that you can add the right ingredient to the wok at the right time.

One of the most common ways a wok is used is to make a stir fry.

“The key to a great stir fry is to cut up each ingredient to similar size so that they cook in the same amount of time (meaning equal-size chunks of protein, or all ¼-inch thick carrot coins, etc.), and to know what order to add them to the wok,” Chernoff explains. “Aromatics are added first, then ingredients in order of length of cooking time, from longest to shortest.”

The Wok Buying Guide

  • An important element to consider when selecting your wok is the material it’s made out of. “While there are many expensive Westernized versions available — made of copper, stainless steel, or even with nonstick surfaces — it’s hard to beat the classic carbon steel,” Chernoff says. “Although the carbon steel must be seasoned before first use, and cleaned thoroughly after each use and reoiled, the extra care and time are well worth it for the final product.” Some woks are made out of hard-anodized aluminum, while others are 100% cast iron and sold already seasoned. You’ll even find woks with an aluminum core between two stainless steel layers. Other woks are made of heavy gauge carbon steel.
  • If you want to avoid using excess oil in your cooking, you may want to pay attention to the non-stick coating on your work. Some woks have three layers of non-stick coating, while others have been seasoned with 100% vegetable oil. The seasoning improves as the pan is used.
  • The way your wok retains heat and distributes heat can affect the outcome of your recipe. Even heating is what you’ll get with aluminum construction.
  • Because the wok is operated on such high heat, it’s important that the handles on the wok enable the cook to move it around safely, without having to touch the pan. “Look for a wok with a long wooden handle on one side and a helping handle opposite it for handling and moving the wok,” directs Chernoff.
  • Look for a wok with one long, brushed stainless steel handle that stays cool on the stovetop. Of course, a model with two assist loop handles for a safe and secure grip is also a good choice. However, they do heat up while cooking and can only be held using an oven mitt to avoid injury. Some woks have a long ergonomic phenolic handle and a small assist handle, which stays cool while cooking.
  • If you’re interested in exploring the versatility of the wok, then “look for a wok with a lid,” as Chernoff guides. This “helps with steaming and simmering ingredients during cooking.” Some woks come with a clear tempered glass lid, while others don’t come with a lid at all.
  • Whether you’re routinely cooking for a crowd or just for your family will dictate the size of wok you need. “You’re not going to need a gigantic wok (like the ones used in Asian restaurants), and you want to make sure that it will fit over one burner on your stovetop,” explains Chernoff. Some woks measure 12.5 inches, while others come in at 14 inches.