T-fal A80789 Specialty Large Capacity Wok, 14-Inch

Last updated: December 27, 2021

T-fal A80789 Specialty Large Capacity Wok, 14-Inch

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Product Details

In our analysis of 190 expert reviews, the T-fal Specialty Large Capacity Wok, 14-Inch placed 13th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Prepare delicious Asian-inspired meals for the whole family with this T-fal Specialty nonstick 14-inch jumbo wok. Made of durable aluminum and traditionally shaped with a wide top and narrow base, the gently curved wok heats quickly and evenly, sealing in flavor. The wok’s PFOA-free nonstick (inside and out) requires the use of little to no oil or fat for healthier cooking, effortless food release, and quick, convenient cleanup. Ideal for stir-frying, the versatile wok also works well for steaming, searing, sauteing, pan or deep frying, poaching, boiling, braising, making soup, or even roasting nuts. The wok’s long, stay-cool handle promotes a secure grip, keeps hands a safe distance from the heat, and comes with a hole at the end for optional hanging storage. Oven safe up to 350 degrees F and dishwasher-safe, the T-fal Specialty nonstick 14-inch jumbo wok makes a great gift idea for anyone looking for fresh inspiration when it comes to healthy, great-tasting, home-cooked meals.

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.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Fast, even heat distribution. Light weight. Earns high marks from native Asian chefs. Can go in the oven up to 350°F.
Hybrid shape with benefits of a frying pan. High sides allow it to be used as a wok while the flat bottom gives it the same options as a frying or sauce pan. For that reason, many reviewers choose this wok as their go-to cookware.
Buyers liked that it is surprisingly light for how large the pan is. Several people mentioned that they replaced some of their sauté pans with this versatile wok.
This wok has a durable aluminum construction and is oven safe up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also dishwasher safe.
- Heavy
Durable aluminum construction for fast and equal heat distribution.
It is also affordable and requires a small amount of oil to cook.
It has huge capacity to cook family size meals. It has great no-stick interior and exterior that make it easy to cook and clean. Of course, you will get nutritional cooking result with less oils or fat.
It has a long handle, and a helper handle that makes it easy to use and move, and the handles are covered with silicone for a stay-cool comfortable grip.
It's really no wonder – the aluminum does an excellent job distributing heat throughout the substantial 14-inch bowl, and once cooking is over, you can safely put your wok into the dishwasher and let it do the job instead of you.
The T-fal wok is one that you’ll definitely fall in love with. Being one of the top woks for cooking in 2018, it has an elegant black hue and a durable aluminum construction for fast and even heating. It also comes with a nonstick coating inside and out that facilitates an effortless cleanup time.
The wok is outfitted with a non-stick layer both on the inside and the outside. Therefore, you will be able to cook without worrying about the mess or burned food leftovers on the bottom.
Many users are happy with the nonstick surface of this T-fal A80789 wok that makes the cooking and cleaning very easy. Users also are satisfied with its aluminum construction that is able to distribute the heat evenly and quickly.
This wok’s large capacity makes it a great choice for families, but its bulk may also make it trickier to store, so make sure you have sufficient space for it before purchasing. You’ll also want to bear in mind that this wok doesn’t come with a lid.
The other feature we would mention with T-fal A80789 Nonstick Stir Fry Pan is the ease of cleaning. This same feature makes cooking one of the most enjoyable and easy things to do.
Thanks to its aluminum construction, the T-fal Specialty heats up quickly and evenly, and its ergonomic stay-cool handle is coated in silicone for a comfortable grip.

What reviewers didn't like

Occasional durability issues are reported. May require a wok ring to aid stability.
Cannot take high temperatures. High temperatures can ruin the non-stick coating, limiting the way food is cooked in it.
Durability and scratching concerns, no lid
Not for use with metal kitchen utensils.
Special instructions for use
Not exactly a wok in the most traditional sense
One shortcoming of this product is that it does not come with a lid but requires users to buy it separately.
I personally wouldn’t recommend it for regular use due to its fragile nonstick coating
Some users claim that the design is weird.
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