If you are looking for a specialized tool designed for stir frying, turning and stirring foods that are cooking in a wok, you have come to the right place. Wok spatulas are constructed of durable metals like stainless steel and are specially designed for the challenges faced during wok cooking. The flat blade of the wok spatula has a curved edge that is designed for scraping and stirring food that is sticking close to the curved surface of the wok. The extra long handle at a wide, obtuse angle from the spatula's blade keeps chef's from burning their hands. After all, the hot air and steam coming from the wok can burn hands that are placed directly above the pan.
For flash cooking at high temperatures in a wok, having a wok spatula or wok shovel handy will help assure more even cooking. Because the very bottom of the wok is close to a high-heat source, foods that fall to the bottom of the pan will cook very quickly. Use wok spatulas to quickly stir and push the food to the cooler parts of the pan, allowing other parts of the stir fry or fried rice to settle in the hot spot and cook at the same rates.