Cooking with woks is quickly becoming a desirable way for chefs from all culinary backgrounds to prepare amazing meals. Woks are oversized, rounded cooking tools are traditionally used to prepare Asian cuisine, particularly stir fry. They come in various sizes, all of which boast benefits depending on what the chef will be using them for, but many find the most optimal size is within the range of 18" - 20" woks. A wok of this size lends itself to be used during the cooking process of a variety dishes, from appetizers to entrees. Some of the most commonly recognized dishes that can be prepared in 18" - 20" woks are beef or chicken stir fry and Pad Thai. These meals tend to consist of a lot of food and need to be tossed around in order to be prepared properly, so a large wok accommodates them. The wok is a great tool to ensure even heating and they are also perfect for pan frying.