Many professional kitchens use woks every day and stick woks are a very popular choice. Woks are excellent at cooking foods such as eggs, fried rice, pasta, meats and vegetables and they are traditional cooking utensils. Woks can be bought in a round bottom or flat bottom design. Round bottoms work on any stove with a wok ring, but flat bottom woks work on any stove without the need for accessories. Stick woks are in demand because professional cooks know they distribute heat evenly and require less oil to cook with. Woks are manufactured from various kinds of metal. Some cooks recommend carbon since they do not take longer to cook and process seasonings. Others, however, prefer the longer cooking time that steel woks require. Stick woks are the perfect utensil to buy, promising efficiency, durability and affordability.