Aldi is bringing out the Crofton Stir Fry Wok Pan as an Aldi Find for the week of 3/23/22. The fourteen inch Crofton Wok will be available for just $12.99 while supplies last. This nonstick wok comes in two color combinations; blank with dark wood (faux) handles or grey with light wood (faux) handles. If you are looking for carbon steel you can try out the Crofton Carbon Steel Wok for $14.99 available 6/29/2022.
Both variations of this wok appear to be nonstick coated carbon steel and use the Quantanium coating for the non-stick properties. This is a coating that includes titanium particles and is specially formulated without PFOA.
I am in the market for a wok but I am trying to move towards carbon/stainless steel or cast iron for most of my pans since they should last a lifetime and improve with use. I find that even good quality non-stick pans start to lose the coating or just perform worse after just a few years. If I use carbon steel or cast iron (and maybe stainless?) the performance should improve with use. But with this being priced so low and looking pretty good I am tempted to try it out for a bit.
Crofton Stir Fry Wok: Price and Details
- Price: $12.99 (2022- prices may vary)
- Black with dark handles or Gray with light handles
- Helper handle for easier pouring and lifting
- Quantanium nonstick coated Carbon Steel for superior durability, easy food release, and cleaning
- Riveted, faux wood handles
- Perfect nonstick pan for stir fry meals
- Two-year warranty
- Flat Bottom Wok
- Works with gas, electric and glass ceramic cooktops
Is Aldi’s Wok A Good Deal?
At just $12.99 the Crofton Non-Stick Wok looks like a steal. Nonstick woks that are in the 14 inch range look like they are selling for a minimum of $30 (for one with decent reviews) and more commonly are in the $40-50 range.
A similar looking pan from Kenmore is selling for around $40 right now. It is also a 14 inch carbon steel wok with a nonstick coating and flat bottom. Or you can go with this green earth pan for just over $30 if you don’t mind the green color.
If you are looking for a more traditional wok that is just carbon steel with no nonstick coatings I am looking at this one by YOSUKATA. It has the advantage over some other carbon steel pans in that it is already heat treated to blacken or blue it to help with the seasoning process. It is going for about $60 right now and seems to be a good price compared to the competition. The main reason I am thinking of going with this type of pan is it should last a lifetime.
When looking at any woks be sure to get one with a flat bottom if you plan to use it on an electric cooktop at any point in the future, the round bottom pans won’t make good enough contact and should just be used with gas stoves or other open flame cooking.
Reviews of Crofton Stir Fry Wok Pan
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Just a sticky mess!
Even after generously seasoning multiple times, its impossible to get any release. Very frustrating. And there was also a funky smell which is concerning.
coating pealed ,what did I eat?
After using it a third time ,I noticed (after I served dinner) spots that look like chipping inside pans bottom coating . I used a wood spatula, no metal .Now I m afraid to use it .Hope Aldi will refund it.