Normally, when we say “wok,” what comes to mind is a curved cast-iron cooking vessel that is said to be healthier than a standard frying pan due to its excellent heat retention qualities. Also, a wok can accommodate more food and can therefore cook more. Plus, you don’t have to use skewers anymore, like how it goes in the picture above.
But when it comes to grilling, a “grill wok” takes on a new meaning. The original wok is modified both in shape and design to suit your grilling needs. A “grill wok” is sometimes called a “grill basket.”
What does a grill basket look like?
Usually, you’ll see them in a rectangular or square shape with a flat bottom to help them stay put on grates. They have holes, and they’re normally bought for grilling or smoking vegetables.
What is the best grill wok to buy? Let’s give you our top picks.
Grill Wok vs Grill Pan: What’s the Difference?
There are two main differences – their size and their depth.
In general, grill pans have a wider surface. If you stretch your imagination a little bit, they look like stainless steel serving trays. When it comes to depth, grill woks tend to be deeper.
Best Grill Wok: Top Picks
There are different brands and models to choose from, but on this list, we give you only those that have been well-received by consumers, which is mostly how we define what a “best grill wok” is.
Grillux Vegetable Grill Basket
This grill wok or basket is one multi-purpose cookware. It can be used to smoke or grill different types of food such as vegetables, meat, and fish. Aside from that, it can be used in different types of grills, from charcoal to gas grills.
Made of 100% stainless steel, expect holes, raised edges to keep food in place, and curved handles.
Weber Style 6434 Vegetable Basket
One of the stand-out features of the Weber Style 6434 grill basket is that instead of circular holes, you’ll see a beautiful pattern of capsule-like openings. The basket is made of stainless steel, and fits all Weber Q 300/3000 and larger gas grills, plus 18-inch and larger charcoal grills. This basket is ideal for vegetables and small pieces of meat. It measures 11.8 W x 13.8 D x 2.5 H inches.
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Cave Tools Vegetable Grill Basket
Just like the Weber grill wok, this grill basket doesn’t come with circular holes.
But it’s also made of stainless steel, which can help you grill your veggies, favorite seafoood, meat, and fish.
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Cuisinart CNW-328 Non Stick Grill Wok
Measuring 11 x 11 inches, this non-stick grill wok from Cuisinart comes with a non-stick coating that gives it its characteristic look, which is different from the ones on this list. But as the brand has warned, the grill temperature should not exceed 400 degrees Fahrenheit, lest the coating may warp or peel off.