This is my second purchase of a pre-seasoned Yamada wok, which I am unable to find anywhere except Globalkitchen Japan. It is well worth paying extra for DHL freight to the USA for the pre-seasoned option and the assurance that this product is made in Japan and not some inferior version manufactured in China.
I had such a favorable experience I am placing a second order for a larger Yamada wok. Ordering process very straightforward, unlike Rakuten which could only estimate shipping and customs. Once my order shipped DHL texted me on the progress of the shipment. The wok is pre seasoned which eliminates having to burn off a protective coating... well worth the extra order time.
Heats up very quickly, cooks very nicely. The 36cm size is just right. I followed the blog instructions to do the conditioning and it worked pretty well.
Just purchased uncoated wok recently. Was excited to use it at first but after a couple of times using it peeled! Contacted the seller they said it is save to use, it’s just the surface coating that peeled but overall it is save. I purposely bought the uncoated version hoping that I don’t have to preseason it. Not sure where has gone wrong as I followed the instruction to care for the wok. Let’s see what’s going to happen further. For now I have not use it again. It’s rather a waste of money I think.
This wok is light enough to use without hurting your wrist. The finish is very smooth and the wok heats up quickly and distributes heat evenly.