Info: Refurbished version of Model BEW600XL
It's not easy to replicate the tremendously fast cooking ability of a large traditional iron wok on a gas range that you might find in an Asian restaurant in a home kitchen, but Breville has done so, and added even more versatility. This large (6 Quart/5.6L) capacity countertop device has a unique, Butterfly-shaped heating element which can evenly distribute the heat right up its high walls all the way to 425°F (218°C), enabling you to sear meats in just a minute or two, and then you set it slightly lower to stir fry various types of vegetables for between 1 and 3 minutes. It's also deep enough to use as a (shallow) deep fryer, or to boil things in, or even for slow cooking curries or casseroles, or more -- with 15 heat settings, you can make all kinds of meals in it, from soups to scrambled eggs. The wok bowl cooking surface is infused with a durable, PFOA-free, non-stick QuanTanium finish, which reduces the amount of oil needed to cook with, and is easy to clean.
Breville's refurbished units have been repaired, thoroughly inspected and tested before resale and have a 6 month Manufacturer's Warranty for both parts and labour. (If a repair or exchange is needed, just call their toll-free number to be informed where/how to send it.)
Please note, due to the large size and weight of this item, the usual free shipping policy within Canada may not apply, depending on your locale; our shipping department will contact you with details before proceeding.
A. Cook'n'Look Lid: Transparent tempered glass lid with an adjustable steam vent enables monitoring the progress of a dish and leaving in the ideal amount of moisture.
B. Non-Stick Quantanium Surface: Multiple non-stick coatings are infused with a unique mix of titanium particles for scratch resistance, durability and convenient clean-up. (Do not use metal utensils or sharp objects with it, however, or cut any food inside the wok.)
C. Wok Bowl: 6 quart capacity, 14" diameter, with heat-responsive aluminum layers to maintain high heat. Ideal for stir fries, steaming, braising and deep-frying.
D. Wok Base: The dishwasher safe wok bowl can be removed from the base for easy cleaning. (Please see the 3-panel illustration of this, included as the final product photo.)
E. 1500W Butterfly Heating Element: This unique sealed-in element (shown here) quickly distributes heat up the walls of the wok bowl.
F. Temperature Control Probe: 15 precision heat settings, from quite low up to a searing 425°F (218°C), emulating authentic Asian-style gas cooking.
You can view or download the Breville Hot Wok Instruction Booklet [PDF] here, for detailed care and use instructions, as well as some recipes.
Although they are dishwasher safe, it's best to wash the Wok Bowl, Base and Glass Lid by hand to extend the life of the non-stick coating. Similarly, if you store the Temperature Control Probe inside the Wok Bowl, please line it with two sheets of paper towels, first, to guard against scratches. It's safe to immerse the Wok Bowl in water because its recessed heating element is completely sealed.
When cleaning the non-stick coating, do not use abrasive cleansers or metal pot cleaners like steel wool. Wash in hot soapy water, and remove stubborn spots with a plastic washing pad or nylon washing brush.