Lodge Pro-Logic P14W3 Cast Iron Wok Review
I must admit, the Lodge P14W3 cast iron wok was mostly an impulse purchase. My faithful and trusty Lodge L8SK3 cast iron skillet has been doing an admirable job of filling in as a wok on my Kamado Joe grill.
But, I saw it on Amazon with free shipping. As the saying goes, the rest is history. I am a big grilling fanatic, any chance I can get out and grill or smoke something, I will!! I was a bit concerned that it would be too big to fit on the grill, –so for all of you Google searchers, yes, the Lodge P14W3 cast iron wok will fit on your Kamado Joe Classic.
I poured over the nearly 800 Amazon reviews on this product before purchasing. With a 4.7 out of 5 stars average, I wasn’t too concerned. With this many reviews, I was certain it was another excellent Lodge cast iron product.
Yeah, it is a bit pricy, coming in at just under $65.00 with free Amazon Prime shipping.
Product Quality And Features
Like all Lodge cast iron products, the wok is out of the box seasoned and ready for action, –that is after a quick clean and coat of cooking oil. You know, the usual and routine things you do with your own cast iron cookware.
Looking over Lodge P14W3 cast iron wok, it has the typical Lodge finish, so no surprises here. No, it is not glass smooth like the typical steel wok.
There is no need for a cradle to hold this cast iron wok; it has a nice stable flat base.
The day it came, I had prepared an assortment of cut up and some left over veggies from the fridge, –you know, broccoli, carrots, and a red pepper. I fired up our propane grill, added a scoop of coconut oil, and soon had the cast iron wok screaming hot.
I added the veggies and in what seemed like only a few seconds of “wokking,” they were just cooked to the point I like, –cooked with just a bit of veggie crunch remaining. Yum!
Cleanup was a breeze. Yes, I was happy with this purchase!
For dinner, we fired up our Kamado Joe to see how the cast iron wok performed compared to using our Lodge L8SK3 10 inch cast iron skillet. After we got the wok to temperature, we cooked up another batch of veggies and added some thinly sliced beef. -Yum, everything just tastes better when cooked outdoors.
Yes, the cast iron wok worked beautifully, sorry skillet, we still love you!
Cleanup was as expected with a new piece of cast iron cookware. Adding some boiling hot water cleaned it right up. It will take a number of uses to develop that nonstick finish.
My as-is out of the box specifications
– Handle to handle width: 18 1/4 inches
– Edge to edge width: 14 5/8 inches
– Height: 4 1/4 inches
– Weight: 11 pounds 8 ounces
– Manufactured: South Pittsburg, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Well, this is a cast iron wok, so there is some weight to it, close to 12 pounds. Some folks may not like that? With this wok, the weight is really a feature. There wasn’t an need to hold onto the wok handles while cooking and stirring the veggies and meat.
The cast iron gets hot, that is no secret, but some Amazon reviewers seemed surprised!? Just make sure you let get cool enough to handle and you have your heavy leather gloves or a good oven mitt.
Make sure you do your cast iron cookware homework! Learn how to cook in it, learn how to clean it, and learn about seasoning it, and you to will become a cast iron addict!