I have a round bottom wok with a metal handle. When placed in the wok ring, the wok slides down to the handle side due to the weight. The ring is reversible, however it slides on either side. This is so annoying. Is there a fix for this?
yes there is a fix…just add food to the wok. In most cases the added weight of the food will balance the weight of the handle. I don’t really find the position an issue, it just means that the handle gets a bit hotter than the other side. I always have a dry towel to handle the metal wok handle while cooking.
It doesn’t affect the food, as when you start to use the wok you will lift the handle and it will be level. Another option is just to use a Cantonese style wok with the double ears, they don’t have the lopsided handle on one side, so it doesn’t have the problem.
Alternatively, if it really bothers you, you can rest the wok handle on another pan or pot so that it sits properly in the wok ring. The other pot or pan will be off to the left side if you use that hand for the wok, or vise versa if you are using your right hand. But usually just adding your food will be enough to correct it.