My wok cooking has never turned out very well, which has been partially subpar equipment and partially lack of training and practice. I'm looking to get a wok to use with my induction cooktop, and need some guidance. I know it's better to be flat-bottomed for induction, but I don't understand the trade offs between tri-ply, cast iron, and carbon steel.
- What are the differences regarding maintenance? Cleaning, seasoning, warping, etc.
- How does it change the cooking experience? Heat up time, allowable/recommended temperatures, when to add oil, areas of the wok to use, better for one kind of recipe/oil or another, keeping food from sticking, other factors?
Basically, I'm trying to get the best results possible in the least time, but as a beginner in wok cooking, it's also important to me to minimize the probability of screwing it up.