Cooking with a carbon steel wok gives foods and stirfries a "wok fragrance," according to wok cookbook author Grace Young, and carbon steel is an inexpensive
and virtually nonstick cookware
option. Carbon steel woks are available in restaurant supply stores and Chinatown supermarkets and come in a range of sizes. An 18-inch wok is one of the largest sizes available and allows you to stir fry or saute a large quantity of food at one time.