Tom Douglas: Ozeri 12" Green Earth Wok

Tom Douglas, Dahlia Lounge (Seattle)

Douglas uses this durable, nonstick, ceramic-coated wok. It's maintenance-free, and "the heavy ceramic bottom retains heat better," he says.

Try this: A stir-fry, of course, with a relish of serrano chilies, black beans, garlic, and ginger. [$50; ozeri.de]