I had an electric wok until very recently - it was my mother's and she bought it in the late 80s! A few months ago, the electrical element broke and I haven't replaced it.
I did prefer the wok to to using a skillet but your stir fry should come out just fine if you use a skillet to cook it. I've noticed that I tend to use a tiny bit more oil and my food takes longer to cook in the skillet, but all my recipes end up tasting the same in the end. :)
The wok is just a frying pan made in a cone shape - any frying pan/skillet will do. I stir fry a lOt! I do most of my dinner veggies that way. I rarely use oil - mostly continual little sips of water. It's a great way to get more dense veggies (like carrots) heated through while staying crunchy. I cook rice and freeze in portion sizes, so stir fry is a quick meal with leftover meats from yesterday. I throw the rice & meat in the microwave to thaw while I'm doing the veggies.
Stir frying also gets me to eat more veggies. Go for it!
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I stir fry most of my vegetables I just use a skillet to do it. I figure they work just as good as a wok. I just stir fried some baby bok choy last night it was really good. I stir fry my cabbage and brussel sprouts. Some times I just do single veggies and other times I combine them. I don't think you need the wok to do it. Its a good healthy way to prepare veggies it just takes a small amont of oil I use canola oil.
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