Life on the Ranch with My Circulon ScratchDefense Nonstick Stir Fry Wok

Hello, Steamy Fam!

As busy as I get with work, there’s one thing I can say, and that is: My life is never boring! That’s for sure!

In fact, today, I’m coming to you from a ranch. (Yes, you read that right!) My husband and I have been spending some time on a 200 acre ranch for our other businesses, and it has been about as different from Vegas city life as you might expect! We also decided to take the dog squad with us, and, let me tell you, they are living their best life. In fact, I think they assume we made the trip just for them.

circulon scratchdefense nonstick stirfry wok

We’re living that RV life on tribal land in the middle of nowhere, and there’s not much in terms of entertainment, except for what we make of it. At night, we put a white sheet against the wall of the RV and project Sons of Anarchy onto it. (We’re on season 7, and it’s SO GOOD. WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME?!) The closest grocery store is a half hour away. The closest Walmart is an hour way. And if we’re snowed in (which has been the case many times this past winter), there’s nowhere to go.

RF life on the ranch

One night, we found a family of owls living somewhere in the roof structure. I feel like they’re keeping watch over us. There’s also a family of coyotes over the riverbank, just several dozen yards away. They become active very at night. The little baby pups yip out in the dead of night and my dogs bark back. This goes on for several hours.

The nightly view on the ranch

But all in all, the contrast has been nice. Simple living suits us in an interesting way. It’s been great to get back in touch with nature and get away from the constant distractions of city-dwelling. Some days, I do miss my bed, but otherwise, I’m enjoying the fresh air and these AMAZING views. Of course, we’re also nowhere near any sort of restaurants or fast food stops, so home cooking is the only option, and that’s why my Circulon 13-Inch ScratchDefense Nonstick StirFry Wok has been a lifesaver!

Why I Love This Circulon 13-Inch ScratchDefense Nonstick Stir Fry Wok with Helper Handle

13-Inch ScratchDefense Nonstick StirFry with Helper Handle

As someone who’s been cooking Asian cuisine for many years, I’ve seen my share of woks! And I can confidently say this one stands out for a few reasons:

Truly NonStick & NonScratch: This Circulon A1 Series stir-fry pan is kinda like the superhero of woks. The ScratchDefense™ Technology is basically a suit of armor, and this is not your basic nonstick coating we’re talking about. You don’t ever have to worry about scratches or sticking with this pan. That’s not just something I’m saying. It’s literally Circulon’s promise when it comes to this wok! You can even use metal utensils with it, which is unheard of when it comes to woks.

It LASTS: Of the many woks I’ve owned, longevity can sometimes be an issue. I can be hard on my woks, and they get a LOT of use. You can usually differentiate the lower quality woks from the higher quality ones pretty early on. They simply just don’t stand the test of time. But this pan is in it for the long haul. In fact, in the world of nonstick pans, this one lasted 130 times longer than its competitors, and that’s probably because they threw everything they had at it during the design phase. They even went as far as to simulate over 200 years of daily use!

It’s Dishwasher Friendly: “Okay…” you’re thinking. “But what’s the catch? It’s gotta be hell to wash, right?” EHHH. WRONG! This wok is actually dishwasher safe! (Did you hear me when I said it’s UNSCRATCHABLE?) It’s got a triple-layer nonstick surface, so you can throw it in your dishwasher AND you can cook with less oil!

It’s Light and Easy To Handle: We all love a cast iron, but my arm gets super tired trying to use one some days. This pan is a great weight that I can work with for a long while. AND I don’t have to rely on just the regular handle when I have to toss ingredients. It comes with a grip on the other side, so I feel SO much more confident getting a good stir in!

Even Heating: Under that nonstick surface is an aluminum body, so it heats for quickly and evenly. It’s also got a stainless steel base, so it’s induction-suitable if that’s your vibe. If you’re someone who does a lot of stir fries, like me, this is a GREAT piece of cookware to add to your repertoire, and one you’ll feel good about investing in because of its long lifespan.  

Loving my wok!

In Short…

Lucky in the snow

If I were stranded on a desert island, I can tell you that this Circulon pan is the one piece of cookware I would take with me. And I can say that, cuz some nights I’m stranded in a snowed-in RV in the middle of nowhere, and that’s not too far off. 

I hope you take some time to get some peace and quiet as well, and make some magical moments of your own!

Views of the ranch

Check Out My Ranch Life Update and See The Wok in Action Here:



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  1. would love to win this pan!

  2. I could use this stir fry wok!

  3. Would love to win!

  4. Thank you

  5. My pans are wearing out and I could really need a new pan!


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