So, this past weekend we had guests over to the house. William and guest cooked. I was happy about that. What I am not happy about is that they fried chicken in the smaller of my two woks and now the teflon on the wok is scratched because they used metal implements in my wok. It's stupid, I know, but I'm furious! I make a good living, but I am not a rich person. I was brought up in a family with two parents who came from very poor beginnings. My mom grew up literally dirt floor poor. I don't mean literally/figuratively, I mean actual dirt floors in the little wooden house in two of the rooms and the toilet was a hole in the ground with a wooden frame over it. Anyway, I was raised to take care of my things, no matter what they are. I was raised to believe that the way to live well and not have to worry is to be careful how you spent your money so that your money would last, and part of that is taking care of what you have so you don't have to buy it more than once. I have had those two woks for over a year and I use them easily three times a week because I have a passion for Oriental foods. I never use anything but wooden cooking tools in them. Up until this past weekend, both woks looked as though I had just bought them, not a mark on them except the slight wear on the outside bottoms from the burners. The insides were perfect. Now my wok is all scratched up on the inside bottom, and once the teflon has been compromised, the life span of item begins to seriously tick down because now the teflon will really start to come off. No happy!