Well this has turned into a big fat mess. After reading this message I had this bright idea to go to the restaurant supply store and get the real thing like I mentioned earlier. Well, I used it, one time, and thought it turned out ok, but the aftermath is pretty bad. The stand that they recommended that I use was only 1.5" or maybe 2" tall, it was a round aluminum ring with holes in it, it was not the wire stand. First thing I noticed after I was done was that there was paint on the aluminum which cracked and crumbled and looks pretty nasty. It was only a $10 part though, so no big deal, but a couple days ago I noticed my stove. I burned the stainless steel around my burner really bad. I didn't notice it before because some of the lighting in my kitchen is messed up. That ring got that big wok too close to the burner then trapped the heat so the whole area is just scorched, I'm not talking just a little bit either. I don't know if I can scrub it out or not. If I try stir frying again, it will be on a Joyce Chen wok, I should have just went with my instincts from the beginning instead of second guessing, now I'm paying for it.