Cooking in the Chinese way is an elaborate art. Ingredients are usually chopped finely before cooking. Therefore, kitchen knives, meat cleavers and chopping boards are indispensable in the kitchen. Round-bottomed woks are widely used because they save cooking time. They can be used for stir-frying, deep-frying, steaming or boiling. In addition, multilayered steamers are common, as they can be used to steam several dishes at the same time.