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Old 01-04-2004, 11:34 PM   #1
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Did I ruin my new wok?

I was attempting to "season" my new wok as per the directions: brush on oil, then heat wok slowly until it turns "golden brown" then (presumably after it's cool) wash, dry, and repeat three times. On the first time, I wasn't sure how slowly "slowly" was, so I started on low, but the oil never got golden, went to medium, but it didn't get golden, and finally to med-hi, but when I looked, it was already beyond golden -- golden in places, brown/black in places.

Should I just keep going and do this again, or should I scrub the inside out with SOS pads until the dark color comes off (assuming it in fact WILL come off) and start over?

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-05-2004, 08:07 AM   #2
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Brigette;
Just start where you left off. Many instruction guides for seasoning cookware are a little misleading. The wok you have sounds like what is referred to as "black steel". This is just plain steel, no coating...not stainless. After seasoning (and a few years of use) your wok will get beautifully black all over.
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