Wednesday, October 22, 2008

don't wok this way





I've always had issues with this wok. Basically when it dries or is dried, it always develops rust spots. Right before use i always have to reclean it to wipe off the spots, but this seems weird and leaves me feeling unsettled.

I've "tried" seasoning it, but i don't think it worked, or i did it horribly wrong. So the question is - do i throw it out and get a new one, or can this thing be fixed??

7 comments:

  1. If you washed it with soap, you have un-seasoned it. Use only hot water after seasoning.

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  2. Also, after using only hot water and a scrubbie to clean it, give it a wipe and then turn it upside down over an element on low to finish drying it. If you put it away without it being completely dry, it will rust.

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  3. throw the old one in the canel...

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  4. Thanks for all your comments!!!

    I'm not sure i'm down with a cooking utensil that i DON'T wash with soap. I'm also not sure about turning on the stove after i cook to dry dishes, these all seem like a lot of work :) I guess for the love of wok people will do this, i'm just not sure its me.

    I think the canal may be the way to go.

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  5. I guess I have no issue with the no-soap thing since I don't cook with meat....

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  6. Tiana - very interesting point. I very rarely stir fry meat either, so i guess it would be fine for me too... its just that fat from oil/whatever wouldn't get cleaned and that just weirds me out, but i guess the "seasoning" is really oil/fat anyways so thats what is desired.

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