How to Season Your Carbon Steel Wok

carbon-steel-wokIf you love oriental food and would love to create it at home, you may have considered buying a wok. Having your own wok makes it much easier to cook authentic tasting Chinese or oriental food.

Woks come in a variety of materials including stainless steel, electric, non-stick and aluminum. Carbon steel woks are very popular with chefs as they relatively inexpensive, easy to clean and conduct heat well.

If you have purchased a carbon steel wok then you will need to ensure it is seasoned for best results.

Read our latest article on how to season your carbon steel wok.

Featured

The Best Stainless Steel Cookware Set

A reader told us about a particular stainless steel cookware set that she had purchased. She … [Read More...]

From the Blog

Fit & Fresh Smart Portion Prep Center – Food Preparation Control Made Easy

Often the hardest part of dieting or just maintaining your healthy lifestyle is portion control. It … [Read More...]

John Boos Pro Prep Butcher Block Table

Just imagine having extra workspace in your kitchen with pot hanging hangers and a utensil … [Read More...]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Non-Stick Cookware

Nonstick pans are extremely popular these days, but are they right for you? Here are some of the … [Read More...]

All Clad Stainless Steel Karahi

Anyone who loves Indian food will love this Karahi which is a deep circular bowl with a domed lid … [Read More...]

Comments

  1. hey paula , thats for the tips on seasoning the wok. I usually buy my woks from Shanghai Street which is like a Mecca for all chefs and wanna be chefs.U get everything u can dream of in that one street. Its in Hong Kong , and they have some of the best good quality ones there.

  2. I would love to be back in Hong Kong. We went for the first time last year and had a great time. We didn’t have much time there as we were heading into mainland China for most of the trip. I think buying a wok is a good excuse to go back – any excuse will do for me.

  3. help im doing a project for school and need to know the reasons for the popularity of woks

  4. Some of the reasons why woks are so popular include:
    – Asian dishes are generally very healthy
    – you can purchase a wok for under $10
    – stir frys cook quickly saving time for busy people
    – woks are very versatile – you don’t need to just cook Asian dishes in a wok
    – there are thousands upon thousands of recipes that are available for woks