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.


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  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