Curing a Wok from How to Properly Cure a Wok Slideshow

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Curing a Wok

Here's my poor, overused wok before re-curing it.

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Step 1

First, I use hot water, mild dish soap and a non-scratch scrubbing sponge to remove any residue or stuck food from the wok.

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Step 2

I heat the wok on my hottest burner until any water droplets have evaporated and I'm sure the entire pan is searing hot.

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Step 3

I remove the wok from heat and carefully use a paper towel to coat the entire inside surface with oil.

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Step 4

I place the wok on the burner again and heat it thoroughly for five to 10 minutes.

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Step 5

I remove the wok from the burner and let it cool. I use a rag or paper towel to wipe off excess oil. You will see some black residue.

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Step 6

Again, I use a paper towel to coat the entire inside surface with oil.

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Step 7

I place the wok on the burner again and heat it thoroughly for another minute or so, making sure the sides get heated too.

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Step 8

I remove the wok from the burner and let it cool again. I use a rag or paper towel to wipe off excess oil. Repeat Steps 6 and 7 until there is no black residue when the wok is wiped down.

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Step 9

The wok should now be cured and ready for cooking!

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