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Screwed up, seasoning a wok, Ceramic Grill Store

ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,415
edited 8:38PM in EggHead Forum
Got a wok from the greatest retailer ever, and now I've screwed it up trying to season it, any thoughts? Do I need to completely scrape it before I attempt to season again? I tried to season without removing the varnish. My bad. :sick: :angry: ;)
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,395
    I'm sure other experts will chime in later. I think you can put it through a self clean cycle in the kitchen oven to start over.
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,088
    Not sure of the finish on the CGS wok, but have done several over the years, some new and some just plain nasty rust. I take a brillo pad and scrub it to death on both inside and outside and then start the oil heat seasoning process. Works well for me.

  • I think Gary is on the right track....But than so again is Richard...
    I would burn it (hight temp. clean) then scrub the hell out of it and start over with the seasoning process.
    BTW, I really like to do the first heavy seasonings with lard.
    I have had GREAT success with this.
  • Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,796
    Just remember, any time the seasoning on carbon steel gets screwed up, you can start over and get it right. All that scrubbing burns calories, too.

    I wonder if oven cleaner is a no-no. I hope someone will let us know if it's OK to use. I mean someone who knows, not just expressing an opinion.

    I use peanut oil to season, and you have to wipe it literally all off, a thin film will remain. Otherwise you'll burn on little globules of oil around the upper half. Don't ask me how I know.
    Judy in San Diego
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,088
    I have used oven cleaner on very heavily greasy woks to get the original mess off. a few times I have had to spray them a second time, then when the bulk of the goop is off take a brillo and go forward.
  • Give Tom a call! He's real nice and would most likely have an answer ;)
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