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Did I wreck my Wok?

tgklemantgkleman Posts: 216
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
Hi fellow wokkers,

I accidentally let my egg get up to 700 F with the wok on it (no oil in it) as I was preparing for a stir fry last night.  It go so hot that the oil auto-ignited the first time I tried to cook.  Luckily it was only a tablespoon's worth.  I took the wok off the grill and let it cool, and brought the egg down to a lower temperature, and the stir fry turned out fine.  The wok has a dark, bluish hue to it now (like when you burn a chisel edge on on a grinder).

Did I burn the seasoning off my wok?
If so, should I re-season it?
For you metallurgists out there, any issues you see with continuing to use the wok?

Thanks in advance

Comments

  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,921
    edited March 2012
    I just got my shipment from the Wok Shop and one thing they noted in the "about" was that you can't ruin a wok.  To restore, just re-season.

    With that being said, just re-season if you think you lost your non-stick attributes.  
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,997
    I did the same thing during my firs season attempt. All I did was start over at the beginning. I wouldnt worry.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,805
    I think it is fine. When I am done stir frying and close down the egg and the temp rises before pausing for the fall it is about that high anyways. Like Cazzy said, if you are ever concerned, just season it again. @ VI will be here shortly to fill the blanks....
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    edited March 2012
     @ VI will be here shortly to fill the blanks....
    Chubbs, are you OK?

    My dissertation for my Ph.D. in Metallurgy was titled "The Effects of Applying High Heat To a Round Bottomed Wok In a Non-sterile Metric Space".  The discussion is much too complex to address here, but in general, since you said your stir fry went well, I would say that the wok is fine.
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,281
    Thank you the "OTHER" Dr. (soon to be) Village Idiot.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,599
    you should be good to go, just reseason and wok away....t
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 5,211
    The Egg is metric?!?!  :-O
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    The Egg is metric?!?!  :-O
    I think the space around the egg is metric. 
    Maybe because it's made in Mexico? 
    8-|
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • FlyingTivoFlyingTivo Posts: 352
    Made in Mexico, and Corona, Tekate, Dos Equis....etc are measured in milliliters, so the Egg is definitely Metric!!!  :)

    Felipe
    Men, easier fed than understood!!
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    The Egg is metric?!?!  :-O
    Yes, I used my metric crescent wrench to tighten the nuts.  


    :-?
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • tgklemantgkleman Posts: 216
    Thanks for the advice everyone,  I'll go with the consensus that the wok is fine.
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,805
     @ VI will be here shortly to fill the blanks....
    Chubbs, are you OK?

    My dissertation for my Ph.D. in Metallurgy was titled "The Effects of Applying High Heat To a Round Bottomed Wok In a Non-sterile Metric Space".  The discussion is much too complex to address here, but in general, since you said your stir fry went well, I would say that the wok is fine.
    I am great Gary. And you?


    :-?
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Doing great, my friend.  :)
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,724
    VI unless you used a left handed 6 in metric crescent wrench, the bolts may come loose. :D
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    AE, I yield to your obvious expertise.  I am but a poor immigrant from Houston.  To show you how uninformed I am, I would have thought that a "6 inch metric ..." would be an oxymoron.   :))
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,724
    When you come to Austin for the fest I will tell you the story of the 6in left handed metric crescent.  You are coming to Austin Fest?
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    edited March 2012
    When you come to Austin for the fest I will tell you the story of the 6in left handed metric crescent.  You are coming to Austin Fest?
    Joan,

    If you, Travis, Mickey, Caz, Griffin, Boatbum, Eggster, Chubbs and a few more from this forum come, I just might do it.  Otherwise, I've had enough fun for a couple of years.

    Someone even stole our spatula, which caused a big problem for us, only to return it just before the end of the day.  I guess that justified to themselves that they really didn't "steal" it.  I know who it was, but it's not important.


    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • pezking7ppezking7p Posts: 132
    It's not stealing if you bring it back. 


    Can I borrow $5000?
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    It's not stealing if you bring it back. 


    Can I borrow $5000?
    Right.

    NO !
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • is the wok metric too?

    Rockwall Texas, just east of Dallas where the humidity and heat meet! Life is too short to get caught in the fast lane behind somebody slow!

    XL, LG, Sm, Mini and Weber for drink holder

  • BotchBotch Posts: 5,211
    The african wok, or the European wok?  
    _____________________________________________
     
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
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