Seasoning a Cast Iron Wok | How to Season a Cast Iron Wok | Results

If you are new to wok cooking and have a brand new carbon steel wok or cast iron wok and are seasoning it for the first time, you won't have anything to compare it to, but you'll notice with time that during your wok cooking that food can begin to stick a bit, and if things get too far from the feeling of the newly seasoned wok you may want to re-season the wok. If you are re-seasoning an old, rusty, dirty cast iron wok or a cast iron wok which had an accident (e.g. a burned recipe that you had to get out with steel wool and elbow grease) you will really appreciate the smooth and warm feeling of using a newly seasoned wok!

Seasoning a Cast Iron Wok | How to Season a Cast Iron Wok | When to re-season the wok?

After seasoning a cast iron or carbon steel wok for the first time using the seasoning a wok with salt method (the best method for how to season a cast iron wok or to season a carbon steel wok), the new surface will be amazing and superb, but over time and with accidents it may degrade and you'll want to re-season the wok to restore it to that pristine condition. Luckily you can re-season a carbon steel wok or re-season a cast iron wok (both) as often as you like, and it won't harm it in the least. But when might a cast iron wok warrant going through a re-seasoning process?

Seasoning a Cast Iron Wok | How to Season a Cast Iron Wok | The result!

After proper seasoning of a cast iron wok (using the seasoning a cast iron wok with salt method) the first time you heat the wok up again for your first wok recipe in the newly seasoned wok (after seasoning a cast iron wok for the first time or re-seasoning a cast iron wok using the seasoning a wok with salt method heat the wok as normal and add a small amount of oil before cooking - as always for wok cooking) you will be amazed at how smooth and slick the surface is with foods literally gliding over it.

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