Seasoning a Wok | How to Season a Wok | Stove Top (Electric) Method

If you do not have access to a gas stove, we recommend this method of how to season a wok over the oven method for seasoning a new wok - and you really MUST use a stovetop method of seasoning a wok if you have a wok with wooden or plastic handles which you can't remove - you can be seasoning a wok in the oven if the handles on it will melt or burn If you have access to or if you are fortunate enough to have a gas stove which you will use for your wok cooking, then use the salt method for seasoning a wok. It is in our experience the BEST method by far for seasoning a wok to perfection.

The instructions here are for seasoning new steel or iron woks or re-seasoning steel or iron woks that have rusted or been disused for a long time. You can also clean and re-season a wok at any time, if it needs it. If you have a non-stick or electric wok, then DO NOT use these methods!

Seasoning a Wok | How to Season a Wok | Stove Top (Electric) Method  | Preparing the Wok for Seasoning

Before seasoning a wok if it is new, you need to clean it (even though it has never been used for cooking). You need to do this because new woks are sold coated in industrial oil to keep them from rusting during shipping and storage. The first step in how to season a wok is to remove this oil, so…

Seasoning a Wok | How to Season a Wok | Stove Top (Electric) Method  | Seasoning the Wok

Using the electric stove (if you have a gas stove, use the salt method for seasoning a wok) it is hard to generate enough heat to evenly heat a wok, so you will likely need to take care during the wok seasoning process to rotate and shift the wok over the electric burner during this way of…

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