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Black flakes from BRAND NEW Wok

agolden23 | Nov 17, 2010 06:41 PM

I just bought a brand new Wok for an Asian market in Pittsburgh. It is presumably 1/8" Steel and Black. It IS Magnetic. The owner of the store told me it was cast iron. But I have cast iron cook ware and there is no way this wok is cast iron. It is way to thin. My issue is upon the first time using it lots of black flakes came off showing a "steel color" underneath. I did season it with oil a few times before using it. How ever as soon as my tongs touched the surface the black came off on the food in big flakes.

I've searched high and low on the internet and cant find anything about it. Did I not season it enough? Is it Teflon? (if so I can peal it off with my finger nail.) Is it supposed to come off? Is it dangerous to eat? Did I ruin it? PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

Thank you :-)

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