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Did I ruin my wok trying to season it?

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Did I ruin my wok trying to season it?

blkery | May 28, 2012 05:12 PM

A while back I got a carbon steel wok and tried to follow the seasoning directions from Grace Young's The Breath of a Wok. I believe it entailed filming with oil, heating, washing oil off, repeat. After a couple passes I got this:

http://i.imgur.com/JjjLR.jpg

The heat has discolored the wok at the bottom, and there are lots of little orange spots around the sides that are from oil or oxidization/rust, I can't tell. They don't scrub off with steel wool. What did I do?

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