need help with e-wok wok


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need help with e-wok wok

bensy | | Sep 21, 2013 11:30 AM

Hi all,

So I bought a new 13" hand hammered wok from E-woks. I just got it, and am excited to season it. However, I've been scrubbing till my hands are numb with a metal mesh scrubber (copper), and I still can't seem to get the inside clean. Water runs clear after rinsing, but if I wipe the inside of the wok with a towel, I get a gray residue. And there are still splotches of darker gray in the wok. Do I need to get all of this out? Am I scrubbing off the protective gunk, or am I just scrubbing off deposits of carbon steel?

Just to be clear -- I haven't seasoned it yet. I'm just trying to clean it to prepare it for seasoning.

Thanks for your help!

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