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Seasoned Wok in just 1 wash cycle?!

borisabrams | Sep 30, 201910:24 AM     4

Hey!

So I have a great wok that I took a good while to season (first the usual heating, smearing oil, cleaning the oil off, re-adding etc. ). I then built up some good coating through a few years of use.

I have not used the wok in about 5 years and in the time since, it has been neglected, thrown around U-Hals, used to contain non-food items (not my doing) and has just generally become 'dirty'. I want to start using it again and i really dont like the idea (psychologically) of not washing it in the dish-washer in one cycle. It is just sticky with probably rancid oil and filthy in appearance.

If i were to wash it in the dishwasher just once to give it a good sanitization, would all the pre-seasoning come off, leaving me to have to start seasoning again from scratch? I now live in a studio and getting the oil smoking and burnt into the carbon will not be good....

Thanks!

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