When you buy a new carbon steel wok, you need to season and condition the wok. Seasoning a new wok means you start making a hard, black patina finish. This surface becomes non sticky.
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SEASONING A NEW WOK
First clean the wok by scrubbing the surface to with steel wool to remove the temporary coating. Rinse the wok with cold water and dry with cloth. Follow all the steps in the video so you will get a hard, black cooking surface for your wok. A well seasoned wok helps sear and lock in the flavors of the food. Usually it takes about a year to season the surface of the wok, but follow my procedure so you can have a well seasoned wok in about 3 months.