How Do I Clean This Wok?

How Do I Clean This Wok?

Christine Gallary
Aug 24, 2015
(Image credit: User Caroline)

Q: I received this wok as a gift in high school, and it has now finally made it to my adult apartment. Is it ruined? What is the proper way to clean this guy? The black parts have tiny chunks of very, very burned-on stuff, and it needs an intense clean!

(Image credit: User Caroline)

I have no idea the last time it was used or how long it has been like this. Please help me get it back in business!

Sent by Caroline

Editor: Wok expert Grace Young gave us some tips on cleaning dirty and rusted spots on woks in this post, which she refers to as giving a teenage wok a facial. All it involves is some heat, paper towels, kosher salt, and oil:

Readers, any more advice on reviving this old wok?

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