Preparing Your Wok for Cooking
When you buy a new Wok it needs to be prepared before for the process of cooking. This process, which prepares the wok for cooking is known as seasoning of the wok. This process makes the Wok durable and more non-stick and lasts long. Before seasoning the Wok open the windows for it may get tad smoky in the kitchen. Then put the cooker ring on the maximum temperature you can and position the wok on the cooker ring and enjoy the effects. It depicts a sought of light show wherein the metallic wok changes into silver and then turn to blue, purple, red and then brown. There is nothing to worry about the changes as it is meant to happen.
This process of seasoning makes the wok blazing hot and also smokes a little. Take a folded up kitchen towel and grease it with vegetable oil, hold the towel with the ends of the pincers and wipe it inside of the wok thoroughly with the help of the towel. Don’t commit the mistake of putting oil it as it may immediately catch fire, as the wok is extremely hot. Lower the heat and let the oil sink in the wok for 15 to 20 minutes. In case if the wok dries up immediately wipe it with the towel smeared in vegetable oil. The wok now turns into deep shiny black.
After sometime turn off the heat and allow it to cool. When the wok cools keep it under the running water and gently wipe it a sponge and pat it dry. Once the wok is completely dry wipe the inside with the vegetable oil that protects the wok when it is stored.