How to Use and Maintain a Carbon Steel Wok

What is a Wok? A wok is a deep round-bottomed cooking pan with high walls that keep the food in the pan when you are tossing the ingredients. A round bottom allows for continuous circulation of heat. For easier maneuvering woks have one long or two side handles. When used on an electric stove a … Read more

Cooking in a Blue Steel Pan

What is Blue Steel? Steel bluing is a special surface-hardening treatment that makes the steel more resistant to rust. During the process of oxidation, a thin layer of blue-black iron oxide is formed on the surface, giving the steel partial protection against rust and a beautiful blue-black appearance. The bluing treatment makes the metal harder, … Read more

7 Good Reasons to Buy a Carbon Steel Pan

If you are looking for a healthier alternative to Teflon and are not happy with the performance of your cast iron cookware, you may want to consider purchasing a carbon still pan. It can do nearly everything that your heavy cast iron pan can, but for some cooking tasks, a carbon still pan might outperform … Read more

How to Clean and Season a Carbon Steel Pan

Carbon steel cookware may come pre-seasoned, and these pans have a dark color. Some other steel pans have a silver color, which is the original color of carbon steel. This cookware is usually coated with a protective film to prevent rusting during shipping. This shipping sealant must be removed before seasoning. A carbon steel pan … Read more