Helen's Asian Kitchen Carbon Steel 12 inch Wok is great for stir frying, stewing, sauteing, steaming, braising, frying and deep frying your favorite Asian recipes. Crafted from sturdy 1.6-millimeter carbon steel, it distributes heat quickly so foods cook evenly. The cooking surface collects a natural patina over time to create the coveted non-stick cooking performance. The 2 tone bamboo handle is heat-resistant for comfortable use. Its sturdy riveted and flat-bottom design sits securely on any stove top and works equally well with gas, electric, and induction. It also hangs for easy storage.
Carbon steel is easily seasoned and maintained to help prevent rust. Successive seasoning and regular use will gradually build a black patina, providing a smooth, stick-resistant surface, much like a well-seasoned cast iron skillet. The more use the pan gets, the darker and more stick-resistant it becomes. It is completely normal for an unseasoned wok to develop rust. Rust will not harm or alter the performance of the wok in any way. Simply scour away the rusted areas and season as instructed. Before first-time use, clean thoroughly, then season to seal the surface and prevent rusting. Full use and care instructions are included along with a lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects in workmanship.