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I don't think those are "cracked ridges"; I think you have a hammered wok. The appearance is an artifact of how they are manufacted, by hammering a steel blank into a form or mold. It probably is … a carbon steel wok, as that is the most common material used for the hammering method as far as I know. According to this article at The Kitchn, you should season it as follows: Scrub your …
answered Jan 5 '13 by SAJ14SAJ
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There are a couple of reasons, traditional and some functional: The home cultures where these recipes are indigenous use a wok, so many recipe authors go the same way Woks are usually made out of … carbon steel, and are poor conductors of heat. This means that the strongest heat from the concentrated heat source is in the center/bottom of the wok. As you go up the sides, the level of heat …
answered Aug 29 '13 by SAJ14SAJ