Our exclusive carbon-steel wok is perfect for stir-frying meats and veggies, deep-frying tempura, steaming with bamboo inserts and more. Traditional carbon-steel construction ensures quick, efficient heating and exceptional heat transfer in a light, easy to maneuver pan. Wok features a sturdy maple handle for easy, safe stirring and flipping and a flat bottom for even results on a variety of cooking surfaces. Safe for use with metal utensils. Carbon steel will rust if not properly cared for-seasoning required. Seasoning and Care Instructions:Manufacturer's protective coating must be removed prior to using. Fill 2/3 full of water and boil for five to seven minutes. Pour out water and vigorously scrub inside and out with hot water, mild dish soap and a scouring pad. Rinse, wipe completely dry, then season with vegetable oil. To season wok, place on stovetop and rub approximately 2 Tbsp of vegetable oil over the interior. Heat on medium for 10 minutes and use paper towels to redistribute the oil while heating (CAUTION: Pan and oil will be hot). Tilt sides of pan to ensure all of interior is heated. Let cool completely and repeat this process two to four times. Your pan is now seasoned and ready to use. Frequent use will continue the seasoning process until the wok develops its own nonstick finish and patina. Manufacturer: Sur La Table. Material: Carbon steel. Care: Hand wash after every use. Do not use detergent or scouring pads on a seasoned wok. Loosen cooked-on foods with hot water and a plastic scrubber. Dry thoroughly with a paper towel or cloth and rub surface with a small amount of vegetable oil prior to storing. Use: Suitable for gas, electric, ceramic and induction stovetops. Dimensions: 14" diameter. Made in Taiwan.