To clean the wok after each use, wash it with water, using a mild detergent if necessary, and a cloth or a soft brush. Do not scrub hard, otherwise you will scratch the surface. Dry thoroughly either over a low heat or with a cloth or paper towel and wipe all over again with a small amount of oil. The wok, being iron, rusts easily. The only remedy is to scrub off the rust and wipe over with oil. After a wok has been in constant use for a few months, it becomes well-seasoned, with a dark patina on the surface, and it rusts less easily as long as you keep it dry.
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