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Walchit

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Vintage weber wok, rust removal and seasoning advice?
« on: November 13, 2020, 11:24:46 AM »
Just picked this bad boy up this morning, was thinking about using a wire wheel on a drill to knock the rust off. @ReanimatedRobot  is concerned that the wire may leave some scratches in the surface. What do you guys think? Has anyone done one of these? I searched the forum, but kinda gave up after the first page of results, and figured you guys wanted to see this thing anyway.




michaelmilitello

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Re: Vintage weber wok, rust removal and seasoning advice?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2020, 11:39:34 AM »
You could try 0000 steel wool.  It should not scratch but remove rust.  Sheets of paper towel soaked in evaporust might help. 


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Walchit

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Re: Vintage weber wok, rust removal and seasoning advice?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2020, 11:43:41 AM »
I do have some of that naval jelly stuff. I was thinking of wiping it down with vinegar. I was just wanting to use the wire wheel because it would be a lot easier, lol

dazzo

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Vintage weber wok, rust removal and seasoning advice?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2020, 11:53:06 AM »
The rust will give the food a nice patina

Congratulations on the pickup

I agree with Michael, although I was thinking vinegar and a more aggressive steel wool. Mine wasn’t quite as rusty.

If you aren’t too hard with the wire wheel, I think it would be OK - a lot faster for sure

Unless you’re gonna hang it up on display, you’ll be seasoning it inside and out anyway
« Last Edit: November 13, 2020, 11:55:12 AM by dazzo »
Dude, relax your chicken.

Walchit

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Re: Vintage weber wok, rust removal and seasoning advice?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2020, 11:59:48 AM »
I'm gonna cook on it, I think I have some steel wool with only 3 0's on it lol. I might try that first.

YardBurner

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Re: Vintage weber wok, rust removal and seasoning advice?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2020, 12:09:03 PM »
Treat it like carbon steel cookware since that's what it is.

https://madeincookware.com/blogs/beyond-the-burner/carbon-steel-pan-rust

This link lays out several ways of removing rust.

MagnoliaTom

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Re: Vintage weber wok, rust removal and seasoning advice?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2020, 12:52:48 PM »
You can use electrolysis to remove the rust. Works great


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MBH redhead 22”, Smokey joe AU, Q 100, SSP EE code, new 26”
Looking for MBH 26

Walchit

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Re: Vintage weber wok, rust removal and seasoning advice?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2020, 01:27:03 PM »
Well I am pretty impatient and just used this black thing. I think it's for removing paint in auto body work. Gonna hit it a little with the wire wheel, then maybe a light sanding before seasoning it.

The wire wheel wasnt doing much in my test section.



The other one went pretty quick





Raindog

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Re: Vintage weber wok, rust removal and seasoning advice?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2020, 03:42:58 PM »
Very cool. I'm jealous cause I've been looking for one for years. Enjoy!

Walchit

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Re: Vintage weber wok, rust removal and seasoning advice?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2020, 09:09:13 AM »
Yeah I kinda freaked out when I saw the link my buddy sent.
I'm seasoning it now on the 26 per @mr CPHO 's advice.

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Fits perfectly.
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Walchit

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Re: Vintage weber wok, rust removal and seasoning advice?
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2020, 09:15:09 AM »
Got it pretty clean, it definitely has scratches from the polycarbide wheel, so we will see how it turns out.

I used some naval jelly on the brackets

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Walchit

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Re: Vintage weber wok, rust removal and seasoning advice?
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2020, 09:46:19 AM »
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HoosierKettle

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Re: Vintage weber wok, rust removal and seasoning advice?
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2020, 10:37:14 AM »
Where’s the fried rice?  Let’s get this show on the road [emoji3][emoji106]


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Walchit

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Re: Vintage weber wok, rust removal and seasoning advice?
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2020, 04:17:42 PM »
Where’s the fried rice?  Let’s get this show on the road [emoji3][emoji106]


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Sliced some pork loin really thin and marinated it all day while I chopped up vegetables for hours. Then it was time to wok it like I talk it.

I'm out of charcoal, and havent gotten the retort finished so I had to improvise

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That top chimney gets really hot. Ask me how I know...

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Peppers and onions!

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Bok choy, carrots, broccoli, snap peas(sliced) and mushrooms.

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Added the meat back in, with more liquid aminos, red wine vinegar, and some sesame stir fry sauce I got at the store. I marinated the pork in the same stuff, but with some minced garlic and Worcestershire

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I added a pot of rice I cooked too, but I guess I didnt get a picture of that.


bamakettles

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Re: Vintage weber wok, rust removal and seasoning advice?
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2020, 05:12:16 PM »
Dedication....hats off to you, fine cook!


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