Blue Carbon Steel Woks — United Kingdom

Blue carbon steel woks have been a common sight in high-end kitchens (especially French kitchens) for about a century now. Our Yosukata blue carbon steel wok is ideal for flavourful stir-fry and deep-fried vegetables since it is engineered for quick movement and even heat distribution.

Blue carbon steel combines cast iron’s heat transfer, seasoning, and non-stick qualities with the lightweight, heat-controlled feel, making it one of the highlights of our catalogue.

What Is the Blue Colour? Is It a Coating?

You can think of it as a coat, but we like to think of it as a transformation by fire. Why?

Carbon steel cookware is made of 99% iron and 1% carbon. It has a silver colour at the start of the production process, but that quickly changes once it is treated.  The treatment entails covering the metal in a thin film of vegetable oil before it is moulded into the form of a pan and then baked in an “annealing” process. That annealing process is what gives it the blue colour. 

Blue Carbon Steel Wok Features

The construction of the best blue carbon steel woks gives them specific advantages that make cooking a joy. Let’s talk about them:

  1. Blue carbon steel woks are about half the weight of cast iron with all the non-stick properties you want. 
  2. Blue woks can handle high temperatures of up to 1,200°F, which allows you to get that perfect crust on proteins while keeping the interiors juicy. 
  3. The lightweight nature makes blue carbon steel an excellent material for making woks, making it easier to toss ingredients. 
  4. Blue carbon steel, having undergone the annealing process, is more resistant to corrosion than carbon steel.
  5. With its ability to pick up heat easily, a blue carbon steel wok is perfect for an induction hob, further enhancing the cooking process. 

Seasoning and Care for a Blue Wok

Even though we make some of the best blue carbon steel woks, seasoning and care are still necessary. Here are the quick steps to follow for proper wok seasoning:

  • Start by cleaning the blue carbon steel wok with warm, soapy water to remove the grime collected during shipping. Use a sponge (preferably one with soft and abrasive sides).
  • Rinse off the soap and use a paper towel to dry the pan.
  • Heat the wok to dry off any moisture left.  
  • Apply a thin layer of vegetable oil. 
  • Use a spatula to wipe the oil on every inch of the pan’s surface as you turn it to heat every portion evenly.
  • Take the pan off the fire and wipe off any excess oil as it cools down. 
  • Heat it again until you start to see the blue tint come through clearly. Heat each part of the pan evenly to get an even hue. 

Note: Use high-heat oils (peanut, canola, sesame, sunflower, etc.) to ensure the job is done correctly. Ensure that you have some eggs to fry after each seasoning to test the non-stick level you achieve. 

Now, you might wonder, “Is my pan going to stay blue?”

The answer is no. The blue tint is produced when we treat the pan in the factory. We do this to protect it during transit and storage so that it reaches you in perfect condition. The more you cook with it, the blacker it gets, and the more the blue fades. 

That’s great for you as it is a sure-fire way of knowing you have given your pan the patina it needs to be properly seasoned. 

Why Should You Buy a Blue Carbon Steel Wok?

Our blue carbon steel woks are produced with safe materials that have been pre-seasoned to give your pan longevity and well-cooked stir-fried meals.  We have a variety of sizes that can serve parties of 1 or 2 individuals, or as many as 5.

Blue carbon steel woks may be used to prepare breakfast, dessert, or any stir-fry meal, adding to the range of what you can cook with them.  We also provide accessories like a lid, chopsticks, and a ladle to complete your sets.

Check out our catalogue and choose from among the top blue carbon steel wok on the market in UK cookware marketplaces now to start making those wok dreams real!