Step 1. Clean off the protective oils and get to the naked steel wash off protective oils scrub and rinse wipe with a paper towel wipe all residue off You must wash off protective oils and get to the bare steel. Scrub, Rinse, and Repeat with a scouring pad and detergent. Take a clean paper towel and rub the surface dry. If there is any residue, keep scrubbing. You need naked steel with no oil on it. Step 2 : Heat the Wok to a High Temperature to blue the steel put wok on high gas heat start to blue Put the wok on high heat. This requires a very hot gas flame. We suggest a 12,000 to 15,000 BTU burner. The steel will yellow-orange then start to blue. If you have properly cleaned the wok, there will be very little to no smoke. Move the wok slowly over the flame. When you are done, the ENTIRE surface of the wok should be a beautiful blue steel. Step 3 : Oil the Wok heat on medium heat oil the wok non-stick and non-reactive Let the wok cool. If you put oil on that 550F steel you will have a kitchen of smoke! When it cools, put it back on medium flame. Now oil it over the entire surface. You can use a paper towel and tongs, or any heat-proof brush like a basting brush. This part may cause some smoke. If lots of smoke, reduce heat. Your blued wok loves oil, when coated with oil, it becomes both non-stick and non-reactive to rusting.