Just like cast iron, a carbon steel pan needs to be seasoned before its first use. Oil is a must-have for the process, but Cook’s Illustrated recommends an additional surprising ingredient for prepping your skillet: potato peels.
Bought a carbon steel wok, before using it, it has to be seasoned. But how ? No worries, I brought it to my friend restaurant, the professional chef season the wok for me. The final product is a carbon steel wok that will not stick. Way better than the poisonous non-stick pan people buy in the store
Equipment Review: Best Carbon-Steel Skillets. ((Seasoning method with potato peel, salt & oil. Works amazingly. Interesting as a old cowboy said to do the same thing as well! He also said to cook a lot of potatoes and bacon in the pans to get the finish you are looking for.))