Carbon-steel wok for quick heating and uniform cooking. Stir fry, deep fry, saute and more with this versatile pan. Flat bottom will help sit on any stovetop. Protected with a finish out of factory- remove finish by thoroughly cleaning before first use, then season with high heat oil to create new seasoning and prevent rusting. More seasoning(use of oils) and use will develop black patina. NOT dishwasher safe. Wash only with hot water and immediately dry and apply oil.