Is it okay to clean my Wusthof steel?
This probably should go to the cookware section.
Aside from the fact that I am not a big fan of a typical grooved steel, which I assume this is, there is nothing against washing and cleaning it. There is nothing I can think of that you can do to damage it. Obviously, you don't want to clean it with a steel wool or dip it in acids or bake it in an oven....