Is it okay to clean my Wusthof steel?
I just got my first steel in the mail. Being a neurotically clean person in the kitchen, I'm wondering if it's even advisable to clean it? If so, anything to avoid?
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....