carbon steel


: a strong hard steel that derives its physical properties from the presence of carbon and is used in hand tools and kitchen utensils

Examples of carbon steel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 18-inch carbon steel blade could hit rocks and tough tree limbs without chipping, yet was sharp enough to do more precise gardening work. Rachel Ahrnsen, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 May 2024 The 594-square-inch surface is carbon steel, which is quick to heat and easy to clean. Lindsay Boyers, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 July 2023 This set comes with Our Place’s pre-seasoned carbon steel wok, wok accessories (like a spatula, steamer, cooking chopsticks, and lid), and a limited edition Year of the Dragon Triple Threat Set (Fly by Jing’s Sichuan Chili Crisp, Zhong Sauce, and Chengdu Crunch). Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 1 Feb. 2024 Seasoning and caring for a carbon-steel wok Like cast iron, carbon steel is prone to rusting. Emily Farris, Bon Appétit, 11 Jan. 2024 It’s made of durable carbon steel coated with stain-, scratch-, and rust-resistant porcelain enamel. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 8 Feb. 2024 In terms of versatility, carbon steel can’t be beat. Wilder Davies, Bon Appétit, 5 Feb. 2024 Seasoning carbon steel Seasoning carbon steel is similar to the process of seasoning a cast-iron skillet, which involves applying a thin layer of oil with a paper towel or other lint-free cloth, then heating the wok over high heat. Emily Farris, Bon Appétit, 11 Jan. 2024 What Could Be Better Watch for warping with carbon steel pans. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 13 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carbon steel was in 1856

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“Carbon steel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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