So We have a Wok and it got extremely ruined the 1st time we used it. It turned a rusty color inside it and had an odd smell from it. Well..since we had just bought it, we didn't wanna just toss it. So I tried the old baking soda remedy. I rinsed the wok, then sprinkled baking soda in it and poured vinegar over that and let it sit overnight. I did this twice.
It worked amazingly well and took most of the tarnish off. I wish I had taken the BEFORE picture because it was really awful. But This pic here is how it looked the 1st time around in soaking:
And here's how it looked the 2nd time around. So much better! :
Along the way, I also found a god way to get rid of grease (in small amounts0 take a mini cereal box & shove it into your sink drain. It holds it in place while you pour in the grease!