- At the end of every cook and before storing your griddle, cool griddle below 300°F (150°C). Scrape any food debris using a spatula or straight metal scraper.
- Wipe griddle surface with paper towel
- For hard-to-remove grease, you can use a tablespoon of water and your scraper to loosen debris and scrape into the grease cup.
- Apply thin coat of cooking oil to maintain seasoning and protect the griddle top.
GRIDDLE SURFACE RUST
The appearance of rust spots on the griddle top is an indication that the protective seasoning has worn off and must be repeated.
Begin by removing the griddle top from the burner box and dampening the surface with water. With protective gloves and steel wool, scrub the areas of concern until the rust has been lifted from the surface. Rinse the surface thoroughly. Do not allow griddle to stand in water. Dry thoroughly. Follow the full seasoning steps outlined in the seasoning section.
Remove and clean the grease cup AFTER EVERY USE to prevent possible spillage, grease fires and hot grease splatters.
When the griddle top and grease cup have FULLY COOLED, remove the grease cup and dump the contents into a disposable container and then into the trash. Alternatively, you can place the disposable container into the fridge for the oil to solidify, before throwing into the trash.
BURNERS & BURNER BOX MAINTENANCE
Although your griddle’s burner box is fully protected from grease and other build-up that can accumulate during cooking, regular checks of the burners and ignition electrode are still required to ensure proper performance, safety and longevity of your griddle.
Because the burners are covered by the griddle top, it is not as easy to identify poor performance and premature aging of parts.
For this reason, we recommend that once a season the griddle top is removed and burner maintenance conducted:
- Remove griddle top. Place it down right side up.
- Remove the hardware to free the burners. Use WD40 and a screwdriver to make this removal easier.
- Remove burners.
- Use a flexible venturi brush to clean the interior of the burners. Ensure you enter the burner far enough to remove any spider webs and nests that may be present.
- Use a wire or paper clip to clean any blocked burner ports.
- Brush away any rust or corrosion from the burners surface, and wipe clean with a damp cloth. Dry the burners.
- Re-install the burners. Ensure that the burners are properly seated on the valve gas jet before assembling hardware.
NOTE: Before reinstalling burners, use a cotton swab to clean the valve gas jet.