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How to clean your griddle

You finally purchased your dream range and it has the coveted griddle that allows you to feel like a chef in a restaurant. While it is full of benefits when you cook certain food items, it is also important to clean your griddle properly.

A griddle cleaning kit can be ordered but should you choose not to use the kit, you may also use a green Scotch-Brite™ pad with a mild abrasive cleaner or white vinegar and water.

To begin, use a metal spatula with square corners to scrape grease and other debris into the collection tray. While the surface is warm, poor water on it so that it bubbles, like deglazing a pan. Use a spatula to scrape off burnt-on food that bubbles up. Pour on more water, then use a green Scotch-Brite™ pad with a folded towel on top to protect your hand from any steam. This will scrape or scrub the griddle surface clean.

When the surface has cooled, wipe with a paper towel to remove excess grease or oil. For stubborn stains, use the green Scotch-Brite™ pad with a mild abrasive cleaner, then rinse. Light scratches may occur with the Scotch-Brite™ pad. This is normal. White vinegar and water or club soda can be helpful for the removal of stubborn stains and or discoloring of the griddle surface.

Once clean, spray or wipe on a small amount of peanut or vegetable oil to protect the griddle surface from oxidation. If oxidation or rust appears on the surface, simply clean it off with a fine grade steel wool.

It is also important to note that discoloration of the griddle surface is normal and we also think you should be proud of it, it's the best way to add charm to your beautiful appliance.

Griddle cleaning tips from Creative Appliance Gallery
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