What type of steel or material is the griddle surface made of?
How do you season the griddle?
Seasoning your griddle is an essential step in maintaining its non-stick surface and preventing rust. Here’s how to season your griddle:
- Wash the griddle with warm, soapy water: Use warm water and a mild soap to clean the griddle, then rinse it thoroughly with clean water.
- Dry the griddle: Use a clean cloth or paper towel to dry the griddle completely.
- Apply a thin layer of oil: Use a high smoke point oil, such as vegetable, canola, or flaxseed oil, and apply a thin layer to the griddle’s surface. Make sure to cover the entire surface, including the edges.
- Heat the griddle: Turn on the heat to medium-high and let the griddle heat up for 10-15 minutes. This will allow the oil to penetrate the metal and create a non-stick surface.
- Repeat the process: Once the oil has been absorbed, turn off the heat and let the griddle cool. Apply another thin layer of oil and repeat the heating process. You can repeat this process several times, depending on the griddle’s condition.
- Wipe off excess oil: Use a paper towel or cloth to wipe off any excess oil. The griddle is now ready to use.
It’s essential to season your griddle regularly to maintain its non-stick surface and prevent rust. Depending on the griddle’s usage, you may need to re-season it every few months or as often as recommended by the manufacturer.
How do you clean out the grease container?
The grease cup should be checked often and cleaned out after each use.
1. Make sure the Griddle is no longer hot before removing the grease cup
2. pull out the spring loaded knurl knob
3. rotate the handle back to empty the grease cup
4. Clean out with a paper towel or rag and dispose of oil.
How can I remove the cast iron griddle top?
1. Remove the JJ hooks located and stored at the bottom back of your griddle.
2. hook the JJ hooks into the holes on either side of the griddle plate and slowly lift until the plate is free.
3. Once done you can use, the JJ hooks to place the griddle plate back in and store the hooks at the bottom back.
How do I know my griddle is under seasoned?
There are a few signs that your griddle may be under-seasoned, including:
- Food sticks to the griddle: If food is sticking to the griddle instead of sliding easily, it may be an indication that the surface is not adequately seasoned.
- Uneven cooking: If the griddle is not seasoned correctly, it may result in uneven cooking. You may notice that some parts of the griddle cook faster or slower than others.
- Rust spots: If you see rust spots on your griddle, it means that the seasoning layer has worn off or is inadequate, leaving the metal exposed to moisture and air.
- Dull or matte appearance: A properly seasoned griddle should have a shiny, glossy appearance. If it looks dull or matte, it may be an indication that the seasoning layer is not adequate.
If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to re-season your griddle to ensure that it’s ready for your next cooking session.
How to prevent rust?
To prevent rust on your griddle, it’s essential to take proper care of it by following these steps:
- Season your griddle: Proper seasoning creates a layer of protection that prevents rust and also helps with non-stick cooking. Season your griddle after every use or as often as recommended by the manufacturer.
- Clean and dry your griddle after every use: Moisture is one of the leading causes of rust. Wipe your griddle clean after every use and dry it thoroughly to prevent any moisture from settling on the surface.
- Store your griddle in a dry place: If you store your griddle outside, make sure it’s covered or protected from rain, snow, and other elements that can cause rust.
- Use a protective cover: If you plan to store your griddle for an extended period, consider using a protective cover to protect it from moisture and other elements.
- Use a rust inhibitor: Some rust inhibitors are specifically designed for griddles and can help prevent rust from forming on the surface.
By taking these simple steps, you can prevent rust from forming on your griddle and ensure that it lasts for many years of cooking enjoyment.
How do I level my grill?
In order to get even cooking and no oil pooling, make sure your griddle is level before using.
1. Your griddle comes with its own leveler to make this process easier for you.
This is located on the front of your griddle.
2. Place the leveler on the griddle plate. and adjust the feet using the knobs on the bottom, until the surface is level.
3. Wrench is included with large griddles to adjust the casters