INITIAL CLEANING & SEASONING
Follow these simple cleaning and seasoning steps for optimal performance and long life of your Char-Griller Griddle. The griddle surface should be cleaned and seasoned regularly, preferably before and after each use. This regular maintenance will improve your cooking experience as well as help extend the life of your grill.
- REMOVING THE STICKER
- Use a hairdryer to heat the adhesive. This should help to remove the sticker
- If there is any sticky residue we recommend using 91% isopropyl alcohol and a soft dishcloth to remove any residue. Wet a paper towel or clean rag with rubbing alcohol, and rub the residue to lift it off. For stubborn stickers, lay an alcohol-soaked rag on the area, and let it sit for several minutes to soften the residue. Use the rag to rub off what's left behind. Again using the hairdryer to warm it helps.
- Once the glue has been removed it is vitally important to go through the seasoning process.
- CLEANING THE GRIDDLE
- BEFORE FIRST USE:
- Our griddles are coated with vegetable oil to prevent rust and damage during shipping.
- Before first time use, wash the griddle surface with hot, soapy water.
- THIS IS THE ONLY TIME YOU SHOULD USE SOAP OR DETERGENT ON THE GRIDDLE.
- Rinse and dry completely with paper towels.
- Proceed with seasoning instructions
- BEFORE FIRST USE:
- Seasoning is the process of treating a metal cooking surface with a non-stick coating formed from bonding fat or oil to the surface with high heat.
- This step is essential to prepare raw steel or cast-iron cookware for use.
- There are two main reasons for seasoning:
- To coat the cookware to prevent rust
- To create a natural, permanent non-stick cooking surface
- SEASONING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Ensure the griddle surface is clean and completely dry.
2. Light the gas burners and allow the surface of the griddle to heat up (MED-HI).
3. After griddle has heated up, carefully apply a generous, even coating of food-grade cooking oil (vegetable, olive, flaxseed, etc.) to the griddle surface. (Flaxseed works the best but olive oil or vegetable will also work) Don' forget to do the sides of the griddle top also.
4. Use a paper towel and tongs to spread the oil evenly across and thinly coat the entire cooking surface of the griddle.
5. When the coated surface begins to lightly smoke, turn off the burners and allow the griddle to cool down naturally.
6. Do this process at least 6 times until you see a black shiny coating on the grill top.
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