Cleaning the surface of a commercial griddle is an important part of maintenance. It not only prolongs its life, but also enhances the taste of the foods prepared on it. It also protects your gear from damage, so you should clean it every day. Here are some tips for cleaning a soleplate.
First, clean the surface of the soleplate with a metal scraper, paper towel, or cleaning cloth. If food gets stuck on the surface, you can scrape it off with a plate scraper to remove encrusted food. To remove stubborn food stains, you can also pour a small amount of water onto the surface of the plate while it is still hot. This will essentially steam the food from the surface.
Another way to clean the flat top is to use liquid dish soap. You can spray some in a damp sponge and clean the surface with a second sponge. Then, you can rinse it with warm water to remove the soap residue. If you don’t have liquid dish soap, you can also use water and lemon juice. This may also be preferred by some people.
If you are using a standard plate scraper, you can clean the surface of the plate with a plate cleaning solution. You should use less oil when using this cleaning solution. For stubborn stains, use a putty knife to clean the area.