The cooking surface on a commercial griddle is prone to dirt and grease. These substances can affect the taste of the next food, and can harm the presentation of the food. To prevent this, you should regularly clean the griddle and season it. To do this, follow the steps below.
The first step is to remove the griddle from its stand. Remove the plug, then clean it thoroughly with a non-abrasive cleaning agent. Then, rinse it thoroughly and allow it to air-dry. After that, check for cracks or other areas where grease can collect. If the griddle is clean, it should be warm to the touch, and the temperature can be high enough to make your food.
The second step is to use a griddle-specific cleaning product. These products are effective in removing grease, but be sure to follow the instructions on the label. Always test the product on a small part of the griddle first to ensure that it will not cause damage. Once you are sure that the product will not damage the griddle’s surface, use a cloth to wipe it clean.
Another step is to remove the ice and fat. Ice can cause stress cracks in the surface of the griddle, which can lead to costly repairs. Another way to remove food and grease buildup is to scrape with a scraper. A spatula with heat-resistant rubber can also be used to scrape food from the griddle’s surface. After this, throw the fat in the fat trough.