Blackstone Griddle Cleaning
The Blackstone griddle is a multi-purpose cooking surface that can be used for both frying and grilling. It’s reasonably priced, and if properly maintained, it’s simple and easy to use. You actually require it if you enjoy spending time outside. This article will demonstrate how to clean a Blackstone griddle.
Why is the Blackstone Griddle so well-liked?
The Blackstone’s popularity stems from two factors: its versatility and ease of use. If you enjoy Hibachi-style foods or meat (like me), you can be up and running (in a sophisticated manner) in minutes with no special tools or preparation. Aside from that… Cleaning it after use and preparing it for the next time (we’ll see how that goes) –
Items Required to Clean Your Blackstone Griddle
To clean your Blackstone Griddle properly, you’ll need:
- Scraper with Sponge and Stone
- Paper Towels
- Oil Cleaning Spray (Exterior)
The griddle will be filthy after a long griddle session. All of the old food and crust must be removed, and the griddle must be cleaned and prepared for the next use. The good news is that it is extremely simple. AND it’s easier if you do it immediately after using it. However, I understand… you want to eat, so don’t worry, it’s not a big deal.
Cleaning a Blackstone Griddle
The best way to clean a Blackstone griddle is to start with the cooktop and work your way out. The cooking surface is located in the center of the grill. So, before moving on to the other parts, devote all of your time and energy to it.
Let’s get into the specifics of cleaning and seasoning your Blackstone Griddle.
Preheat your griddle (get it hot)
You want to heat up the Blackstone griddle so you can pry the last meal away. If you don’t do this, you’ll be doing far more work than is necessary. Turn on all of the burners.
Scrape the crust with the scraper.
We bought this scraper (shown below), and it’s fantastic. It not only has a flat end for scraping, but it also has a replaceable sponge and stone.
The sponge is excellent for removing extra dirty water.
The stone is ideal for resurfacing after extensive use.
Spray the griddle with water while it is still hot.
The water aids in the release of more greasy leftovers. Have you ever heard of steam cleaning?
Make another pass with the scraper.
When you oil the griddle after cleaning it, you are protecting it. Oil is required for proper Blackstone maintenance.
Make one more pass through to remove anything you can. You’re getting ready to season the griddle, but you don’t want to taste that burnt aftertaste. You’ve only been playing for a few minutes. Easy!
Grease the griddle
Turn off the heat and season the griddle for the next time you use it. At our pavilion/camper, we keep a bottle of Avocado Oil on hand. You must use an oil with a high smoke point; otherwise, the oil will burn. The oil helps season the griddle, and then you add more oil when you’re cooking your next meal. This prevents the food from sticking to the griddle.
All other surfaces should be cleaned.
Now that the griddle is ready for the next use, go over all other surfaces with your de-greasing cleaner and make sure everything is shiny. This will keep your Blackstone looking fresh and ready for food.
When cleaning your Blackstone Griddle, avoid using soap.
When cleaning your Blackstone Griddle, there is no need to use soap. Using soap will ruin the taste of your food. You will lose your seasoning if you use soap that removes oil. Remember that a good clean (hot with water) and proper oil after use will help keep future flavors perfectly balanced.
Answers to Blackstone Cleaning and Seasoning Questions
How often should my Blackstone Griddle be seasoned?
After each use (and after cleaning your Blackstone with heat and water), use a paper towel to apply a high smoke point oil (such as Avocado Oil).
The first seasoning layer is critical to achieving a flawless nonstick cooktop. If you do it correctly, cleaning and maintaining your flat-top grill will be a breeze.
If you don’t thoroughly clean and season your grill the first time, it will become sticky, causing food to burn on the cooktop.
To prevent rust from forming, make sure there is no residual moisture on the grill surface.
What kind of oil do you put on a griddle?
Avocado oil has a smoke point of 520 degrees and is ideal for use on a griddle. Any oil you’re comfortable with is fine as long as the smoke point (IMO) is higher than 400 degrees.
Cooking oil and charred food particles accumulate on the cooktop when you don’t clean your grill properly, causing food to stick. Furthermore, over-seasoning your grill cooktop with oil can cause it to become sticky.
What is an oil smoke point, and why is it important?
The smoke point of a cooking oil is the temperature at which it begins to degrade and emit smoke. The lower the smoke point, the more prone the oil is to deterioration at high temperatures.
The smoke point is important because it can affect how your food tastes, and you want to use an oil that will not degrade into carcinogenic molecules.
Can you clean a Blackstone griddle with steel wool?
A griddle stone is a better option for cleaning hard to remove food residue and buildup from a weathered griddle than steel wool.
Is it safe to use oven cleaner on a griddle?
No, you should not use oven cleaner on a Blackstone griddle. You should never eat off a surface like that.