How can I prevent rust on my griddle top?
Rust can form on your griddle top if the steel is able to interact with oxygen and water. This is also known as oxidation.
Past seasoning, it's important to make sure your griddle is protected from the elements. If water is able to pool on your griddle top while not in use, this can start to eat through your seasoning and cause rust. A few tips are:
- Use your griddle frequently! Every time you cook, you are adding to the seasoning, which makes rust less likely.
- If possible, store your griddle out of the elements, like under awning or in a shed. If you don't have a good place to store your griddle, you can also remove the griddle top and store it inside if you won't be cooking for over a month.
- If you are using a soft cover on a unit that doesn't have a hood, make sure to tent your cover in the center. This will allow water to drain over the cover. If the cover gets beaten down, water can pool on top of the cover and start soaking through onto your griddle surface.
- Consider pairing your soft cover with a hard cover. This will give your griddle top the best protection.
How do I clean my griddle top?
Griddle tops are similar to cast iron in their use and care. When cleaning either, the most important things to remember are you should use minimal water, never use soap, and always finish with a light layer of oil to protect your seasoning. The best ...
My griddle top is peeling
Sometimes the seasoning on your griddle top can peel a little. This is usually caused by the seasoning drying up and peeling off, or by using too much water when cleaning your griddle. To be able to fix this, you simply need to scrape off the old ...
My griddle top is rusting
Rust can form on your griddle surface if the steel is able to interact with oxygen and water. This is also known as oxidation. The oxidation process can happen if there is a break or fault in your griddle seasoning or if water is able to sit on your ...
Why do I need to season my griddle?
Just like a cast iron skillet, with some care and maintenance your griddle top will last you a very long time. The first major step is seasoning. A proper seasoning will not only provide your griddle top with a natural stick resistant surface, but it ...
Can I cut directly on the griddle top?
Any of our propane griddle models with rolled steel tops can be directly cut on. Doing so will not damage the griddle top. However, if you have an E-Series griddle top, you should not cut directly on the griddle top or use any metal utensils on the ...