- How can I clean sticky or greasy residue off my griddle?
- How can I clean rust off my griddle?
- What is the best way to clean stubborn stains from the griddle?
- Griddle is discolored
- Griddle gummy substance when doing burn-in with oil; new griddle appears to have a coating on it
- How to clean vent behind griddle?
Use this video or instructional steps to clean a Wolf Griddle.
Wolf Griddle Quick Start and Care
Cleaning tips start at the 1:49 mark.
- Do not remove griddle for cleaning, clean it in place.
- Wolf suggests use of the Wolf Griddle Cleaning Kit for best results.
- Use a metal spatula with square corners to scrape grease and other debris into the collection tray.
- While the surface is warm, pour water on so that it bubbles, like deglazing a pan.
- Use a spatula to scrape off burnt-on food that bubbles up.
- Pour on more water.
- Use a green Scotch-Brite™ pad with a folded towel on top to protect your hand from any steam. This will scrape/scrub the griddle surface clean.
- When surface has cooled, wipe it with a paper towel to remove excess grease or oil.
- Once clean, spray or wipe on a small amount of peanut or vegetable oil to protect surface from oxidation.
- The vent behind the griddle can be cleaned by using Penny Brite. The vent cannot be removed.
To clean the collection tray after each use:
- Remove grease collection tray. Accumulated grease can be a fire hazard.
- Wash with soap and water.
To remove the seasoning occasionally:
- Pour 1/2 cup (120 ml) warm water and 1 teaspoon (5 ml) griddle cleaner onto the griddle.
- Scrape residue into the grease collection tray, then empty.
- When dry, reapply a small amount of oil for seasoning.
- Cleaning removes sticky residue from initial burn-in or regular use.
- If sticky residue appeared after burn-in, clean griddle with steps above and start the burn-in cycle over using less oil than the first time.
- To remove grease on the griddle when new, before seasoning, clean the surface with soap and water, then season it again.
- For stubborn stains:
- Use the green Scotch-Brite™ pad with a mild abrasive cleaner, then rinse. It is normal for light scratches to occur with the Scotch-Brite™ pad.
- White vinegar and water or club soda (1:10 ratio vinegar to water) can be helpful for the removal of stubborn stains and or discoloring of the griddle surface.
- Pumice or Griddle Stones can be used to clean the griddle.
- If oxidation or rust (this is a natural process and is normal) appears on the griddle surface, clean it off with a fine grade steel wool.
- Discoloration of the griddle surface is normal.
- If the initial cleaning and burn-in was not completed, this can be done after use.
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