How to Season a Griddle
- How can I clean sticky, greasy, or oily residue off new griddle?
- What causes a gummy substance on the griddle when doing burn-in with oil?
- How to season a griddle
- Burn in process for a griddle
- What products, type of oils have high smoke points and can be used to season a new griddle?
To prevent food from sticking, season the griddle prior to initial use and after thorough Griddle Cleaning. This can also be referred to as a burn-in process.
- Avoid using too much oil, it can cause sticking and gummy issues.
- Wolf recommends vegetable or peanut oil for seasoning because of their high smoke points.
- See also, Cooking with a Griddle.
- New units have a coat of mineral oil on the griddle surface to prevent rust and oxidation during shipping and storage. Remove the coating as per above.
- The manufacturing oil is gray in color, and may show up on a paper towel when wiping it down.
Wolf Griddle Quick Start and Care
Before first use, complete the burn-in process.
- Turn on ventilation.
- Use hot water and mild detergent to remove the protective coating.
- Rinse and dry.
- Push and turn control knob counterclockwise to 350°F (175°C) and heat for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, turn to OFF and allow to cool.
After the burn-in is complete, season the griddle as normal.
- While surface is warm, pour a small amount of peanut or vegetable oil on a paper towel and spread evenly.
- Push and turn control knob to 350°F (175°C).
- Heat until griddle begins to smoke, then turn to OFF and allow to cool.
- Once cool, wipe off any excess oil.
- After each use, reapply a small amount of peanut or vegetable oil on a paper towel and spread evenly.
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