It is recommended before your first use to season your griddle to keep it in its best condition. Without seasoning, your food will stick to the surface and your griddle is at risk for rusting.
The initial seasoning is the most important to ensure the oil properly bonds to the surface. Follow along with the steps below to ensure your griddle stays in pristine condition.
- Wipe griddle top of all debris.
- Ignite grill and set temperature to 250˚F (121˚C). Run for approximately 10–15 minutes until your griddle top becomes hot.
- Pour a light amount of cooking oil on griddle top.
- Spread the cooking oil over surface of griddle top using paper towels. Use spatula or heat resistant gloves to hold folded paper towels. Be sure to cover every part of griddle top.
- Allow griddle to heat to 400˚F (204˚C). Smoking will occur as the oil begins to bond with the surface of griddle.
- After smoke dissipates. Repeat steps 3–5 at 350˚F (177˚C).
Frequent seasoning prevents rusting. We recommend seasoning your griddle after each use and each cleaning. If rusting occurs, clean with a steel brush, apply vegetable shortening and heat as indicated above. Store your griddle in a clean dry location.