A griddle is one of the Wolf range features that define its superior quality. However, this amenity requires specific care to perform optimally and prolong its lifespan. We’ll discuss how to season a Wolf griddle and use the right procedures and tools to clean it properly, enhancing your cooking experience.
Griddle Maintenance Tips: How to Season a Wolf Griddle and Keep it Clean
Although knowing how to season a Wolf griddle requires particular care, our step-by-step guide makes these techniques an easy part of regular maintenance. We’ll also include some cooking tips to make the most of this unique benefit.
How to Season a Wolf Range Griddle
Seasoning a Wolf range griddle not only protects it from moisture and staining but helps provide a non-stick surface for cooking. It’s important to season your griddle before its first use and after every deep cleaning. Follow these tips for seasoning the griddle in 5 simple steps:
- Pour 1 teaspoon of peanut or vegetable oil for every 11 inches of griddle space.
- Avoiding the corners, spread out the oil with a paper towel.
- Set the griddle control to 350°F. When the griddle is heated to the point of smoking, turn the control off.
- Allow the griddle to cool until it is just slightly warm. Wipe off excess oil with a clean paper towel.
- After the griddle has cooled completely, repeat the above steps one more time. The seasoning process is complete after this second round.
How to Clean a Wolf Griddle
Wolf range griddle maintenance also includes the proper cleaning techniques. Here’s how to clean a Wolf range griddle with a metal spatula or scraper, water and commercial griddle cleaner:
- While the griddle is still warm, use a metal spatula or scraper to drag accumulated grease and food particles into the collection tray.
- After the griddle has cooled, wipe it down with a paper towel.
- Pour ½ cup warm water and 1 teaspoon griddle cleaner onto the griddle surface.
- Scrape lingering grease and food particles into the collection tray along with the cleaning liquid.
- Rinse the griddle by pouring ½ cup of warm water on the surface and wiping dry with a paper towel.
- With a clean cloth, reapply 1-2 teaspoons of peanut or vegetable oil to the griddle’s surface after each cleaning.
- Clean the collection tray with soap and warm water, drying completely before replacing it.
Wolf Griddle Cooking Tips
Now that you know how to season a Wolf griddle here are some key cooking tips to use it to the utmost:
- Though the griddle provides even cooking throughout, the rear can get hotter than the front section. We recommend placing items that need to cook faster towards the back of the griddle.
- A Wolf griddle has a preheat indicator light that turns on when the griddle is heating up and turns off when it reaches its set temperature.
- There is no light or warning system that indicates a hot griddle. Be careful when testing a griddle for heat and keep children away from a griddle that has just been used.
Knowing how to season a Wolf griddle is a key part of regular maintenance to keep your range functioning at its best. However, if you require a range repair service, contact DeserTech Appliance for the ultimate in professional expertise.