A Wolf griddle is a great addition to any kitchen. They are durable, easy to clean, and can be used for various cooking tasks. However, if not cared for properly, rust can form on the griddle’s surface. Follow our guide to learn how to clean a Wolf griddle, remove rust, and prevent rust.

How Do You Remove Rust From a Wolf Griddle?

Rust is a common problem that affects Wolf griddles, as the metal components are susceptible to corrosion from exposure to water, oxygen, and other elements. Rust on a Wolf griddle usually occurs when the surface is left wet for extended periods of time and not properly dried after each use. Moisture can also settle into crevices and hard-to-reach areas, leading to rust even if the surface appears dry. 

How To Clean A Wolf Griddle

Cleaning your Wolf griddle regularly is essential for maintaining its good looks and performance. If there is rust, always start by removing the rust first. Rust can be cleaned with fine-grade steel wool.

After removing the rust, use water and a green Scotch-Brite™ pad to scrape and scrub the surface. Use a paper towel to remove any excess moisture, and then spray or wipe a small amount of peanut or vegetable oil to protect the surface.

Can You Cook on a Rusty Griddle?

While a rusty griddle can still be used for occasional cooking, it is essential to remove rust buildup to maintain a healthy and safe cooking surface. Rust is formed when iron reacts with oxygen and moisture, creating iron oxide – a compound that can be detrimental to health if ingested in large quantities. This means that avoiding rust formation on your Wolf griddle should be an imperative part of your kitchen routine. 

How To Prevent Rust On A Wolf Griddle

To prevent rust formation on a Wolf griddle, it is important to clean it after each use and then dry it thoroughly with an absorbent cloth or paper towel before storage.

Apply a thin layer of peanut or vegetable oil after every use. This will act as a barrier between the metal and oxygen, preventing corrosion from occurring.

When the griddle is not in use, it’s critical to store it properly in a clean, dry environment with adequate ventilation so that moisture does not accumulate over time.

Other Useful Care & Maintenance Tips For A Wolf Griddle

In addition to cleaning your Wolf griddle regularly, several other care and maintenance tips can help keep your griddle in top condition.

  • Occasionally remove the seasoning by pouring 1/2 cup warm water and one teaspoon of Wolf’s Griddle Cleaning Solution onto the griddle and scraping the residue into the grease collection tray. Once the griddle is dry, reapply a small amount of oil.
  • Season your griddle before use to prevent food from sticking. Spread a small amount of peanut or vegetable oil onto the griddle to season it.
  • Store your Wolf griddle in a cool, dry place when not in use. This will help prevent rust from forming and keep it in perfect working condition.

Keeping your Wolf griddle clean and rust-free is important to maintain its performance and prolong its lifespan. If you ever experience more than just rust issues with your Wolf griddle, call the Wolf repair experts at Don Bacon Appliance today!