Having an indoor griddle is a hot commodity for a range. Learn how to season a Wolf range griddle to get the most out of your investment. Seasoning and regular maintenance are some of the best things you can do to protect your griddle and keep it looking sharp.
Tips on How to Season a Wolf Range Griddle
Find out how to season a Wolf range griddle by following these easy instructions.
Seasoning a Wolf Range Griddle
When you season a Wolf range griddle, you protect the griddle surface and create a natural non-stick effect. This is why seasoning a Wolf griddle is so important. Season your griddle prior to its first use:
Step 1: Pour 1 teaspoon of peanut or vegetable oil per 11 inches of griddle surface.
Step 2: Spread the oil evenly with a paper towel, avoiding the corners.
Step 3: Set the griddle to 350 degrees and heat until you see the first signs of smoke, then turn the griddle off.
Step 4: Let the griddle cool until it is only slightly warm. Wipe off the excess oil with a paper towel and let the griddle cool completely.
Step 5: Repeat steps 1 – 4 one more time. Now your Wolf griddle is ready for action!
Cleaning a Wolf Range Griddle
After you’ve used your griddle awhile, you’ll notice the seasoning darkens. This is normal. You should clean and degrease the griddle after cooking. Below are simple steps for how to clean a Wolf range griddle after each use.
Step 1: Use a metal spatula/scraper to scrape the grease into the collection tray. Remove excess grease with a paper towel.
Step 2: Pour 1/2 cup warm water and 1 teaspoon of griddle cleaner onto the griddle surface. Continue to scrape excess grease and food particles into the collection tray.
Step 3: Rinse with 1/2 cup warm water and wipe with paper towels.
Step 4: Reapply a small amount of peanut or vegetable oil with a soft cloth after each cleaning.
Step 5: Remove the grease collection tray and wash with warm soapy water. Always clean the tray after each use to prevent grease buildup, which can be a fire hazard.
Occasionally you will need to remove the old seasoning and start fresh. Follow these steps to remove the seasoning from the griddle.
Step 1: Add a small amount of white vinegar and water or club soda to the griddle while it is warm.
Step 2: Scrub gently with a wire brush or griddle brick.
Step 3: Provide fresh seasoning by following the steps in the section titled: Seasoning a Wolf Griddle.
Watch the complete video on how to clean and season a Wolf range griddle.
Tips for Cooking on a Wolf Griddle
Now that you’re a pro on how to season a Wolf range griddle, let’s talk cooking! Here are some tips to keep in mind as you’re cooking on your Wolf griddle.
- The griddle is hotter toward the rear, although the majority of the surface maintains an even temperature.
- Remember that there is no indicator light to alert you that the griddle surface is hot – so be careful!
- Only cook on a seasoned griddle to prevent food from sticking to the surface.
- Never use the griddle as a cutting board. Purchase the Wolf cutting board accessory for the top of the griddle surface, if desired.
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