Learn how to season a griddle top so you can start cooking delicious recipes on your Pit Boss Grills Griddle.
Seasoning a new griddle should be a part of any burn in process. A burn in is required on all new griddles because they have leftover mineral oil from the factory that is used to prevent rust and oxidation. After these oils are burnt off, food safe oils should be applied in order to prevent rusting and food sticking on the surface.
First, turn on the griddle to high heat and let it burn off the residual oils for 20 to 30 minutes. Then, with a paper towel, apply a coat of high temperature cooking oil such as canola or coconut oil. Let the oil cook off and repeat this process 2 to 3 times. The color should change from the original silver to a bluish black.
With cast iron surfaces, you must be careful with how you clean it. Use the following tips to avoid rust and damaging the surface of your cast iron.
If your griddle has just a little bit of minor food debris after using it, take a paper towel or clean dish towel, dip it in oil on one side, and wipe down the surface. Then turn on the griddle and let it cook at high heat for 5 minutes. This will leave it ready to go for your next cook.
If you have a big mess on your hands, use a gentle soap with warm/hot water and a non-scrub sponge to clean. Rough sponges can damage the surface of the cast iron. After rinsing off the soap, return to the grill and let it cook off any residue for 5 minutes, then apply a coat of cooking oil and let it cook for 5 more minutes.
Coarse salt will help lift those stubborn chunks of food without damaging the surface of your cast iron.