Restaurant griddles are an important tool in preparing food to be served on a platter. Grill design and materials used in a griddle can determine the quality of the food that is prepared there. Proper cleaning of the griddle is also a must to prolong its life. Care should be taken to clean the griddle before the grilling process begins so that it is ready for use.
Always consider purchasing a griddle with a cleaning tool such as a scrubber or a brush. This will help you get rid of grease, sticky substances, and surface food particles as soon as they are brought in contact with the griddle. Keep a hand in the area of the grill to grab the brush as soon as it comes close to the griddle.
When cleaning a grill, make sure that you clean off all excess water. It is not advisable to use running water to wipe the griddle surface because this will cause the heat of the griddle to be removed. You should first wash the griddle in warm water and then use a sponge to blot it dry.
After the surface is completely dry, it is time to clean the griddle. First, take a toothbrush and clean the grate by running the bristles along with the griddle. Doing this helps you to remove the dirt and particles from the griddle without causing any damage to the griddle.
Make sure that you place a sanitary bag at the bottom of the grill and cover it with a cloth or a plastic bag. The cloth or plastic bag will help you wipe the griddle surface with a good solution. Make sure that you only wipe the area in the direction of the cooking line.
To keep the griddle clean, you need to wipe the area with soap and water or commercial dishwashing detergent. If the dishwashing liquid is too strong, you can use baby wipes. After using the soap and water, wipe it with a clean towel or cloth. You should not use the dishwashing detergent on the cloth or the towel.
For a commercial cleaning solution, you can use either baking soda or vinegar as an effective cleaner. This should be mixed with warm water before applying it to the griddle. The solution should be very well mixed before you apply it to the griddle.
Another option for keeping the griddle clean is to use a spray gun for cleaning the surface. Simply add some clear and colored spray and pour it on the griddle. Avoid spraying the middle of the griddle because it might cause an accident. Spraying the griddle once will keep the surface clean all the time.