The Blackstone Griddle/Grill is a great addition to any outdoor cooking area. The large flat cooking surface allows you to cook a lot of food at once.
Plus, you have the ability to cook a wide variety of foods. You can do everything from eggs and bacon at breakfast to burgers for lunch or steak at dinner.
Once you’ve cooked up those yummy meals, you may be wondering how to clean your Blackstone Grill. Let’s take a closer look.
Do you need cleaners for your Blackstone grill?
Natural cleaners on the market are safe to use on your grill, but you really only need water and a metal spatula or scraper to get the griddle clean.
If your grill is in REALLY bad shape, you might want to consider a cleaner, but why use one if you don’t have to? Keep it as simple as possible.
Why does a Blackstone Grill rust?
When a cast-iron surface is exposed to the elements, rust can happen. The moisture in the air reacts with the cast iron to create rust. There are ways to prevent this from happening.
First of all, you want to make sure your griddle/grill is seasoned. This means that the cast iron has a bonded layer of oil on the surface to protect it. Second, you want to keep a cover on your grill.
Can you make your grill easier to clean?
Yes! A well-seasoned grill will always be easier to clean. The seasoning creates a non-stick surface. If you haven’t seasoned your Blackstone Griddle/Grill, do it!
Yes, it takes a bit of time, making the surface easier to clean and protect your grill. The company has step-by-step instructions for seasoning the surface in this YouTube video.
Now it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty and clean your Blackstone Grill. This process is straightforward and simple. Depending on how dirty the surface is, you may need to put in some elbow grease, but you can tackle the gunk. Let’s get started.
Allow the Grill to Cool After Cooking
Allow the grill to cool after cooking. It should be more than cooled off after you’ve eaten whatever you cooked. If the surface is still a bit warm, don some heat-resistant gloves so that you don’t burn your hands. If you have stuck-on food, the grill still being a little warm will help the process.
Use a Scraper or Metal Spatula to Scrape the Grill
If you’ve got a sturdy metal spatula, you can use it to scrape the grill surface. Work from one side to the other until the entire surface has been scraped. You can also use a metal scraper made for cleaning grill surfaces. If your grill is well seasoned, you won’t need to work too hard to remove the grease and food particles.
Add Water to the Grill While Warm If You Have Stuck on Food
If you do have stuck-on food, add some water while the grill is still a bit warm and then scrape the area. The heat and water will help break down the stuck-on food.
You may have to repeat the process a couple of times before the food comes off completely. Wipe away the food and water with paper towels as you work.
Wipe Down with Paper Towels
Once you’ve loosened all the grease and food, you can wipe the area down with clean paper towels. The idea is to remove excess grease and all the food particles.
Rub Down with Oil
Lastly, coat the grill surface with oil. This will prevent the surface from rusting, and it will also keep the surface seasoned. Remember, a well-seasoned grill is less likely to have food stick.
You especially want to rub-down the surface with oil if you will be storing the grill for a long period of time, such as over the winter.
The Blackstone Grill/Griddle is such a great appliance to have in your outdoor kitchen. Being able to make everything from pancakes to grilled potatoes to bacon outdoors makes outdoor cooking more versatile.
These griddles are also awesome if you have a motorhome. It allows you to cook outdoors with ease. And, if you follow these steps, you’ll even be able to easily clean up the griddle when you’re done.