If you’ve recently purchased a Blackstone griddle , you’re probably looking to start cooking however, not too quick! Before cooking , it’s advised to sprinkle it with seasoning so that you can create an non-stick coating that adds the flavor of your food and stops it from scratching. By following a few easy steps, you can cover your griddle and help your Blackstone remain in good condition for the future!
Cleanse your griddle using soap and water if it’s new. Fill up a 2L (0.53 US gal) bucket with warm water. Add soap, and mix it all in using a stick until the soap is evenly blended with the mix. Then, slowly make a small puddle out of soapy water onto the grill. Take a paper towel and gently rub both the water and soap over the surface. Then, clean the griddle’s surface using a clean towel until dry.
Make sure to wash your new griddle in soap before using it. This is a way to remove the cooking oil it was already seasoned with, which can cause corrosion and rust from the shipping.
When you’re seasoning your older griddle, do not apply soap on an old griddle could damage the coating on the plate permanently.
Choose an oil that is high in fatty acids to protect your grill. Choose your preferred oil from the following options for high-fat including vegetable shortening, veggie oil flax oil extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil. It is also possible to use Lard if you wish.
Use only oils rich in fatty acids — indicated as a percentage of fats in the nutritional information label for best bonding to the grid plate.
Beware of products that contain trans fatty acids, as they have been linked to health issues like heart disease and weight gain and liver dysfunction.
The burners should be set to the highest temperature and let it sit for between 10 and 15 minutes. Find the propane tank and switch it on by turning it counterclockwise. Then, set the burners to the highest acceptable temperature and then wait. If you notice the surface of the griddle begin to darken then you’re ready to move onto another step!
Put on gloves with heat resistance to protect yourself.
Make sure that your grill is dry prior to you turn on your stove.
For griddles with particular temperature settings, rotate the knob until you reach 350 degF (177 degrees Celsius).
Sprinkle 2 to 3 tablespoons (30 to 44 milliliters) of oil on the griddle’s surface. The oil will create a non-stick surface, and also adds taste to food. Pour the oil you prefer on the griddle, spreading it evenly over the surface with a paper towel. Utilize a pair of tongs to move the towel in case you notice your hands are hot. Squint down and look at the layer of oil on the other side to determine whether it’s even.
Be sure to avoid leaving any dry areas or oil Puddles.
Clean the edges, sides and the corners of your griddle oil. Rub some oil onto the paper towel or use the towel you used to wipe the surface. Use it to apply the oil to the remaining portions of the griddle, which surround the upper surface.
Make sure you clean the edges that face outwards from the griddle, too.
Allow the oil to simmer for 15-30 minutes or until it starts to smoke. When you turn the griddle until the highest level the top of the plate will gradually turn black. Continue to wait until you notice smoke rising from the air over the grill. This is known as”the “smoke point” and should be seen after around 30 minutes. If it does happen, keep waiting until all smoke has gone away.
Switch off your griddle and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes. When all the smoke has gone away you can turn off the griddle. Once it’s cooled it’s time to finish one cycle of seasoning. From there, you’ll continue to do this until you reach the level of flavor you desire.
Place your hands about 1-inch (2.5 cm) on top of the griddle to check if the griddle is still hot.
Then, coat and heat the griddle another 1 to 4 times until the griddle is dark. Reverse the griddle to its maximum temperature and continue heating it for another 10-30 minutes. After that, you’ll spread a more even layer of oil on the top of the griddle and wait for the point of smoke to be lit to occur again. Repeat this process until the top of the griddle is dark brown, about 2 to three times is typical.
Mix your oils together to create various flavor combinations. For instance, you could you can use olive oil that is extra virgin to start the two first rounds. Then, add coconut oil for the third one.
Wipe the surface of the griddle using cooking oil to seal it. The final step is a quick clean-up with the oil you want to use to avoid oxidation, commonly referred to as corrosion. Before storing the grill Pour some oil onto two to three paper towels. Lightly wet the grill’s top.
It is important to ensure that the grill has completely cooled before you wet it lightly.