|Squeeze citrus on grill, then scrub with griddle pad|
I love my Viking stove, but cleaning the griddle was a pain in the butt. All the elbow grease and stainless steel griddle pads still left me with a dirty and discolored griddle. And I didn’t want to use soap on it because you can’t exactly rinse these well and I didn’t want that soapy residue left behind leaving funky flavors in my food. If I tried using just straight water, the griddle would rust, it made me sorry I got the griddle. Until one day when I squeezed some lemon on it. It cut through the grease almost immediately. Ever since, I use lemon, lime or orange, whatever I have handy, although I think lemon works the best.
If I really grease it up and it has been left overnight, I might heat it just a minute or so to warm the griddle, but it is really important not to do this while the griddle is hot — as the citrus will just burn up and do nothing.
Just squeeze citrus on the griddle, use a griddle cleaning pad (available most places, I get mine at Smart and Final or Walmart) and then wipe clean with a paper towel. That’s it. I cooked an egg on my griddle just to show you the process. Good Luck!
|See how nice and clean it gets!|