How to Season a Wolf Range Griddle Like a Pro

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Wolf range griddle maintenance is the key to keeping your griddle looking sharp and in perfect condition for cooking. The number one thing to learn is how to season a Wolf range griddle so it’s ready for action.

Here at Tiger Mechanical, we know this isn’t a task everyone knows how to do. So we’ll walk you through how to season your griddle properly with step-by-step instructions to make it easy.

Season a Wolf Range Griddle Like a Pro

How to Season a Wolf Range Griddle

When you choose a Wolf range that features their legendary griddle, you need to learn how to season and care for it the right way. Follow these 5 steps to season a Wolf range griddle correctly.

Step 1: Oil the Griddle

Pour about 1 teaspoon of peanut or vegetable oil per 11 inches of griddle surface.

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Step 2: Spread the Oil

Avoiding the corners, use a paper towel to spread the oil evenly all around the griddle surface.

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Step 3: Heat Oil

Set the griddle temperature to 350 degrees and heat until it reaches a smoke point, then turn the griddle off.

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Step 4: Cool Griddle

Allow the griddle to cool until it’s only slightly warm. Wipe any excess oil off the griddle with a paper towel, then continue to let cool completely.

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Step 5: Repeat

Repeat steps 1 through 4 to complete the seasoning process.

How to Clean a Wolf Range Griddle

Knowing how to season a Wolf range griddle is just the first step. You also need to know how to clean a Wolf range griddle after each use to protect the seasoning. This is what you should do.

Step 1: Scrape Griddle

Use a metal scraper to scrape grease into the collection tray. Grab a paper towel and wipe up the excess grease.

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Step 2: Apply Griddle Cleaner

Pour a solution of 1/2 cup warm water and 1 teaspoon griddle cleaner onto the surface of the griddle. Continue to scrape food particles and excess grease into the collection tray.

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Step 3: Rinse & Wipe Clean

Rinse by pouring 1/2 cup warm water onto the surface and wiping clean with paper towels.

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Step 4: Apply Seasoning Oil

Reseason the griddle surface by applying a small amount of peanut/vegetable oil and spreading into a thin layer with a paper towel.

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Step 5: Remove & Clean Tray

After each use, remove the collection tray and wash thoroughly with warm, soapy water.  Note: Leftover grease that is neglected can pose a fire hazard! Always remove grease from the tray after using the griddle.

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Watch this complete video on how to clean and season a Wolf range griddle.

How to Cook on a Wolf Griddle

Seasoning a wolf griddle gets the surface ready for whatever cooking you have in store. Here are some tips to help you maximize the griddle’s cooking performance:

  • Avoid using too much oil as this makes the griddle sticky.
  • Prevent food from sticking to the surface by only cooking on a griddle seasoned with peanut or vegetable oil.
  • Never use the griddle as a cutting surface as this will damage it. You can purchase a Wolf cutting board accessory that fits perfectly on top of the griddle surface for this purpose.
  • Use paper towels to wipe the surface – this protects kitchen towels from transferring the gray color of oils from the griddle to the towel.

Tiger Mechanical is proud to employ the most qualified Wolf range experts in the appliance repair industry. Trained to handle all your appliance needs, our technicians know their stuff.

For more great information on appliances and maintenance tips, check out our blog on Sealed Burner Ranges.


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