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.
Step 2: Spread the Oil
Avoiding the corners, use a paper towel to spread the oil evenly all around the griddle surface.
Step 3: Heat Oil
Set the griddle temperature to 350 degrees and heat until it reaches a smoke point, then turn the griddle off.
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.
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.
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.
Step 3: Rinse & Wipe Clean
Rinse by pouring 1/2 cup warm water onto the surface and wiping clean with paper towels.
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.
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.
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.
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