How to Season a Blackstone Griddle With Vegetable Oil
Seasoning a Blackstone griddle with vegetable oil is a simple yet important task in maintaining the longevity of your griddle plate. Seasoning your griddle can also add flavor to your food and create a nonstick surface. Below are steps and tips on how to season a Blackstone griddle with vegetable oil:
- Clean the Griddle: Begin by cleaning the griddle with soapy water and a wire brush. For the best cleaning results, use a water hose and wet/dry vac to remove any debris.
- Oil the Griddle: Once the griddle has cooled, evenly spread a layer of vegetable oil on the cooking surface. Avoid oiling the legs, as this could cause them to rust.
- Heat the Griddle: Turn the burners on high to get the griddle hot and to reduce the amount of oil. Heat for at least 10 minutes or until the top of the griddle has a black sheen.
- Towel Down:Turn off the burners and allow the griddle to cool. Use a paper towel to wipe any excess oil off the cooking surface.
- Smear: Once the griddle is cool, spread a light layer of oil using a paper towel or rag.
- It’s important to use vegetable oil (or other food-safe oil) when seasoning your Blackstone griddle. Other oils like canola oil or avocado oil can also be used.
- Be sure to oil the griddle in small circles to ensure you have evenly distributed the oil.
- For best results, season your Blackstone griddle every few months.
Seasoning a Blackstone griddle with vegetable oil is a crucial step in maintaining the longevity of your griddle plate. Following the steps and tips above will ensure your Blackstone griddle is seasoned properly and help to keep your griddle lasting for years to come.