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How to Clean a Chrome Electric Griddle

How do I Clean my Whirlpool Cooktop Griddle?  

Following the instructions below will allow you to properly clean your chrome-infused griddle. It will help maintain its appearance and performance characteristics without damaging the surface. 

Cleaning Items Needed: 

  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 nonscratch pad/sponge
  • 1 Multi-purpose pad holder designed for griddle cleaning or a long wooden spoon to protect your hands.
  • 2 clean terry cloth towels
  • 1 microfiber cloth

Cleaning Process

Important: Do not use soap, abrasive materials, or cleaning chemicals, including stainless steel cleaner, to clean the chrome griddle as these may damage the griddle surface.

  1. Before cleaning the griddle, make sure all cooktop burners are turned off and the oven controls are locked.
  2. For best results, clean the griddle shortly after removing the food.
  3. Set the temperature to 300°F and wait 10-15 minutes.
  4. Using a measuring cup, pour up to 1 cup of tap water over the soiled area, starting at the back and allowing the water to run toward the drip tray in the front.  Allow the water to bubble on the griddle for 3-4 seconds.

 Pour water on soiled area of drip tray   

  1. Use a pad holder or wooden spoon with the non-scratch pad to clean the soiled area, moving the residue and water to the drip tray at the front. It will be necessary to apply pressure on soiled areas. For heavy soils, it may be necessary to repeat this process.

Scraping residue on drip tray with scraping pad with applied pressure  

  1. Fold a damp towel, and with the pad holder or wooden spoon, go over the griddle to remove the remaining residue.

Removing remaining residue on drip tray with a wooden spoon

  1.  Turn the griddle off and allow it to cool for approximately 10 -15 minutes.
  2. Once cool, wipe the griddle with a clean, damp towel and immediately buff it with a microfiber cloth. If streaking, rainbowing, or ghosting occurs, use a mixture of 1 part white vinegar to 2 parts water on a towel to wipe the griddle. 

Wiping drip tray with a damp towel

  1. Once cool, remove the drip tray to empty.  Clean the drip tray with warm, soapy water.  Wipe the area under the drip tray clean.  Once dry, put the drip tray back in position.

Chrome Griddle - Remove and clean drip tray.jpg

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