Griddle cleaning tips

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winsa12

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Anyone have any tested and good griddled cleaning system that still keeps the seasoning? I have a wide Blackstone. I can’t scrape it clean like I want to because I think there’s a slight warping across the flattop. Any advice or maybe scraper recommendations?
 
I've had a Blackstone for 2 years and I've never "cleaned" it. I did season the hell out of it when I first got it. When I finish a cook I just turn it on high, pour on some oil, scrape everything to the drain, wipe off excess oil with wad of paper towels and turn it off. Works great for me
 
Hit it with some water when it’s hot and it will clean right up. Scrape it down and hit it with some oil then let it cool. I use a Misto to apply oil.
 
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Hit it with some water when it’s hot and it will clean right up. Scrape it down and hit it with some oil then let it cool. I use a Misto to apply oil.
That's the ticket right there . I also do it when I bring it out for a cook , even though I put it away clean . I use a small squirt bottle , steam it off to loosen the gunk , then again to sterilize it . Cook it dry , then oil and let it cool . LIGHT on the oil . Rub it around in a thin layer so it soaks in .
I use a 5 inch taping knife to cook with and to clean .
 
That's the ticket right there . I also do it when I bring it out for a cook , even though I put it away clean . I use a small squirt bottle , steam it off to loosen the gunk , then again to sterilize it . Cook it dry , then oil and let it cool . LIGHT on the oil . Rub it around in a thin layer so it soaks in .
I use a 5 inch taping knife to cook with and to clean .
Yeah it’s amazing what a little water will do.
 
Leaving the heat screaming hot I lightly scrape any solid material into the tray. I then squirt hot water all over and lightly scrape gain. Next I soak a rag with water and using tongs wipe it all down. When it cools a little I oil. Good to go.
 
Cleaned lots of grills as a teenager used pumice stones, Coca-Cola, water, ice. Water seemed to work as good as anything, had to oil the surface no matter what was used.
 
Obviously there is a lot of answers here, but for us & our 36” Camp Chef. It’s as simple as putting about 1/2-1 cup of water on the grill when your done cooking & brush it with a brush. Then when it cools down, just spray it with Pam & cover it. Ours looks like brand new & it’s at least 4 years old. If there are some burned in pieces they come off with a flat top scraper.
Al
 
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... i do sharpen it, scrape then oiled towel... warped is no problem
 
All good suggestions. Some I had done and some new ones. I experimented this morning before cooking bacon,I think a wet rag/paper towels on the hot surface is just what I need. I also found my wife’s dough cutter and that was flexible enough to conform to the slight warp and cleaned the bacon grease up perfectly.
 
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