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What's your flat top looking like?

Bytor

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So, I've had my Blackstone for close to 5 months now and love it. I tend to use it more than cooking in the kitchen and using pots and pans, plus it keeps the house from smelling like a cookhouse all of the time, not that there's anything wrong with that... I think I clean up pretty good after every cook and what not, but was wondering how other tops look after they have been put to continuous use. I have noticed that I will get some thin spots on the seasoning layer, but has no impact on cooking and seems to get built back with additional cooks, especially with bacon.

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flatbroke

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Had mine for a year and half i think. I keep it in the barn in a box.
 

Cabo

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Mine looks about the same. We use our a lot also.
What do you use to clean it?
 

Bytor

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Mine looks about the same. We use our a lot also.
What do you use to clean it?
I will usually only scrape it down with a spatula and then follow up with a wipe up with some paper towels then maybe a final wipe with a cotton cloth if needed. After a few cooks, I will spray some water on it, scrape and dry off while pretty warm. I will follow that up with a little flax seed oil and do a quick bake in. If I'm cooking fish, or something sticky like stir-fry, I will hit it with water and repeat the cleaning process.
 

SmokinVOLfan

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Mine looks about the same man. Had it 14 months. Stays outside under a cover. Keep it oiled up and you are good to go!
 

mike243

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Mine is 4-5 years old and even heavy oil it wants to try to rust in a few spots, if i used it more often it wouldn’t probably
 

chopsaw

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Mines a couple years old . Don't use it as much as I would like . I turn mine to high after a cook and steam it off . Let that dry then hit it with veg oil . I didn't have the best luck with flax for some reason .
 

normanaj

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Been really thinking about a flat top for a while.

I've been using a cast iron skillet over a propane burner for years but its getting time to move onto a little easier way of cooking outside.
 

Steve H

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First summer with mine. Really like it!

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TNJAKE

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Got mine back in April. Haven't cleaned it once. Just scrape a little and put down some oil and wipe off. Haven't had anything stick yet. I use mine a ton though
 

jcam222

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Mines a couple years old . Don't use it as much as I would like . I turn mine to high after a cook and steam it off . Let that dry then hit it with veg oil . I didn't have the best luck with flax for some reason .
I verbally do the same. I push any big stuff off with my spatula. I squirt water all over it and push that off with spatula. Lastly I soak a rag in water and using tongs wipe down the whole top then oil. Takes just minutes start to finish.
 

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