We understand that in a commercial kitchen, a salamander grill or flat top grill can get dirty very quickly. That’s why we’ve created this in-depth guide which tells you everything you need to know when it comes to how to clean a grill. As well as telling you how to clean a flat top grill and a salamander grill, we’ve also outlined the best cleaning products to use.
How to clean a salamander grill
Salamander grills have belts and grates that are exposed to food. This means it’s very important that the grill is cleaned and maintained regularly.
To clean a salamander grill safely, you need to let it cool completely. Then, remove the spill pan and dispose of any grease, oil or food particles. Warm water and dish soap can then be used to clean the pan.
Next, remove all removable parts. Trays, racks and belts are usually all removable, but check your manual if you’re unsure. If you haven’t cleaned your salamander grill in a while, it may be best to soak these parts overnight to make sure that cooked-on grime is removed easily.
While the parts are removed, you can easily clean the base of the grill. Just wipe the entire base down with warm soapy water.
When cleaning a salamander grill, avoid using any harsh chemicals as left-behind residue can affect the food you cook. You should always avoid using a steel wool or a similar scrub pad, as these can also leave behind small particles that can get into food.
How to clean a griddle grill
To clean the flat top griddle, you need to first turn off the thermostat and put on heat-resistant gloves. While the griddle is still hot, scrape the surface to clear any food debris and grease.
Then, apply a stainless steel-safe cleaning chemical onto the surface of the griddle and scrub it with a non-abrasive pad. Following this, wipe down the entire surface with a damp cloth.
Next, remove and empty the grease tray and wipe down the body of the griddle with a damp cloth.
How regularly should I clean my grill?
How regularly you need to clean your salamander grill or flat top griddle will depend on how heavily it’s used. If your griddle sees heavy daily use, then we’d advise cleaning it on a daily basis. This is because the cleaning process will prevent flavour transfer, efficiency loss and contamination.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide on how to clean a grill. By cleaning your kitchen grills regularly, you’ll have peace of mind that your appliances will avoid becoming damaged by grease or debris. Whether you’re using domestic appliances or commercial catering equipment, we offer a wide range of equipment to suit your needs. If you’re looking to upgrade the appliances you’re currently using, speak to one of our experts today.