Seasoning is rubbing the griddle surface with a layer of oil to create a protective coating on top of your griddle. The protective layer formed not only makes your Blackstone Griddle surface non-stick but also enhances the flavor of the food. Over time, the lifespan and durability of your griddle will increase.
Don't be lazy and skip the seasoning step before fire up your Blackstone Griddle. If you don't season your griddle, the food will stick to it, so it can scratch and wear easily. It can also be a hassle to clean it. Seasoning the Blackstone 1853 2 Burner 28 Inch Gas Griddle is very easy. In just a few simple steps, you can help keep your Blackstone going well for a long time!
Step 1: Wash and Dry It
Before you start seasoning your Blackstone Griddle, clean it. All food residues can be removed first with a scraper or a spatula, then wiped with mild soap water to remove surface dust and dirt, and finally rinsed with clean water and then wiped dry with a clean cotton cloth.
Step 2: Preheat the Griddle
After all cleaning is complete, turn the burners to medium-high and heat up for approx 10-15 minutes. When your griddle surface turns brown or black, turn off the burners.
Step 3: Grease the Griddle with Oil
Pour a little oil on the griddle, you can choose vegetable oil, olive oil, canola oil, etc. Using a pair of tongs and a dry paper, lightly spread the oil over the griddle. Make sure to wipe down to all edges and corners.
Step 4: Let It Smoke
Let the oil burn on its own at high heat, and your griddle will smoke a lot in this process. Don't worry, this is what it supposed to be. You can wait until the until the smoke slows down and the temperature has dropped, repeating the above process 2 or 3 times.
Step 5: Final Wipe and Store
After a few repetitions, let your griddle cool naturally. Finally, coat with a thin layer of oil to protect the pan from oxidation. You can protect your griddle from rain, dust and other bad influences with a Hard Cover Hood Lid. Lastly, you can store your Blackstone Griddle in a BBQ Cover, which will greatly extend the life of your Blackstone Griddle.