Updated: June 30, 2022

How To Clean Griddle On Gas Stove

Written by:
Timothy Spencer
Edited by:
Brian Dean
Fact-Checked by:
Josh Reynolds
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A griddle is an excellent item for using on a gas stove because it have many advantages like giving a leveled & firm surface on your gas stove, preventing food from falling through grates, furnishing extra space while cooking and many more.

Griddles distribute heat evenly, allowing your gas stove to transmit heat from burners across the whole surface and eliminate any hotspots that could scorch your food. 

Enough with the advantages of griddles, it’s time to clean them. To clean griddle follow the below mentioned steps.

Words of wisdom:  As told time and again, this article is only for time and purpose and you’ll be needing to check the user’s manual of your gas stove to perform this task efficiently.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • A nonabrasive pad
  • A pad holder
  • A glass full of hot water
  • A Fiber towel
  • A clean towel
  • A damp cloth

Caution: never use soap, stainless steel cleaner or any other cleaning chemical as it may damage the griddle surface.

supplies for cleaning griddle on gas stove

Step-1 Turning Off:

Prior to cleaning the griddle make sure all the cooktop burners have been turned off

Step-2 Heat Griddle & Pour Hot Water:

Turn the knob of your griddle upto 300 degrees and let the griddle sit for almost 10 minutes.

Turn off the gas cooktop and pour hot water on it. Start from the back of your griddle and goes through from top to bottom towards drip tray.

You’ll see the bubbles on the surface. Let the bubbles appear for 5 to 10 seconds. 

pouring hot water

Step-3: Using Pad:

Take the non-abrasive pad, put it on the griddle and hold it with the pad holder (you can use any long object if you don’t have pad holder).

Now gently, move the pad with the slightest pressure towards drip tray.

Keep repeating this process until all the residue have been removed from the griddle.

cleaning with pad

Step-4 Cleaning with Towel:

Wet the clean towel cloth and ring it out slightly on your griddle.  

Place it on the griddle of your gas stove and cover all the areas of your griddle with the towel.

Make sure to go over the edges of the griddle.

cleaning with towel

Step-5 Turning off:

Now, turn off the griddle and let it cool for about 10 to 15 minutes.

turning off

Step-6 Cleaning with Fiber Towel:

Once the griddle is cool, wipe the griddle with Fiber towel to remove any streaks.

Buff the griddle with a microfiber towel for finishing.

Voila! Your griddle is now as clean as new.

cleaning with fiber towel

Step-7 Taking off Drip Tray:

Take off the drip tray of your gas stove griddle and clean it out.

The drip tray is dishwasher safe, if you want to wash it in dishwasher then you can.

taking off the drip tray

Clouding or Ghosting:

If griddle has clouding or ghosting then you can use the mixture of one part white vinegar and two parts water to clean.

With the griddle heated to 300 degrees, rub the solution over the cloudy area with a non-abrasive pad.

You can repeat the process more than once if deemed necessary.


So above are the points mentioned for helping you to clean your gas stove griddle conveniently and efficiently.

If you still have any questions then you can either contact us or comment below to get your query resolved.

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