We love Rock Griddles because they’re durable and can withstand high temperatures. The Rock griddle is a versatile cooking surface that is perfect for camping and outdoor cooking. However, it can be used at home too, and like most surfaces, Rock griddles need to be cleaned periodically to maintain their appearance. This blog post is all about how to clean Rock griddle!
Rock Griddle About
Rock griddles are produced by Starfrit, an American brand that offers a wide range of quality kitchen gear for foodies, chefs and professionals. Rock griddles are the cooking tools non-stick durable pans used to make food such as pancakes. The Rock griddle has two sides, both of which are flat and smooth. One side is a griddle; the other, a grill. This product features an ovenproof and dishwasher-safe 3 mm aluminum base with a rock-like finish, making it more durable and more resistant to abrasion and corrosion than other products.
The Rock griddle will not warp when exposed to high temperatures or extreme cold. It can be placed in an oven and heated up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit without being damaged. The Rock griddle also has handles so it can easily be transported from one place to another. When you are finished cooking on your rock griddle , all you have to do is wipe it down with warm water for easy cleaning.
Rock griddles can be found in large online hardware stores such as amazon, walmart.com. etc.
THE ROCK Reversible Grill/Griddle Pan
The reversibility of this griddle pan with one flat and one ridged side allows for increased versatility in the kitchen. The 3mm aluminum base gives it a rock-like finish that is harder, more resistant to abrasion and corrosion than other models available. Even under high heat, nothing sticks or warps because of the superior nonstick surface. Ergonomic stainless steel handles that are oven safe make maneuvering easy.
The sleek, compact design of this dishwasher-safe grill pan is perfect for those who value easy storage. The flat side can be used to cook pancakes, quesadillas and grilled cheese sandwiches while the grill side works well for meats, seafood and veggies.
Video: The Rock Plus Reversible Grill / Griddle from Costco
Why Buy A Griddle Pan?
A good non-stick frying pan is a decent option for flash cooking, but a ridged griddle pan can do more and it works better with other ingredients. A griddle pan is ideal for char-grilling meat, fish or vegetables. The seared stripes and enhanced flavor will make your food taste as if it was cooked on a professional grill. Plus, the speedy cooking time means that your food won’t lose any of its natural flavors.
Griddles are designed with a heavy base to conduct heat quickly and retain it efficiently. Additionally, the beamed surface raises the ingredient from the base so it doesn’t steam in its own liquid.
Some griddles even have channels between ridges that catch rendered liquids which then spill down into a moat that runs around the edge of the pan.
Common Mistakes When Using a Nonstick Pan
Needless to say, a nonstick pan wouldn’t be as useful if it wasn’t for its special coating. The layer is helpful but, unfortunately, is exceedingly sensitive to many errors that can be made before, during, and after the cooking process. Nonstick pans can’t help you out in the kitchen if you continue to make harmful mistakes. That said, it’s important to know what habits are best to avoid with your pans and which to stick with.
- You use metal utensils. Even if the packaging says that it’s okay to use metal on the surface, this rule only applies to a very specific type of cookware: those coated with ceramic. With traditional nonstick surfaces, you should always stick to using plastic, rubber, or silicone tools. Metal can scratch the surface of your pan and start to chip away at the coating, making it more likely for your food to stick in the future and exposing you to harmful chemicals.
- You use too much oil. If there’s so much oil that it starts to pool in the pan, your food will end up frying in the oil instead of cooking evenly. Not only is this unhealthy, but it will also make your food more likely to stick to the surface.
- You cook acidic food. Acidic ingredients like tomatoes, vinegar, and lemon juice can break down the nonstick coating on your pan, making it more likely for food to stick in the future. If you must cook with these ingredients, be sure to use a little extra oil and cook on a low heat to minimize the damage.
- You don’t preheat the pan. If you don’t preheat your pan before adding oil and food, you’re setting yourself up for failure. The pan needs to be hot before you add anything to it, otherwise the food will start to stick as soon as it touches the surface. Give your pan a few minutes to heat up on the stove before you start cooking.
- You use too much heat. If you’re using too much heat, your food is more likely to stick and your nonstick coating can start to break down. Use medium or low heat instead—you may have to adjust your cooking time accordingly, but it will be worth it in the end.
Common Tips for Using Rock Griddle
This versatile cookware can be used on any surface—it’s compatible with gas, electric, ceramic, and halogen stovetops. The reversible grill/griddle is oven safe up to 230 °C (450 °F) and can be used on the barbecue, grilling with the lid open.
When you boil water, add salt to the already boiling water. Otherwise, when the pan heats up, the salt will settle to the bottom and cause damage to the metal surface
The lifetime guarantee against warping comes with an unrivaled 10-year warranty on all defects in materials, workmanship, and quality when utilized according to the usage and care instructions supplied.
How To Clean The Rock Griddle?
The Rock griddle is an excellent product that can be used over and over again. However, the Rock griddle will eventually become dirty or greasy with use.
The Rock griddle is different to other griddls, and so you can use soap, water, and abrasive cleaning pads to get it clean. You can clean your Rock griddle in a number of different ways depending on how much time you have available for cleaning it. If you do not have help at home to assist in the process of cleaning, here are some steps that might make things easier when trying to remove food particles from the Rock griddles.
Never use harsh chemicals or scouring pads on your nonstick pan, as they can damage the surface. Stick to using soap and water, and if there are any stubborn stuck-on bits, try soaking the pan in warm soapy water for a few minutes before washing it.
Never put any kind of sharp object underneath rock griddle to clean it because rock griddle are not made to hold heavy weight.
Do not spray water under high pressure either because this could also cause cracks in your rock griddle surfaces due to heat shock and rapid temperature changes causing expansion/contraction.
Steps To Clean The Rock Griddle:
- Turn off heat source before starting the cleaning process. Remove leftover food from the pan with a paper towel.
- You may use a silicon scrubbing brush or sponge for extremily stuck on food (for example, you may use Geloo Silicone Sponge). If you do not have a silicon scrubbing brush, use the green side of a sponge.
- Wash the griddle filling ut half way up with water and add dish soap. You can use a soft cloth or nonabrasive sponge such as O-Cedar Scrunge Multi-Use Non-Scratch Scrubbing Sponge, then wipe down the rock surface thoroughly before rinsing off all of the soapy residue for best results.
- Soak pan in mixture overnight (minimum 12 hours), then rinse out until all residue is removed. Caution: do not use metal scourer or use harsh chemicals.
- Be sure to rinse all of the soap off the pan. Dry the griddle with a clean towel or paper towels (Presto! Paper Towels).
Aso, the Rock Griddles are the dishwasher safe products, so all you have to do for a light-duty cleanup is wipe it down with paper towels and put it in the dishwasher.
In the End
Your Rock griddle will look as good as new! You’ll be able to cook more delicious meals with a clean and shiny cooking surface. We hope this blog post has been helpful for those who want to know how to properly care for their beloved cast-iron grill. If you have any questions about our tips or would like help finding the perfect cleaning solution, please don’t hesitate to contact us!