If you've recently purchased a Blackstone griddle, congratulations! You've made a great choice that will provide you with years of cooking enjoyment. But before you start cooking, it's important to season your griddle correctly. Seasoning is simple and only takes a few minutes, but it's important to do it right so that your food comes out tasting its best.
Seasoning your griddle provides a number of benefits. First, it creates a natural nonstick surface on the griddle so that your food doesn't stick or burn. Second, it helps protect the griddle from rust and corrosion. And finally, it adds flavor to your food!
What You'll Need:
All you need to season your griddle is some cooking oil and a paper towel or clean cloth. You can use any type of cooking oil, but we recommend using either vegetable oil or canola oil. These oils have high smoke points, which means they won't burn as easily as other oils such as olive oil.
- Heat up your griddle to a medium-high temperature (around 375 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Using a paper towel or clean cloth, spread a thin layer of cooking oil over the entire surface of the griddle.
- Let the griddle heat for about 10 minutes, then use another paper towel or clean cloth to wipe off any excess oil.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 at least two more times, or until the griddle's surface is smooth and shiny.
- Let the griddle cool before using it to cook your food.
And that's it - your Blackstone griddle is now seasoned and ready for cooking! Remember to re-season your griddle every few months, or whenever you notice the surface starting to look dull or worn. Happy cooking!
Want to know what the are the best oils for Blackstone Griddles? Check out our guide here!