Griddle and grill maintenance is important from a safety standpoint, since grease build up represents a significant fire hazard. As a result, foodservice staff and service agents should perform a number of regular tasks to keep these units in safe operating condition.
Proper cleaning and maintenance is extremely important with both grills and griddles. Not only will this prolong the service life, but also ensure safe operation.
There are a number of tasks that should be performed on a regular basis.
It's important to season griddles as soon as they are installed, or food will stick to the surface.
In addition, griddles flues should be regularly checked for debris. This usually requires griddles to be pulled out from the wall. With new griddles, it is worth checking the flue every two weeks to monitor grease accumulation in this area, which can be a fire hazard.
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