Charbroilers call back to probably the first form of cooking: placing food over an open flame. Today’s units are more complicated than that, of course, and require regular care and maintenance to operate properly. Here are a few tips to keeping your charbroiler running smoothly.
- Clean the unit daily. This includes wiping down the exterior and emptying the grease traps.
- Charred food particles can easily get stuck to grates. Turn them over and burn them off on a regular basis, following the manufacturer's instructions. Deflector trays and crumb trays should be cleaned regularly as well.
- Cooking food on char broilers produces a lot of grease-laden smoke. Make sure to have a charbroiler’s hood cleaned regularly.
- It’s easy for a charbroiler’s vents and pilot to get blocked by food particles. Keep them clear of debris to ensure proper operation.