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Any Tips on Cleaning a Panini Grill?

iLoveFood Jul 1, 2006 08:25 AM

Does anyone have any tips on making the clean-up of a panini grill easy...I really really HATE cleaning that thing.

Thank you in advance.

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    mar52 RE: iLoveFood Jul 1, 2006 02:15 PM

    After you're finished, while it's stil warm, "press" a wet paper towel.

    It helps loosen some of the bits and absorbs some of the grease.

    1. Pei RE: iLoveFood Jul 1, 2006 02:55 PM

      Clean it while it's still hot. You'll use up a lot of paper towels, but the alternative is scrubbing forever.

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        eagle792006 RE: iLoveFood Mar 13, 2007 06:43 AM

        Great topic, The posts were helpful!!

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          MrsCommanderson RE: iLoveFood Mar 16, 2007 03:02 PM

          I use an old toothbrush after it has cooled to get in between the ridges, and just flush the thing out with lots of water squeezed from a sponge (emptying into the sink of course).

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            jcanncuk RE: iLoveFood Mar 17, 2007 07:29 PM

            When it gets really icky, I make a paste of baking soda and water and put it on with paper towels. I let it sit there for a few min. and wash it off with lots of water squeezed from a sponge as described above. This takes off the grease and the odors.

            1. ChefGirl412 RE: iLoveFood Mar 17, 2007 08:17 PM

              While still warm, I sprinkle kosher salt all over. Once cooled, I scrape out with a toothbrush/small plastic tool from Sur La Table - works great

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                will47 RE: iLoveFood Mar 18, 2007 10:42 AM

                Depending on what it's made of, you could try a bamboo wok brush. I clean the gf's cast iron grill pan with a wok brush sometimes, and it works pretty well, though sometimes little bits of bamboo get shaved off. It seems to work better than paper towels.

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