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Any Tips on Cleaning a Panini Grill?

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

      1. Great topic, The posts were helpful!!

        1. 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).

          1. 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.