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Apr 13, 2009 10:14 AM

how to clean my Emerilware™ Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle

Hello everybody!

My husband and I LOVE our double burner cast iron from emerilware. The grilled chicken & veggies come out great!

however, we have issues with cleaning it - its difficult to clean. Everything is still caked on from the past 2 times using it because we don't know how to clean it and have RUINED a bunch of sponges trying to clean it.

Does anybody have any tips on how to get the caked on food off it so I can get it clean and try to actually season the sucker???

our sink isn't big enough for soaking either - and I know you're not supposed to soak cast iron.

some help would be great!! thanks in advance!

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    1. If it's black cast iron you cannot do it any damage by using an aggressive steel pad. Alternatively stick it in the oven on self clean. Make sure it is in there from the start.

      In either case you will need to re-season it.

      1. thanks everybody! baking it with water in the pan really helped loosen the caked on stuff! my hubby was in shock LOL I made sure to season it right away and left a thin layer of oil on it for the next time we use it - I'm so happy to see it clean again and free of crusties - yuck