December 11, 2018
An electrical grill is perfect to cook steaks, chicken and seafood without having to worry about the unpleasant charcoal smoke. But although it’s easier to operate, you still need to figure out how you can clean it quickly and easily especially after a messy barbecue.
Before you start cleaning your electrical grill, make sure it’s unplugged and leave it at least 45 minutes to cool down. Once cool, you can either remove the plates if you’re using Optigrill + or just get ready to clean them on the spot.
If you just served buttermilk-rosemary marinated chicken thighs for example, chances are you will end up with food residue stuck to the plates. Get rid of the crispy food remains using a wooden or plastic spatula, by scraping it off the plates before you start cleaning.
You should remember when you’re cleaning your electrical grill to NEVER submerge it completely in water.
Tefal Optigrill + juice tray and removable plates are dishwasher safe so you can skip the manual cleaning. If you prefer cleaning these parts manually, you can try the following method:
Soak a clean cloth in hot water and wipe the surface to get rid of unwanted food residues. Make sure the cloth is smooth though and avoid using hard material while cleaning the plates so you won’t damage the surface. Once done, dry the plate (and juice tray) and fix everything back into place.
Now your grill is clean and ready to be stored. Until the next barbecue gathering!