How to Clean a Stovetop Griddle

A stovetop griddle is a great, healthy tool to use in the kitchen, allowing you to cook food without adding extra oils and fats.

Stovetop griddles make for healthy cooking.Stovetop griddles make for healthy cooking.
Stovetop griddles are coated in a nonstick finish, so you must take extra caution when cleaning them. It is important to completely clean the griddle; otherwise, a buildup of grease and food particles could make it less efficient.

Combine 1 cup hot water with 2 tbsp. liquid dishwashing detergent. Pour over a cooled stovetop griddle and let it soak for one hour.

Use a dishcloth or a plastic scrubber to wash the griddle.

Create a paste of 1/2 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 cup water if there are stubborn sticky parts. Rub the paste with a dishcloth or plastic scrubber over the sticky spots until they disappear. Dry the griddle with a clean towel.

Things You Will Need

  • Liquid dishwashing detergent
  • Dishcloth or plastic scrubber
  • Baking soda
  • Clean towel


  • Don't use harsh cleansers or metal scrapers to clean the stovetop griddle. By doing so, you could ruin the finish of the griddle.

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Kim Land has been a freelance writer for 19 months, primarily for eHow. Land has had the opportunity to cover many topics ranging from cooking to finance, learning a lot and meeting many creative people. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Purdue University.