Step Away From the Scouring Pad

Step Away From the Scouring Pad

 

You may be tempted to attack the mess on your panini maker?

 

or electric skillet or waffle iron?

 

with a scouring pad,

 

a chemical scrubber, or maybe even a knife,

 

but hold back.  Those can all damage the nonstick coating.

 

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The first step to cleaning is to unplug the grill and let it cool down.

 

Then, using a damp paper towel,

 

wipe crumbs and any oily residue off the grill.

 

With a small amount of warm,soapy water,

 

firmly scrub the surface with a sponge,

 

paying special attention to the grooves, where oil gets trapped.