Panini grills are the darlings of the cooking world for a number of reasons. People fell in love with paninis after seeing them featured on a number of cooking shows. Eating them makes you feel young and carefree but kind of decadent and sophisticated at the same time. Since making the sandwich is so much fun, having the grill makes perfect sense. But, to make sure that you are using your grill for many years to come, it is vital to make sure that you are taking good care of it, cleaning and storing it properly between uses.
How you would clean your grill might depend on what it is made of. A cast iron panini grill only needs to be seasoned well before its first use and then wiped clean with a damp cloth from there on out. Soap should never be used on cast iron pans and they should never be put away before they are completely dried. Other types of grills should be washed according to the manufacturers suggestions. Some can be placed in the dishwasher without fear of damage while others cannot.
Whatever you do, do not use abrasive cleansers or rough scrub brushes when cleaning your grill or you will damage the surface.
How to Store Your Grill
Depending on the size of the kitchen and the available cabinet space you have, you might just put your grill with all of your other pots, pans and cookware. If you do not have room, you can place the grill in another location, keeping in mind that the things that are used most often should be the easiest to get to and the things that you use least can be stored anywhere else. If you have to stack anything else on your grill, place a paper towel or even a flattened paper plate in between the two so that nothing scratches the grill surface.
Maintenance for Your Grill?
If you have an electric panini grill, there may come a day when the power supply cord stops working. You can buy a replacement cord for your unit in some cases, but there are times when this can be very difficult or costly making it senseless to do.
Do not attempt to rewire the cord on your own or you will run the risk of seriously shocking yourself. In the case of scratched surfaces or other problems with your pan, it might be simply a matter of cleaning the scratched area as much as possible and then using a gentle cloth to buff the spots as smooth as possible. If the scratches are deep or extensive, it might be worth it to just get a one and be on the safe side. With panini grills, you cannot go wrong.
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From Craig Thornburrow - A writer, small business owner and big fan of paninis