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New to cast iron [and this sub] Cooked breakfast on a brand new Lodge griddle. Not happy with how it cleaned up. Cleaned, oiled and put er in the oven @ 400 for an hour X2. Suggestions?

New to cast iron [and this sub] Cooked breakfast on a brand new Lodge griddle. Not happy with how it cleaned up. Cleaned, oiled and put er in the oven @ 400 for an hour X2. Suggestions?

440Dart

In my opinion the griddle is the worst thing ever made out of cast iron. It’s a PITA to keep seasoned since you use both sides. It doesn’t heat evenly because it has to be across two burners of different sizes. Just a big waste of space in my kitchen.


twotwentyswift

They aren't the best for the kitchen but they are great for camping.


barben416

So any suggestions to clean/ season a griddle? Or should I just run it over to the scrap yard?


440Dart

Scrap lol. So I did pick up a lodge scraper for it. It’s flat on 2 sides and grooved on the other two to get into the grated side. It helps but still elbow grease to get it clean.


Clear-is-a-Color

I don’t use mine on the stove top anymore. I only use it in the oven to bake pizza, sheet pan fajitas, and other things that do well with baking only. I do love it for this purpose. I tried the griddle side once and it just didn’t do it for me.


couchpohtaytoe

Won't the heat evenly distribute if kept on the same temp?


DANIELG360

I’m gonna say you left too much oil in it so it wasn’t an even coating. Or you could have stripped it with what you cooked for breakfast, eggs and grilled tomatoes? Either strip and reseason or just keep cooking with it to even out. I don’t imagine it would be any different to seasoning a skillet. Edit; it’s also possible the heat was too high for it? Or left too long. The fading seems to be around the burners so check it’s not been sat there on full blast for too long.


Love_Pony

My griddle is used only on the bbq and it's fine. Like u/440Dart said, the uneven heat of two range burners doesn't do it any favours. I also only cook on the flat side.