How to Care For Your Cinder Grill
The Cinder Grill is a whole new kind of indoor grill. Its TempSense(™) algorithm and continuous temperature control guarantee perfect results. It makes overcooking a thing of the past. However, like any appliance, the Cinder Grill needs a little care for best results. Fortunately, it’s designed to be easy to clean and maintain.
Prep Your Cinder Grill For Cooking
The Cinder Grill’s plates are made of nonstick anodized ceramic. Remember to avoid metal implements! While the plates are slick enough to cook on dry, a little preparation never hurts. Also, it can help greatly, especially when cooking sticky foods such as eggs or glazes. A spritz of nonstick cooking spray is the easiest method. Don’t forget the top plate! There’s also a splash of oil, which can add flavor. We wrote about the delicious potential of ghee, for instance. Then there’s parchment, which provides the strongest nonstick protection. After all, if the food and plates never touch, they can’t stick!
Clearing The Plates
Bringing food to temperature can result in some drippings. As meat heats up, its muscle fibers tighten, wringing out small amounts of water and proteins. The Cinder Grill’s precision cooking minimizes this loss, but some still happens. It’s important to clear these from the plates before searing. Boiling water robs the plates of heat, delaying their climb to full sear. Also, the proteins may stick to the plates, resist later removal, and even burn.
The best way to clear the plates is a quick two-step process. First, use a spatula to guide the drippings into the drip tray. Then you can remove and empty the tray into the trash. Remember to avoid pouring grease down the sink! Any remnants can be quickly swabbed away with a folded paper towel. Now the Cinder Grill is ready to heat to sear!
A Quick Wipe Clean
After searing, the Cinder Grill should cool down for a half hour or so, until it’s safe to touch. This time, and more, can be spent enjoying your perfectly cooked food and admiring your smart indoor grill. When you’re ready, grab a couple more paper towels or a kitchen towel. Dampen them and add a drop of mild dish soap. Use this to wipe the plates clean. Remove them if needed -- see the following photo for the plate release locations.
After dealing with the plates, quickly wipe down the other surfaces. The front dash, the knob, the inner walls of the lid, and so on. Because these are smooth and sealed, they’re all very easy to clean.
Some Tips For Stubborn Residues
Even the slickest non-stick surface can acquire patches of cooked-on protein. Protein is very sticky, which is why it’s a major component of most glues. However, what holds cardboard together isn’t so welcome on a Cinder Grill’s plate. Here are a couple of tips to dislodge these unwanted hangers-on:
Soak the plates. Fill a shallow container such as a rimmed sheet pan with only a half inch of water, no more. Place the plates cooking side down in the water. Make certain the electronics on the back are well above the water level.
Scrub the plates with a nylon scrubber and either salt or Barkeeper's Friend. Both of these abrasives are gentle enough to spare the nonstick surface while removing stuck-on items.
A Note On Voltage
While the Cinder Grill is an international product, it operates at 110V and 20A. If you have 220V you will need a transformer. We recommend one capable of delivering the right current and voltage and rated at 3000W. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.
Take simple care of your Cinder Grill, and remember to avoid metal implements. In turn this brilliant indoor grill will reward you with years of effortless, perfect meals. How’s that for care and feeding?