The stainless steel plate on the plancha is shiny before use. The surface is likely to become dull and scratched once utensils have been used. This is normal wear and tear. After a while, the scratches will fade and the plate will have a brushed, weathered look.
Before cleaning, make sure the plancha is switched off and unplugged.
The plate is easier to clean when still slightly warm.
With a rigid spatula, remove the sticky remains and push them towards the drip tray.
Then wet the hot plate to soak the remaining residue (use a wet sponge or ice cubes) Leave for a few minutes.
With a rigid spatula, remove the wet, sticky remains and push them towards the drip tray.
Clean with a scouring pad and then a soft sponge.
Pour a little bit of vinegar on the plate to remove smells and strong tastes.
The casing can be wiped down with a damp sponge.
Clean the plate promptly after preparing salty foods as there is a risk of corrosion. Do not use chlorine based cleaning products as they can also cause corrosion.
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