Other than, “What can you cook on it?”, the other number one question we get regularly at Cook-N-Dine is, “How do you clean it?”. So, we decided to share some simple how-to videos.
You may have seen our previous cleaning video at the end of our Crispy Potatoes post; there we used a wood spatula with water on a warm Cook-N-Dine Teppanyaki table. We have recently started using E-Cloth® in addition to the spatula method, and what we thought couldn’t get easier, well it did!
So just as before, you can see that we add a small amount of water to a still warm cooktop. (In this video we were using a portable Cook-N-Dine Teppanyaki model) Then you just take the E-cloth®, which claims to remove over 99% of bacteria, and wipe the food remains. Yup, it’s that simple! Your Cook-N-Dine is ready to use for the next meal.
Of course you will still want some paper towels handy, to pick up the big remnants. You will also want to make sure that the Teppanyaki cooktop is at a comfortable temperature for you to safely do this.
Our original water cleaning method involved a flat-edge spatula instead of the E-Cloth®, and we recently discovered that the use of seltzer water helps speed up the process as well. Just as above, the Teppanyaki needs to be slightly warm.
Now, for those who are looking for a deeper cleaning to remove any little stains or burnt in bits that may remain, we decided to show you our personal favorite method: Bar Keepers Friend®. This is a really great way to bring your cooktop back to “showroom bling”. Important to note, this cleaning method MUST be done on a cold surface.
Since this method of cleaning uses a mildly abrasive agent, the Cook-N-Dine Teppanyaki surface must be completely cool and the direction of cleaning must go with the grain, never in circles. Perform a simple water wipe down before preparing your next meal, just to make sure there is absolutely no cleaning agent remaining.
(E-Cloth and Bar Keepers Friend are registered trademarks which belong to their respective owners)