The grease cup is meant to catch all of the grease that flows from the rails of either the front or back of the Blackstone Griddle. At the end of the rail is the grease cup, and there are several things you can do with the grease. We will discuss what to do with the grease, how to replace the grease cup, and the importance of having a reliable one. So, keep reading to find out more valuable information!
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Blackstone Rear Grease Cup Replacement
The rear grease cup is relatively easy to replace.
The grease cup sits in a holder with a lip that goes over the top to fasten itself to the griddle. It is strategically placed to catch the grease as it flows from the front or back rails.
If you own the ones purchased especially for Blackstone griddles, to change them is to unfasten the lip from the top and remove the grease cup from the tray holder underneath.
It is that simple. Some people have homemade grease cups that they swear up and down work better. In most cases, they may. After all, you know your griddle and what works best for you and the griddle.
Why Do Blackstone Griddles Need to Have Replacement Grease Cups?
There are several reasons to have replacement grease cups when cooking on a Blackstone griddle.
You can purchase them separately or make some of your own DIY projects that are custom designed to your needs.
You can make them any size, but the main reason for having more replacement grease cups is when you have something like bacon on the griddle or something that puts out a lot of grease.
You can have grease everywhere in a split second if the grease cup overflows, and it doesn’t take long when cooking fatty foods.
In the amount of time the grease reaches the brim and is removed to discard the grease and wipe the excess grease off the side of the cup, you can have about a fourth of a cup pouring from the rails all over the place.
Once the grease spills, it is tough to clean, especially if it drips down to a wooden floor. If you have a quick replacement, you can remove the filled-up grease cup and replace it within seconds and keep up with the rhythm of the flow.
Another item to look into is the grease cup liners.
These work even faster as the grease cup stays in place, and all you have to do is remove one liner and replace it with another. They are sold in packs, so you have more than one to work with in each cooking session.
One final reason you may want a replacement grease cup is perhaps if you wish to save grease.
Most people love to keep bacon grease because it adds a special flavor to their food. You may not want to mix the grease, and you may wish to have different flavors like sausage fat or veggies for other recipes.
The bottom line is it is always best to have a spare grease cup for whatever situation you run into.
Should You Replace the Blackstone Griddle Grease Cup?
This question falls under the preference of the cook. As long as the grease cup catches and holds the grease that comes off the rails, then there is no reason to change the grease cup.
Over time, with everything that accumulates wear and tear, it is best to replace the tray, but in most situations, it is feasible to use the grease cup liners instead of replacing the entire grease tray.
As mentioned above, if you love to keep the grease for other recipes, then making a grease trap may be the best option to store the grease once you are finished cooking.
What Do you Do with Grease from Blackstone?
You can either throw the grease at a dumpsite or save it for cooking different recipes. Another option most people do not think about is oiling their tools. Rubbing a little bit of grease will keep the tools from rusting and keep some of them lubricated to operate correctly.
A Special Tip If the Grease Cup is Not Catching All of the Grease
If you find yourself in this situation, this part of the article is for you. Some people find when they cook a large number of fatty foods like bacon, the amount of grease that flows from the rail comes at a rapid pace that it spills backward instead of flowing off the side of the rail into the grease cup.
The grease will spill backward and flow down the leg of the griddle, causing a greasy mess.
We have a simple solution to this, and it is a home remedy for those who love DIY. Remove the grease cup from the holding tray.
Take a 16 oz can and rip the paper off of it, placing it at an angle from the tray holder to underneath the rail.
This will allow the grease to reroute itself back into the can, where everything can stay clean. Home remedies like these are cheap, and the chances are likely you will have these items somewhere inside your home.
By catching the grease properly, you can save yourself time and energy. We hope that these ideas sparked some interest and helped you figure out the solution to a problem.
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