Having a grease funnel on a Blackstone griddle can make your life easier when you are cooking.
Like any funnel, it will steer the grease in the direction you wish it to go.
However, where you put it, how you use it and making sure the grease is discarded or used correctly make all the difference in the cooking world.
Follow along throughout the read, and we will show you everything you need to know about using a grease funnel and what it is.
What is a Blackstone Grease Funnel?
When cooking on a griddle, the grease needs a place to go, and the only way to get it into the grease trap is through a funnel. It is not a funnel-like loose piece of cooking utensil. Instead, it is an opening with an angle that steers the grease where it needs to go.
In most cases, it is built into the front or the back of the griddle, but it needs a grease trap to catch the grease as the food is cooking. The Blackstone grease funnel will lead the grease directly where it needs to go.
How Do You Dispose of Grease on Blackstone Griddle?
There are different options for where you want to dump your grease from the griddle. If you dump it in your drain, you will clog it up once the grease hardens.
If you dump it in your yard, you will kill the grass and attract all the neighborhood rodents and bugs.
A local public dumpsite would be the best option. You can bring it to disposable sites that will not charge you anything, while others may charge a small fee if you live in the city.
The question is, do you want to pay the price?
Where Does the Grease Trap Go on a Blackstone Griddle?
Which side also depends on the cook’s preference. The short answer is at the cook’s preference of the front or the back of the griddle.
What Do I Do with Blackstone Grease?
It is best to discard the grease at a dumpsite or save it for cooking at a later date.
Perhaps dealing with grease may be one of the downsides of using a Blackstone griddle, but there are other things you can do with it besides cooking and discarding.
Some people may have tools that they want to keep from rusting. Putting a little bit of grease may help the situation and help those tools last longer. It may not be enough to lubricate them, but rust will not build up if the tools are oiled.
It is best to discard it while it is liquid if you wish to throw it away. Over time, the grease will harden, making it more difficult to clean the tray.
You may want to get a few plastic bags and put them together with a few paper towels and pour the grease in the bags before discarding them.
Tie them up and throw them in the trash for pick up. Just make sure there won’t be any ants or rodents to come by and knock the can over. Then you will have a mess of shredded paper and plastic all over the area.
How Do You Make a Grease Trap for a Grill?
If you want to make a homemade grease trap, follow the steps below to make it happen.
Step 1: Take a mason jar and cut a hole in the bottom.
Step 2: Take a drill and put a hole in the middle of the lid of the mason jar.
Step 3: Put the neck of the mason jar through the bottom, where you cut the first hole, and use duct tape or sealant to hold it in place.
Step 4: Drill another tiny hole in the lid big enough to fit a wire. You will use the wire to pull the lid open when you are ready to clean the grease trap.
Step 5: Screw the lid into place, and you now have your grease trap for your grill.
Do Grease Funnels Catch All the Grease?
There is no sure way to catch everything when you are cooking. Some of the grease will spatter, while others may run over if you manually work the grease off the griddle plate.
It also depends on what you are cooking. Some foods like bacon or meats with a lot of fat may run off too fast, and a few drops may get out of hand. Technically, when you are cooking, if you don’t make some sort of mess, you are not really cooking.
That is what the professionals say. The primary idea is to keep most of it in the tray. It makes it so much easier to clean up after, and it keeps the grease out of the way from catching on fire.
The good news is you can custom make a grease trap, or you can buy one at the store that will fit your grill or griddle.
We hope that all of this information has helped you understand the importance of catching the grease and discarding it. It will keep things neater, help your griddle last longer, and be easier to clean.