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9 Tips For Using Griddle Grease Trays   

9 Tips For Using Griddle Grease Trays   

One of the primary parts of a Blackstone griddle is the grease tray, designed to catch all of the grease as the food cooks.

The more food you cook, the more grease will flow, and we have all the information to help you with the grease tray in cleaning, installing, and what to do with the grease, so enjoy the reading! 


Blackstone Griddle Grease Tray Modifications 

A few modifications people have made to the Blackstone griddle grease tray. One is to cut a piece of expanded metal to size and fit it into the existing tray. This will help catch the more significant amounts of food and help keep the tray cleaner. Others have added a wire rack to the expanded metal for more surface area to catch the grease. 


Where Does the Grease Pan Go on the Blackstone?

The grease pan goes on the back of the griddle and should be in place before cooking. If you do not have a grease pan in this location, the grease will end up on the cooking surface and can cause flare-ups and create an uncleanable mess. 


What Do You Do with Grease from Blackstone?

After the tray has been cleaned, the grease can be poured into a container and stored in the fridge. One smart way to use grease is to lubricate hinges or door locks.

Another way is to add it to bird feeders. This will help keep the seed from becoming wet and help it last longer. And finally, you can add it to your compost pile, where it will help break down the organic material. 


How Do You Attach a Grease Catcher to a Blackstone Griddle?

The steps for installation are as follows:

Step 1: Turn off your griddle and remove the cooking surface.

Step 2: Locate the two screws on the back of the griddle that hold the grease tray in place.

Step 3: Remove the screws and set them aside.

Step 4: Carefully lift the grease tray out of its slot and set it aside.

Step 5: Fit the new grease catcher into the existing slot on the back of the griddle, making sure that it is correctly aligned with the edges of the griddle.

Step 6: Replace the screws removed in step three and tighten them securely.

Step 7: Replace the cooking surface and turn on your griddle.


What is a Grease Key?

A grease key is a tool used to loosen the screws on the back of the Blackstone griddle grease tray. This key can be purchased at most hardware stores or online. 


How Do You Clean a Grease Trap on a Blackstone Griddle?

The steps for cleaning the grease trap are as follows:

Step 1: Turn off your griddle and remove the cooking surface.

Step 2: Locate the two screws on the back of the griddle that hold the grease tray in place.

Step 3: Remove the screws and set them aside.

Step 4: Carefully lift the grease tray out of its slot and set it aside.

Step 5: Pour hot water into the grease trap to help loosen any food particles that may be stuck inside.

Step 6: Use a brush or scouring pad to scrub away any food residue still present.

Step 7: Rinse with hot water and replace the grease tray.

Step 8: Replace the cooking surface and turn on your griddle. 


How Do You Install a Blackstone Drip Pan?

The steps for installation are as follows:

Step 1: Turn off your griddle and remove the cooking surface.

Step 2: Locate the two screws on the back of the griddle that hold the grease tray in place.

Step 3: Remove the screws and set them aside.

Step 4: Carefully lift the grease tray out of its slot and set it aside.

Step 5: Fit the new drip pan into the existing slot on the back of the griddle, making sure that it is appropriately aligned with the edges of the griddle.

Step 6: Replace the screws removed in step three and tighten them securely.

Step 7: Replace the cooking surface and turn on your griddle.


How Do You Make a Grease Trap for a Grill?

The steps for making a grease trap for a grill are as follows:

Step 1: Cut a hole in the bottom of a mason jar that is large enough to fit the neck of the jar.

Step 2: Drill a hole in the center of the mason jar’s lid that is large enough to fit the neck of the jar.

Step 3: Insert the neck of the mason jar into the hole in the bottom of the jar and secure it in place with duct tape or silicone sealant.

Step 4: Drill a small hole in the top of the mason jar lid and insert a small piece of wire. This will be used to remove the cover when it is time to clean out the grease trap.

Step 5: Put the mason jar lid on the jar and secure it in place.


Final Thoughts

A grease catcher is a great way to keep your griddle clean and free of grease build-up. It is easy to install and even easier to clean.

Be sure to always have one installed on your griddle for the best results. We hope that you found this information and steps help to keep up with your grill or griddle.