:: Using Your Soapstone Griddle ::
• CAUTION! Soapstone can become extremely hot and remain so for a long time. Always use potholders to handle your griddle. It is best to just leave it on the grill until it reaches a good handling temperature.
• Always put the grill stone on the fire at room temperature and allow it to heat up slowly to avoid thermal shock. For this same reason you will also always want to let it cool down naturally and reach room temperature before rinsing with water or placing it in a cool environment. Rapid changes in temperature could cause the stone to crack.
• Before cooking, apply a thin layer of cooking oil with a rag or paper towel.
• For best cooking results allow it to reach desired temperature before applying food.
• Until you get used to cooking on your grill slab keep a close eye on your food as it tends to cook faster than traditional cooking times, even at lower temperatures.
:: Cleaning ::
Your griddle slab is easy to clean. Simply use a wooden spatula or scouring pad to scrape off any leftovers while the slab is still hot. Using potholders, or a grilling tool, flip the grill slab over so the cooking surface is facing the fire. This will burn off the rest of any stubborn leftovers. If you desire a cleaner stone, then once the fire has gone out, and the stone has cooled, you can use a scouring pad and water to get rid of the rest. You can use a wire grill brush and metal scraper but it could scratch the surface. The same goes for using the slab to cut on. The scratches are aesthetic only. If undesired, they will easily come out with sand paper.