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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Proper Use of sizzling plate


The first time I bought sizzling plate, I was so excited  that I didn't even bother to ask how to properly use it, especially for the first time. I thought it was no different than the usual plate, except of course it can serve sizzling dishes. So there I go, unwrap it, then wash it with water and soap, and then put it aside to dry. When I checked on it after a few minutes, my oh my! I was so devastated to find the  sizzling plate all got rusty...so again I washed it, then rust again... I think I did the same for about 5x then finally tossed it in the garbage. I thought I bought a cheap low-quality sizzling plate. Goodbye sizzling sisig for that day! 
Fortunately, the second time I bought a sizzling plate, it came with a nice piece of paper which spells the simple instruction of proper usage of sizzling plate. Salamat naman! 
So here goes...

How to use sizzling plate:
  1. Before using the sizzling plate, it must be put directly to the burner of the stove to remove the carbon.
  2. Let the plate cool down before washing it with water, then wipe the plate using clean cloth.
  3. After drying the plate, it can now be used.
  4. After using the plate, wash using steel wool pads/scrubbers and soap. Rinse with water
  5. After washing, wipe the plate using a clean dry cloth.
  6. After wiping with a clean cloth, wipe again using cooking oil to avoid rust during storage. You may also use a tissue to wipe off excess oil.
     *Repeat step 1 to step 6 everytime the sizzling plate is used.

13 comments:

Anisha said...

I don't have a sizzling plate, but hope to get one. This information will come in handy.

Anonymous said...

I did the same thing washed it soap and water then ltr on it was rusty, so it means I cannot use it again?

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

if you have tried the above cleaning procedures, and still it turns rusty, I'd suggest you dispose it. Just make sure that when you buy and use a new one - >> do the cleaning steps I've mentioned. :)

Ace Caldeo said...

Hi
I want to know if there is fake sizzling plate? What is the best idea b4 buying?

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

@Ace Caldeo
I won't say it's fake, but it probably is made of poor quality... that no matter how you properly used and stored it, still the sizzling plate rusted.. Just buy one from your trusted store.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Didn't see the instructions that was with the sizzling plate. We , however, washed it with joy cleanser & rinsed it well before patting it dry. We then put it on the burner (greased w/ cooking oil) & proceeded to put our sisig dish on it. Is there any chance we might become victims of carbon poisoning? What then are its symptoms?

Anonymous said...

when i got the new sizzle plate i washed it with soap and then i scrubed it. After it dried it started rusting. I read your instructions and then I tried the method given. But it rusted again and left orange marks on my hand. What should I do..?? Should I buy a new one??

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

@Anonymous

Well, i think so. Dispose it. Buy a new one. and choose one that's of better quality. then do the instructions above. Hope it helps. Though i'm not an expert with this.Just basing it to my kitchen experience. :)

Restaurant Salaam said...

Rust will not hurt you. Seriously. Just scour it, wipe it dry, and heat it until it is very dry. If you need to store it, oil it first so it won't rust during storage.

Nel John gerodias said...

Tips on choosing the right SP..buy that BLACK colored plate instead of METAL colored..the latter definetly turns into rusty junk..that black colored is coated with something that prevents corrosion

Anonymous said...

It's cast iron, folks. Google how to take care of cast iron, please. Rust does not ruin it. You just have to strip it and reseason it.

If you think you do want to throw it away, save it and put it in a garage sale. You'll make someone's day.

Anonymous said...

For all those who have rusty sizzling plates kindly give them to me instead of throwing it away. Bought 2nd hand sizzling plates dirt cheap then applied my own seasoning and it looks brand new like you've bought it day one. Black ones are expensive since they applied the seasoning already and are bought from stores like SM. You can make it black by applying your own seasoning.

Anonymous said...

Yes a good seasoning of the sizzling plate is what you actually need in order for it to last since it is made of cast iron..the instruction that came with Pinoy Kitchenette's SP is incomplete..after washing it soap and water before its first use, dry it a clean cloth and apply a thin coating of vegetable oil then heat it in the stove or oven for an hour..if using the oven you can coat the entire surface with oil..if using stove then coat just the top portion with oil..this will polymerize the oil in the cast iron which will make it non stick and give it a nice black sheen..according to most people it should only be washed with warm water and no soap after use..after washing NEVER EVER let the plate air dry as the water retained in the metal is the main cause of rusting of cast iron..heat it in the stove after washing to make sure all traces of h2o has evaporated, let it cool, before storing it away

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