Season Your Griddle Top in Four Easy Steps

The Nexgrill 4-Burner Griddle Top Gas Grill is the perfect grill for bringing new flavors to your backyard, but before firing yours up for the first time, it’s crucial to season its griddle top. This one simple step will prevent food from sticking to your grill’s surface and extend its overall lifespan.

Consider this your rite of passage into a whole new world of griddle top grilling!


Here’s What You’ll Need

Seasoning your griddle top is simple and requires just a few tools you probably already have laying around the house. All you’ll need is a clean cloth dampened with a bit of water, a pair of grilling tongs, any kind of cooking oil, and a roll of paper towels. Got it all? Sweet! Let’s do this.

Step 1

First, wipe down your griddle top’s cooking surface with a damp towel.

Step 2

Once the cooking surface is nice and clean, go ahead and fire up your main burners to a HIGH heat setting, then let your grill heat up for 10-15 minutes. If the surface of your griddle top begins to darken and discolor as it heats up, don’t worry! That’s completely normal.

starting griddle

Step 3

Once your grill is plenty hot, apply cooking oil to the griddle top, using your tongs and a wad of paper towels to spread the oil evenly across the entire cooking surface – even the edges and sides.

oiling griddle top

Step 4

Once the oil is evenly distributed, simply let it cook. When most of the oil appears to be burnt off the surface, repeat this process two or three more times. After three full cycles, your griddle top will be fully seasoned and ready to grill. Nice work!

4-burner Griddle Top Grill

You’re Officially Good to Grill

And here’s even more good news. After this initial seasoning process, regular use of your griddle top will keep it well-seasoned, so all you have to worry about is what’s on the menu. Score!

We’re Hungry to Help

If you run into any problems while seasoning your griddle top or have any maintenance-related questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out We’ll be more than happy to lend a hand.


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