How to clean Grill or Panini Press

Immediately after using, unplug the appliance. Wet several paper towels and use metal tongs to hold them as you wipe down the hot grill or press to loosen food particles. When the appliance is completely cool, mix one cup of warm water with a drop or two of dishwashing liquid to dampen a clean, soft cloth. Use the cloth to wipe the entire cooking surface and any outside surfaces. If there is an excessive buildup of grease, use a clean soft toothbrush to get into crevices. NEVER use a scrubbing pad or sharp tool on the nonstick surface. Rinse with another cloth dipped in plain water, then dry with a soft cloth.

For grills or presses with removable plates and drip trays, wash in hot, soapy water or place in the dishwasher if recommended by the manufacturer.