So, you have a FireDisc, but you need to know how to clean your FireDisc after usage. Well, After countless hours cleaning mine, I can safely give you this quick tutorial on how to clean your FireDisc.
Cooking with a FireDisc couldn’t be easier. Creating fantastic meals, whether you’re just wanting something on your own, or catering for a larger party, couldn’t be made easier.
You really can’t go wrong with the addition of a FireDisc in your backyard. However, there is something you’ve got to remember. Just like anything used for cooking foods, grease and dirt will build up over time.
It’s not the end of the world by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I’d argue that sometimes a well-used grill or FireDisc could add a little extra flavor you wouldn’t otherwise get.
But, if you’re looking to optimize your meals and get your friends and family along to enjoy them, then keeping on top of cleaning your FireDisc is pretty important.
I’ve done some research into the question of how to clean a FireDisc, and I believe I’ve found a pretty comprehensive answer. All you’ll have to do is sit back and have a read. I’m happy to do most of the heavy lifting after all!
FireDisc Daily Care and Cleaning
If you use your FireDisc daily (or at least weekly), then this is a priority for you to understand. You really should ensure you get your FireDisc cleaned after every use.
Yes, some grease can be quite flavorsome for some, but for the most part, it’s not worth it at all. It’s far from hygienic as well, so keep on top of cleaning!
1. Brush Off Excess Food
It might sound simple, but some people still forget it. Cleaning isn’t necessarily taught to us; it’s just something we pick up over time.
Something as simple as brushing excess food off a surface can be overlooked. It should be the first step in any cleaning process, as it makes the following steps much easier once the largest materials have been wiped clean from the surface.
2. Wipe The Surface Clean
To get this step right, use a wet paper cloth or towel. A dry cloth will wipe away surface material. It’s important to get it wet, as you’ll be more certain that you’re getting the FireDisc clean.
Still, it’ll be pretty useless for the deeper rooted stuff (which is the more problematic stuff anyway when you think about hygiene and safety).
3. Over-wipe If You Need To
Some people tend only to use one cloth or towel when they’re wiping down equipment. That’s definitely not the answer for the FireDisc.
It’s a big thing and needs a lot of attention, so if you feel the need to use extra towels, don’t even think twice! If your FireDisc doesn’t quite look clean yet, give it another wipe or two. You’ll thank me for it.
4. Dry The FireDisc
Once you think you’ve got everything clean, now comes the drying step. You could leave it to dry off naturally, but I find this takes time and can leave your FireDisc with a few too many unsightly watermarks and stains.
It’s not the end of the world and definitely won’t impact your cooking, but it’s not nice to look at! If you care about your FireDisc, dry it with a towel or cloth (and I’d like to say… don’t use the same cloth you cleaned it with).
What About Rust On The FireDisc?
Rust is a big problem with most outdoor grills and units. If you can avoid it, you absolutely should.
Over time when the metal is exposed to oxygen, its only natural course of action is to rust, which makes it less efficient and pretty grim to look at.
Luckily, with the FireDisc, there are steps you can take to avoid rust.
1. Clean It Daily
All of the above steps are a good way to start your rust-prevention journey. Cleaning your FireDisc after every use is the best way to optimize its state.
2. Run The FireDisc On High (With Water)
A great way to start tackling your rust is to run the FireDisc on high with water inside the dish. You can leave it for anywhere between 15 minutes to half an hour, and you’ll find that you’ll start to lift a lot of the smaller spots of rust that might have started to form.
After the time has passed, turn the heat off and use a sturdy brush to scrape away all of the spots that have lifted. It should be pretty easy to do after being left to sit.
3. Scrub The Rust!
Really get stuck in with your FireDisc if you feel the need to. Don’t hesitate to go crazy! If you feel like you’re not getting all the rust up, throw some serious elbow grease into it.
You’ll see it starts to lift eventually. Also, consider using a smaller brush if you need to get some finer spots off.
4. Coat The Surface In Cooking Oil
I’m not kidding. This really works. Coat the entire surface of the FireDisc in cooking oil to prevent rust when you’re going through the process.
You can’t prevent it from being in contact with oxygen since it’s outside, but coating it in oil is a great way to prevent it from getting affected by water. It’s a good way to slow down the rate of rust growth.
5. Wipe The FireDisc Cooker Clean
To finish up with your rust removal journey, wipe down the FireDisc. As mentioned in the cleaning section, getting it completely dried is the best way to tackle rust. You’re going to want to wipe any wet area, as well as wipe the oil out.
However, I’d recommend you repeat the process once or twice to ensure maximized rust removal. On the final go-around, keep the oil in place, and don’t wipe it; it’s there to look after your FireDisc after all.
Once you’ve gone through the cleaning and rust prevention steps, your FireDisc should look as good as new. It’s worth noting that they should also be stored away in a dry area, with a cover on top.
It’s the most effective way to prevent rust over time. I know some of the points may seem a little irrelevant or like you don’t have to do them, but I assure you they’re worth the time! There’s nothing worse than a rusted FireDisc!