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Welcome, everyone. My name is Thanitra Pichedvanichok, otherwise known to my students as Chef T. I'm a personal chef, caterer and culinary instructor at Tspoons, my boutique cooking school in Ladera Ranch, California. In this clip, we're going to show you how to clean a commercial griddle. What we have here is a cast iron griddle, but it could also be made of steel of aluminum. And what you'll need to clean your griddle are a few things. You have your tongs, a little bit of salt, some vegetable oil, white vinegar, paper towels, and a griddle scraper. Now this one here has your scraper on one side, and your stone on the other side. This here we really won't need for today. This is really more for your aluminum or your steel griddles. So, our first step is going to be to take your griddle scraper, the brush side here, and scrape off any excess food particles still on your griddle there. Make sure your griddle is still warm while you're doing this because it will help make it easier for you to loosen up the food particles. I think that looks pretty good there. Now, we're going to take our tongs, because remember, you griddle is still hot. Paper towel, and some white vinegar. I'm going to go ahead and just drizzle a little bit of white vinegar on to the paper towel there. Now, the acid in the white vinegar actually helps to break down any food particles still stuck on to your griddle. So, I'm going to go ahead and scrape that on to our griddle. That will help to loosen up any food particles still stuck on. Goodness, there's definitely lots of gunk still stuck on to this griddle here. So, now I'm going to go ahead and toss out the paper towel. And I'm going to drizzle a little bit of olive oil, or you could also use vegetable oil as well on to the griddle there. And now I'm going to take my salt and sprinkle a little bit of salt on to the griddle. This actually works as an abrasive to clean your griddle, and it also helps to season it, too. So, you kill two birds with one stone, there. There you go. And now, I'm going to take my paper towel again, and now my griddle has cooled down a lot more, so we won't need our tongs anymore. I'm going to go ahead and just give it a good rub with a paper towel, getting the salt and olive oil soaked up in there. There we go. It's looking beautiful. And now your griddle is ready for its next use, and that's how you clean your commercial, or home griddle.