Wondering how to season your new Traeger Flatrock Griddle (gifted)? It’s a super easy process to cook on the Traeger Griddle for the first time. And it takes less than an hour to complete. Now I’ll walk you through it so you can get to griddling.
Special thanks to Traeger Grills for providing Sip Bite Go with the Flatrock grill for review. All opinions are my own.
See the Traeger Flatrock seasoning video…
Why Seasoning your Flatrock Griddle is important…
- This is how you clean the flat top surface.
- It creates a non-stick surface which helps prevent food from sticking.
- Improves the flat tops lifespan by preventing chipping, rusting and flaking.
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What you need to season the Traeger Flatrock
Here’s what we used in the Flatrock seasoning demonstration.
- Oil (canola or vegetable oil)
- Paper towels
- Bag to toss out paper towels
How to Season Traeger Flatrock Griddle for the first time…
Now I’ll walk you through it…
Seasoning Flatrock Steps…
- Preheat the griddle for 10 minutes on high.
- Squeeze 2 – 3 tbsp of Traeger Flatrock Conditioning Oil or vegetable oil onto the hot flat top surface. The oil will begin to smoke.
- Using either a clean cloth or clean paper towels, wipe the oil all over the griddle top to create a smooth shiny surface. PRO TIP – Use a pair of tongs to help spread the oil. Don’t forget the sides of the surface either.
- Allow the oil to burn for 10 minutes until the smoke disappears.
- Repeat steps 2 – 4 for three more times (4 total). Total time should take 40 minutes to complete.
- Once complete, you can start cooking food on your Traeger Flatrock.
You should use either the Traeger Conditioning Oil or vegetable oil as another substitute. Use oils that have a high smoke point.
You definitely need to season the flat top prior to your first cook. Seasoning the flat top will create a non-stick surface to cook on.
Additionally, you should season the flat top after every cook by cranking the heat to high and squeezing 2 – 3 tbsp of vegetable oil on the surface. Spread the oil around to cover and keep the heat on high until the smoke slows / stops. These steps can be used on any cast iron surface.
Try these easy griddle recipes…
- Smashed breakfast burgers
- Griddled bacon
- Griddled onions
- Griddled chicken breast
- Griddle corn on the cob
- Quesadillas on the griddle
- Onion smashed burgers
- Philly cheesesteak smash burgers
- Steak fajitas on griddle
- GUIDE: seasoning Blackstone Griddle grills for the first time
See new griddle recipes for beginners…
Griddle cooking tools in the SBG setup…
Main griddle equipment
- Outdoor flattops: Blackstone Griddle + Traeger Flatrock (gifted).
- Indoor griddle: Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Grill Pan
Other helpful grilling tools, accessories, ingredients…
- Heavy-duty Traeger tongs
- Traeger Tray (love for prep and to carry ingredients to the grill)
- Meat Church Texas Sugar BBQ
- California Avocado Oil Blend
Traeger Flatrock guides
- Traeger Flatrock grill review
- Tips for seasoning Traeger Flatrock grills
- Guide to Flatrock grease bucket
- See demos for the Traeger Flatrock grill cover
- Check out popular Flatrock accessories and the Flatrock smash burger kit
Meat thermometer recommendations
Every home chef needs a reliable meat thermometer to cook food perfectly.
On Sip Bite Go, you’ll often see me using:
- Meater thermometer – a fancy wireless thermometer that connects to a phone app – gifted to me from a Traeger partnership.
- ThermoPro digital thermometer – which has a wire that connects the thermometer to a display box outside the oven/grill.
It’s like being psychic! The great thing about either of the thermometers above is that I don’t have to take the food out of the oven to know the temperature.
While the meat cooks, it reads the temperature so I know exactly what temp meat is as it’s cooking. Without having to take it out and check. It’s really difficult to overcook food when you know exactly what temp it is inside!
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Hey home chef, hope that answers all your questions about setting up and seasoning the Flatrock for your first griddle cook.
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