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How do you clean a Tefal grill?

Cleaning a Tefal grill regularly is important to prevent buildup of grease and food debris that can affect the taste of food and be a fire hazard. Here are some tips for cleaning a Tefal grill:

Materials Needed

  • Dish soap or mild detergent
  • Warm water
  • Non-abrasive sponge or cloth
  • Small brush or cotton swabs for tight spaces
  • Oven cleaner (for stubborn buildup)

After Every Use

It’s best to clean your Tefal grill after each use to prevent buildup and make cleaning easier. Here are the steps:

  1. Allow the grill to cool completely after cooking. Attempting to clean while hot can lead to burns or damage to the non-stick coating.
  2. Wipe the grill plates with a soft cloth or sponge and warm soapy water. Target any visible grease or food debris.
  3. Use a small brush or cotton swabs to clean between the ridges and grooves where grease can collect.
  4. Rinse all surfaces thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue.
  5. Dry the grill fully with a towel or allow to air dry before storing.

Deep Cleaning

For a more thorough cleaning, follow these steps every few weeks or months depending on usage:

  1. Remove the grill plates from the appliance and soak them in warm soapy water for 15-20 minutes to loosen any baked-on grease or food.
  2. Use a sponge or soft-bristle brush to gently scrub the plates, ridges, and grooves. Avoid abrasive scrubbing.
  3. Use a small amount of oven cleaner and a brush to tackle any extremely stubborn buildup or stains. Rinse thoroughly.
  4. Clean the exterior of the appliance with a sponge, mild detergent, and water. Rinse and dry.
  5. Wipe down the temperature probe or thermometer with a soft cloth.
  6. Reattach plates and test appliance before cooking again.


  • Avoid metal scouring pads or abrasive cleaners that can damage the non-stick coating.
  • Check the drip tray after each use and empty any grease or debris.
  • A silicone brush is effective for cleaning ridges and grooves.
  • For stubborn grease, let soaked plates sit for 30 minutes before scrubbing.
  • Clean vents and fan covers periodically to prevent grease buildup.


Regular cleaning keeps a Tefal grill in good working order for crispy, tasty cooking. Allow it to cool fully after each use, wipe with warm soapy water, pay close attention to ridges and grooves, and give a deep clean every few weeks. With proper care, a Tefal grill can deliver great performance for many years.