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Himalayan Salt Cooking Plate


Heating your salt block is the most challenging part. The number one rule is - Go Slowly!. Salt is a relatively soft cooking surface. As it heats, it will naturally develop cracks and crevices. These will grow overtime, until the block breaks. The slower you heat it, the longer it will last. This is especially important the first few times you use your block. We recommend that you use the oven the first time before using the block to cook on. Turn oven on 200 and heat for 15 minutes, then 300 for 10 minutes, and then 400 for 10 minutes. After you have done that just leave it in oven till it cools. Now your Himalayan Salt Plate is ready to use. By doing this you have removed any extra moisture from you block and seasoned it, so its ready for use.
Place your block over a gas range or grill. If you have an electric stovetop, use a metal ring (such as a tart pan with a pop-off bottom, or wok ring) to lift the block off the burner. Start by heating the block on the lowest possible setting, for at least 15 minutes, until the block has warmed to about 200°F. After this, increase the heat increment about every 10 minutes, from low to medium and from medium to high. If you're not sure, go slower. It will take at least 35 minutes to heat. If your block is larger than 8x8x2 in, it will take a longer time to heat up. Smaller blocks will heat faster.
If you cook on a salt block that is not hot enough, not only will you over-salt your food, but it will also degrade your block much faster.
Before cleaning, let your salt block cool down to room temperature - at least one hour. Moisten a sponge or scouring pad. Do not use soap - the powerful antimicrobial properties of the salt insure that it is always proper and ready for future use, with no need for detergents. Scrub the block to remove any stuck matter, and wipe clean with the sponge. Try to keep the block as dry as possible – the less water the better. Repeat until the block is free of any cooked on food.
  • Model: Himalayan Salt Cooking Plate
  • Shipping Weight: 13lbs
  • 40 Units in Stock

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 23 October, 2014.