I received an email from Marguerite about the care and use of her rediscovered Happy Day Griddle Grill.
“Just found your blog because I was reaching the Happy Day Griddle I was rearranging my cabinets this week and found it…. After my parents passed away (i had taken care of them for many years and now was settling their things, and clearing out their apt ) I found the griddle and immediately remembered my Dad making pancakes when I was a little girl on Sunday mornings. I just couldnt part with it. I put it on a top shelf in my kitchen and forgot it was there….. I was rearranging my kitchen cabinets this week and found it…. I was thrilled to see it was scored on the bottom which I had never realized… my parents had never used that side.
I see that many people have my same experience, getting it from their parents or finding ones that had been foolishly cast off to Goodwill. I want to preserve this treasure!! Can you just give me a few do’s and don’ts so that I can take care of it well and have it last many years for me so I can pass it down perhaps. Should one use oil with it? do you let it preheat? for panini do you put a wt on it and use the scored side for the stripes?