Maintaining and Cleaning Tandoori Skewers before every use
It is very important to clean & maintain the hygiene of the skewers every time you cook, cleaning them after every use to be prepared for the next is better than preparing them fresh when you intend to use them.
For Stainless Steel Skewers…..
Stainless steel shall be shiny and clean when it reaches you but to be extra sure of removing any unwanted matter on the skewer during transportation clean them using a scrubber with soap and water. Once clean put the skewers in the hot tandoori oven for 10 to 15 minutes. This shall ensure a very clean skewer.
After every use make sure to clean all particles and left over of cooking clean of the skewer using an aluminum foil, scrubber or skewer cleaning tool. You can wash them with a soap and scrubber after every use and wipe with a dry cloth. Prefer hanging them instead of placing them horizontally on a table.
For Steel Skewers….
First Use – You might find them a bit rusted in the sea travel that they might have taken some moisture and feel rusted. Use aluminum foil and clean the skewer so that the rust like layer is removed. Clean them with vegetable oil and let the oil soak a bit on the metal. Store them vertically hanging if possible in an area that does not let the dust accumulate on the oil you just put on the skewer.
In the meantime your tandoor oven shall be red hot so for the first time put empty skewers in the pot to remove any unwanted accumulation on the metal. The intense heat in the tandoor shall remove the vegetable oil along with any foreign matter that may have gathered in its transportation and storage.
Heat them for about 20 minutes, remove and let them cool… once cooled they are ready to be used again.
If you do not intend to use the skewer and shall do that in a day or later then again put a very light layer of vegetable oil and store them as directed.
Do not use wax or petroleum jelly for coating the skewers even for storage.
After use let the skewer cool and then using aluminum foil scrub all the food particles that might have been stuck on the skewer. If the particles are difficult to remove using the ball of aluminum foil then try using a blunt blade or a skewer cleaning tool.
Once clear of all particles hang them with a very thin layer of vegetable oil.
With little care your Golden Tandoor Skewers shall last you very long.
With a little care the Golden Tandoor Stainless Steel Skewer Shall last you very long even with very heavy usage on a daily basis.