How to Clean an Electrolux Professional SpeeDelight Grill

/ Commercial Cooking Equipment, Preventative Maintenance & Cleaning / April 10

Electrolux Professional SpeeDelight-How to Clean an Electrolux Professional SpeeDelight

When it comes to making sandwiches or heating up snacks, the Electrolux Professional SpeeDelight grill is one of the best pieces of cooking equipment in the foodservice industry. To keep your unit running at its best, cleaning and maintenance are key. Below are the necessary accessories and steps for cleaning an Electrolux Professional SpeeDelight.

Supplies You’ll Need:



Daily Cleaning Instructions

Before cleaning, switch the machine off and unplug it from the wall outlet. Then, follow the steps below.

Cleaning the Removable Teflon Plate



  • Step 1. Place a damp cloth on lid and frame – Dampen a cloth and put it along the back area of the lid and metallic frame.

  • Step 2. Spray and scrub the plate – Spray the detergent cleaner on the removable Teflon plate. Then, scrub it with the cleaning brush.

  • Step 3. Wipe and rinse the plate – Using a new cloth or paper towel, wipe down the removable Teflon plate thoroughly. Rinse the plate using another wet cloth or paper towel.


Cleaning the Glass



  • Step 1. Apply cleaner and scrub glass – Sprinkle cleaning product detergent on the glass surface. Scrub the glass with an abrasive pad or sponge. Don’t use any metallic tools or razor blades as alternatives. These can damage the glass.

  • Step 2. Wipe and rinse the glass – Use a new cloth or paper towel to wipe down the removable Teflon plate thoroughly. Then, rinse the plate using another wet cloth or paper towel.


Cleaning Stuck-On Food Off the Glass



  • Step 1. Sweep off debris – After scraping burnt-on grease or deposits, use the brush to sweep off debris.

  • Step 2. Wipe the glass – Use a damp cloth to wipe the glass and metallic frame clean.


Weekly Cleaning Instructions

In addition to daily cleaning, make sure to the following on a weekly basis. Before cleaning, switch the machine off and unplug it from the wall outlet.

Cleaning the Cooking Chamber 



  • Step 1. Insert a glass saver – Open the lid and place down the high-temperature silicone pad as a glass saver.

  • Step 2. Unlock the upper heating plate – Push the unlocking nut backward to unlock the upper heating plate.
    Electrolux 653527 Glass Saver-How to Clean an Electrolux SpeeDelight

                      653527 Glass Saver


  • Step 3. Bring the upper heating plate down – Guide the flexible tube to help bring down the upper heating plate. The plate should be standing up right on the glass saver.

  • Step 4. Place a cloth in the back area of the lid – Put a damp cloth along the back of the lid and metallic frame.

  • Step 5. Apply cleaner – Spray the cleaner all along the inside of the cooking chamber. Let it soak for about a minute. The chamber should be hot to allow the cleaner to work properly.

  • Step 6. Scrub and rinse surface – Once the cleaner has soaked and the area has cooled, use an abrasive pad or sponge to scrub the chamber surface. Rinse the area using a wet cloth or paper towel.

  • Step 7. Bring the upper heat plate up – Move the upper heating plate, placing it into its highest possible position. You should hear a clicking sound when the plate reaches this point. As you raise it, guide the flexible tube to avoid damage, and make sure the symbols are in the front.

  • Step 8. Wipe the back of the lid – Use a damp cloth or paper towel to wipe the back of the lid and metallic frame.

  • Step 9. Remove the glass saver – When you’re done, remove the glass saver.


Cleaning the Steam Exhaust Chamber



  • Step 1. Remove and clean the front top cover – Unfasten the screwed button to remove the front top cover. If dirty, clean the front top cover in a dishwasher or by hand.

  • Step 2. Clean the chamber – Clean the steam exhaust chamber using Rapid Grease Cleaner and a damp cloth or sponge.

  • Step 3. Rinse and dry the chamber – Once the area is clean, rinse the chamber a separate, damp cloth. Then, dry it using a clean, dry cloth.

  • Step 4. Reinstall the front top cover – Once everything is dry, reinstall the front top cover to the unit.


Exterior Cleaning Tips

When cleaning the exterior of a SpeeDelight unit, keep the following tips in mind:


  • Don’t use steel wool, abrasive powders or chemical cleaners, such as sodium hypochlorite, hydrochloric acid or other acidic cleaners. These can severely damage the steel or aluminum surfaces.

  • Don’t use sodium hypochlorite, hydrochloric acid or other acidic cleaners in zones next to the unit. Their vapors can damage or harm the appliance.

  • Remove stuck-on dirt, grease or sandwich residue with a cloth or non-abrasive sponge. Be sure to wipe with the grain of the satin finish and rinse frequently. Scrubbing in a circular motion and with too many food particles on a cloth or sponge also can damage the exterior.

  • Always clean both sides and the back of the unit. Avoid getting water into the unit’s openings.

Need more help cleaning your SpeeDelight unit? Check out the latest Electrolux Professional SpeeDelight accessories  and manuals to get the job done right.

Please contact an authorized service agent who can help with all your commercial kitchen equipment needs.


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