CARE & MAINTENANCE OF YOUR CHAR-GRILLER® CERAMIC KAMADO BBQ


 

FIRST TIME USE

CURING

  • To start a fire place rolled up newspaper with some lighter cubes or solid firelighters on the charcoal plate in the base of the Kamado.
    Then place 2 or 3 handfuls of lump charcoal over the top of the newspaper.
  • DO NOT use petrol, white spirit, lighter fluid, alcohol or other similar fire accelerants for lighting or relighting.
  • Open the bottom vent and light the newspaper using a long nosed lighter or safety matches.
  • DO NOT overload the unit with fuel – if the fire is too intense this could damage the Kamado. Leave until all the fuel is used and extinguished.
    Do not expose unit to sudden temperature quenching.
  • If the first burns are too high it could damage the felt gasket seal before it has had the chance to mature properly.

AFTER FIRST USE


Inspect all fasteners for tightness. The metal band connecting your lid to the base will expand from the heat and this could become loose. It is recommended you check and if necessary tighten the band with a spanner.

ROUTINE USE


Here are some simple tips and techniques for years of use and enjoyment:

  • Periodically inspect all fasteners for tightness. Tighten the nuts until there is a good amount of resistance. Do not over-tighten.

REMOVING ASH

 

 

Natural lump charcoal produces a small amount of ash each time it is used. It is advisable to remove it to maintain proper airflow. Always make sure the charcoal is completely extinguished before removing the ashes. Ash can be removed by placing a metal ash pan or a bucket under the lower damper and scoop out the ashes with the supplied ash tool.

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CLEANING THE BBQ

EXTERIOR

Use a solution of mild detergent and luke warm water with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove dirt and grime on the ceramics and  hardware.

INTERIOR

After a number of uses the interior of grill will blacken with a substance named ‘creosote’. It is the natural result of using natural lump charcoal. It does not need to be removed. Although if need be than it can be easily removed with a soft bristle brush.


CARE OF COOKING GRATE

Cooking grate is stainless steel, thus does not need any special process to clean, but, to keep it looking like new; a wire bristle brush can be used to remove any carbon excess.

STORAGE

 

 

To protect your Kamado for periods of non-use, the supplied cover is recommended to be draped over and tensioned with draw-string.

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For further detail, please refer to your ‘Owner’s Manual’.