- This Braai | BBQ will become very hot, do not move it during operation
- Do not use spirit or petrol for lighting or re-lighting
- Keep children and pets away
FIRST FIRING – IMPORTANT! : On the first firing of the Braai, you need to cure the braai and any brickwork, slowly with a small fire (don’t build a big bonfire during the first firing – it may damage the brickwork). Some odour will rise off the braai due to the paint curing. this is normal, and will disappear after the first couple of fires.
DISPOSAL OF ASHES : When removing ashes from your braai, be careful and use a metal container with a tight fitting lid. Do not leave the ash pan on a combustible floor, as the ash can remain hot for days. If you wish to spread ash on your garden, only do so if untreated wood has been burnt.
- Use dry seasoned wood, a good quality charcoal or briquettes.
- Do not store fuel close to the appliance.
- Do not use liquid fuels to start the fire – liquid firelighter may be used.
- Do not over fire (allow ember maker/ash pan to glow red) as this could damage your braai. Restrain the fire to the ember maker and never make a big bonfire in the ash pan. If your braai doesn’t have an ember maker, restrict the fire to the middle of the ash pan and don’t let it burn up the back of the braai.
- Do not burn garbage in the appliance as garbage can cause a dangerous soot build-up and can leave unpleasant odours.
- Do not burn chemically treated timber as poisonous gases can be given off and can be harmful to your health.
- Prolong the life of the grill, ash pan and ember maker by not exposing them to fire any longer than you have to. Fire gradually destroys iron; ashes in the presence of water eat through metal. Keep the ashes cleaned out.
- Never put the fire out with water. The sudden change in temperature is likely to damage your braai and can result in serious burns.
- Protect metal detachable parts from rusting by storing them in a dry place when not in use.
- Do not put heavy pots or steak plates on an over-heated grill. The weight will sag the weakened metal.
- If you expect your grill to last a long time, we advise that you wash the grill afterwards and don’t burn it clean over a fire.
MAINTENANCE : Inspect the flue system annually for soot build-up and/or any other blockages e.g. bird nests. Clean the flue pipe when internal soot deposits are greater than 6 mm in thickness. Paintwork can be touched up with BBQ or Stove paint that is heat resistant. Lubricate the shaft and bearing of the weather cowl with grease annually. External flue pipes and the cowl can be painted with any colour enamel paint. Attend to any sign of water leakage onto or inside the braai. Rust will damage your braai. Clean off specks of rust with steel wool/sandpaper and touch up with paint.