Care & Maintenance
Care & Maintenance Guide
Fire Bowl Guide:
To get the best experience from your fire bowl, simply follow the instructions below:
- Ensure your fire bowl is on a level surface (do not use on decking or any other wooden base)
- When not in use we recommend bowls and accessories should be stored undercover in a dry place to prolong its life.
Due to the nature of steel, all Indian Fire Bowls will incur a natural oxidation - this is all part of the bowls character. You can periodically use wire wool on the stand and bowl to remove any loose rust.
To use as a fire bowl:
- Make a pyramid using paper, placing kindling or firelighters at the centre.
- Light kindling or fire lighter and gradually add larger pieces of wood to increase the flames and keep it burning.
To use as a barbeque:
- Make a pyramid using charcoal and place a firelighter in the centre.
- Light and wait for the charcoal to turn grey/white in colour.
- You are now ready to cook.
- The centre of the grill is the hottest area, the outside edges are perfect for keeping food warm.
- After barbecuing you can continue to use your bowl as a fire pit by adding more wood straight after cooking.
- Only burn dry wood – the dryer the wood, less smoke there will be!
- To prolong the life of your fire bowl, when cold apply a thin layer of vegetable oil using kitchen towel or similar in- between uses.
Iron Cooking Accessory Guide:
Our iron cooking accessories are coated with a protective oil before transportation, therefore you will need to carry out a traditional ‘seasoning’ process prior to use.
- Burn off the coating by heating your iron cooking accessory on a medium heat (or over your lit fire bowl), let it cool and then wash in warm soapy water.
- Thoroughly dry and re-heat to remove any additional moisture.
- Whilst hot, thinly coat with vegetable oil.
- Once cool, wipe away any excess oil with kitchen paper towel.
- Re-heat and then cool again and you are now ready to use your iron cooking accessory.
- Never use a dishwasher as this will remove the oil finish.
- Repeat the process occasionally to ensure your iron cooking accessory is kept in tip top condition.
Wooden Top Guide:
Wooden Tops are for decorative purposes only to be used to create a useful and beautiful table top. Wooden tops are not to be used for weather protection for a fire bowl. As with any wooden product they are not suitable to be left outside exposed to the elements even if covered.