Care & Maintenance
Care & Maintenance Guide
Fire Bowls- To get the best experience from your fire bowl, simply follow the instructions below:
Our fire bowls are coated with a protective oil before transportation, therefore you can carry out a traditional ‘seasoning’ process prior to use.
- Burn off the coating by lighting a fire in your fire bowl to heat it. Put out fire and let it cool.
- Once the bowl has cooled down and is cold, thinly coat a layer of vegetable oil on the inside and outside of the bowl and wipe away any excess vegetable oil with kitchen paper towel.
- Light a fire to heat again, put out fire and cool again and now you are now ready to use your fire bowl.
- Never use a dishwasher to clean your fire bowl.
- Repeat the process occasionally to prolong the life of your fire bowl.
Always make sure your fire bowl is on a level surface (do not use on decking or any other wood base) before lighting, cover the bottom evenly with 5 to 10cm of coarse sand (not beach sand). This will ensure that your bowl will retain its heat for longer and will help to prevent the ground underneath from burning.
Due to the nature of steel, all Indian Fire Bowls will incur a natural oxidation - this is all part of the bowls character
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.
- After barbecuing you can continue to use your bowl as a fire pit by adding more wood straight after cooking.
- Never line your bowl with beach sand, as this contains salt.
- Only burn dry wood – the dryer the wood, less smoke there will be!
- To prolong the life of your fire bowl, thinly coat a layer of vegetable oil in-between uses.
Iron Cooking Accessories - Simply follow the instructions below:
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 you 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.