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Fire Pits, Wood Burners & BBQs Care & Safety Guide

To ensure that your fire pit, wood burner or outdoor BBQ is used safely and properly cared for, please refer to the following information in full. This information is important to note before using your item for the first time and must be kept in mind throughout any future uses. If you have any further or questions about your product, feel free to get in touch with us on 0800 6888 386. 

Outdoor Fire Pits & Wood Burners

SAFETY INFORMATION & WARNINGS

  • These appliances will become very hot during use. Do not move during operation. 
  • Always use heat resistant gloves when adding fuel or when using any safety tool (where supplied). 
  • Do not use these appliances in a confined and/or habitable space e.g. houses, tents, caravans, motor homes, boats. Danger of carbon monoxide poisoning and fatality.   
  • Keep children and pets away at all times. 
  • Do not use this appliance as a furnace. 
  • These appliances must be installed on a secure level base before use. 
  • Do not use these appliances on wooden decking or any other flammable surfaces such as dry grass, wood chips, leaves or decorative bark, etc.
  • Do not use these appliances on artificial grass or other surfaces that are not heat resistant.
  • Hot embers may be emitted whilst in use. 
  • Ensure that these appliances are positioned at least two meters away from any flammable materials and have a minimum clearance of two metres from overhead and adjacent surroundings.

CARE & USE

  • When lifting or moving these appliances, never drag them. Seek assistance as necessary.
  • As these appliances have components made from steel and/or cast iron, the surface will age and develop surface rust over time once it is exposed to natural weather elements. This is to be expected and does not constitute an appliance fault.
  • For safety reasons, it is recommended to inspect these appliances before each use for signs of fatigue and damage. Be sure to replace any appliance that has reached the end of its natural life. 
  • If these appliances are left outside, a suitable cover must be used once they have cooled completely. Most large hardware stores can supply these.
  • These appliances could mark or stain patios. To protect against this, place onto a separate patio slab or brick base.
  • Cooking grills, where applicable, should be cleaned with a solution of washing up liquid in warm water. These are not suitable for cleaning in a dishwasher.

Outdoor Chinineas & Wood Burners

LIGHTING, FUELLING & EXTINGUISHING

  • For outdoor heating, the following fuel types may be used with these appliances: untreated wood, logs and Easylogs. 
  • For cooking food, it is essential to use lumpwood charcoal (1kg recommended). Do not burn coal in these appliances. 
  • Do not overload with fuel: one or two logs is recommended (800g-1.6kg). The recommended amount of fuel must not be exceeded by greater than 50%.
  • Do not use spirit or petrol for lighting or re-lighting! Use only firelighters complying to EN 1860-3.
  • Prepare a stack of loosely crumpled newspaper and place in the fire compartment. Pile finely split, dry, firewood on top of the paper. Add half of the fuel leaving access to light the paper. To light the paper, use long safety matches or a long reach lighter.
  • Once the fire is established, add the remaining fuel. Always use heat resistant gloves when adding fuel. Do not drop or throw fuel into the appliance as this can cause cracks/fractures to the appliance.
  • To extinguish the fire after use, stop adding fuel and allow the fire to die. Alternatively, douse it with sand. Do not use water as this may damage the appliance, and will also create excess ash particles.

FOOD COOKING

  • CAUTION: eating raw or under-cooked meat can cause food poisoning.
  • It is recommended that these appliances are heated up and the fuel is kept red hot for 30 minutes before cooking for the first time. Do not cook before the fuel has a coating of ash and is white/grey in colour. 
  • Always wash your hands before and after handling uncooked meat and before eating.
  • Keep raw meat away from cooked meat and other foods. Do not use the same utensils to handle cooked and uncooked foods.
  • Ensure all meat is cooked thoroughly before eating.

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