How To Use Your Fire Bowl
Setting up your fire bowl will take only a few moments. The bowl simply sits on the stand and the grill sits in the bowl on the supports. Your bowl, grill & stand will be delivered with a light wax protective finish. This will quickly burn off when you light the fire for the first time.
Set the Fire Bowl on level ground, ideally a stone or brick surface. The bowl is provided with a ‘drain hole’. Cover this with a broken pot and then put 5 to 10cm of builder’s sand into the bowl. This helps provide a raised level surface for the wood or charcoal to be closer to the grill.
If you are using the Fire Bowl as a BBQ – use charcoal or wood based briquettes and light as you would a BBQ then place the grill over the fire.
When using the Fire Bowl as a fire pit – use thin dry sticks with some newspaper or a fire lighter and progressively use larger logs as the fire builds. Coal should not be used. Dry logs will reduce the amount of smoke produced by the fire. Use the bowl to burn garden prunings - we do.
Looking after your Indian Fire Bowl
With a little care your Fire Bowl will last for many years. We suggest it is stored in a covered place or inside during the winter if it’s not being used. Alternatively, a cover can be purchased to keep the water out.
Over time the metal will naturally oxidise – giving the bowl a rust patina finish. Cooking oil can be ‘painted’ on to help preserve the bowl. The grill should be regularly cleaned with hot soapy water and any rust removed with a wire brush. We now sell waterproof covers for our bowls.
Safety when using your Indian Kadai Fire Bowl
Remember the Fire Bowl will get hot and will stay hot for a while after use. Ensure the usual safety precautions are taken – the bowl isn’t used close to fences, buildings or hedges, the fire is supervised, water kept nearby, watch out for sparks, etc. Remember the metal of the bowl get hot.
Never use the bowl in-doors or in a confined space.