INCINERATOR USER INSTRUCTIONS
Please read the instructions and use CAUTION when using the Gardeco incinerator. Please keep these instructions in a safe place for later reference.
ALWAYS FOLLOW THE USER INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to do so may result in personal accidents or fires spreading to property. Please remember, you are dealing with a real fire.
PLACE your incinerator on a FLAT surface, NOT on a sloping surface where the burning incinerator might tip over.
This should be a NON-FLAMMABLE surface such as stone, gravel or bricks. Do not place on grass which may turn brown. DO NOT PLACE ON DECKING which may turn brown or catch fire.
DO NOT place your incinerator near bushes, plants or under trees£#894; the heat will damage the leaves.
DO NOT place your incinerator under an awning£#894; it will burn or melt.
DO NOT place your incinerator near garden furniture, especially made of fabric or woven plastic, which may melt or catch fire.
DO NOT touch the incinerator when burning, the metal surface is hot and you will burn your fingers. Protect your hands with a Gardeco FIRE GLOVE. We recommend that gloves are worn at all times.
DO NOT allow children or pets near the burning incinerator. DO NOT allow children to play or run around the fire. It is not a toy. Use a Gardeco CHIMENEA GUARD to prevent small children coming near to the incinerator.
DO NOT PANIC if burning debris out of the fire or for any reason flames spread out from the incinerator, extinguish any flames with earth or sand or with water. DO NOT throw water on a burning incinerator except in an emergency.
NEVER LEAVE A BURNING INCINERATOR UNATTENDED. Failure to do so may result in the fire spreading out of control and result in damage or destruction of property. Please ensure the fire is completely out before leaving.
DO NOT attempt to move the incinerator while the fire is burning.
We advise against using the incinerator when it is windy. Strong wind may disperse burning material, which is a fire risk, especially in summer.
Please be a good neighbour and be reasonable in the use of your incinerator, keep smoke and noise to a minimum.
The incinerator is designed to burn garden and household refuse, it is not for commercial applications.
The mesh walls allow a high volume of air to ensure fast combustion when burning.
If the refuse material is wet or damp then combustion will be slower and there will lots of smoke given off.
Make sure the refuse is not too large for the incinerator, do NOT load with long branches, cut these into small pieces before burning. DO NOT OVERFILL
Hot ash will fall through the mesh bottom onto the ground.
INCINERATOR MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Although your INCINERATOR is coated with heat-resistant paint, the PAINT WILL BURN OFF - this may happen after one use only. The bigger the fire, the faster the paint will burn off.
An incinerator can be re-painted with high temperature resistant paint available from Gardeco or a local DIY store.
Steel corrodes quickly in wet conditions and WILL RUST. Rusting is a natural phenomenon that cannot be prevented. It is not a product defect therefore Gardeco offer no guarantees against rusting.
Corrosion may occur after one use only.
A rusty incinerator is still fit for purpose and can continue to be used. No refunds or replacements will be given for rusty incinerators.
Rust runs may mark flooring, slabs, and patios, so if you are worried abut marking, protect your flooring.
To reduce the likelihood of rusting. To reduce rusting bring the incinerator inside for the winter.
COOKING ON A CHIMENEA OR FIRE BOWL OR BBQ
Special care and attention is necessary when cooking on a chimenea or fire bowl to avoid contamination by smoke or soot.
CLEANLINESS IS ESSENTIAL
All cooking accessories MUST BE THOROUGHLY CLEANED BEFORE USE.
BBQ grills and other accessories are coated with vegetable cooking oil during manufacture but may have gathered dirt and dust therefore need to be cleaned in hot water and detergent to remove any foreign matter and debris.
After cleaning and drying, cooking accessories are best lightly coated with vegetable cooking oil before use.
After use, they need to be cleaned again with hot water and detergent and coated with vegetable cooking oil before storing.
NEVER USE MINERAL OIL.
If you do not oil cooking accessories they will rust, this could happen after first use. If you wash cooking accessories with water and don£#8219;t coat with cooking oil rust can occur in a matter of hours.
After use the surfaces of the cooking accessories in direct contact with the fire will be covered in black carbon soot.
Soot can be washed off with hot water and household detergent or washing up liquid. Be careful because black soot residues will mark surfaces, tea towels or washing up cloths. All soot must be removed before oiling and storage.
Do not cook on flames, if you do this there will be a soot residue on the food, which is unhealthy. Be aware wood is often treated with preservatives which are toxic and can contaminate the food.
When cooking use dry wood or charcoal, and allow the wood gas to burn off as flames to leave hot glowing embers, cook on the embers.
If meat releases fat onto the hot embers which makes a flame, move the meat away from the flame.
Keep a spray bottle of water handy to squirt on any flames.
Used a cast iron pan to grill meat rather than placing directly on a grill.
Alternatively wrap food in aluminium foil to prevent contamination.
FOOD HYGIENE AND SAFETY
When cooking outdoors take care food is kept in hygienic conditions.
DO NOT leave meats in the sun or outside in hot weather, keep cool and covered with a clean cloth.
DO NOT leave butter in the sun or uncovered.
Keep meat and vegetables in separate dishes to avoid cross contamination with fluids.
Only bring food out into the garden before cooking and it should be consumed after cooking as soon as possible.
Food should be eaten while hot, immediately after coming out of the fire. Dispose of any cooked food not eaten.
MAKE SURE meat is thoroughly cooked.
When cooking accessories are taken out of the fire, they are hot and need to be put onto a hard non-flammable surface, so the contents of the cooking accessory can be removed.
DO NOT place the cooking accessory on the patio, grass, earth or directly on the ground. Best use a Gardeco chim table or Gardeco cradle for clay chimeneas.
DO NOT put hot cooking accessories directly onto wood, furniture, plates, crockery or plastic surface.
Parts of the cooking accessories in direct contact with the fire may become covered with carbon soot. Make sure you do not contaminate your food with soot.
CAREFUL HOT! DO NOT TOUCH, steel and cast iron cooking accessories are very hot when taken out of the fire, do not touch with your fingers, protect hands with Gardeco FIRE GLOVES.
Cast iron cooking accessories can remain hot after use, so ALWAYS be very careful and cautious when handling cast iron cooking accessories.
DO NOT allow children to handle any of the cooking accessories.
NEVER leave a cooking accessory in the fire unattended. If you leave food in the fire, it will be burnt and inedible.
HINTS AND TIPS
Cast iron accessories should be pre-heated for best results.
Always coat the inside with oil or butter of all accessories to prevent food sticking.
Butter tastes better than oil for waffles and pancakes.
A small brush is useful for oiling or buttering surfaces.
A flat spatula is useful to release foods from the accessory.
WHICH COOKING ACCESSORIES SHOULD I USE?
Gardeco cooking accessories are specially designed for use in chimeneas, fire bowls, barbecues or outdoor fires.
The materials used are suitable for the greater intensity of outdoor fires, with long handles to ensure ease of use without burning your hands. It is NOT ADVISABLE TO USE KITCHEN PANS OR POTS to cook on patio fires. Kitchen pans may be designed for fires of less intensity and coated with plastic based non-stick materials which may melt in patio fires.
Gardeco cooking accessories are designed for cooking food on an open fire.
The Gardeco COOKING IRON is perfect for burgers, sausages, vegetables£#894; it is multi-purpose.
The Gardeco TOASTIE IRON makes tasty sandwich toasties.
The Gardeco FRYING PAN is great for steaks, bacon, frying tomatoes and fried eggs.
The Gardeco POP CORN POPPER is great for entertaining children, who love watching popping corn.
The Gardeco PANCAKE PAN for making pancakes.
The Gardeco WAFFLE IRON for making waffles.
The Gardeco CHESTNUT PAN for roasting tasty chestnuts and can be used for cooking food wrapped in aluminium foil.
The Gardeco TOASTING FORK makes delicious toast and marshmallows, or to warm rolls or croissants.
The Gardeco PIZZA STONE is great for making pizzas the Italian way.
Use the Gardeco removable CHIM BBQ GRILL on clay chimeneas, for cooking food on BBQ grill
Your cast iron or steel chimenea may already be equipped with a SWIVELLING BBQ GRILL, made of either chromed steel or cast iron for barbecuing on your chimenea. These can also now be purchased separately from the chimenea itself.
The Gardeco SWIVELLING HOT PLATES AND FRYING PANS can be fitted in place of the BBQ grill on most steel and cast iron chimeneas.
For more information on each cooking tool, please see our website www.gardeco.co.uk.
All cooking accessories, whether supplied with the product or separately must be washed before first use to remove any potential dirt due to manufacture or packaging operations. We recommend you also wash them before use every time subsequently, even if they were put away clean.
All cast iron cooking accessories including BBQ grills and hot plates are coated with vegetable oil to stop rusting when you first get them. After use, all cooking accessories need to be cleaned in soapy water to remove soot and cooing residue. Dry them well after cleaning and immediately coat them with vegetable oil before putting away. Failure to coat with vegetable oil will mean the accessory will start rusting. NEVER use mineral oil which is harmful to human health.
For cooking accessories purchased separately from this product, follow the cooking instructions supplied with the packaging.
If your chimenea is equipped with a swivelling cast iron BBQ grill, remember to remove and wash it thoroughly and coat it with vegetable oil before and after use. Put food directly onto the BBQ grill, either pre-heated or not. For pizzas, use the pizza stone. Use the multi-purpose tool provided to swivel the BBQ grill in and out.
Never touch the BBQ grill with your hands while hot. A cast iron BBQ grill will remain hot a long time after use,even if taken out of the chimenea.
DO NOT FULLY TIGHTEN THE BOLTS BEFORE ASSEMBLING ALL THE PARTS
Assembly is easier with two people, one to hold the parts and a second person to insert the fixings.
1. Layout and identify all the components. Do not tighten any fixings until the assembly is complete. Please refer to diagram for positioning.
2. Loosely attach the three legs (C) to the base plate (B) using six bolts (E) and nuts (D).
3. Assemble the three side panels and insert two sets bolts (E) and nuts (D) so that one of the panels is not fixed. Do not tighten.
4. Insert the base panel into the partially assembled side panels and insert the last two bolts (E) and nuts (D) so the base plate is held in place by the side panels.
5. Straighten the legs so the incinerator is properly upright and then using a power driver if available and spanner, tighten all nuts and bolts.
Now check and tighten all fixings, assembly is complete.
DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE FIXINGS