Charcoal/Chimney Starter

Using your Charcoal/Chimney Starter:

  1. Fill your Charcoal/Chimney Starter with briquettes or lumpwood charcoal.
  2. Start a fire in a Kadai Firebowl with firelighters, then position the Charcoal/Chimney Starter over the top of the flames.
  3. After 10-15 minutes you should see a red glow coming from the bottom coals of the Charcoal/Chimney Starter, but the charcoal at the top should still be black.
  4. Using a Kadai Glove tip the charcoal directly into the bowl and put the Charcoal/Chimney Starter aside to cool.
  5. Spread the hot charcoal around with tongs, then put the Kadai grill in place. NB: The charcoal should have a coating of ash and be grey/white in colour before starting to cook.

For your safety:

  • Do not let the Charcoal/Chimney Starter get too hot as this could damage it and make tipping the charcoal out dangerous. 
  • Be aware that the Charcoal/Chimney Starter will retain heat for a long time, so keep away from children and pets. 
See how easy it to light a Kadai with our instructional video.
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