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Longer barbecue fun with LotusGrill beech wood charcoal
In order to always achieve the best possible grilling result, you should always use the original LotusGrill beech wood charcoal. The burning value of this very dry charcoal is particularly high, and the size and grain of the charcoal pieces is also optimally adapted to the charcoal container. So you can count on a long burning time: depending on the ventilation level, one load of our beech charcoal lasts anywhere from 50 to 90 minutes. By comparison, less high-quality charcoal products sometimes burn out after just half an hour.
If you do end up using a different kind of charcoal, be sure to chop up very large pieces before loading so that the container is filled with charcoal with as few gaps as possible. We do not recommend using charcoal briquettes or charcoal with an integrated accelerant.
To prevent your barbecue food from burning ...
As soon as the lighting gel has burned and the charcoal has glowed through (after approx. 3 minutes), reset the ventilation to a lower level using the adjustable regulator. This prevents the grill from getting too hot and burning the food. Also, keep in mind what food is currently on the grill grate - some food needs higher heat, some needs lower grill temperatures. The more heat you need, the higher you should adjust the ventilation of your LotusGrill.
What you should pay attention to when lighting the LotusGrill
We recommend that you always light your barbeque grill with the original LotusGrill lighting gel made from ethanol. On the one hand, other lighters are not suitable for this grill and, on the other hand, the lighting gel prevents sooting when lighting.
When lighting the grill, set the highest ventilation level. This allows the charcoal to glow through particularly quickly. The smoke that usually occurs when lighting other charcoal grills is prevented with the LotusGrill. This is because the active ventilation ensures complete combustion and adequate heat from the very beginning.
Scrubbing and cleaning? Not with the LotusGrill
The LotusGrill is particularly easy to clean inside and out. Simply wipe the powder-coated steel outer bowl with a moist or dry cloth. The grill grate and the inner bowl - both made of high-quality stainless steel - can be put in the dishwasher. The charcoal container and the burning plate should first be left to cool down properly and then simply be tapped clean.
Extended BBQ Party? Easily refill the charcoal
Even during the barbecue, you can easily reload the charcoal if necessary. For your safety, you should use suitable gloves for this purpose to avoid burns. Loosen the fastening and lift off the grill grate by grabbing it by the upper ring. If there is no food on the grate, you can simply turn it over and place it on the ring. If there is food on the grate, place the grate on a large enough plate or other surface that is easy to clean. The grate has four small feet so that it does not rest directly where it is placed, but stands about 1 cm above it. This allows grease or other liquid to drip off easily onto the surface it is standing on. With the heat-resistant LotusGrill grill tongs, you then open the charcoal container and refill with the required amount of charcoal.
Can I barbeque my food evenly?
With the LotusGrill, your food can always cook evenly, no matter how many items you put on it at the same time. You can use not only the grate, but also the plate in the middle. If you only have a small amount of food to grill, it's best to spread it out evenly, partly on the plate, partly on the grate, and turn each item over from time to time so that it can cook through and brown evenly. If the grill grate is full, the food should be replaced from time to time: The pieces that are initially on the outside are placed in the centre and vice versa. The outer 1 - 2 cm of the grate can become slightly less hot than the centre.