BIG GREEN EGG SAFETY TIPS
ALWAYS EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN USING ANY HOT COOKING DEVICE
PLACE AND USE YOUR EGG IN A SAFE and LEVEL SPOT
DO NOT place an EGG on a slope, uneven surface or under low trees or branches. Use the locking casters on the wheels once the EGG is moved into position to keep it in place. DO NOT attempt to move your EGG while in use or when the charcoal is hot!
PULL DON’T PUSH
When moving your EGG in the metal nest, place both hands on the Nest or Handler and pull the EGG behind you. Do not push it ahead of you. The Nest or Handler are not designed to roll over uneven terrain such as gravel, or to be rolled on soft soil or grass. Always make sure you have stable footing and have somebody helping if necessary.
AVOID BACKDRAFTS or FLASHBACK
Once an EGG is lit, always carefully vent or “burp” it before opening the dome fully by cracking it a few times about an inch or two first – this allows the incoming air to enter slowly and helps avoid a flashback. Use extra caution when opening a hot EGG with closed vents, as the sudden rush of air can cause a dangerous flare up. If you have a flame flare-up – close the lid and the air vents to control the flame, and use extreme caution when re-opening your EGG. It is always advisable to wear heat resistant gloves, and to take care to protect yourself.
LIFT with the Grill Gripper
Use the specially designed BGE Grill Gripper to pick up and lift hot grills. Hold the Gripper so that one prong grips the grill from underneath. If you try to grip from directly above the grill you won’t have enough cantilever force to lift it.
DO NOT attempt to remove or adjust Firebox when it is hot or contains any warm charcoal, and DO NOT attempt to remove any lit charcoal from the Firebox. Internal ceramics will remain hot for long periods. Caution – Handle with Care.
DO NOT look down into the top vent when the EGG is in use or if the charcoal is lit. This is dangerous behavior. Hot air can burn or singe you, and can cause injury.
DO USE CAUTION when touching the exterior of an EGG – exterior surfaces are HOT when in use. Always keep children, pets, and combustible items away from your EGG.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COOK with the Patented Dual-Function Metal cap removed.
Your EGG will accelerate to very hot temperatures quickly and you cannot control temperature without the adjustable cap in place.
Do keep the Patented LOWER Draft Door Spark Screen closed to prevent fire hazards. This will minimize any sparks or hot coals from exiting the lower draft door. Do not place the EGG in proximity to combustible ground cover such as leaves or other potential fire hazards.
DO USE extreme caution when HANDLING OR removing hot cooking surfacesincluding the cooking grate, plate setter or pizza/baking stone from your EGG. The ceramics will be extremely hot. Take care to place them somewhere where they can’t burn anyone or come into contact with combustible surfaces. Always use protective gloves and gripping tools to avoid burns. Always exercise caution and keep children, pets and clothing away from an EGG while in use.
NEVER use WATER to extinguish CHARCOAL IN AN EGG
Simply close both air vents and it will extinguish itself.
DO NOT USE LIGHTER FLUID OR ANY FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS IN AN EGG
Big Green Egg Natural Lump Charcoal lights easily when using the Natural Fire Starter or Electric Fire Starter for best results. NEVER use charcoal briquettes, lighter fluids or any flammable liquids in your EGG. This may void the Warranty.
DO NOT PLACE AN EGG directly on a wood surface or on or near any combustible surface!
The bottom of the ceramic vessel does generate significant heat when in use, and may cause combustion if placed directly on – or in proximity to – any combustible material. The EGG is designed to be used in a metal Nest or with a metal table Nest, providing an air gap below the EGG. Alternately, a concrete paver block may be used to support the EGG when used in a table. For maximum heat protection, a paver block and a metal table Nest can be used in combination. Always close both vents fully upon conclusion of cooking.
CAUTION – ALWAYS BE AWARE of Fire Hazards
Do not leave a lit EGG with the dome open if it is unattended. Be aware of dry leaves, decking and other combustible materials that may be in proximity to an EGG while it is in use, as they may present a fire hazard if any hot charcoal or sparks are allowed to come into contact. Do be aware of your surroundings if using an EGG while camping or on cookouts, as any open flame can present a hazard to people and property.
DO BE AWARE THAT LOCAL ORDINANCES MAY SPECIFY A DISTANCE TO PLACE ANY OUTDOOR COOKER AWAY FROM A STRUCTURE, or may limit outdoor flame of any type during drought or fire hazard periods.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LIGHT OR USE AN EGG INDOORS WITHOUT SUFFICIENT VENTILATION! INDOOR USE IS RECOMMENDED ONLY FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH BUILDING CODES WHERE VENTING AND FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS ARE PRESENT.
DO NOT attempt to light or use an EGG near any structure or storage area that may contain combustible materials.
THE BIG GREEN EGG IS EXTREMELY SAFE AND HAZARD FREE WHEN USED AS INTENDED AND ACCORDING TO SAFETY GUIDELINES, AND WILL PROVIDE YEARS OF TROUBLE FREE USE AND ENJOYMENT.
IT IS THE USERS RESPONSIBILITY TO MAINTAIN SAFE OPERATION OF THE EGG AND TO EXERCISE CAUTION AND REASONABLE STANDARDS OF CARE AT ALL TIMES.
ALWAYS EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN LIGHTING CHARCOAL, COOKING WITH HOT CHARCOAL OR HANDLING HOT COOKING SURFACES
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