Lighting the EGG

Place a firelighter or two on top of some coals and light them.

Leave the lid open for 10 minutes for the firelighters to burn off. Some grey glowing embers will remain, surrounded by some unburnt charcoal. This is perfectly normal.

Don’t be tempted to stoke the charcoal or move them around. The unique design of the EGG allows it to burn from the bottom of the ceramic firebox and disturbing the coals at this stage will affect its burning efficiency.

Close the lid and enjoy a cold one as you wait for the accurate temperature control to take effect! It’s like cooking in your oven – outdoors!