BIG GREEN EGG SAFETY TIPS
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ BEFORE ASSEMBLY OR USE OF EGG
ALWAYS EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN USING ANY HOT COOKING DEVICE.
ALWAYS USE EXTREME CARE WHEN MOVING, LOADING OR UNLOADING AN EGG AS PRODUCT IS HEAVY AND INJURY OR DAMAGE CAN OCCUR IF DROPPED.
EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN HANDLING, LOADING/UNLOADING AN EGG TO AVOID ANY INJURY FROM METAL PARTS.
ALWAYS TAKE CARE WHEN HANDLING HINGE ASSEMBLY, DUAL FUNCTION METAL TOP AND STAINLESS STEEL DRAFT DOOR TO AVOID POSSIBLE INJURY FROM METAL EDGES.
ALWAYS EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN LIGHTING CHARCOAL, COOKING WITH HOT CHARCOAL OR HANDLING HOT COOKING SURFACES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ROLL OR MOVE A HOT EGG – CAUTION, COALS ARE HOT WHEN IN USE AND MAY CAUSE INJURY OR DAMAGE IF EGG IS TIPPED OVER.
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 or in any area where it can be knocked over. 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. Do not move an EGG unless it is cool and does not have any hot charcoal inside.
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. DO NOT allow children to play near a hot EGG or to open the dome!
LIFT with the Grill Gripper
Use the specially designed BGE Grill Gripper to pick up and lift hot cooking grids. Hold the Gripper so that one prong grips the cooking grid 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. ALWAYS TAKE CARE WHEN HANDLING STAINLESS STEEL DRAFT DOOR AND SCREEN TO AVOID POSSIBLE INJURY FROM METAL EDGES.
IF YOU REMOVE THE SLIDING DOOR and safety screen completely, the correct reassembly order is the sliding screen first, with two tabs facing to your left; then the solid sliding door placed so it slides on top of the screen (not behind it) with the single tab located to your right. The only time the screen itself needs to be opened all the way to the right would be to remove ash. Keep screen in place, all the way to left, when EGG is in use. Position of solid door controls airflow. Always handle everything carefully as the metal tabs and metal screen may have sharp edges.
DO NOT place the EGG directly on the ground or in proximity to combustible ground cover such as leaves or other potential fire hazards.
DO USE extreme caution when HANDLING OR removing hot cooking surfaces including 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 – place ceramic cap on top and slide lower draft door to closed position. Use extreme caution when re-opening the dome unless the EGG is completely cool as the rush of air can re-ignite the charcoal.
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 to cut off air supply.
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 or while camping or on cookouts, as any open flame can present a hazard to people and property. Do not allow the bottom of an EGG to come in contact with any combustible surface. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ROLL OR MOVE A HOT EGG – CAUTION, COALS ARE HOT WHEN IN USE AND MAY CAUSE INJURY IF EGG IS TIPPED OVER.
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 APPROVED 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 or inside 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 user’s responsibility to MAINTAIN SAFE OPERATION of the EGG AND to exercise REASONABLE STANDARDS OF CARE AND CAUTION at all times.
ALWAYS USE EXTREME CARE WHEN MOVING, LOADING or UNLOADING AN EGG AS PRODUCT IS HEAVY AND INJURY OR DAMAGE CAN OCCUR IF DROPPED. EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN HANDLING, LOADING/UNLOADING AN EGG TO AVOID ANY INJURY FROM METAL PARTS.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ROLL OR MOVE A HOT EGG – CAUTION, COALS ARE HOT WHEN IN USE AND MAY CAUSE INJURY IF EGG IS TIPPED OVER.
ALWAYS TAKE CARE WHEN HANDLING HINGE ASSEMBLY, DUAL FUNCTION METAL TOP AND STAINLESS STEEL DRAFT DOOR TO AVOID POSSIBLE INJURY FROM HOT SURFACES OR METAL EDGES.
ALWAYS EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN LIGHTING CHARCOAL, COOKING WITH HOT CHARCOAL OR HANDLING HOT COOKING SURFACES.
PLEASE SEE FIRST TIMER TIPS ON THIS WEBSITE IF USING OR ASSEMBLING AN EGG FOR FIRST TIME.
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