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Complete guide to maintaining your fire pit: tips and advice

Nov 23, 2023Marion BRIS

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If you are a fan of friendly evenings around the fire pit, then you surely understand the importance of a well-maintained fire pit .

This central element of your exterior deserves special attention to ensure not only its proper functioning , but also to extend its lifespan .

In this article we will delve into the world of fire pit maintenance , providing you with practical tips and essential advice to guarantee warm and unforgettable moments around the fire.

1. THE COOKING PLATE / THE PLANCHA OF YOUR BRAZERO


The cooking plate / plancha of your brazier is made of black food-safe steel and can rust if it is not correctly “ seasoned ”.

Once the plate has been properly seasoned with oil, only minor corrosion will develop.

If the brazier cooking plate is not used for a long time , we recommend treating it with oil every 15 to 30 days .

Corrosion mainly depends on climate . It is obvious that salty, humid air is more harmful to plaque than dry air.

If you use your KIBRULE fire pit often, a smooth layer of carbon residue will build up on the cooktop, making it ultra smooth and very easy to use.

From time to time, this layer can be removed here and there. When you notice it flaking in places, simply scrape off the chips with a spatula and reapply oil .

Thus, the layer of carbon residue will renew itself little by little.

Maintaining the hotplate of your brazier

NB: All our brazier planchas are certified “Food Contact”

2. THE COVER

It is strongly recommended to cover your KIBRULE brazier with its lid when it is not in use.

Tip: Oil the inside of your lid to create a double thickness of oil to even better protect the plancha of your brazier .

CAUTION : Do not put the lid on while there are flames or the embers are still hot.

The cover may thus become deformed, and create a dangerous situation for your life.

Corten steel cover to protect your brazier

3. THE TANK

To prevent your brazier tank from deteriorating, you should remove the cold ashes after each use.

To maintain the tank , take a small shovel and a small broom.

If wet and/or damp ashes remain in the bowl for too long or if the fire pit is in a very humid and/or salty area, rust may form inside and outside of the bowl.

If so, it doesn't matter, this rust can easily be removed using a spatula and a little elbow grease to scrape it off.

CAUTION: Never attempt to remove ashes that are still hot and place them in an appropriate location.

Maintaining your brazier - how to remove ashes

4. THE BASE


When cooking, the base may be splashed with oil . On Corten steel bases, these splashes cannot necessarily be removed.

If these stains are recent and small you can fade them by tapping them with a clean cloth soaked in acetone .

However, the entire Corten steel base can be treated with oil and a clean kitchen towel, making splashes invisible.


This treatment will make the base darker . In case of rain, slightly oily water may leak from the Corten steel base, causing permanent stains on light stone or wooden surfaces .

CAUTION: Do not clean or rub the covering of the brazier, an action which could harm its solidity and appearance.

Maintaining your brazier and base

IMPORTANT: Corten steel bases do not require any maintenance; they should not be washed, scratched, rubbed or otherwise.

5. THE SIMPLE GRID /OPTION

Our different grills compatible with our braziers are made of black food-safe steel (also certified “food contact”) and require the same maintenance as the cooking plate.

To properly maintain your brazier grill, you must always keep it oiled and scrape it regularly to rid it of food remains.

It is possible to store it in the tank of your brazier when it is clean.

When using it, handle the grill with heat-resistant protective gloves or with the KIBRULE handle.



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