Extinguishing and cleaning

The dish has been prepared and the Grill Guru can be put out again; for this action too, there are handy steps to follow. 

  • Close the Top Cap and air slider. Due to a lack of oxygen, the coals in the firebox will slowly extinguish and the BBQ will slowly cool down again. This will leave coals that can be used next time. Cooling down can take some time as the ceramic can hold its heat for a long time. Depending on the amount of charcoal left and of course the temperature at which the barbecue was used, cooling can take several hours or even an entire night. We recommend that you only cover the kamado with a rain cover when it has completely cooled off. Never extinguish the kamado with water. 
  • Leave the kamado closed until it has cooled down completely. The coals in the kamado can smoulder for a long time and may catch fire again if the kamado is opened too soon. 
  • When the kamado is completely cooled down, the grids can be removed and cleaned.  You can grease the stainless steel grid with vegetable oil to prevent rust.
    Charcoal left over after a BBQ session can stay in the firebox and be used next time. 
  • Congratulations! If you have followed these steps 3 times, you are on your way to becoming a real Grill Guru and you are ready to prepare delicious dishes on your kamado.