Not going to use the Grill Guru for a while? Then we have listed a few tips for you here.
Remove all charcoal and food residues from your kamado.
Open the lower air slider and the top cap all the way, allowing a stream of air to pass through. This prevents mould and unpleasant odours.
Place a moisture trap in the kamado.
Spray all steel parts such as the bolts, nuts, wheels and springs with WD40 to prevent rust.
Treat the cast iron top cap with vegetable edible oil (note; no olive oil) or the cast iron care spray. This prevents rust formation. Repeat every few months (even in other seasons). If you won't be using your kamado for a long time, you can also remove the top cap and store it in a dry place. In that case, make sure your kamado is covered with a rain cover to prevent water from getting into your kamado.
Remove the bamboo tables, and store them dry. The handle and tables are best oiled or varnished to keep them well protected. We recommend oiling or varnishing the handle and side tables. You should treat them with a water-based epoxy lacquer, a synthetic resin or a wood oil suitable for bamboo.
Preferably place your kamado indoors and/or in a sheltered spot where it cannot blow over.
If your Grill Guru cannot be placed inside a shed or storage, protect it with a rain cover. The rain cover ensures that your kamado is protected from wind and weather. However, due to the sealing effect of the rain cover combined with possible condensation caused by rising moisture, there is a risk of mould forming in or on the kamado. In particular, this possible condensation can cause impressions, stains and/or mould on the bamboo parts of your kamado. Therefore, we recommend you remove any side tables from your kamado before the kamado is covered (for a prolonged period) by the rain cover. We also recommend airing the kamado out every now and then by taking the cover off for a while in nice weather. This will keep your kamado looking beautiful for as long as possible!
You can remove the mould or deposit on the outside by wiping the Grill Guru with soapy water, to which you add a small dash of bleach or mild detergent. Afterwards, wipe it well with a clean cloth and enough water so that you remove the cleaning agents as well.
Note: in winter, the temperature differences are large. To prevent the parts made of ceramic from snapping and/or cracking, it is best to let it rise as slowly as possible. Start the session with the top cap and damper only slightly open. You can gradually open these a little further and further, to let the temperature rise. So you need a bit of patience, but it will certainly be rewarded. All the better your winter meal will taste!