If you like cooking outdoors in summer, this pedestal barbecue really is the thing for you. You can simply use the fire bowl to warm you up, or also use the griddle to prepare all your meals. The unique design makes this versatile cooker a real eye-catcher on your patio.
The fire bowl and the pedestal are made of Corten (weathering) steel. This corrosion-resistant process protects the metal and it becomes even more beautiful when exposed to the elements. The fire bowl and pedestal are delivered “ready-rusted” and cannot rust further due to this Corten steel. You should be careful at the beginning, though, because rain can cause rust spots to form on the base.
This model has a diameter of 80 cm. This size will make an immediate impression on your guests. With an 80 cm pedestal barbecue, as many as 6 to 10 people can stand around the fire bowl. You can use this cosy outdoor cooker for an intimate evening with a few friends or for a large family party. The 80 cm diameter model is suitable for preparing meals for up to around 30 people.
Burning wood in the fire bowl produces a cosy heat to warm up your guests. This means you can enjoy cooking outdoors even in winter. The fire bowl is very efficient because the maximum amount of heat is absorbed by the fire bowl rather than simply disappearing into the air. The fire bowl then radiates the heat into the surrounding area.
You can also use the pedestal, likewise made of Corten steel, without the fire bowl. You can put plants or statues on it as decoration for your garden, for example.
The plancha or griddle, made of 10 mm thick cast iron, allows you to prepare delicious food. It is important to rub oil all over the top and sides of this griddle before use. Fish, meat, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, eggs, mushrooms,… everything can be prepared on this plancha or griddle.
After the meal, you can put some wood in the fire bowl and continue to enjoy the warmth and flames rising from it.
When you make a fire for the first time, it is necessary to keep the fire small for the first 25 minutes before increasing it. Because the plate gets considerably hotter on the inside than on the outside, it will always be concave when heated. However, if the fire is too big the first time, the plate will be much more concave in the future compared with when the fire is built up gradually. The plate has to settle. This procedure is no longer necessary after the first fire.
The barbecue works best after it has been used once or twice and the oil has been burned into the plate. This simplifies the cooking process and protects the plate from rusting when it is not being used. If you do not use your griddle for a long time, it is advisable to rub vegetable oil over it evenly every 7 - 10 days.