Please read this before assembling or using the bastard!
Follow the assembly instructions to avoid damage or incorrect assembly of parts. A video instruction for unpacking and assembling it can be found here.
Be careful when lighting charcoal, touching the outside of the kamado, or handling hot grill surfaces. Wear heat-resistant gloves such as the Fiber Thermo BBQ Gloves. Use the Grid Lifter or Grill Clipper to grab and lift hot grills. Place hot grills in a place where there can be no contact with flammable surfaces.
Never remove the interior of the kamado when it still contains hot charcoal or is hot. The ceramic and charcoal stay hot for a long time because the kamado insulates so well. Do not remove hot charcoal from The Bastard either.
Never move a Bastard while it is hot. The hot charcoal can cause bodily injury or property damage if it falls.
Take care when transporting, loading or unloading The Bastard. The kamado is heavy and may cause bodily injury or property damage if dropped.
Do not lean on the handle, the bamboo side tables, the frame or the hinge of The Bastard.
Take care and be careful when using The Bastard. Avoid injury from metal parts: be careful when handling the hinge, top cap and air slider parts to avoid injury from metal edges.
Prevent flame jets by carefully opening the lid of a lit Bastard a little bit before fully opening the lid. Slowly lift the lid about 5 cm up so that the air flows in slowly. Take extra care when opening a lit Bastard while both air controls are closed. The sudden influx of air can cause dangerously high flames. If there are high flames: close the lid and vents to control the flames.
Close the top cap and air slider when you finish grilling to seal off the air supply and prevent the kamado from reaching high temperatures again. Be even more careful when opening the lid while The Bastard has not yet cooled down completely. Then keep in mind that the inflow of fresh air may rekindle the fire.
Attention to the environment!
Always keep children, pets, clothing or flammable objects away from The Bastard when in use. So do not allow children to open the lid or play near The Bastard.
Do not place The Bastard on an uneven surface, a slope or a place where it can be knocked over. Lock the castor wheels when The Bastard is in place.
Check the area around The Bastard regularly to make sure it has not been affected by heat transfer.
The Bastard should be used outdoors with adequate air circulation and never inside or near flammable objects. Always follow local laws and regulations