The Barbeque allows you to grill your food fast. Using the control knob on the front panel, you can turn on the heater that can cook faster or more slowly, according to the setting from 1-11. It works as a grill by turning the knob to position 11. You will notice a slight click that shows that the thermostat has been turned off, and the heating coil soons gets red hot.
This does not mean that you cannot get very good grilling results from the intermediate positions. On the contrary, these positions are recommended for cooking delicate dishes, or to cook the food evenly overall, and right into the middle as well.
The lava rock in the tray is provided to absorb the drips of oil or grease that are producted during cooking. As well, it accumulates heat during the start-up phase of the heater, and so gives you a more constant grilling performance, which is very similar to that obtained from charcoal.
Water can be put into the tray, instead of the lava rock. (We suggest a depth of 3 cm or one inch). The presence of water in the tray eliminates unpleasent cooking smells, without reducing the performance of the barbecue in any way.
To obtain the best result, we therefore recommend pre-heating the lava rock for 10 minutes at postion 1. This is particualarly advisable when you turn on the equipment for the first time, because it allows you to reduce the risk, during cooking, of the food absorbing smells that the heating coil produces when it first switched on.
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