Frequently asked questions


General questions

Whereas regular coal BBQs can take about 40 minutes to reach the optimum cooking temperature, the LotusGrill, with it's innovative fan system can be ready to cook in 3-4 minutes.

The LotusGrill's fan is powered by AA batteries (the original set of batteries are included in your purchase price), which means that you don't require gas or electricity to run your LotusGrill. The fan can be adjusted which means that you can control and adjust the cooking temperature effortlessly. The LotusGrill is easy to dismantle and most parts can be cleaned in the dishwasher. A LotusGrill can be picked up easily, even when lit as the outer bowl will not get hot, and it weighs just 4kg. The 'bellows' airflow system means that because the charcoal burns very quickly, smoke is prevented. LotusGrill comes in a range of colours, and each comes with its own carrying bag which is included in the purchase price. There are also many accessories and spare parts should you need them. Finally, it comes with a two year warranty against manufacturing defects (with original proof of purchase).

To get the genuine smoky barbecue flavour, nothing substitutes charcoal. Charcoal is a natural product and the amount used in a LotusGrill will cost about 45 pence an hour which is not only cheaper than gas but there is no heavy bottle to carry around meaning that the entire weight of your LotusGrill is 4kg.

Due to it's innovate design the LotusGrill® has an internal fan which draws air inside speeding up waiting times and reducing smoke. The fan is battery operated and the temperature of the LotusGrill can be changed by using the dial, thus helping eliminate food burning as can happen with conventional BBQs.

The LotusGrill® runs on standard AA batteries and the batteries supplied with the initial purchase will last approximately 40-60 hours. Replacement battery run time will differ depending on the quality of batteries used. You can use rechargeable batteries in your LotusGrill®.

These mesh containers are the part which hold the charcoal and so these are put under considerable amounts of high heat. The mesh containers should last a long time however should you need to replace them, this is a spare part which can be purchased. Please note that the inner mesh container is considered a consumable part and therefore should it need replacing due to wear, this would not be covered by the two year warranty.

LotusGrill® offer many spare parts including the inner mesh container, replacement bowls and grills. There are also lots of accessories available.

Uses

Because the LotusGrill® is so lightweight and easily transportable it can be used anywhere you want, from your house to a boat, on the beach or at a campsite. The LotusGrill® comes complete with its own carry bag making it even easier to take wherever you want to use it.

Assembly

When you purchase your LotusGrill® it will be preassembled however you do need to remove any protective packaging. Before your initial use you will need to insert the batteries provided into the compartment on the base of the LotusGrill®. When you attach the grill section to the main body of the LotusGrill®, make sure that the loops are lined up with the side clips. Please note that you can cause damage if you try to fasten the grill to anywhere other than through the loops.

Fuel

We recommend natural hardwood charcoal which can be purchased from any LotusGrill® stockist, hardware store or your local BBQ supplier. The better the quality of the charcoal the better the taste and the lower the amount of smoke will be produced. LotusGrill does not recommend heat beads as the LotusGrill® was designed to be used with charcoal.

You can top up the charcoal basket whilst your LotusGrill is cooking so long as you turn down the fan and remove the top of the mesh container using suitable implements. Once the top is removed add some charcoal pieces and then carefully reassemble, turn the fan up again and after three minutes the LotusGrill will be ready to continue cooking at your optimum temperature. Refilling the charcoal pieces will significantly lengthen the duration of the cooking time.

This will partly depend on the fan setting but one basket of charcoal will usually last for about an hour of cooking time. You can extend this by adding charcoal.

You can either leave the fan off until the charcoal has burnt itself out (leaving the fan on speeds this process up) or use tongs to remove the grill and pour water over them.

Cleaning

Cooking

You can cook any food you would normally cook on a regular BBQ on your LotusGrill including sausages, burgers, steaks, seafood, vegetables and many more.

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