Q) What makes a LotusGrill® different from other BBQs?
A) 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).
Q) Why would I buy charcoal BBQ instead of a gas BBQ?
A) 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.
Q) Is LotusGrill® a healthy option?
A) Yes, the fat is dispersed from the items being cooked as with most BBQs however due to the design of the LotusGrill®, fat cannot drip onto the charcoal and burn therefore avoiding polycyclic aromatic hrydrocarbons, benzopyrene which can be produced with standard charcoal BBQs.
Q) What is the dial on the side of the LotusGrill® for?
A) 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.
Q) How long do the batteries last for?
A) 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®.
Q) How long do the mesh containers last?
A) 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.
Q) Can I get spare parts?
A) LotusGrill® offer many spare parts including the inner mesh container, replacement bowls and grills. There are also lots of accessories available.Return to top of page
Q) Where else can I use it?
A) 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.Return to top of page
Q) How do I assemble my LotusGrill®?
A) 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.Return to top of page
Q) What fuel does it use?
A) 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.