Master the Art of Tandoor Cooking Safely: Your Ultimate Guide to Using a Tandoor Oven!
Safety warnings for your tandoor oven
  • Have a certified technician install and hook up the oven using an NSF/CSA certified hose.
  • Chain the oven to the wall for stability.
  • Avoid covering the top and side lids fully during operation.
  • Clean the oven floor every 3-4 days to prevent buildup.
  • Use the yellow gas valve to regulate heat.
  • Avoid full heat capacity to prevent damage.
  • Don’t store flammable substances near the oven.
Steps to Take if You Smell Gas While Using Your Clay Tandoor oven:
  • Turn off gas supply to the tandoor.
  • Extinguish any open flames.
  • Open the tandoor lid for ventilation.
  • If the gas odor persists, call your gas supplier or fire department immediately.
Expert Tips for Safe and Efficient Installation of Your Clay Oven
  • To install a clay oven, follow local codes and regulations.
  • In Canada, adhere to Technical Standards & Safety Act, Regulation 212/01 and CAN/CGA B-149.1 Natural Gas installation.
  • In the U.S.A., follow National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1./NFPA 54.
  • Proper installation ensures safety and efficiency.
  • A well-installed clay oven can provide years of enjoyment and delicious meals.
  • Whether for personal or commercial use, correct installation is crucial.
7 Essential Safety Guidelines for Installing and Using Your Tandoor Oven
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions for minimum clearance and indoor use
  • Keep 15cm (6 inches) space on sides and back
  • Place under ventilation hood and avoid combustible materials
  • Don’t obstruct combustion or air ventilation
  • Never leave unattended, keep children away, and avoid using under the influnece of alcohol/drugs
  • Don’t move while in operation to prevent accidents
  • Follow these guidelines for safe tandoori cooking
Electrical Safety Guidelines for Your Tandoori Oven: Important Considerations
  • Electrical accessories must be grounded according to local laws
  • Use a three-prong plug and plug it into a properly grounded receptacle
  • Do not cut or remove the grounding prong from the plug
  • Keep electrical and fuel supply cords away from heated surfaces
  • Turn off safety valve tightly when not in use
  • Lock at least two wheels to prevent oven movement during use

By following these guidelines, you can ensure safe and efficient use of your tandoori oven.

  • Always tightly turn off the safety valve when the tandoor is not in use.
  • Keep at least two wheels of the tandoor in a locked position while in use.
Flexible Connector & Regulator
  • Prevent grease or hot materials from falling onto the flexible connector or from touching hot surfaces.
  • Visually inspect the entire length of the flexible connector assembly before each use of the tandoor.
  • Follow the Leak Test instructions before lighting the tandoor every day or if any gas component is changed.
Performing a leak test
  • Perform the test in a well-ventilated area
  • Keep ignition sources away
  • Use a gas detector
  • Check all gas connections
  • Test the gas pressure
Leak Test Instructions for Natural Gas Tandoor
  • Mix 50% liquid dish soap and 50% water
  • Use a brush or cloth to apply the mixture on all flexible connector and valve connections
  • Turn off the gas supply valve on the Tandoor
  • Twist the valve 1 turn or turn on the main natural gas valve
  • Do not ignite the burners while performing the leak check
  • Observe carefully for growing bubbles which indicate a leak is present
  • If a leak is detected, shut off the gas source at the valve immediately
  • Do not use the Tandoor and call a certified gas appliance service technician or a gas dealer for proper repairs
  • Performing a leak check on your Tandoor is essential to ensure safety and prevent hazardous situations. Remember to always call a professional for repairs and do not use the Tandoor until it has been fixed.
  • Failure to ensure the above may result in hazardous fire or explosion causing serious bodily injury and/or property damage.
How to Safely Light Your Tandoor Oven
  • Before use, visually inspect the tandoor hoses and gas supply lines for any damage.
  • Always remove the tandoor lid before lighting the burner.
  • Do not lean over the tandoor when lighting the burner.
  • Visually check the flames every time you light your tandoor. If the flame is abnormally small or smoky yellow, shut off the tandoor and call a certified gas appliance service technician.
  • Light the tandoor from the front burner opening only.
First-Time Lighting Procedure
  • Remove top lid before lighting
  • Turn off yellow gas valve at front of tandoor
  • Open main gas valve located before blue flexible hose
  • Check gas connections for leaks using approved leak detector
  • Press and hold red button on safety valve and light pilot
  • Continuously hold red button for at least 2 minutes until pilot flame is established
  • Slowly turn on yellow gas valve at front of tandoor to light burner
Instructions for Shutting Down a Tandoor
  • Every night, turn off the yellow gas valve located at the front of the tandoor. This will leave the pilot lit.
  • To shut down completely:
    1. Turn off the main gas valve located before the blue flexible hose.
    2. Turn off the yellow gas valve located at the front of the tandoor.
Tandoor Lid Position
  • Always keep the tandoor covered with the lid when not in use.
  • While using the tandoor do not completely cover with the lid.
Tandoor Maintenance and Cleaning Tips
  • Clean the burner twice a year with a brass bristle brush
  • Clean the ignitor clip with a wire brush and replace if cracked
  • Scrub the plate with a brass brush or mild detergent, replace if excessively worn
  • Clean the external stainless steel surface daily with a wet cloth and disinfectant
Tandoor Fire Prevention
  • Avoid excessive buildup of grease or other residue on your cooking system
  • Excessive buildup can increase the risk of fire
  • Clean your cooking system regularly to prevent the buildup of grease and residue
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions for proper cleaning and maintenance of your cooking system

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