5 pro tips when you first get a FIREDISC®

So, you’ve got your first FIREDISC®.

Whether you’ve picked one out yourself, gotten one as a gift, or been lucky enough to win one, this is a sentinel day in your life as a cook. You’ll never be the same.

Before you delve in and whip up your first batch of something scrumptious, such as FIREDISC steak sandwiches, there’s a bit of prep to take care of. With the proper christening and care, your new cooker will serve you beautifully for years to come. We’ll go over some basic start-up tips for those of you new to FIREDISC® Nation in this post.

Why is it important to season your FIREDISC®?

FIREDISC® cookers are easy to maintain. And they get better with age. While gas grills develop cool spots and charcoal grills rust and wear out, a FIREDISC® stands the test of time. Seasoning your disc adds deep and rich flavor to your dishes, much as you’d expect from a cast-iron skillet. And seasoning helps keep your FIREDISC® cooking surface in great shape for the long haul.

How to season a FIREDISC®

  1. Out of the box, wipe down your disc with mild soap and warm water to remove the protective coating it ships in.
  2. Heat the disc near full temperature for 20 minutes.
  3. Allow the disc to cool.
  4. When it’s warm, put on a heat-resistant glove, apply plenty of cooking oil, on a paper towel, to the entire surface.
  5. Turn up the heat until the surface begins to smoke.
  6. Repeat, starting with step 3 again, for 2 or 3 cycles.
  7. Cool your disc down completely and wipe excess oil.
  8. You’re ready to store her or start cooking.

START THE SEASONING

How to clean your FIREDISC®

  1. Wash the disc with water
  2. Wipe clean with a dry towel
  3. Season with a thin layer of cooking oil

Note: For an occasional deep clean, heat your FIREDISC® full throttle for about 8 minutes.

QUICK CLEANUP

THE DEEP CLEAN

Know your heat zones

Your FIREDISC comes with 3 distinct heat zones for maximum cooking power. Here’s what to do in each of them:

LOW ZONE (the outer ring): Lower temps are ideal for:

  • Cooking quesadillas
  • Keeping cooked food warm
  • Scrambling eggs
  • Steaming veggies
  • Toasting buns

MIDDLE ZONE (the inner ring): Medium temps are ideal for:

  • Cooking bacon and sausage
  • Cooking chili
  • Grilling burgers or steaks after the initial sear
  • Heating up soup
  • Warming food that you’ll combine with food cooking in the center

CENTER ZONE (the bulls-eye): Hottest temps are ideal for:

  • Boiling shrimp
  • Cooking corn tortillas for tacos
  • Frying fish
  • Sauteeing veggies
  • Searing steak

FIND THE HEAT ZONES

How to assemble your FIREDISC

  1. Screw the regulator into the burner assembly
  2. Run the regulator through the hole in one of FIREDISC’s legs
  3. Nest one section of the FIREDISC stand into the other to form an X.
  4. Place the disc on the stand atop the four supports
  5. Remove labels before seasoning or cooking

HOW IT’S DONE

Join the Facebook FIREDISC® owners group

You’re in the club now. Make it official by registering your FIREDISC® online, first of all. Then, join the FIREDISC® users group on Facebook. Known as FIREDISC® Nation, this community of like-minded folks loves to share tips, recipes, photos, and videos of their latest FIREDISC® successes. And there are plenty of them.

Pretty easy, isn’t it?

It’s amazing something this low-maintenance can be such a prolific cooker. You’ll find yourself asking for tips when you first start out using your FIREDISC® – and then being the one dishing out the advice before long. With a library of delicious recipes on FIREDISCCookers.com and the expanse of your imagination and ingenuity, you’re in for a lifetime of good cooking.

Get your FIREDISC® today

If you’re reading this as a prospective member of FIREDISC® Nation, now’s the time to get in on it. Explore your FIREDISC® options, including accessories, gear, and more. If you’re already in the Nation, now’s the time to send this post on to a friend who could use a new way to cook. You’ll change their life, too.

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