- The first time you use your tonir, make sure to let the wood or charcoal burn for about an hour before cooking anything inside it
- If you notice cracks forming in the tonir, do not be alarmed. This is normal and helps the clay breathe.
- The tonir gets extremely hot during use so make sure to use heat resistant gloves when handling.
- Remove both lids. Place metal stand at the bottom of the tonir.
- Place a stack of dry wood or charcoal on top of the metal stand. You can fill it about 1/2 to 2/3 depending on how long you plan to use it
- When you are ready to light the tonir, remove the ash pit door (at the bottom of the tonir). Light the wood, and enjoy the warmth while the tonir heats up.
- You will know the tonir is ready when the black soot on the inner walls burn, and the clay inside turns white.
- You can now place inside the meat or vegetables you will be cooking. During this time, close the ash pit door as well as both lids to allow maximum cooking.Cooking Times
Vegetables —– 5-10 minutes (depending on how thinly sliced they are)
Meat —– 15-20 minutes