How to light your Ember Oven

You will need:

  • Natural Fire Starter – we recommend using a wood wool lighter.
  • Kiln Dried Hardwood pre-cut pieces or food grade pellets


  • Place a natural wood wool lighter into the firebox and light. Once the wood wool lighter begins to burn, add two to three pieces of kiln dried wood.

 Tip: Do not over fill the firebox

  • Once the wood begins to burn, place the firebox carefully back into the oven.

Tip: If you have a blowtorch you can use this to speed up the lighting process.

  • When the wood starts to burn, continue to add pieces of wood via the feeder until you have reached your desired cooking temperature.

Tip: Keep the door on the oven when heating up to temperature.

  • Once the fire has established, keep adding small to medium size pieces of wood until your desired cooking temperature has been reached.
  • Use the door to control the temperature of the oven, adding pieces of wood throughout the cooking process to maintain temperature.