Using a blowtorch is our preferred method of lighting the Uuni and you can do so using the hole designed for blowtorch on your Uuni 3 Burner. We have a handy video guide here:


Uuni 3 Assembly and Lighting Video


You can also review this document to help you to get the best results straight out of the box:


• Uuni Burner Quick Start Guide


Using a blowtorch:

  • Add approximately 1 full scoop of pellets to your grate 

  • Slide the grate back inside the burner

  • Point your blowtorch flame through the hole located on the right hand-side of the Uuni burner

  • Keep heating for approximately 30 seconds until your pellets are lit

  • Gradually add pellets until they reach just below the top of the hopper - take care not to add too many at once or this may put out your fire.

Using Uuni Firestarters (or other woodshavings):

  • Place your Firestarter at the lip of your Grate

  • Add approximately 1 full scoop of pellets to your Grate 

  • Light the Firestarter and slide the Grate back in to the Burner.

  • Once the pellets begin to burn, gradually add more pellets until they reach just below the top of the Hopper - take care not to add too many at once or this may put out your fire.

Using barbecue lighting fluid:

  • Add approximately 1 full scoop of pellets to your Grate 

  • Add some barbecue lighting fluid. Take care not to oversoak the pellets - about a teaspoon full should do.

  • Light the fluid

  • Slide the Grate back in to the Burner

  • Once the pellets begin to burn, gradually add more pellets until they reach just below the top of the Hopper - take care not to add too many at once or this may put out your fire.

After 10-15 minutes of preheating your Uuni will be ready to cook a pizza in 60 seconds.