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Quick Start Guide: Musui–Kamado

Here are a few things we recommend to do first to get started. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at

Once you open the package:

1. Remove the plastic cover

  • The touch panel of the Kamado heating stove comes with a plastic cover to protect it from scratches. We'd recommend peeling it off before first use. (reference page 21 of the user manual)

2. Set the clock

  • Plug in the Kamado and hold the POWER icon for 3 seconds. Once the clock display starts blinking, use [∨ ∧] icons to adjust the time. Hold to fast forward.
  • The clock is in a 24-hour clock (military time) format.
  • For rice cooking, the clock display refers to the completion time (time of day) instead of a countdown timer. Make sure the clock is set prior to using RICE COOKING mode. 

Before you start cooking:

1. Basic rules

  • Read basic rules for each cooking technique listed on the back of each tab within the cookbook.

2. Season the rims

  • The contact area of the pot and lid is not enamel-coated to achieve our signature precision seal. Season the rims by rubbing on a thin coat of cooking oil before the first several uses to minimize rusting.
  • Dry the pot immediately after washing.

3. Enjoy cooking

  • The Musui can be used on its own on any stovetops (gas and electric), induction cooktops or in the oven.
  • Never attempt to lift or carry by holding the top part of the Kamado.
  • Try not to fill the pot more than halfway when you're boiling. Also never cover with the lid when boiling over MED heat.
  • Please watch the Quick Start Guide video below to get you started!

Musui–Kamado Quick Start Guide

Read the user manual for complete instructions and important safety information before using this product. You can download the PDF version here.