Use & Care

Sportsman's Grill Use & Care

  1. Attach the Fire Bowl to the Footed Base with the nuts and bolts provided. Do not overtighten. 
  2. Slide the Wire Bail through the holes on either side of the Fire Bowl. Attach the loops to the center of each handle.
  3. Set the Fire Door in the 2 loop holders on the front of the Fire Bowl. The door swings open to load charcoal or remove ashes. 
  4. Slide the Draft Door in the grooved area on the front of the Footed Base. Slide it left or right to adjust air flow.


  • Before first use, rinse and hand-dry all pieces 
  • Assemble per directions on box
  • Remove cooking grate and place charcoal on fire grate and light, or use a chimney starter
  • Grill grate can be set at 2 positions by using it as pictured or by flipping upside down
  • Adjust draft door to increase or restrict airflow for temperature control
  • Add or remove coals as needed through the fire door
  • Oil cooking grate just before adding food to avoid sticking

  • Let all parts cool before handling
  • After each use, wash cooking grate with hot water and a nylon brush or scrubber (not metal)
  • Mild soap can be used occasionally if desired
  • Dry promptly, and rub or spray with a thin layer of cooking oil.
  • For especially sticky messes, a plastic scraper can be used
  • For the remaining parts, always dump out any residual coals and ashes
  • These parts should be rinsed, dried and oiled every 3-4 uses at minimum
  • Rust? Don’t panic. Clean and re-season following the instructions on this site. 

  • Always store in a dry place, preferably indoors
  • If kept outdoors, cover with Lodge A1-410 grill cover or other suitable cover