How do I light my Uuni 3 by Ooni?

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


Uuni 3 by Ooni Assembly and Lighting Video


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


• Ooni Pellet Burner Quick Start Guide


Using a blowtorch:

  • Add a 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 pellet 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 a full scoop of pellets to your grate 

  • Light the Firestarter and slide the grate back into the pellet 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 a full scoop of pellets to your grate 

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

  • Light the fluid

  • Slide the grate back in to the pellet 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 3 will be ready to cook a pizza in 60 seconds.


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