FAQ

Maintenance

Do I need to clean my Nochless brazier?
  • Our braziers are designed to need minimal maintenance. Empty the ashes and any unburned wood after use, but don’t try to clean the components that are made from weathering steel, as this might damage the protective rust layer.
  • The stainless steel components can be cleaned with a regular household cleaning product, to avoid discoloration.
  • Avoid using any sort of chemicals to clean your Nochless brazier, and don’t use a high-pressure cleaner either. Both of these will greatly accelerate the rusting process.
Help! My Nochless brazier has become rusty!

That’s the intention! The shell of your Nochless brazier is made from strong and durable weathering steel, which can stay outside in all weathers. Weathering steel forms a beautiful natural layer of rust that protects the metal underneath.

How long before my Nochless brazier is good and rusty?
  • The rust-forming process needs time. It can take one to two years before the protective layer of rust has completely formed on the weathering steel. Good things come to those who wait!
  • During the early stages of the rusting process, weathering steel can turn a yellowish-brown color. This is due to a superficial layer of rust, which can easily stain other materials that it comes into contact with. It’s worth taking this into account when you decide where to put your brazier and what’s underneath it.
  • We don’t always ship our braziers fully rusted, especially with custom designs. However, our standard models will often have spent a few weeks outside before we sell them, so that they have a great natural rust color from the first day you own them.

Placement

Can my Nochless brazier live outside all year round?
  • Yes! The shell of your Nochless brazier is made from strong and durable weathering steel, which can stay outside in all weathers. Weathering steel forms a beautiful natural layer of rust that protects the metal underneath. So you can leave your Nochless brazier outside all year round, even when you’re not planning to use it.
  • In fact, even when it’s not in use, your brazier’s design and precision-cut decoration makes a great centerpiece for your garden!
  • One thing that weathering steel does not like is salt, which corrodes the metal under the rust layer. If you live near the coast, we recommend that you hose the brazier down with clean water and bring it indoors if you won’t be using it for a while.
  • It’s easy to separate the shell of the XL Brazier from the inner basket, which makes it much easier to move it around.
Where’s the best place for my Nochless brazier?
  • We recommend placing your brazier in a dark spot, away from your house’s windows or other sources of light. If the surroundings area is too well-lit, you won’t get the full benefit of the brazier’s unique light effects.
  • Occasionally, hot cinders or ashes may fall from the bottom of the brazier. Make sure that whatever is underneath will not burn or melt if this happens. For extra protection, consider buying our ash plate to catch these hot residues.
  • Remember that weathering steel can shed a certain amount of yellowish-brown superficial rust, especially in the first year or so of its life as the permanent rust layer forms. This may look unattractive on the ground, or even stain harder surfaces. Some customers place tiles or gravel under the brazier to catch this early rust.
  • If you intend to place the brazier on a terrace with ceramic tiles, remember that these can crack from the heat. Protect them by placing something solid and heatproof, such as cement tiles, under the brazier.
  • Keep your Nochless brazier well away from doors and windows, to prevent smoke from blowing inside.
  • We recommend keeping your Nochless brazier sheltered from strong winds. It will work in any strength level of wind, but higher wind speeds mean more smoke is produced.
Can I use my Nochless brazier when it’s windy?
  • We recommend keeping your Nochless brazier sheltered from strong winds. It will work in any strength level of wind, but higher wind speeds mean more smoke is produced.

Light up

How much wood do I need for my Nochless brazier?

To keep your brazier burning brightly, plan to use about 20 pounds (about 10 kg) of wood per hour.

Can I touch my Nochless brazier while it’s lit?
  • No. The brazier can get very hot, even if there’s only a small fire in it or it’s been lit for only a short time. Keep small children and pets away too.
  • If you want to move the brazier, wait until it’s completely cooled down. Your fingers will thank you!
Can I cook with my Nochless brazier?
  • We sell a complete barbecue kit to allow you to grill to your heart’s content over the heat of your brazier, while keeping the food away from the flames.
How do I light my Nochless brazier?
  • Place a firelighter block on the base plate and light it. Next, add some twigs or kindling. The brazier’s design creates an airflow that will get the fire going quickly.
  • After 5 to 10 minutes, you can start to add larger pieces of wood. It’s easy to arrange them inside the brazier.
  • Once the fire is burning nicely, you can fill the brazier completely with wood.
When’s the right time to light up?

We recommend that you start to build your fire around half an hour before your guests arrive. At that point the brazier will be looking at its best and there’ll be hardly any smoke.

What type of wood should I use in my Nochless brazier?
  • Use only clean, dry, light wood with a low resin content.
  • Heavier, denser wood burns more slowly and gives off less light.
  • Make sure that you burn only wood, and nothing else, in your brazier. The use of any other type of fuel or combustible material will void your warranty.