FAQ about Tandoor Oven

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Shipping Tandoor Oven for Restaurant & Home

  • If you are looking for a restaurant, measure the entry door and see what maximum size Tandoori Oven can come inside.
  • If you are looking to buy home tandoor, consider the number of family members you have.
  • If you would like to make Tandoori Naan bread, choose the Tandoor with the small mouth opening.
  • If you would like to cook large portions of meat, choose a commercial Restaurant Tandoor as they will retain heat for much longer time.
  • The first time you use your Tandoor, slowly increase the temperature to bake and harden the clay walls. Start with very little heat and slowly increase it inside the Gas Tandoor Oven.
  • Hairline cracks may form during curing, but this is normal and won’t affect performance.
  • The slower you increase the temperature during the first use, the fewer hairline cracks will develop.
  • Open the crate in the presence of the driver and check the Tandoor for any visual damage before signing shipping acceptance documents.
  • If there is any damage, the driver should witness it and add his signature. In such cases, it’s recommended to reject the delivery.
  • Do not unpack the Charcoal Tandoori Oven if the crate has obvious signs of damage. Return all crates and packaging materials in case of a damage.

Tandoor Morni USA offers curbside delivery, and we sell Portable Tandoor on wheels. It’s easy to push, but it’s advised to have help ready for moving it.

Curing the Clay Pot in the Tandoor Oven for Restaurant & Home

To cure the Tandoor Clay Pot, make a liquid paste from Mustard Oil, Spinach, Jaggery (Gur), Turmeric Powder (Haldi), and Salt. Rub this paste with a cloth on the clay walls of the Tandoor. Turn on the Tandoor at 30 percent heat and leave the burner running 8 to 10 hours every day for 4 to 5 days, keeping the top lid completely open. Afterward, clean the residue from the Tandoor walls, and it should be ready to use. Repeat this procedure once every 3-4 months.

Yes, you can leave the Backyard Tandoor outside, but it’s essential to cover it properly to protect the clay pot and gas parts from rain and water.

Shopping Tandoor Oven for Restaurant & Home

After cooking, close the side and top lids. The Tandoor will take a few hours to cool down. Do not add water inside the Charcoal Tandoor. To turn off the Gas Tandoor, simply turn off the yellow gas valve, but don’t turn off the pilot unless there is a gas leakage.

For Gas Tandoors, you can clean them from the side window with a scraper, broom, or a vacuum once it is completely cold. For Charcoal Tandoors, clean by scraping the ash from the side window once it is completely cold.

Yes, Charcoal Tandoors generally offer better flavor and a traditional taste compared to Gas Tandoors. However, for a restaurant, you should check local bylaws to see what type of Tandoor is allowed in your kitchen. Most Commercial Tandoors are Gas Certified Tandoori Oven

For a Gas Tandoor, you can leave the pilot light lit, provided there is no gas leakage in your kitchen. The pilot light is designed to stay lit continuously, and frequently turning it off can lead to increased servicing and maintenance costs.

The life of the Tandoori oven depends on its usage. Minor cracks may appear on the surface, but they won’t affect cooking. Proper curing and maintenance can extend its lifespan. In a  Commercial Tandoori Clay Oven, the clay pot’s average life is around five years or more than ten years if used in Small Home Tandoor Charcoal Clay Oven. Please note that the clay pot is not under warranty.

For Commercial Tandoori Clay Oven that is used daily, it’s recommended to cure the clay pot once every six months for better longevity. Gas parts should be serviced annually for better efficiency. Small Home Tandoor Charcoal Clay Oven usually require less maintenance and should be stored properly when not in use to prevent damage from water and snow.

Traditional Tandoor are made from special clay, while Cement Tandoor and Ceramic Tandoor is also available, Clay Tandoori Oven provides the perfect flavor and authentic tandoori taste. Clay Tandoor have been historically used for cooking, resulting in extremely tasty food.

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