Tag Archives: Tips and Tricks

Lighting Uuni and Cradle placement (VIDEO)

Most requested video, unsurprisingly has been one that shows lighting Uuni and how exactly you place the cradle where the pellets fall into. Finally yesterday, I had a moment to shoot this.

Also, as I mention in the video pellets sometime get a little stuck in the hopper. Either a little tap works, or you can use a 15 cm long stick to release them. I often use a screw driver.


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Tips and tricks #1

As first ovens are now being delivered to people who backed and supported Uuni to get off the ground, it’s time to start a series of articles on how to make the best out of your Uuni.

While Uuni is simple to use, you will learn how to use it over time and get better at it. I certainly have over the past 9 months when using many different iterations of it.

Air flow regulator

I’ve got a couple of points about this. 1) A few people have reported that it is a little tight to get in and move. This is due to the paint being something like 0.05 mm thicker that expected. However, it is easily fixed: run a little bit of sandpaper between the gap where it slots in to give it more space.

2) When moving it back and forward to adjust the flame, start from very low air flow and slowly move up from there to find the right one for you. The wood pellets take time to respond to changes in available air. It might take a little bit of trial and error but you’ll get there!


I normally check the pellet level just before putting a new pizza in. This way if more is needed, the pellets will have time to light up before the fresh pizza goes in. Sometimes it’s also worth giving the pellet hopper a little tap from the back with the hopper lid to make sure they’ve not got stuck. (Specifically from the back as if you do it from the front you end up loosening it)


More tips and tricks are on the way. If you have any, please add in the comments. Or if you have anything you’d like to know, contact me on kristian@tapaninaho.com