To light The Big Easy, press and turn the burner control knob to the left all the way to the flame icon. Then turn the rotary ignitor knob rapidly. If the burner does not light within 5 seconds, turn the burner control knob off. Wait 5 minutes and repeat the lighting procedure. There are no settings with this product, simply on (all the way to the left) and off (all the way to the right). Do NOT lean over the top of The Big Easy when lighting.
When starting up The Big Easy, the burner will be cold. It takes a couple minutes for the flame to travel around the entire burner. Wait for the flame to be carried all the way around the burner before placing meat in the cooker. Adding your turkey too soon can increase the time it takes to fully heat the burner for cooking. Depending on the ambient temperature, this could take up to 5 minutes.
HOT TIP: Place your cooker on a level spot away from wind or other adverse weather to prevent it from tipping over.