SALT LAMP SETUP GUIDE
SETUP OF YOUR HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP
Remove plastic from your salt lamp. Screw the light bulb firmly into the power cable fitting. Gently push in the metal clips and insert the fitting into the base of the salt lamp until the metal clips spring into place. Check power point switch is OFF. Plug power cable into power point. Turn on power and your salt lamp is ready to go!
WHERE TO PLACE YOUR ROCK SALT LAMP
Allergy Sufferers – A salt lamp in the bedroom will help improve air quality and reduce airborne bacteria and irritants that can trigger Asthma and allergies.
Child’s Bedroom – a perfect night light that will help them sleep and make them feel ‘safe and sound’. Salt lamps are completely safe.
Lounge Room – place next to the TV or other electrical devices to clear the air and reduce EMF (electro magnetic field) present in every home.
Our Rock Salt Lamps also offer a pleasing, ambient glow that gives a feeling of peace and calm whilst contributing to your well-being. Place a Rock Salt Lamp anywhere you want the air quality to be improved or you want to create a relaxing, wellness environment and enjoy the beauty of nature.
HOW DO I CLEAN AND USE MY LAMP
For regular cleaning, use a feather duster or dry cloth to remove dust. Occasionally, use a lightly dampened cloth to clean. Please do not sprinkle with water or keep outdoors. In especially humid areas, a light film of water may build up on the outside of the lamp; simply turn the light on for a while and the heat will dry it well. Keep the light on as long as possible, the more, the better. If you choose to place a salt lamp on a wooden surface, please ensure that it has a waterproof base so that you do not damage your furniture.
PLANNING ON GOING AWAY ON HOLIDAY
If you plan on having your lamp switched off for an extended period, we recommend unplugging the power cord, separating the cord from your salt lamp, and wrapping the salt lamp in a plastic bag to keep it airtight. This will prevent the lamp from pooling water. Our salt lamps are completely natural, so each one is pretty unique, and care instructions can vary. If you have any questions about your Himalayan salt lamp, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
WARNING: Keep out of reach of Children’s
HOW LONG SALT LAMP LAST
They do not shrink unless you put them in water or regularly wash them – don’t wash them. The material is 250 million years old – it’s not going anywhere unless you dissolve it in water – in which case, you should either drink it or bath in it – both are good for you!
MY LAMP HAS STARTED POOLING WATER OR LEAKING
If your lamp is running, leaking or pooling water this is generally due to being switched off for extended periods, especially in areas of high humidity. To remedy, leave in strong sunlight for 4 to 5 hours and brush off any excess crystals. Wipe gently with an old cloth and turn the lamp back on.
HOW TO REPLACE THE LIGHT BULB OF SALT LAMP
Each of our lamps is installed with one 15w or 25w bulb except USB lamps. Always unplug the power cord from power source before changing the light bulb to prevent electric shock. Carefully lay the salt lamp on it’s side and pull bulb assembly gently out. Simple squeeze the spring loaded clamp and remove the old bulb from assembly. Fix the new bulb into assembly and gently insert the bulb assembly back into salt lamp. Finally place the salt lamp in it’s natural position.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP
Due to the hygroscopic properties of salt (which absorb moisture from the air), Himalayan salt lamps and rock salt candle holders are best not used in damp rooms, outdoors, in humid conditions, near evaporative cooling, or be allowed to get wet. If your lamp gets wet, switch off the power source, remove the cord and globe, and then wipe the rock salt with a dry cloth. When dry, replace the globe and cord and switch on the lamp or light the tea light candle in the candle holder to re-dry the rock salt. Should you suspect water has dripped into the globe connection, replace the cord and globe immediately. Should your Rock Salt Lamp get a bit dusty or dirty, switch off the power source, remove the cord and globe, then moisten a cloth (wring it out completely) and rub the dirt off the lamp. For heavy, ground-in dirt, you can use a scourer (this won’t hurt the lamp); allow the lamp to dry either in sunlight (inside) or by replacing the globe and cord and then switching on the lamp. If you live in exceptionally humid or wet weather conditions, it’s strongly recommended that you have your crystal salt lamp on continuously to keep it as dry as possible. For best results, keep on 24/7. Should you wish to turn your salt lamp off for more than a few days (temperate conditions) or a few hours (humid/tropical conditions), remove the cord and globe from the lamp and place the Rock Salt Lamp in a plastic bag (a supermarket bag will do). This will prevent your salt lamp from “weeping” or “sweating”.
SALT SLAB USER GUIDE
HEATING SALT COOKING SLAB
Be sure the block is completely dry. If used previously, the block should have rested for at least 24 hours. Himalayan salt blocks like to be pampered, especially at first. So, as a rule, be especially careful the first few times you heat up your salt plate. The first few times you heat up your salt block, fissures and cracks will appear, and the color may change from its original pink to a whiter color. This is normal. However, after successive uses, you may find that the salt block regains some of its original hue, largely as a result of washing.
For a Gas Range:
Put the your salt block on the stove top. Set heat to low, give the block at least 15 minutes to heat up. You may notice moisture accumulating at the edges. As the salt block heats, this will evaporate off. The slower you do this, the better. Allow more time for larger plates, especially 9x9x2 inch and larger. Increase the heat slowly – low-medium for 15 minutes, and then medium-high for 15 minutes. If extremely hot sauté temperatures are desired, increase flame to full high for another 5 to 10 minutes.
How do you know when your block is ready to use?
If you have a laser thermometer, the block should be at least 500 degrees F. If you don’t, simply sprinkle a few drops of water on the block. If they sizzle away instantly, the block should be hot enough.
CARING FOR SALT SLAB
Cleaning: If hot, allow your block to cool completely first. Moisten the salt block with a damp sponge (do not use soap). Scrub with a soft brush or green scouring pad to remove any stuck matter, and wipe clean with the sponge. Try to keep the block as dry as possible; the less water, the better. Repeat until the block is free of any cooked-on food. Tamp dry with a paper towel or clean cloth, and set on a drying rack. This process removes only a very thin layer of salt and preserves a relatively smooth surface.
Treated with care, a large salt block can provide dozens of uses. The powerful antimicrobial properties of the salt insure that it is always proper and ready for future use, with no need for detergents.
For an Electric Range:
If heating on the stove-top, select a circular ring of metal, such as a tart pan with a pop out bottom, pastry ring, or wok ring, and place it on the burner. Place the salt block on top of the ring. Place a circular ring of metal such as a tart pan with a pop-out bottom to create a small air gap between the heating element and the block. Once set up, heat similarly to a gas range.
For a Grill: Place your salt block on the grate. If using a charcoal grill, keep the coals to one side and place the block on the other side, to expose it to less direct heat. If using a gas grill, start the heat on low as you would with a gas range. Increase heat slowly until the block is ready to use, as described in the gas range instructions.
For an Oven:
We do not recommend using an oven to heat your salt block, as damage to your salt block and/or your oven may result. If you would like to bake on your salt plate, heat it as described above to at least three hundred degrees, and then move it into a hot oven.
Storing: Store in any location where humidity is at a minimum. I keep many of mine on the windowsill. If you live in a humid climate, wrap the block in a towel and put it in the cupboard.
Warning: Keep out of reach of Children’s
COOKING ON SALT SLAB
There are dozens of ways to use Himalayan salt blocks, such as plates, platters, skillets, curing bricks, freezing slabs, and more. Cooking, however, is an important one to get under your belt as soon as possible.
Every type of food will react uniquely to your salt block. The effect of the salt on the food will depend on a variety of factors, including moisture, fat content, thickness, and the temperature of the block. Moister in the food will pick up salt faster, while fat will repel the salt. If your food is too salty, apply a thin layer of oil to the block.
Foods that cook quickly usually work best, so make sure pieces are cut to an appropriate thickness and that the block is hot enough. Cooking on a salt block that hasn’t been heated high enough will not only over-salt your food, but it will also degrade your block much faster.
Salt blocks turn opaque when heated and may develop fissures or even large cracks. They may also take on colour from the proteins cooked on them. Don’t get upset by the behaviour of your salt block. Salt is a complicated, wily, and unpredictable substance. That is what gives it much of its charm.
Keep the block’s ‘top’ and ‘bottom’ the same each time so that you see food on the same side for the life of the block. When you flip it, fissures that have formed can become more pronounced.