Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 42
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by edieb IT WORKS!!
IT WORKS!!! The Brinkmann Electric Charcoal Starter really is the quick and easy way to start charcoal without lighter fluid or matches. Makes me very happy because I don't like propane grills. You can't beat the flavor of charcoal or wood grilled foods! The starter arrived intact. Care was taken to insure it's safety. The instructions on the back of the package are thorough and easy to follow. The unit is somewhat larger than expected and our barbeque grill is smaller and square so we had to load the briquets differently than the instructions suggested but the starter still worked like a champ. It takes just eight minutes to get the charcoal going. The starter is well made, sturdy and easy to handle. The only drawback is the 2' cord. It's way too short to use without a three hole extension cord.. I am really happy with this product and hope it lasts for years.
February 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DallasGardener It does fire up the charcoal fast, but...
This electric charcoal starter really works for getting the charcoal started. It heats up fast and cools down pretty quickly. There is a built in metal fin that lets you set it aside when you're done and keeps the hot coil propped up to cool, I had worried about what do you do with a red hot heating element once the charcoal was lit. The first draw back is, its big. 17 3/4" from tip of handle to tip of the coil and it makes it a little cumbersome to place unless you have big grill. The second drawback is lugging up an extension cord to your grill and then putting it back for a 5 minute task. I also think the unit could use an on/off switch intead of plug it in and its working. If you are greatly bothered by charcoal lighter fluid smell or think it contaminates the food taste, this or a chimney tube for lighting charcoal may be the way to go.
December 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yazsgranny Best Charcoal Starter Ever
We are a family that literally grills all of the time. This product is ideal for our needs. No more running out of starter products and having to stop and go back to the store. I wish I had thought of this earlier. I would recommend the Brinkmann Electric Charcoal Starter to anyone that loves a good grilled meal.
March 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TCtheMan Electric Chrcoal Starter
fast heat-up time. excellent alternative to lighter fluid.
March 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kenny Works Great
Works very well on the Big Green Egg without using lighter fluid.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SamP Lighter
Works great. Lasts a long time as long as you don't forget it in the coals
February 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by blackfrog99 This thing is awesome!!!
this is a great item for any backyard griller. Not more matches of lighters. This thing works great, easy to use and quick to get the coals fired up.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grillguy Why did I wait...
Love this way of lighting my Kamado Grill. Easy to do (as long as you have power) and no putting chemicals in your fire.
October 28, 2014