Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 22
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DutchOven A simply awesome tool, just got better!
The ease of use, simplicity and convenience of the Original charcoal Chimney Starter, is well known, and has been around for years. With the latest creation of the COMPACT Charcoal Chimney, cooking life is even better. It is an ideal size for traveling, or using around the house, when you don't really need 100 pieces of charcoal burning. It is the perfect size for my Weber, Little Smokey grill, which we use camping. It is an ideal tool, when cooking on your Camp Dutch Ovens. Or if you are grilling on the bigger grills, but really don't need allot of coals to do the job. Compact is the way to go. When pack space is a concern, and you don't need a ton of charcoal to cook your meals, this is perfect tool for the job. I highly recommend it. The compact model is about 1/3 the size of the original chimney starter, and half the price.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rbalboa Ideal size for starting charcoal for Camp Dutch Ovens.
I already have the Big Daddy Chimney starter, but I wanted a smaller version so as to carry in a toolbag.
This small version is ideal, just as easy to start the charcoal, it doesn't require too much newspaper to fuel the fire.
I did't have to buy a minimum to get free shipping like at Amazon. I picked it up at my local Homedepot.
Would definitely recommend the tool and HomeDepot as a source for this Chimney..
September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cabin perfect fit for me
I have the regular size starter but felt it was bulky and storing it was a problem. Also with the smaller diameter i don't see myself using as much newspaper to start with and it burns off quicker and no newspaper ashes flying onto the grate. I have a 22" weber kettle so I do fill this starter up with charcoal and after I pour onto the charcoal grate i usually add a handful or two of briquets on top since this starter doesn't hold as much initially.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alko Handy size
I've used the regular size Weber charcoal chimney for several years now. But my usual uses are to start a small fire for my Weber CharQ or to light a few lumps for cooking low and slow in a Big Green Egg ceramic cooker. This compact chimney is a much handier size for this. And it is well built just like the regular size Weber charcoal chimney.
March 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mawwwty Fire me up!
The chimney starter starts a load of charcoal on ONE sheet of newspaper every time. It's especially good for smokers where you generally don't want all of your briquets burning at once. It holds 30 plus standard briquets and is easy to handle one handed due to it's size. I guess the cheap imitations will work...but this works BETTER!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by barbecueguy Just right for most of my cooking.
This size of chimney is perfect for use with the minion method. Most of the time with the bigger size chimney which I have also I didn't start enough charcoal to use it. It's easy to start my charcoal and makes it faster than using the bigger size when starting with just 10 to 15 coals.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grogan14 Nice Item
After seeing how large the other Weber model is in-store, I purchased this online. It ended up being a little small for my needs, so I find myself usually adding another handful of coals to the pile once ready. Seems to be a very good quality, and hopefully will last longer than the black one I had previously.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BudBear Well worth the cost, believe me!
This is the best invention I have found for starting charcoal fires. It works immediately! It makes grilling quick and fun! Go for it!
May 20, 2014