Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 341
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sherry Rapidfire Chimney charcoal starter
I have seen charcoal starters for years, I ve always used lighter fluid. however on this occasion I needed a Chimney starter. a close family friend purchased a unit known as "La Caja China" this is a pig roaster. it does the job in 6 hours or less, but you cannot light the charcoal with lighter fluid. you need the chimney starter, i ordered on line and went to pickup at my local HD. when i arrived I was told the order would be in later that week , but I needed it the next day so I purchased off the shelf, I liked it so much that when my ordered unit arrived I gave it to my friend so he would have one too, great product I'll never use lighter fluid again.
October 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joseschmoze This product cost about $15 but over time it pays for itself. There are no fumes in the grill and no explosions to avoid from fast-igniting charcoal lighter or gas. The best part is that it really does work fast! You put a pile of coals in the bottom of the grill. You load newspaper in the charcoal starter and then light it. In about 10 mins the charcoal is burning. Next you put the burning coals on the pile of coals in the bottom of the grill, spread the coals evenly and then start cooking. Again NO fumes and NO explosions- just good taste! Remember to wear gloves when pouring the burning coals into the grill.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by justdora I will never be without one again !
I recently got a Weber coal grill even though I loved my bigger gas grill. I went ahead and got this chimney and am so glad that I did. I will never be without one again. However I was impatient & wanted to use this right away but didn't read the instructions thoroughly because it said to place on the coal rack. Dummy me, I set it on the cooking rack (see my photo). But I kept a close eye on it and my hose ready, but it never tipped over and did the job it was intended for. So, lesson learned. Now I remove the cooking rack and set it on the coal rack while lighting the coals. I feel safer knowing it is sitting lower in the grill and not apt to tip over. It does discolor after use, but it doesn't diminish from its performance. I also chose to use hardwood coal (Royal Oak brand) and got a package of the Weber fire starter cubes because I didn't want my food to taste like chemicals from the traditional formed coal briquettes and lighter fluid. I set the cube under the chimney and lit it with one of those large handle lighters and it lights on first try. The coals burn quickly and evenly. I do however recommend wearing protective gloves when handling the chimney. Don't hesitate, get one. You'll be cooking in no time and your food will taste amazing !
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Josh I've been doing it the hard way
Since I was a young the only way I knew to light charcoal was to drown it with lighter fluid and set it ablaze. Not anymore fill this up, put one or two starter cubes under and bam your briquettes are ready to go.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by appaloosa2 You have to have this
I recently purchased a Weber charcoal grill and also this charcoal starter , what a difference this thing makes . You can have the grill ready in no time. Very well made not some cheap junk that others offer.
October 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bdavid81 MUST-OWN for Charcoal Grillers!
What's that? You have a gas start on your charcoal grill? Who cares. Buy the Weber Chimney anyway. It's so simple to use, and starts all your charcoal up nice and evenly, and much quicker than the gas start could ever hope for. Goes great with the starter cubes, or just rolled up newspaper. I do recommend having a pair of BBQ mitts to go with it as well, just for safety's sake.
May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jc Great
No problems thus far. Got the charcoal burning within minutes without lighter fluid
September 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dadaoftwins Recommended if you have a charcoal grill.
easy, convenient way to light charcoal. highly recommended.
September 13, 2016