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Weber Rapidfire Chimney Charcoal Starter
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Rapidfire Chimney Charcoal Starter

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Get your charcoal glowing and ready to go in just minutes with the Weber Rapidfire Chimney Charcoal Starter. Tackle high-volume cooking with the extra-large capacity bin. It's made from aluminized steel.

  • Designed to quickly produce hot coals for cooking
  • 7.5 in. in diameter, 12 in. high
  • Specialized cone-shaped grate
  • Durable construction for longevity
  • Ergonomic handle for comfortable use

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Do I also need lighter fluid or just newspaper and a match?

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Jupiter Fl
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If you want to get the paper to burn a little longer to light the coals, sprinkle some conola (or any cooking oil) over the top. That way it wont burn up so quick. It acts like a wick in a lantern, and no harsh chemicals!! enjoy!!
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October 28, 2014
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Just newspaper (or some paper towel) and a match.
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Monroe, LA, USA
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August 12, 2014
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Do not use lighter fluid. That defeats the purpose. All you need are newspaper and a match. Light the paper in more than one place. I've also used notebook paper, old junk mail and cardboard.
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July 29, 2014
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Just add newspaper.... No lighter fluid needed at all
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Duluth, GA, USA
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July 15, 2014
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Just newspaper and a match will do.
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Aromas, CA
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July 14, 2014
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With quality charcoal that is 'Matchlight', I generally find that a bit of newspaper & a match is all you need with this chimney. There are a few instances, however that I have needed to douse the charcoal with some fluid. The chimney speeds up the process from start to cook-ready.
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Flowery Branch, GA, USA
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July 12, 2014
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You just need three full pages of newspaper wadded into balls, stuffed in the bottom of the chimney, and one match. The whole point of the chimney starter is to get away from lighter fluid and the smell it makes when it burns, which can affect the taste of your food. The side affect of chimney starters is that they can get your coals lit in about 15-20 minutes, ready to rock.
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Dyersburg, TN, USA
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July 12, 2014
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Just newspaper and a match. I actually prefer one of the long butane grill lighters, but a match will work.
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July 11, 2014
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Just the newspapers. This chimney starter avoids the need to use a lighter fuel and the associated smell.
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Just a sheet of newspaper. That is the advantage, no lighter fluid needed!
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July 11, 2014
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No, you do not need lighter fluid. Lighter fluid, in my opinion leaves an un-welcomed after taste. Just fill the bottom of your chimney starter with crumbled up paper. Make sure you have a non-flame-able surface to place it on, and light the paper. Put in a few charcoals at first. When those are lit, the fill the chimney starter with charcoals. Don't place the starter close to anything that flame-able. Read More
No, you do not need lighter fluid. Lighter fluid, in my opinion leaves an un-welcomed after taste. Just fill the bottom of your chimney starter with crumbled up paper. Make sure you have a non-flame-able surface to place it on, and light the paper. Put in a few charcoals at first. When those are lit, the fill the chimney starter with charcoals. Don't place the starter close to anything that flame-able. Be sure to wear the proper gloves when pouring the lit charcoals onto the grill grates. Read Less
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Lake Arthur, Louisiana
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July 11, 2014
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You do not need lighter fluid !
Put your desired amount of charcoal in, put newspaper on the bottom, and light the newspaper, in about 20 or 30 minutes the coals will be ready !!
I usually start my coals, then get my meat ready ! By the time the coals are ready I put them in the pit, Get the grill hot, VOILA !!!!
Trust me ! You will notice the difference !!!!
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Does this starter hold enough charcoal to fill the coal grate? We like a rather large fire.

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North Carolina, USA
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June 17, 2014
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depends on how large your grate is but it holds more than most.
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North Carolina, USA
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June 17, 2014
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noe, all you need is a match and two pages of the news paper.
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June 10, 2014
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This is a fairly large chimney. It will hold at least half again what my current one will and that covered my 18 weber grill and also fills my smoker coal basket.
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Chicago, IL
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June 7, 2014
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You left out how large your coal grate is, whether or not you are doing direct grilling, or indirect grilling or smoking.
When I cook, I vary between 1-3 grills, and I have four chimney starters so I can keep my fire at the desired temperature.
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June 2, 2014
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yes. this one is larger in diameter than many generic chimneys. if you stack it up, you should have a good thick layer of coals. This might be the biggest starter i've seen.
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Hartwell, GA 30643, USA
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May 13, 2014
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It'll hold a pretty good amount. I've got the larger sized Weber Kettle grill and it fills it great. You can always through more briquettes on the hot coals after you pore them out.
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May 13, 2014
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about 40 briquets
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Albany, OR
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May 9, 2014
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Yes, if you fill it to the top, it will have enough charcoal to fill a weber grill. Also, if you need more coals, you can always light a batch, take a few back out using your tongs and get another batch going quickly.
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Dyersburg, TN, USA
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May 6, 2014
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Yes. It covers the grate off my traditional style Webber with a single evenly distributed layer. If you use zone cooking or indirect heat, you'll have enough for more than a single layer. I would suggest picking up a second chimney if you need more.
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Covington, GA, USA
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April 8, 2014
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everyones definition is different of large but I put between 30 and 40 standard briquettes and its not even half full. It should be able to take about a hundred briquettes
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March 25, 2014
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Thank you for your question. Yes, this will allow you to fill a good amount of the charcoal grate. It holds 95-100 of the top leading brand charcoal briquettes. If you have any further questions, please contact Weber Customer Service at 1-800-446-1071.
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What is the purpose of the metal piece which looks like a hanger?

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Chicago, IL
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June 7, 2014
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The wire piece that looks like a hanger is to be used, (with heat resistant gloves on), to allow you to pour the coals just where you want them on the grill.
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June 2, 2014
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to help pour the coals out when they are hot. easily removed without damage if you decide not to use.
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Hartwell, GA 30643, USA
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It allows you to have another place to hold the chimney when pouring.
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May 13, 2014
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It is an additional handle while pouring. Gloves should be used!
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I acts as a second handle but I have not used it before.
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Dyersburg, TN, USA
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May 7, 2014
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It's just there in case you need to use a second hand when emptying the coals into your grill. I don't find it necessary, but it's there if you need it.
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Covington, GA, USA
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April 8, 2014
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that is the second handle. The fixed handle should be kept to the side when pouring and the other hand can shake the pivot handle to place the coals where they need to be. This keeps your hands off to the side and not above the hot chimney.
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Jamestown, RI, USA
January 14, 2014
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The metal piece that looks like a hangar helps the user to invert the charcoal starter safely and dump the lit coals into the grill. It keeps the hand safely away from any sparks or flames.
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January 7, 2014
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It provides greater leverage when dumping the coals.
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December 17, 2013
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That is a handle to use to help pour the hot coals out.
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December 10, 2013
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Thank you for your question. The metal piece is an additional handle to hold for support. If you have any further questions, please contact Weber Customer Service at 1-800-446-1071.
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Is the bottom of the chimney open or are the coals simply held in place by the newspaper?

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Chicago, IL
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The chimney starter has a metal grid that keeps the charcoal from falling out the bottom. The paper is stuffed at the bottom and lit to burn the paper, which in turn lights the charcoals.
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study metal grate in the bottom to separate the coals from the paper. that way if it doesn't take on the first try you can refill and light it again. no trapdoor, which i view as a plus for the reason i just mentioned.
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It has a stainless steel angled grate that holds the coals.
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There is a wire screen a few inched from the bottom, above the spot for newspaper.
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There is a grate that holds the coals in place. I use Kingsford and they do not fall through.
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There is a wire grate inside for the coals to sit on.
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There is a cone-shaped grate that holds the coals in
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Jamestown, RI, USA
January 14, 2014
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There is a grid inside the device that holds the charcoal in place. Holes about 1 1/2 inches in diameter allow the flames from the crumpled newspaper to contact the bottom layer of charcoal and let air rise through the charcoal as it becomes lit. It works great!
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There is a metal grid which holds the coals in place.
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There is a cone shaped wire grid that holds the charcoal in place.
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December 10, 2013
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Thank you for your question. There is a metal coil in the bottom of the rapid fire chimney starter to hold the charcoals. If you have any further questions, please contact Weber Customer Service at 1-800-446-1071.
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 341 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Recommended if you have a charcoal grill. easy, convenient way to light charcoal. highly recommended. September 13, 2016
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