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Rated 5 out of 5Â by Debu Love, love, Love the Chimney Starter
I read the other reviews on this site and watched a number of YouTube videos which also used this starter to get a sense of the value and efficiency it would give me.
I absolutely love it and was quite impressed by the short amount of time it took to heat my charcoal. I used Kingswood and it was completely lit (silver colour) in 12 MINUTES!!!! My regular way of building a pyramid of coals took 40-50 minutes. No more of that. It`s the RAPID FIRE CHIMNEY STARTER all the way!!
I only used the crumpled newspaper at the bottom as instructed. Within 3 MINUTES there were flames coming out the top.
I highly recommend this product and wish I had know about it earlier.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jacobe Well built for its purpose
The size is perfect for a single batch of charcoal. The construction is well designed and feels sturdy. The little handle bar to help control the chimney when pouring is not really necessary but it is a little nice touch. I would highly recommend it.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MarcP The real chimney at the right price
There are cheaper imitations, but this chimney is the real deal for a few reasons.
The bottom is a metal coil that allows more of the fire to lick the coal and ignite it. Other cheaper models have a metal bottom with holes. Doesn't work as good.
This chimney also has holes on the side to allow for more air flow which is crucial in igniting the stack. And it makes a big difference too. If you're trying to re-ignite half-burnt charcoal that is smaller in size, it does help.
The 2nd handle is not necessary, but a nice touch nonetheless.
If you want to start a roaring fire in a short time, this is the easiest tool that offers consistent result and the price is right.
January 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MichaeltheWeberFan Weber Chimney Starter
Outstanding device. Holds exactly the right amount of briquettes or charcoal, is simple to use, works quickly - Weber says 20 minutes - but it could be a little quicker. Only needs newspaper and a match. Beats everything else, including other chimney starters.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PJ75 Very happy with this purchase!
I was skeptical of chimney starters to be honest. I read a lot of raving reviews and watched a few youtube videos but I kept thinking "it can't be that good, nothing ever is". I decided to order one anyway though and having read that Weber made the best I chose this one. All I can say is WOW.
Using nothing but crumpled newspaper, in only a few minutes this thing had flames shooting out the top about a foot in the air! After about ten minutes from ignition I had a load of nice ashed over coals and was ready to preheat the grill. What more could you ask for?
This is an excellent item that's well worth the money and I highly recommend it. Just a bit of a safety tip though. If you don't already keep a fire extinguisher handy when you grill, after you buy this thing would be a good time to start lol
July 5, 2013