Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 286
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DennisOK Fast and easy
I bought this along with my Weber Performer grill because it was highly recommended on a number of grilling aficionado web sites. Really glad that I did. Simple, but yet ingenious! No more soaking briquettes with lighter fluid. Add a couple of pages of newspaper to the bottom, add the appropriate amount of briquettes for your purposes, and light one match (OK, I used an extended butane charcoal lighting lighter.) In 15 minutes, remove the chimney, stow it in a safe place (I put it on the lower rack of my Performer), and arrange the coals for direct or indirect heat. That simple! No flammable liquids or noxious fumes. Less waiting, more grilling.
June 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CaliniptisSapidus Best Charcoal Starter Ever!
What a great product! My mother has a duel gas/charcoal grill. I do most of the grill cooking when I'm there. She likes coal as opposed to gas, so I saw this Rapidfire Chimney Charcoal Starter, bought it, tried it and was amazed at how well it started the charcoal.
I used a fuel pellet starter first, which worked great, then four strips of news paper about the size of a fist, and both used individually was sufficient to ignite the charcoal.
I told my wife about the great invention and she said her dad used it back in the 1960's. Who'd a thunk? In any case, I love this thing and am now using charcoal more than gas.
June 21, 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 Trapshtr Weber chimney starter
This is an awesome product . It only takes about 20 to have your charcoal ready to cook. I recently purchased my fourth one. The oldest starter I had is rusting out after 10 years.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Weekendgriller Easy to use
The charcoal starter works as advertised. I bought the cheapest briquets I could find, put newspaper under it, then lit it. I waited 20 minutes and they were ready to go.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Whalerider Faster and easier to start charcoals
I don't know how I did without this Rapidfire Chimney charcoal starter before we purchased this one. I never knew it could be so easy to use...and FAST!!!
June 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bob Much better than the cheap one!
I'll never buy another cheap starter... this is well worth the money. It holds more charcoal, charcoal lights up fast.
One warning... the handle can get very hot... wear heat resistant gloves!
June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TileToolJim Best Charcoal Lighter
The Weber Chimney Starter is the best way to light charcoal. No question. I use the Weber Lighter Cubes with the charcoal, and it lights fast, completely and consistently. Once the charcoal is ready, the large handle makes it easy to pour into the bottom of the grill. For something that works so well and will last for many years and many cookouts, it is a very inexpensive investment. I can't imagine lighting charcoal any other way now that I am spoiled with the Weber Chimney Starter.
May 28, 2016