Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 237
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Karch15 Weber charcoal chimney
Fantastic! You get what you pay for. No need for charcoal fuel, easy and quick to get the coals going. I have the Performer and a Q300 and what a combo together. I alternate between chimney lighting and using the Performer unit igniter. I've misjudged the fuel level in the portable propane units but have the chimney to light her up as well. Weber makes great grills!
September 11, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kerbamm works like a charm
September 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tallpinesgerry Weber chimney
This thing is amazing. It really simplifies lighting charcoal. I can have a cooking temperature as fast as warming up my natural gas grill. The price is a little high, but still worth the money.
March 6, 2011