Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 320
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 shoe This is the way to light charcoal
I'm new to charcoal grilling and started with Matchlight charcoal . The fluid evaporates and it's difficult to light. I went to lighter cubes with mixed results. Finally got the chimney. Wow! Quick and easy. I use my old gas grill to set the red hot chimney on and store it inside.
I take an old calendar and shake used charcoal until it's black, dump them in chimney, and fill about 2/3 with new charcoal. One full sheet of newspaper gets everything ready in 10 minutes or so. I should have read the reviews and saved some aggravation. I saw the competitors and can say, get the Weber.
July 26, 2016
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 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 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 vettechick Best purchase ever
The old style narrow cans would take at least half an hour to light the charcoal and then when you dump it out the coals on the bottom were basically ash! Not with this can! Charcoal is ready in 15 minutes - 20 minutes max and the coals are still alive and burning on the bottom. SO happy with this can I bought another for my bbq in Tahoe.
July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Craig Must Have
Great product works well with my Webber kettle grill.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Floridabred Must Have
If you cook with charcoal this a must have fire starter
July 26, 2016