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$4999
  • Starts charcoal faster than a chimney without lighter fluid
  • Battery powered - no cords
  • Clips on and starts fire in 10 minutes
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Product Overview

The BBQ Dragon is a fire-starting tool that starts charcoal faster than a chimney without using lighter fluid, controls the heat of grills and smokers, revives smoldering fires, and heats ceramic cookers in just minutes. It is best used with the Chimney Of Insanity.Its a sturdy cordless fan with a spring-loaded clamp that delivers a large volume of cool air at a low velocity to ignite coals fast without blowing ash all over. It clips right to your grill and easily recharges using Micro-USB in your home or car. It has variable speeds so you can deliver the perfect amount of air to any size fire.
  • STARTS CHARCOAL AND FIRES FAST
  • STAINLESS STEEL CONSTRUCTION
  • USE WITH A CHARCOAL CHIMNEY, WOOD STOVE, AND MORE
  • CLIPS TO ANY GRILL
  • BATTERY POWERED AND CORDLESS
  • California residents

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
13
Product Height (in.)
11
Product Width (in.)
3

Details

Outdoor Living Product Type
Grill Lighter
Product Weight (lb.)
1.78 lb
Refillable
No
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 38 reviews
  • 88% recommend this product
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Tired of fanning your charcoal with a paper plate? This is the answer! This clamp on, battery pow...
Tired of fanning your charcoal with a paper plate? This is the answer! This clamp on, battery powered fan works great. It's easy to clamp onto the grille or a side piece. The fan has a variable speed switch that controls the force of the airflow so you can control it from a low, slow amount of air to a faster and more powerful stream of air. If I could add one feature to the dragon fan Id suggest adding a light if possible as I sometimes end up cooking in the dusk or dark. I hope you find this helpful.
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For the Charcoal Griller who has everything… The item arrived well packaged and undamaged. The in...
For the Charcoal Griller who has everything… The item arrived well packaged and undamaged. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. I found the BBQ Dragon Fire Supercharger Fan to be of solid construction and good craftsmanship. The unit does not generally feel cheap or cheesy (except the fan speed dial…seems cheap.) The spring loaded clamp is sturdy and the handle is large with a wide opening (maybe a little too wide; those with smaller hands may need two hands to operate it.) The articulating neck is strong enough to not let the fan sag when you find the correct position. I like that it has the option of using regular alkaline or NiCad rechargeable batteries. Hidden discreetly on the handle is a micro-usb jack for recharging NiCad batteries. Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not include a micro-usb cord. The buyer has to supply both batteries and cable. Bummer there. SO, the big question…how well does it work? I used it in conjunction with BBQ Dragon Insanity Charcoal Chimney and it worked great. I normally use a standard chimney to light my charcoal. On average the time from lighting the coals until I start cooking is 20 to 30 minutes. Using the fan and chimney my coals were ready in 10 minutes. The fan has variable speeds so you can adjust it to blow the right amount of air for your needs. The really nice advantage to using the fan is the lack of smoke! Gone are the days of hiding in the house until the charcoal smoke dies away. The fan causes the fire to be very hot which results in much less to almost zero smoke. The manufacturer recommends only using the fan for about 3 minutes to get a steady burn on your coals. Take great care to not let the fan itself get hot. This is accomplished by following the directions carefully. Always ensure the air intake is in position to draw in cool air. Not paying attention to this will likely result in the fan malfunctioning or failing altogether. The neat thing about this fan is that it can be used in your fireplace, your campfire, or any application where you need to bring in extra oxygen to get a fire started. If you have all the bbq gadgets already, you need this one. If you have a hard time getting a fire started, you need this fan. I like this and all products from BBQ Dragon.
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The BBQ Dragon fire super charger fan is a great invention for getting your charcoal up and ready...
The BBQ Dragon fire super charger fan is a great invention for getting your charcoal up and ready for cooking. I used it for my smoker with some Hickory briquets to smoke some fish. It was simple to use, just insert it into the bottom hole to start the fanning of the fire lit charcoal. I set it on top or the grates on the upper level to get the air from the bottom opening of the smoker. It heated up quickly and I was on my way to adding what was needed to do my smoking. The charcoal poured out easily into the bottom of my smoker. The chimney is of nice and heavy material and the super charger fan fit into the opening with ease and you can clip the handle on the side to hold it in place.
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I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy this until I got one. Gone are the days of using a house...
I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy this until I got one. Gone are the days of using a house fan or leaf blower (at very low speed) to generate some air into a BBQ grill, fire pit, etc. My observations after using this fan: • No assembly at all. Just add 4 AA batteries. If you use rechargeable batteries than you can recharge the batteries with the Micro-USB input. It was tough for me to gauge battery longevity. I used it a couple of times for extended period and it ran fine the entire time. • The clip and handle is heavy duty and can be attached just about anywhere. The clip is also padded so it won’t scratch whatever you are attaching it to. • The handles have good grip with indentations. • The fan moves quite a bit of air and allows quite of a bit of adjustment to get just the right amount of airflow. • The entire unit (fan body, clip, handle, stainless steel line) feels well-built and made to take punishment. This is good because this device will take serious punishment in many situations. • My fan had no defects, scratches, dents, etc. Everything worked as I expected. We tailgate at baseball and football games quite a bit each year so this will be wonderful to have when we use the kettle grill with charcoal. This fan will motivate me to bring the charcoal grill with me more often during the tailgates. This is a good purchase when you need to get a fire going and time is not on your side. I recommend.
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BBQ Dragon Fire Supercharger Fan is a Great Add On for my Kettle Grill. It's Very Well Constructe...
BBQ Dragon Fire Supercharger Fan is a Great Add On for my Kettle Grill. It's Very Well Constructed with Quality Materials. Clips right onto my Grill with many configurations, as the flexible Neck can be turned in many directions. I tried it out on match stick charcoals on an open kettle and was not disappointed. Within two to three minutes white coals were forming and within ten minutes the small pile was almost all white. Very Impressed.
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I got the BQ Dragon Fire Supercharger Fan as I have never seen one of these before. at first it l...
I got the BQ Dragon Fire Supercharger Fan as I have never seen one of these before. at first it looks like it would have built in battery's, as it is a rechargeable. how ever it comes with no battery's and needs 4 x aa battery's, it is only rechargeable if you use rechargeable battery's.. the battery charger that is built in can only be used if your using rechargeable battery's. it is made from metal and plastic construction, it does have a strong clamp handle, how well it stands up over time is yet to be determined. it design is such as you want to protect the clamp from heat so the battery's do not explode. it does have a good flow of air, it is vary loud. the fan speed knob might as well of been a 2 speed switch for how it operates. it comes with instructions you should read even if you were not smart enough to read this review.
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I like this Fire Supercharger Fan from BBQ Dragon. It uses 4 AA batteries or has the ability to use rechargeables, and can recharge them with the built-in micro USB port. The clamp is large enough to clamp on just about any part of the grill, smoker, or whatever. The variable speed switch is conveniently located in the clamp handle. The fan works well with the Insanity Charcoal Chimney. However, due to the heat produced (which will ruin the fan) with this method, the chimney needs to be set on the cooking grate rather than the charcoal grate of the grill, which means you’ve gotta lift everything off, pour the coals on the bottom grate, and replace the cooking grate. I took it off the cooking grate after getting it started and set it on the charcoal grate, and used the fan at an angle from a distance, which sped up the fire considerably. There have been many times over the years when I thought about having a fan near the vent of my pit smoker, and this little fan should work nicely there, as well as with my barrel smoker. And, of course, it’ll make getting a fire going in the fire pit much faster. Overall, a pretty handy tool to have around the house, campsite, or wherever you want a fire, and don’t want to wait for it.
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This is a really great tool for anyone who cooks BBQ with charcoal or wood! I have to normally wa...
This is a really great tool for anyone who cooks BBQ with charcoal or wood! I have to normally wait 20-30 minutes for my charcoal chimney to fully catch on their own. Using the BBQ Dragon Fire Supercharger Fan, it only took around 5 or 10 minutes! It was also very useful when I added some wood logs to burn. It quickly started the logs from the lit charcoal. My wife can also use this for her outdoor fire pit to get it started quickly. This is a quality tool that will be used for years to come!
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BBQ Dragon Fire Supercharger fan has just made your pit fire ready in minutes. No more need for l...
BBQ Dragon Fire Supercharger fan has just made your pit fire ready in minutes. No more need for lighter fluid and waiting for the coals to burn down. This variable speed fan is best applied with use of the BBQ Dragon charcoal starter. Flexible stainless steel neck and heavy duty clamp can keep your fire at desired temperature throughout your grilling time. Requires 4 AA batteries (not included). Easy, quick and clean.
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Picked up the BBQ dragon to help with my wood pellet pizza oven. Having a small fan like this can...
Picked up the BBQ dragon to help with my wood pellet pizza oven. Having a small fan like this can provide great flame and a hot hot pizza oven. If it worked, would have been great. Sadly it arrived with a rattle inside the handle and would not work via batteries. The only way I could get it to work was via the USB port on the side. Which is supposed to be used to charge NiMH batteries (extra). So I used a phone charger battery pack plugged into the USB port and could make the fan work. But that is not how I plan on using this. The flexible neck is strong and holds position well. The dial for power of the fan would be better if it had a colored indicator of speed but easy to use. The clamp is strong and easy to hold onto edges.
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    If you’re going to get the chimney of insanity you...
    If you’re going to get the chimney of insanity you might as well get this. It takes no time to get the grill going, it’s almost like a pellet grill’s warmup time. Outside of a slight rattle depending on how it’s positioned, which I’m sure is probably user error and doesn’t really hinder performance I have nothing negative to say about this Super charger fan so far. I’ve used this 4 times now and hopefully more come this fall.
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      Works as intended.
      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The fan works fairly well for speeding up the process of lighting the charcoal on my grill. My only complaint was that it seemed to not work properly on my first use, the fan didn't seem to spin or something. After a good shake, it seemed to have fixed itself and it started to work. I am not quite sure if the fan is "essential" for the lighting process, as it really doesn't shave off much time. The product itself works like it should, the clip is heavy duty and sturdy. The neck is malleable and can be positioned as needed. Decent product.
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        Works great!
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I got this to go with my new chimney starter that had a hole for a fan to feed oxygen to the charcoal while it was lighting. I LOVE it! It works so well and gets the charcoal lit so much faster than a traditional chimney lighter.
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          Love it!!
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I like this BBQ fan it starts my charcoal grill fast and it stays lit. It's made from stainless steel that stays cool. It has an adjustable neck so that you can position how you want. It also has a speed motor so that you can control the amount of airflow. It doesn't matter what kind of grill you got it'll clip to any grill and stay. Its battery powered and and cordless so you can set it where you want.
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            Works great
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This works great, it has great instructions as well as to were to point the fan to get it working just right. I think this did same me a tremendous amount of time getting my coals hot faster. I will definitely be using this every time we grill. It is a solid piece of equipment!
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              Blazing Charcoal In Three To Four Minutes
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This BBQ Dragon Fan fits right into the lower part of my Dragon Chimney and fires charcoal briquettes or lump charcoal right up in about three and a half minutes. I’ve seen reviews other people have given on an online video platform and almost every one of them used this fan wrong with the Dragon chimney. You have to insert the fan into the pipe in the lower side of the chimney and it works much faster. It works fast and will have you grilling steaks and burgers in just a few minutes. I was very happy with the clamp on the other end of this chimney fan which allowed me to clamp onto my grill while starting my charcoal. Great product!
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                Very fast
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Since I started using this fan, starting the charcoal is so much easier. We had backyard BBQ for Mother's day and starting the fire with this is super easy and quick. No more waiting and feeling frustrated. It's so easy to use. Totally recommended.
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                  Perfect for lighting a grill fast
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is perfect for lighting my charcoal grill and keeping it going strong especially on a stagnant day with no wind. Will be using this for years to come.
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                    Quicker Charcoal Starting.
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This made using my charcoal heat up a lot quicker than just fluid. The moveable head made it easy to put in place and heat where it needed it. Before it took about 20 mins to get it going this cut that time in half around 9 or 10 mins. Definitely worth the money if you have a charcoal grill and use it a lot in the summers.
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                      Its excellent
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] They are refreshing exciting and fun and new different and unique plus innovative empowered and reliable plus trustworthy.
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                        Great tool for your barbecue...
                        Great tool for your barbecue
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                        Bad prodect and bad service
                        Stopped working after 4 months. I tried to contact BBQ Dragon for warranty and never heard back from them. Will NOT recommend this product.
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                          Wonderful Device. But after a couple of use, the Plastic end and the fan have begun to melt. This...
                          Wonderful Device. But after a couple of use, the Plastic end and the fan have begun to melt. This is a very useful device that does not need to have plastic very close to the heat.
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                          it was a big disappointment. I honestly don't see...
                          it was a big disappointment. I honestly don't see the point.
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                          The fan worked only for say a few minutes and then died. Did not restart after that. changed and ...
                          The fan worked only for say a few minutes and then died. Did not restart after that. changed and recharged batteries to ensure there was no issue with the batteries. So hoped that the product will work but it did not not. My 10$ hand fan+mister at least work.
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                            This is the best invention ever, when you on the...
                            This is the best invention ever, when you on the time clock and you need that fire.. the dragon going to make it happen
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                            Great
                            Great
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