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Rapidfire Chimney Charcoal Starter

  • Fires up your charcoal in just minutes to save time
  • Charcoal starter system eliminates the need for lighter fluid
  • Handle design offers maximum control when pouring lit charcoal
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Product Overview

Get your charcoal glowing and ready to go in just minutes with the Weber Rapidfire Chimney Charcoal Starter. Tackle high-volume cooking with the extra-large capacity bin. It's made from aluminized steel.
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  • Designed to quickly produce hot coals for cooking
  • 7.5 in. in diameter, 12 in. H
  • Specialized cone-shaped grate
  • Durable construction for longevity
  • Ergonomic handle for comfortable use

  • California residents



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Product Height (in.)
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Grilling Tools & Utensils Features
No Additional Features
Aluminized Steel
Outdoor Living Product Type
Charcoal Chimney
Product Weight (lb.)
3.45 lb

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
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Manufacturer Warranty
call 1-800-446-1071

Questions & Answers


How do you used i

Asked by Jerry June 18, 2021

You've clearly never grilled before so I'll humor you. Add charcoal to the top, loosely crumble 2-3 pages of old newspaper and stuff in underneath and light it with a match or lighter. Wait 15 minutes or so and that's it; coals are perfect for grilling.

What is the model # of this Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter ? I am looking for Weber Model #7429

Asked by KL July 30, 2020

Order in store pick up was quick and easy

If i use matchlight charcoal do i need a chimney starter?

Asked by TG May 21, 2020

Yes, it will work fine. Just don't put any paper in the space below the charcoal. Use a long match and light the charcoal directly through the holes in the sides.

If using standard Kingsford charcoal filled to top, and a Weber starter cube w mild breeze, how high do the flames get?

Asked by joe May 3, 2020

They get 12 to 18 inches above the top of the chimney. Two cubes are recommended.

Is it stainless/rust resistance?

Asked by Gail May 13, 2019

Yes. It appears fairly sturdy, able to hold up to years of outdoor use.

I want to turn unburnt wood chunks into charcoal before using in grill. Will this work for that?

Asked by er September 12, 2018

No, it will not make charcoal. It circulates too much air. The wood will burn and turn to ash. This chimney is made to start charcoal burning. Once lit, the burning charcoal is emptied onto your grill.

Can I use briquette’s from a smoker to get smoker flavor

Asked by Bill March 29, 2018

Indeed ,you'll be able to do briquettes. I personally do this. Keep in mind, firing up Charcoal using this method, does require a about double the of time for briquettes to become ignited, as opposed to using lighter fluid.

It shows the new low price is $14.99, I was just in your store and it read new low price is $12.9...

Asked by ShopperII May 21, 2017

I found the in store price was cheaper than the online price. That's fairly common I think.

How many briquets edit hold

Asked by Grller August 10, 2016

2-3 pounds. read the review.

Do I need to buy something for this sit on during/after use?

Asked by Ashly June 9, 2016

I bought a piece of granite floor tile from the tile department to set it on while it is still hot to avoid burning my deck. When you light it you put it straight on the grates.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.9
    out of 1,882 reviews
  • 99% recommend this product
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Résiste mal à la chaleur
Très déçu que cet article ne résiste pas suffisamment à la chaleur.
by Mikebo
Response from Weber grills May 11, 2021
Merci d'avoir pris le temps de partager vos commentaires. Nous sommes désolés d'apprendre la déception avec votre démarreur de cheminée. Sachez que votre accessoire est couvert par une garantie de 2 ans. Vous recevrez sous peu une notification par e-mail de notre équipe d'assistance.
!! minutes 101 than less in coals.are.ready.coals.are.coals , GREAT Works
by Keith the Grillmeister
Worth The Money
This replaces my original Weber chimney that’s over 20 years old. Worth the money
Works great, but got rust within two months!
It works really great, but got rust in the inside frame within two months I purchased it.
by Sakib
Response from Weber grills Sep 11, 2020
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We are sorry about learning this. Our Rapidfire Chimney Starter does carry a 2-year warranty please if you continue to experience issues with this, please contact our support team. They will be glad to assist! Thanks!
Indispensable Accessory!
This accessory us indispensable. Growing up I disliked charcoal grills due to the copious amounts of lighter fluid or impregnated briquettes people used. I researched extensively and learned the legitimate grill masters use charcoal chimneys to light their charcoal quickly and efficiently with no lighter fluid taste imparted to the food! In my opinion, this accessory is a must have in addition to a Weber charcoal grill.
Great tool for charcoal grills
Makes fire starting simple, without the byproducts of lighter fluid.
Worth every penny.
Its excellent, you will have a 22 inch kettle full of lit hot coals and ready to cook in under 20 min. I was disappointed with Weber's shipping packiging though because my chimney starter came bent.
Great product
Good quality, good size and good price! Using it all the time for my bbq
by Lupe
Best way to light your charcoal! Fast and easy. No lighter fluid taste in food. Plus save money b...
Best way to light your charcoal! Fast and easy. No lighter fluid taste in food. Plus save money by not having to buy lighter fluid. A no brainer!
by Ejbgator
2 people found this helpful
Recently had a big safety issue happen and there should be a recall. The body is good but the han...
Recently had a big safety issue happen and there should be a recall. The body is good but the handle rivets rust and break. When this happen the body opens up and the grate inside falls out. I lifted mine up to put paper underneath and all the charcoal fell out. As you can see i put clips in to hold the body and a lag bolt where the rivet was.
by jd
Response from WeberGrillsFeb 23, 2020
Hi, we are sorry to hear about the issue with your chimney starter! We back our chimney starter with a 2 year warranty. Please reach out to us at reviews@weberstephen.com and we would be happy to help. Thanks!
3 people found this helpful
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